A new controller concept for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console has shown what gamers could be playing with in the near future, and it looks incredible in every way.
The current Dualshock 4 controller, which was designed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, represents a gradual advancement of the Dualshock controller which has been in use since the original PlayStation.
However, this new concept for the as-yet-unannounced Dualshock 5 controller brings some changes that would leave fans drooling if it were real, bringing the series of controllers up several levels.
The most noticeable immediate change is the shape of the controller, which more closely resembles that of the Xbox 360 or Xbox One, which even many PlayStation players claim to prefer as a bigger, bulkier option.
However, it’s not just the shape that separates this concept from its predecessors. The D-Pad and action buttons look to be upgraded, with a cleaner look, while a high-speed USB-C connection is more accessible for players than the current micro-USB connection.
Most interestingly, though, are some of the accessibility options provided. Interchangeable sticks mean that players can find the optimal comfort and positioning of their thumbs for those long sessions, while removable, remappable back paddles can replicate the actions of face buttons, making playing that slight bit easier.
The controller has various other features that elevate it to the next level, such as honeycomb grips and an audio panel for sound configuration, but the level of accessibility is what really removes this concept from the current Dualshock 4 controller.
The concept seems to take a lot of inspiration from other third-party controller companies with certain features, bringing together the best of the best to create a pad that would delight much of the player base.
We don’t know much about the upcoming PS5, including what the controller will be like, but rumors are swirling that news could be on its way after the console’s splash page was added to the official PlayStation website in early February 2020.