PlayStation’s fancy new controller will value $200, releases in January
The DualSense Edge was revealed earlier this yr at Gamescom. Whereas it provides you all the pieces you’d anticipate from a DualSense controller, like haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, it is the brand new options Sony hopes will get you to spend the massive bucks. I am not joking; the DualSense will value you $200, with the substitute joystick modules costing $20 a bit.
The brand new wi-fi controller provides remappable buttons, adjustable set off stops, and swappable joystick modules. You may even fine-tune your stick sensitivity and lifeless zones to your liking. The latter is a characteristic that makes one among my favourite controllers way more interesting, particularly for a PC gamer.
The Edge has two remappable again buttons (Sequence 2 opts for 4 paddles if you happen to’re evaluating) that may be swapped to both two half-dome or stage buttons. Nevertheless, it would not have a swappable d-pad both, so if you happen to hate it, you are caught with it.
One neat characteristic on the DualSense is the lockable connector housing that can make sure the USB Sort-C cable stays put throughout intense Avenue Fighter 6 matches.
At $200, although, the Edge is costlier than the $180 Xbox Elite Sequence 2 controller—an choice that even comes with a charging case. Xbox does provide a boiled-down model of the Elite (the Sequence 2 ‘Core’ controller) for $130. And if you wish to customise an Elite controller utilizing Design Lab (opens in new tab), that would value you as much as $210, relying in your chosen extras. Although if you happen to’re on the lookout for a controller loaded with extras for the PS5 that you should use on the PC, the Edge is perhaps the controller you’ve got been ready for. Simply do not anticipate it to return low-cost.
This is all the pieces that comes contained in the DualSense Edge’s carrying case:
- USB braided cable
- 2 Normal Caps
- 2 Excessive Dome Caps
- 2 Low Dome Caps
- 2 Half Dome Again Buttons
- 2 Lever Again Buttons
- Connector Housing
The carrying case can be utilized as a charging case as nicely which I am personally enthusiastic about as a result of it means I’ve a means of conserving the controller out of the sight of a damaging toddler who loves throwing sport controllers round. RIP, my Blue Xbox Sequence X controller.
Sony is providing substitute joystick modules (offered individually) in case yours begin to put on down after some time. You may merely purchase new ones and pop them proper into the controller as an alternative of changing the whole controller. No instruments required.
Pre-orders for the DualSense Edge wi-fi controller open up on October 25. The controller and replaceable stick modules will likely be accessible first on PlayStation’s retail website on January 26, 2023. They’re going to present up at different retailers worldwide on February 23, 2023.