Sony enters the high-end custom controller arena with the DualSense Edge

As long rumor, Sony announced the details about its plans to enter high-end controller gaming with the DualSense Edge, an advanced cousin of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller with additional customization options and features.

If you’ve seen or used Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Series 2 or controllers from SCUF or others in this market, you’ll see a lot of familiar stuff here.

The DualSense Edge includes all of the same features as the DualSense, like haptic feedback, but adds the ability to customize button mapping, stick sensitivity, trigger travel distance, and deadzones across multiple control profiles. interchangeable.

It also offers interchangeable stick caps and supports rear buttons that allow you to make the same inputs as you would with (for example) triangle, cross, square, and circle buttons without taking your thumb off the right stick. This is especially useful for serious first-person shooter players, as it allows you to initiate jumps or slides in many games’ default control schemes while still maintaining control of your aim.

The controller comes with several options for stick caps and back buttons. This includes half-dome or lever shapes for the rear buttons and standard, high-domed, or low-domed stick caps.

The stick modules can also be replaced to extend the life of the controller, Sony says, but these replacement stick modules will be sold separately, not included in the box like the caps or rear buttons.

A “dedicated Fn button” will allow gamers to switch between preset control configurations, adjust relative game and mic volume, and navigate to the PS5’s controller profile settings menu directly from the controller itself. -same.

The DualSense Edge will come with a case to store all those extras, as well as a USB-C cable that locks onto the controller to prevent accidental unplugging.

DualSense Edge announcement video.

Sony hasn’t listed a release date or price for this controller, but judging by other competing high-end controllers like Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Series 2 or SCUF’s Reflex for PS5, it’s unlikely let it be cheap. These controllers typically range from around $180 at over $200. Sony’s base controller for the PS5, the DualSense, is pricey enough already, with a MSRP $70.

For the most part, the DualSense Edge seems almost a counter-feature to Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Series 2. That said, Microsoft’s controller also emphasizes nicer materials and hand-feel, and Sony’s announcement didn’t say anything about how the DualSense Edge will (or won’t) differ from the DualSense in this regard.

PlayStation VR2 gets a release window

Sony has also finally named a release window for the PlayStation VR2, the PlayStation 5-exclusive sequel to the highly successful 2016 PlayStation VR headset for the PlayStation 4.

In a Tweeter And one instagram post, Sony announced that the headset is “coming in early 2023” and accompanied social posts with an image of the headset and its two controllers, although we’ve seen both before.

The image of the PlayStation VR2 headset and controllers that Sony shared on social media when announcing the release window.
Enlarge / The image of the PlayStation VR2 headset and controllers that Sony shared on social media when announcing the release window.

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as we have previously learnedthe headset will have a 110-degree field of view, 2000 x 2040 resolution per eye at 90Hz or 120Hz, and it will feature OLED HDR displays for each eye.

Perhaps most importantly, it will support eye tracking which enables foveal rendering, a technique that allows VR headsets to focus their power on the brightest pixels in the center of your view while allowing for natural blurring in your peripheral vision.

And it will connect to the PS5 with a single USB-C cable with no external camera required, a far cry from the cumbersome wire-laden connections seen in the original PSVR.

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