Bethesda CEO Pete Hines has given his opinion on Twitter about the new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5. According to Hines, you immediately forget the DualShock 4 when you have played with the DualSense on the PS5.
Yesterday we already covered some tweets from Naughty Dog developer Robert Krekel, who said the DualSense offers some interesting possibilities for integrating audio with the controller’s new haptic feedback technology. Plus, Andrea Pessino, founder of Ready at Dawn, said the controller is simply amazing. Now it’s the turn of Pete Hines of Bethesda, the publisher of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.
Hines writes that players will immediately forget about the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller after getting to experience the DualSense. “You kind of forget about a PS4 controller right away,” he wrote on Twitter when asked how the new controller feels. “I went back and forth between the two and immediately you just want to use the PS5.”
You sort of immediately forget about a PS4 controller. I went back and forth between them and you immediately just want to use the PS5.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) April 9, 2020
After getting to use the PS5’s DualSense controller beforehand, Hines shared his excitement about the controller, saying he’s pretty impressive with the new adaptive triggers and haptic feedback technology. “I tried the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on this thing and was very impressed,” said Hines. “I think games are going to do really cool things with the triggers.”
The PS5’s DualSense controller features adaptive triggers that can provide different levels of resistance to make shooting a bow and arrow feel real, for example. The resistance increases the further you draw the arrow towards you, while a machine gun feels very different from a shotgun.
The controller also has haptic feedback that is much more capable than the vibration motors consoles have used to date. Sony has integrated complex and programmable voice coil actuators on both sides of the controller. Sony has also equipped the controller with a USB-C connection for charging and a larger battery. The controller is heavier than the DualShock 4, but a fraction lighter than current Xbox controllers with batteries in them.
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