There are rumblings that Sony are to show the new Dualshock 5 controller at their CES 2020 conference which he held tonight, Monday 6th January, ahead of the launch of the full show tomorrow. Given their slow drop feed of information on the PlayStation 5 that does seem possible. Of course no one can keep a secret anymore and it seems someone has allegedly got the low down on the controller and rather surprisingly it’s not a huge step up from the Dualshock 4.
According to tipster Tidux, who has leaked other gaming news ahead of an official reveal, the Dualshock does not have any back buttons. The touchpad, which was rumoured to have been replaced with a touch screen, also remains similar to the one found on the Dualshock 4.
Here are the key points that he tweeted.
- Overall girth is a big change and makes it feel premium.
- Touchpad got a overhaul and feel more exact.
- Lightbar in the top is gone.
- Triggers feels great.
- Microphone built in to the DS5.
- USB-C connection.
- Better battery life.
- Haptic feedback is amazing.
- No Oled Screen.
- No buttons on the back.
- Compatible with PS4, likewise DS4 with PS5.
I should point out that most of the statements above could have easily been construed from the first preview of the console and the subsequent pictures of the development kits, however the microphone and lack of OLED and back buttons are new information. However, as usual until the official reveal please treat rumours with a healthy dose of scepticism.
Earlier today some new pictures of the development kit PlayStation 5 consoles leaked out, including pictures of the new, chunkier Dualshock 5.
However, patents filed by Sony do show a Dualshock controller with built in back buttons so perhaps they are going to launch a premium controller alongside the standard version. This would explain why Sony announced a new attachment for the DualShock 4 controller which adds back buttons to the pad, allowing players to play games that have ‘Dualshock Premium’ controls that include the new buttons.