Is a new PlayStation 5 Pro Controller coming soon?
A new Sony professional controller (let’s call it DualSense Pro), similar in features to Microsoft's Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is underway, say industry experts. Just as its competitor, it will boast trigger stops, removable analogue sticks and rear buttons/flappy paddles. The upcoming controller will allow software updates, whatever this may mean in its case, and allow for customization through the Xbox console. The current internal name is just PS5 Pro controller (codename “Hunt”), but we’re sure that Sony will come up with a catchier name before the release.
One of the industry tipsters claims to have photos of the prototype, and describes the controller as preserving the “classic [DualSense] style” and hinted that it will be revealed as soon as this month.
If this is actually the case, Sony seems to be copying Microsoft’s moves, even though the features aren’t exactly the same.
The removable analogue sticks, for example, sport a button under them that lets a user remove the analogue sticks and their components completely, while its Vbox counterparts can only be partially removed. The OS5 Pro controller will presumably deal with the fears of stick drift of the DualSense.
The trigger stops and rear buttons/flappy paddles on the back are especially useful for pro users and esports players. The former reduces the trigger button range and allows them to go from zero to full press faster. In certain cases, it makes a life-or-death difference. The rear buttons, or the flappy paddles are usually optional for pro controllers, and let gamers re-assign some buttons, setting you free to use your index, middle and/or ring fingers to hit those rear buttons, instead of having to move your thumbs and press the front buttons. These milliseconds really are what counts in the end.
Anyway, let’s wait until the end of June and see what happens.