Nothing interrupted a good gaming session like your controller running out of juice. When you get that low battery warning, do you get up and look for your second controller (assuming there is a charge) or do you exclude it and hope that you are doing your mission / Can the level end / before the controller dies? Even if you have a second charged controller, you still go through the annoying process of switching on it. Yes, I know, I know, first world problems, but still … it’s a pain in the butt. Well, it seems that the PS5 may solve this slight irritation.
Sony has patented a new “low battery switch over” system (thanks to Respna First for discovery), which will likely be a feature of the PS5’s new DualSense controller. Basically, when you receive that alarmingly low battery warning, you’ll be given the option to switch to a second controller immediately and basically. You can see the diagram of the system below.
Again, not a big deal, but as someone who hates switching controllers, I definitely appreciate that Sony is putting that here. That said, expect the DualSock 4 to become less common with dualins when charged, as it is rumored that the PS5 controller will last about 3 to 4 hours longer than the PS4 one. Sony will officially sell a DualInsense charging station right from the launch, so the entire controller-charging process should be tested less. PS5 not to speed on the duel controller? Here is a new feature of it:
- Haptic feedback – Feel a physically responsive response to your sporting tasks with dual actuators that replace traditional rumble motors. In your hands, these dynamic vibrations can simulate the feeling of everything from environments to repetitions of different weapons.
- Adaptive trigger – Experience different levels of force and tension as you interact with your in-game gear and environment. Feel physically connected to your on-screen tasks, from pulling the fast-tightening ball backwards to putting the brakes on a high-speed car.
- Built-in microphone and headset jack – Chat with friends online using the built-in microphone or by connecting a headset with a 3.5 mm jack. Easily switch voice capture at a moment’s notice with a dedicated mute button.
- Create button – Capture and broadcast your most epic gaming moments with create3. Building on the success of the leading share button, “Creating” provides players with more ways to produce gaming content and broadcast their adventures live to the world.
The PlayStation 5 and DualSense controllers do not have a release date yet, but they are expected to launch in late November.