Something to stay up for: Since Microsoft unveiled its first Xbox Elite controller in 2015, customers have questioned when or if Sony would reply to it. We now have our reply with the DualSense Edge, which seems to reflect the Elite controller’s intensive customization choices.
On Tuesday, on the Gamescom Opening Night Live press convention, Sony unveiled the DualSense Edge controller — a brand new PlayStation 5 controller to reply Microsoft’s Xbox Elite controller. The Edge’s function checklist guarantees an identical high-end expertise, providing extra customization choices than a regular controller.
Microsoft launched the Xbox One Elite controller in 2015. The premium-priced controller permits gamers to tune its really feel and conduct with a number of new features. Users can use a companion app to reassign buttons, regulate stick sensitivity, and customise set off conduct. A “hair set off” function lets customers set the shoulder buttons to activate at shorter pull distances, reducing response time which may assist throughout fast-paced video games. The controller additionally got here with 4 interchangeable again paddles for additional inputs, three swappable sticks of various kinds, and two interchangeable D-pads. All these options got here on prime of upper construct high quality to forestall put on and tear.
The Elite Controller Series 2, at $180, added extra perks in 2019, together with improved grips and a good shorter optionally available hair set off. It additionally introduced extra customization choices for the sticks, paddles, and bumpers.
For years Sony hadn’t supplied an identical alternative for PlayStation house owners keen to pay extra for controllers, however third-party producers have.
The DualSense Edge guarantees most of the identical options because the Elite, together with adjustable buttons, sticks, triggers, and new again buttons. Like the Elite, the Edge lets customers swap the sticks and again buttons. However, the Edge solely has two again buttons to the Elite’s 4 paddles.
Edge house owners can construct and save separate controller profiles for every sport since a aggressive shooter like Call of Duty may work greatest with completely different settings than an RPG like Horizon Forbidden West. An “Fn” button will let gamers rapidly swap between profiles, entry the customization menu, and check settings throughout gameplay.
Sony says it should present a launch date for the Edge within the subsequent few months however did not point out a value.