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Leaked DualShock 5 images appear to reveal PS5 controller

Published: 6/Jan/2020 14:07 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 15:45

by Andy Williams

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Leaked images of the PlayStation 5 devkit have all but confirmed Sony’s DualShock 5 controller design and it’s startlingly similar to PS4’s fan-favored controller.

DualShock controllers have been at the heart of PlayStation’s gaming experience for over two decades. After first making its way onto the original PlayStation system in 1997, the DualShock has received incremental updates with each new generation of console.

As we look forward to PS5’s holiday season release later this year, more details are surfacing regarding the iconic controller’s design. Since any console is dependent on its peripherals, fans are desperate to get a glimpse on what Sony will deliver with their staple DualShock design.

ThePapiGfunk (YouTube)The DualShock controller has matured into its fourth generation… Could we be seeing a fifth with the PS5?

DualShock 4, but different…

Patents filed by Sony appeared to highlight that the upcoming controller would utilize buttons on the back, akin to Microsoft’s premium ‘Xbox Elite’ controller.

This would undoubtedly provide more functionality, but perhaps the most notable part was the glaring exclusion of the ‘Home’ button from the center of the pad — substituted for a seemingly larger touchpad. 

Up until this point, these drawings were merely a concept. But now, a leak appears to have confirmed what was previously deduced from Sony’s patent publication. 

The leaked images on the PS5 subreddit show the lack of Home button, in place for a larger touchpad surface area. Moreover, Sony appears to have continued with the fan-favored concave analog sticks that were initially introduced with DualShock 4.

PS5 Devkit Cleaning from PS5

At a glance, there is not a lot more than can be inferred from the photos. However, upon closer inspection, the pad seems to have thicker handles than the DualShock 4 model — perhaps to force the hands into a more natural position to reach the rear paddles that are reportedly being added. 

On the topic of those rear paddles, the leaked images do not confirm whether they are permanent fixture to the base model of the controller or an additional attachment — similar to the new ‘Back Button Attachment’ which was recently released for DualShock 4.

PatentscopeSony’s patent images for DualShock 5.

Given that the rumored PS5 devkit is in the background of the shots, it appears that this controller could be the working prototype for in-house developers as of right now… A far cry from the previously leaked ‘PlaySation Multifunction Game Controller’ which slipped through the cracks in the beginning of December, 2019.

Should these leaks hold substance, it appears that Sony is sticking with the same formula from DualShock 4 pad with some next-gen compatible tweaks. Heck, if it ain’t broke…

Fortnite

Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.