Fan designs of Sony's new PlayStation 5 controller are a thing of beauty

Within the gaming world at least, it’s a universe of surprises. PlayStation fans across the world were treated to the new look gaming controller for the PS5 that was recently announced. 

The key difference is that it features an exciting new DualSense element. The DualSense feature is used predominantly as a ‘create button’, which has replaced the previous PS4’s shared functionality tool. 

In addition to this, the futuristic controller also comes with a built-in microphone, which means that gaming headsets could now be a thing of the past. Within Sony’s statement regarding the design of the new controller, they said: 

“We had a great opportunity with PS5 to innovate by offering game creators the ability to explore how they can heighten that feeling of immersion through our new controller,” the gaming company stated.

“This is why we adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud,” Sony said. 

“We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.”

At the moment, PlayStation has released just the polar white version of the controller but fans aren’t exactly too convinced about the style. So, the fans have taken matters into their own hands and produced some eye-catching styles of their own. 

Verified Twitter user @AlphaOmegaSin produced a slick, matte-black version which continues the trend of controllers from the previous additions of the Playstation controllers. Nevertheless, Reddit user MikaelTarquin has opted for a classic design which revisits the original Playstation’s style.

Jim Ryan, Playstation CEO, is understandably proud of the creation and went onto explain this in further detail within the Playstation Blog.

“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5.

“The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future.

“To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020.”

Nevertheless, on Twitter, the gaming controller has been likened to that of their rivals Xbox, with one user saying: “when the Xbox controller meets the new PS5 controller,” with the well-known Spiderman meme accompanied with the text. 

Despite the criticisms, fans are understandably excited about the launch of the PS5 and as stated by Ryan, the gaming console will likely be released in the holiday season of 2020. 

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