A new console means a new controller
There’s been plenty of rumours flying around about futuristic looking dev kits and a radical design overhaul, but all of these seemed a bit far fetched given Sony’s track record of relatively conservative console design. They’ve been the most successful console manufacturer since the launch of the original PlayStation back in the 90s, so if it’s not broken, why try to fix it?
At least, that’s what we though until Sony unveiled the PS5’s controller. The DualSense is perhaps the biggest overhaul of the iconic DualShock controller, at least since joy-sticks were added, and also hints at a bold new direction for the design of the PS5, perhaps away from the standard ‘black box’ look that Sony have gone for since the PS2.