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DualShock 5 renders show new trigger design, USB-C, ergonomic shell

Sony's next-gen PS5 controller gets recreated with a 3D render

By: Derek Strickland from Dec 18, 2019 @ 14:30 CST

Artist Giuseppe Spinelli recreates the PlayStation 5's DualShock 5 controller based on a recent patent.


Following a recent patent outlining features and a leaked photograph, we actually know a fair bit about the PlayStation 5's new next-gen controller.


It looks quite similar to the DualShock 4, but has a more ergonomic design that's closer to an Xbox controller. The lightbar on the back has been removed, it has a USB Type-C charging port, there's a built-in microphone (likely for the AI-powered PlayStation Assist feature) and new mic/external ports on the bottom.

The biggest change with the DualShock 5 is on the inside. The controller sports new tactile triggers with more immersive haptic feedback, making everything from a slow bowstring pull to a rapid-fire machine gun fusillade feel more authentic and gritty. The render shows off the slight external redesign of the PS5 controller's triggers, which are more contoured with a slight upward curve to adhere better to your fingers.

Right now next-gen renders are flying around everywhere. Just the other day we saw new radical PS5 mock-ups with a wedge-shaped design, and users are already doing size comparison renders of the Xbox Series X.

Sony is expected to reveal the PS5 in a special event in February 2020. The console will release in Holiday 2020, and it may cost $499.

Check below for more info:

PlayStation 5 specs and details:

  • Custom SoC with second-gen Navi GPU, Zen 2 8-core, 16 thread CPU
  • Navi, Zen SoC uses new AMD RDNA 2.0 architecture
  • Ultra-fast SSD
  • Support for 4K 120 Hz TVs
  • Ray-tracing enabled
  • 8K output support (for gaming)
  • Plays all PS4 games
  • Separate games that ship on BD-XL Blu-ray discs
  • New controller with extensive haptic and tactile feedback

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