Sony confirms its upcoming new specifications. Dual Sense Edge Controller including January release date, additional features and price. The unique PlayStation 5 controller was initially revealed at Gamescom Opening Night Live, surprising fans who weren’t expecting much from Sony at the annual event. Like Microsoft’s own Elite controller, the announcement of the DualSense Edge wireless controller showcased a highly customizable piece of hardware.
Unfortunately, many of the details fans were hoping to see, including price and release date, were left out of the DualSense Edge announcement. However, Sony has finally provided a major update to the controller, answering many of the community’s remaining questions in the process. The biggest piece of information for many gamers is that the DualSense Edge wireless controller for PS5 will launch globally on January 26, 2023. Thanks to a new blog post and trailer, fans have gotten more details about the upcoming piece of hardware, including a rundown. Of all the important features.
Naturally, the biggest feature of the DualSense Edge is what Sony calls “ultra-customizable controls,” including interchangeable stick caps, replaceable stick modules, and a back button. However, the player has even more control over their experience with custom button mapping, adjustable trigger stops and dead zones via a slider on the back, as well as the ability to tune the controller’s stick sensitivity and dead zones. Better yet, players can save multiple control profiles, so adjustments aren’t lost between games or users.
The last remaining piece of the puzzle is the price, which Sony has confirmed to be $199.99 USD, slightly more than Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for the Series X/S. Sony is also offering replaceable stick modules as needed for separate purchase, with a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD. Pre-orders open on Tuesday 25 October 2022 via the PlayStation Direct website in the US, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
While the release date is going to end. Ragnarok, God of War Launching next month, the early 2023 date puts it in prime position for Sony’s seemingly big plans for the coming year. Already, Sony first-party studio Insomniac Games confirmed that the highly anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Still on track for release in 2023, pairing it with some big multi-platform releases like Final Fantasy XVI, A remake of Resident Evil 4, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leagueand much more to announce.
Dual Sense Edge Launched on January 26, 2023 for PS5.
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Source: PlayStation Blog