The PS5 DualSense controller will receive a big software update, but no rear buttons.
The controller will arrive with its software update, which is great, but the lack of a significant feature is not good news. The news comes from the DualSense page on the PS website, which offers a basic rundown of all of the new device’s features. Here is what you need to know.
PS5 DualSense Controller New Features Unveiled
The DualSense page on the PS website details all the new controller’s features. Proof of the updates can be seen on the bottom of the page, where Sony recommends users to update their consoles and controllers.
Unlike the PS4, the DualShock 4 controller didn’t come with its updates to download. But Sony has talked about some new immersive features for the DualSense controller, such as advanced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. These things will likely need updates to continue running effectively over the console’s life.
There can also be spotted a 360-degree view of the DualSense, which indicates an entirely plain back when it spins around. Such a thing is somehow surprising for Sony no to put anything to the back of the DualSense.
Sony released the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment for the PS4’s controller in 2019. The function can be plugged into the micro-USB port on the bottom of the controller and get two extra triggers. DualSense won’t come with such a thing because it uses a USB-C port instead. Sony could bring, however, an updated variant of this accessory in the near future.
PS5 will arrive in November, and that’s when we can find out exactly what features both the console and controller have. Knowing how Sony manages its business, we should get an updated version of DualSense soon. Perhaps we won’t even need one if the controller proves to be the best thing so far.