This of course refers to the PlayStation 5’s DualSense, which offers adaptive triggers to simulate resistance and provide precise haptic feedback, with the aim of increasing gaming immersion. In comparison, the X-series controller wasn’t too much of a leap from the last generation, despite adding features like a dedicated share button and textured triggers.Microsoft’s interest in these matters would suggest that they are at least considering upgrading next-gen controllers in the future, to align with Sony’s offering in the current generation. While this line of thinking doesn’t necessarily promise changes in the future, the Xbox has a recent history of adding well-received features on other console controllers to its own – the Xbox One controller has adopted a jack. 3.5mm halfway through the last generation, example.
we tested the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller when it launched in November 2020, giving it a 9 and praising its “tactile feedback” – and calling it one of the most impressive features of the PS5 overall PlayStation 5 review. We also covered the Xbox Series X controller a few weeks ago, giving it an 8 and calling it a “positive development”.
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