Sony Announces Customizable DualSense Edge Controller

The new controller was unveiled at Gamescom.

The PlayStation 5 is getting its equivalent to the Xbox Elite controller called the DualSense Edge. The customizable controller was announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live, where it was shown in a video being dismantled then reassembled. Some of the shown features included customizable analog sticks, paddles, and trigger locks.

A post on the PlayStation Blog says the controller will include features like adjusting analog stick sensitivity and dead zones, adjustable triggers to change travel distance and dead zones, saving controller profiles to swap between them for different games or different users, changeable stick caps (as seen in the trailer below), two sets of back buttons that can be configured to new button inputs, all while retaining the original DualSense’s features. This includes the haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, microphone, and motion controls. The DualSense Edge will also come with a braided USB Type-C cable.

The blog post includes a statement from Art Director Daisuke Kurihara, who led the visual design of the DualSense Edge.

“The opportunity to create the DualSense Edge wireless controller was a dream come true for our team. We wanted to build on the legacy of iconic PlayStation controllers by creating a controller that empowers players to experiment and personalize elements based on their own unique playstyle – whether they are a competitive gamer or someone who just enjoys having more options to customize their play. The DualSense Edge wireless controller also features a number of thoughtful design touches that we hope players will enjoy, including a distinct DualSense controller-inspired black-and-white color scheme and a unique PlayStation Shapes pattern on the touch pad and trigger surfaces.

“We are thankful to the many gamers, professional esports players, and developers who helped provide feedback on the controller’s design.”

Check out the reveal trailer below, courtesy of GamersPrey:

Sony stops short of giving a release date or a price for the DualSense Edge, but says it will have more information in the months ahead.