Dual Sense Pro? Sony set to unveil new PlayStation 5 Pro controller soon: report
According to a new report, the PlayStation 5 may soon get a pro controller from Sony – a DualSense Pro, if you will – similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Elite wireless controller. As with the Xbox Elite Joystick, it will feature trigger stops, flip back buttons/paddles, and detachable analog sticks. The DualSense Pro – I’ll just call it that – will also offer “software upgrades”, although there’s no word on what that means. The Xbox Elite controller can be customized through an Xbox app on the console. It’s internally referred to as the PS5 Pro controller – the codename is “Hunt” – but that’s unlikely to be definitive, as Sony hasn’t named a controller after a console since 1994.
Writing for Try Hard Guides, serial tipster Tom Henderson shares the DualSense Pro in the works of PlayStation, saying they’ve seen photos of the alleged prototype PS5 Pro controller, but haven’t been allowed to post them by those who sent the images. From the photos, the DualSense Pro retains the “classic [DualSense] style”. The person familiar with the matter also hinted that the DualSense Pro would be launching “soon”. hardware items” later this month.
If the DualSense Pro is real, then Sony is clearly emulating Microsoft here. Although its implementation is not exactly the same, if the report is to be believed. For example, the DualSense Pro’s detachable thumbsticks have a button under them that allows you to “completely remove the thumbsticks and their components”. On the Xbox Elite controller, only the top half of the analog stick is removable, allowing you to replace it with a new one. The detachable analog sticks of the PS5 Pro controller should alleviate stick drift fears that have been noted on DualSense, though it’s not a cure for those already paying the price.
On the back of the controller, the trigger stops and rear buttons/flip paddles are especially useful for pro users and esports gamers. Trigger stops reduce the range of trigger buttons, helping them go from zero to full pressure faster. In some games, it can be a difference between kill or be killed. As for the back buttons, flappy paddles – usually available as optional attachments for the back of a pro controller – allow gamers to reassign certain buttons. This way, you can use your index, middle, and/or ring finger to press those rear buttons, rather than having to move your thumbs and press the buttons on the front. It’s about saving those crucial milliseconds.
The DualSense Pro is expected to launch soon, possibly later in June. It will be interesting to see if Sony brings it to India – and how it will price compared to the current Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller which costs Rs. 14,999.