Sony’s PlayStation 5 gamepads have been upgraded with the DualSense Edge. The Edge is all about customization, with five distinct profiles, upgraded guts, and a few additional input methods.
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The new controller has two function buttons beneath the analog sticks, and the rubberized grips appear to be extra grippy all around in early images.
Consider the DualSense Edge to be Sony’s answer to the Xbox Elite controller. Players will be able to remap and deactivate buttons, as well as adjust stick sensitivity and dead zones, and save their settings to individual profiles.
On the new gamepad, users can swap out the stick caps and back buttons, as well as replace the entire stick module. The package includes a braided USB-C cable as well as a carrying case with USB charging.
There’s no word on when or how much the new gamepad will cost. Sony promises to reveal more details about the Edge in the coming months. The PlayStation 5’s DualSense is a standout feature, providing intense haptic feedback and trigger buttons with adjustable tension.
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This adds a level of immersion to games ranging from Deathloop to Stray to Astro’s Playroom that Xbox simply does not provide. The Edge was revealed during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase.