Sony unveiled a new wireless controller for the PlayStation 5 at gamescom 2022. The DualSense Edge features customizable controls, interchangeable stick caps, back buttons, and more.
Sony DualSense Edge controller for PlayStation 5
As part of gamescom 2022, Sony has unveiled its first dedicated pro controller for the PlayStation 5, which takes inspiration from the Xbox’s Elite controller. In terms of design, the new model hardly shows any changes to the DualSense controller at first glance.
However, the Sony DualSense Edge has a number of hardware- and software-based customization options that let you fully personalize your gaming experience.
These include customizable controls, for example. This allows you to remap certain button inputs or even disable them altogether. Analog stick sensitivity is customizable, as are dead zones (the distance your analog stick moves before it’s recognized in a game). The same goes for the triggers.
Several profiles can be defined and saved on the controller. For this purpose, the DualSense Edge controller offers a dedicated Fn button, which opens its own user interface. Besides changing profiles, you can also use it to adjust the volume of the game and chats, or access the gamepad’s profile settings menu.
The DualSense Edge also features three types of interchangeable stick caps (standard, high round cap, and low round cap) that are meant to improve comfort and grip. The two interchangeable back keys (half round and lever back) can be configured to function as any key input.
The analog stick modules can also be replaced in a modular fashion to improve the longevity of the gamepad. Replacement modules are to be offered separately. Otherwise, the controller offers everything that the normal DualSense can do. Like a haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, an integrated microphone, motion controls and much more.
In addition to the included stick caps and back button sets, the DualSense Edge wireless controller includes a braided USB-C cable that snaps into the controller via a connector housing. The included protective case, which ensures that your DualSense Edge Wireless controller and its components can be stored together in one place, allows the controller to be charged via a USB connection while in the case.
Sony has not yet revealed a specific release date or price for the DualSense Edge controller for PlayStation 5, which it plans to announce in the coming months along with more details, as it says.