It’s finally happening: Sony is releasing a PS5 controller.
Announced during Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live showcase, with more information in a PlayStation blog post (opens in new tab) second, the DualSense Edge Wireless controller is “the first high-performance, ultra-customizable gamepad” developed by Sony.
These customization options include the ability to remap or disable specific button inputs, adjust analog stick sensitivity, and adjust trigger travel distance. All these options should make the gamepad more responsive – which is particularly important when playing the best FPS games. Once you find the settings that work for you, you can save them using custom controller profiles.
These profiles should be pretty easy to switch to, thanks to a dedicated FN button, which also lets you adjust your game and voice chat volume. According to Sony, you’ll be able to do this without interrupting your game.
While the Edge retains many of the original DualSense features like the built-in microphone and haptic feedback, it also brings some physical customization options. The DualSense Edge features interchangeable knob caps (standard, high dome and low dome) and rear buttons (half dome and lever), giving you more options for button input. As per the blog post, replaceable stick modules will also be available, but you need to buy them separately.
Along with these features, Edge comes with its own carrying case, which allows you to carry your gamepad on the go. Hmm… that sounds familiar. Check it out below:
We’ve been waiting for some time for Sony to release its own pro-PlayStation controller to rival Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 gamepad, and it looks like our prayers have been answered.
There is currently no release date for the DualSense Edge, nor has Sony released pricing, but we hope it won’t be long before we get our hands on the professional PlayStation gamepad.