According to a current rumor, Sony is developing a “Pro PS5 Controller” for the PlayStation 5, which will have detachable analog sticks, rear buttons, and grips. The PS5’s DualSense offers a number of distinct features, such as its tactile feedback and adaptive triggers. However, the functionalities and buttons of the controller are unaltered from the DualShock 4 used in the PS4.
The vast majority of games work well with the conventional controllers used by most consoles; however, some players prefer particular configurations for particular games or genres. Fans of racing games often purchase wheels and pedals for a more realistic racing experience, while fans of fighting games have no difficulty spending money on giant arcade sticks. The Nacon Revolution X Pro Controller, for example, comes with a pair of weights that can be integrated into the controller to better suit the player’s comfort. Other companies make greater quality controllers, which are more expensive than those that are included with consoles but are made of stronger materials and have additional features.
It appears that Sony will shortly reveal an improvement for the DualSense controller for the PS5. Tom Henderson stated on Twitter and in a TryHardGuides article that Sony would soon announce a pro version of the DualSense. However, this announcement may take place by the end of this month because it is also anticipated that Sony will make additional non-console hardware announcements at that time. The controller was unofficially referred to as the “PS5 Pro Controller,” although the term is unlikely to be used officially unless Sony chooses to ignore the DualSense branding. Until Sony makes a formal announcement, this news should be treated with caution because it has not yet been confirmed.
Removable analog sticks are supposedly a feature of the new controller. This would make replacing drifting joysticks much easier, which has grown to be a significant problem throughout the industry. Drift issues with the PS5 DualSense controller have already been reported, and because replacing the joysticks entails disassembling the controller, easily interchangeable joysticks are one solution. The new controllers will also include trigger stops, which are grips placed on the shoulder buttons that reduce the time it takes to press them, as well as paddles (also referred to as the rear buttons), these are customizable buttons on the rear of the controller and are present on a number of third-party controllers. According to rumors, the new controller will include detachable grips that will make it simpler to hold.
Even though the PS5 has been available for a year and a half, the system continues to face significant challenges due to the console shortage. This hasn’t affected the PS5’s accessories since Sony has had no trouble releasing DualSense controllers; during the past year, Sony has released DualSense controllers in a variety of colors. The third-party hardware market has demonstrated that consumers are willing to pay more for better controllers. Thus it makes sense for Sony to provide PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers with greater functionality in 2022.