Sony Appears to be Working on a New Version of the DualSense

Sony seems to be working on a new version of the DualSense that would improve on the PS5 controller with some extremely helpful features.

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Jin_Sakai88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

Pretty awesome. Hopefully they add a bigger battery to boot.

“The button hints would also be spelled out on the controller's touchpad, which would actually double as a display. This is not the first patent indicating that the DualSense 2 might feature a touchscreen instead of a touchpad, as another such IP filing emerged online back in September. As for the concept at hand, the controller that it describes wouldn't just be capable of lighting up its buttons, including its shoulder triggers, but also both of its analog sticks.“

_SilverHawk_88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

Sony needs to make a controller that can work on ps1,ps2,ps3,ps4 and ps5.

Mr_cheese87d ago

Surely you understand that that isn't feasible or warranted

Profchaos87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Sony won't but there's manufacturers out there that do make that. Brooks is the one I have and can use my DS3,4 and duelsense on my PS1 and PS2 almong with Xbox controller and switch pro etc.

Note it feels better than a original controller however you still have the same controller functionality so most shooters play better with R2 as shoot but during the PS2 R1 was the standard as we didn't have triggers yet so the games feel sometimes unnatural to play

They have adapter's for most systems even modern ones want to use an Xbox controller on switch. For some reason they probably have something for that.

SonyStyled87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

You can use a DualShock 4 or Dualsense on a PS3. You can use a PS1 and 2 controller on a PS3 with an adapter.

What you are asking for is a wired Dualsense, or a wireless receiver for a Dualsense to play on PS1 and PS2. Everything else is already compatible out of the box.

MrNinosan87d ago

Why would they do or need that? 🤔

_SilverHawk_87d ago

some people take their fanboy allegiance to a degree that logical ideas are hated. i play on all consoles dating back decades ago which is evident by my profile wallpaper and not just the one or two consoles some people can only afford. i like playing older games or retro games on original hardware but id prefer to have more ergonomic and durable controllers with modern internals that can play different generations of gaming consoles. i prefer not to fiddle with adapters to use uncomfortable controllers when playing retro games and would like it if sony had one controller akin to the dualsense that can play all generations of sony gaming consoles. there are a lot of uncomfortable controllers from the past made by nintendo so it would be nice if nintendo had something like the wavebird that can play all nes consoles or microsoft with a duke/360 controller to play all xbox systems. it probably will never happen because i can see a lot of people crying about the controllers not being cheap because im quite sure those controllers would definitely be more expensive

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-Foxtrot88d ago


Hopefully any upgrades and the like are kept for the PS6. If we start wasting things on mid gen consoles then the next gen isn’t as “wow” worthy compared to holding out and seeing a massive difference from something released 8 years ago or something.

purple10188d ago

Totally agree
Good point.

Would make it much better to have these things for nex-gen, with games that tie in on release

Sony have many weird patients, they are sony after all.

I remember one, with sweat sensor and the obvious heart rate monitor of course.

-Foxtrot88d ago

Yeah it’s just I feel like if we didn’t have the PS4 and the like we’d have been a little bit more blown away with what the PS5 / Xbox Series X could have done at launch

VenomUK87d ago

The touchscreen may or may not be useless.
If it is just repeating info on screen it may end up being ignored like the colours on the DualShock 4.
However if it can provide actual useful information, guidance for play that complements what is on screen, eg showing how to perform a move, or accessing inventory, without having to go to the menu, then it might work.

However, Sony must get it running with multiple games so they know if it actually provides a benefit beyond the cool sounding concept.

Tody_ZA88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

I agree with you Fox except about the PS4, as it was one of the best generations for PlayStation so I'm absolutely glad it exists. Perhaps the PS4 Pro could have been skipped, but I was glad to play God of War at 60fps ;)

Stanjara88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

It wasn't 60. It was all over the place... around 45-50. I couldn't do it and played at fidelity 30.

badz14987d ago

I just want them to introduce the back button attachment like they did with the DS4. I love that thing and would definitely buy them for my controllers without having to buy the Edge.

HICK87d ago

Look into the mods you can do. I just did one and it was easy. RISE4 eXtreme Rate is what I did but you can do one with just 2 buttons.

PCgamer9887d ago

Back buttons should have already been the standard for default controllers. I can't believe we're still using the same controller layout from decades ago.

victorMaje87d ago

Agreed. If the revisions sell it may become a yearly thing which I’m not sure how to feel about.
Dualsense blew me away. If there are revisions the wow factor may get lost.

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Vits88d ago

Honestly, I would dig a screen on a controller. I always liked the Dreamcast implementation of the VMUS, which could be simulated by something like this. The buttons lighting up could be cool for some accessibility-specific scenarios. Still, for general usage, I can't think of any potential uses that can't be achieved by ordinary buttons.

That said. If they are going to make a new controller, I would love them to invest in more repairability. Modular sticks, easier access to the battery, etc.

__y2jb87d ago

The vmu was a good idea, very badly implemented and went totally unsupported.

gold_drake87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

no no no, a screen on a controller is a bad idea. really really bad idea.

1. battery life lol
2. the amount of times my controller fell down somewhere because i either didnt see it is or it just slipped.pffmof something is alot.

Vits87d ago

1. Just put a decent battery on the controller. If Flydigi manage to do it with their Apex 3, Sony can with their devices as well.
2. That is a "you issue", stop having lettuce hands. /s

darthv7287d ago

They could just enable 2nd screen support for the portal.

Vits87d ago

Honestly, I find it bizarre that is not a thing at the moment.

RonnySins88d ago

Hopefully the battery would be bigger this time.