The PlayStation 5 has a new controller, the DualSense Edge. Sony unveiled its “first-ever high performance, ultra-customizable” wireless controller during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live event before detailing its features in a PlayStation blog post.
The DualSense Edge goes head-to-head with the Xbox Elite controller with various customizable options for power gamers. Players can remap or deactivate specific buttons on the DualsSense Edge and adjust stick sensitivity to their liking. The controller triggers are adjustable giving users the option to “manually reduce travel distance of the triggers for faster inputs in competitive FPS games or reduce the dead zone for precise throttle control in racing games.” Once users have finetuned the controller to their liking, control settings can be saved to multiple profiles, and players can swap back and forth between them at any time.
Apart from the ability to remap and deactivate certain buttons on the DualSense Edge wireless controller, users will be able to swap stick caps and back buttons. The “swappable stick caps (standard, high dome, and low dome) help you stay comfortable in game while maintaining grip and stability. The two swappable sets of back buttons (half-dome and lever) can be configured to be any other button input, putting more essential controls at your fingertips,” Sony wrote in a PlayStation blog post. Players can purchase replacements that will be sold separately if stick modules are damaged.
The DualSense Edge retains the features of the DualSense wireless controller, such as haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, built-in microphone and motion controls. The controller also has a USB-C braided cable and a carrying case that charges it. There is no word on its pricing yet, but Sony has promised to share more details in the coming months.