With th PS5 Scheduled for launch on November 12, Sony has already sent review samples to publications and influencers. Thanks to a deep dive by YouTuber Austin Evans technology, we’ve now seen our closest look at the new PS5 console, and a glimpse of some surprising new features.
Right off the bat, the DualSense controller isn’t as white as photo-pressing. It’s much more gray, reminiscent of the original PlayStation console. It’s also slightly larger than the PS4 console, and according to Evans, the buttons are a bit more moisturized to make each press feel heavy and important.
At the moment, reviewers can’t show the gameplay on the PS5, but Evans was able to connect the DualSense controller to other devices. Not surprisingly, it did not work on Xbox One. And while Sony hasn’t said if the PS5 DualSense controller is compatible with the PS4, Evan has managed to make a connection. Unfortunately, only the microphone worked. Therefore, it is possible that Sony will implement an update for the PS4 allowing DualSense backward compatibility.
Interestingly, although the box is not advertised as such, DualSense can connect to both PC and Android devices. So, by streaming xCloud games, Evans was able to play Forza Horizon on his phone with a PS5 controller, with the exception of haptic feedback and vibration.
Toward the back of the console, the protrusions are not just there for more grip, but for artistic flair. The bumps are actually a collection of small crosses, triangles, squares, and circles, the same icons Sony uses for its face buttons.
Evans was also able to open the console, finding large beams, a 1560 mAh battery, and a second microphone on the back of the console, perhaps to cancel out the noise.
Every PS5 will include a DualSense controller. Secondary controllers can be purchased separately for $ 70.
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