Geoff Keighley hosted a stay arms-on with the DualSense PS5 controller on July 17 as aspect of his Summertime Games Fest function – on the other hand, we failed to essentially learn something from the stream.
Keighley’s stream had the Match Awards presenter speak a little bit about (by now confirmed) DualSense features these as haptic responses and the adaptive triggers, just before taking the options for a brief exam operate in a demo for the PS5-unique title Astro’s Playroom.
Though the fingers-on gave us a appear at the features in action to a degree, it didn’t in fact offer any new info about the DualSense PS5 controller that we basically required to know, this kind of as aspects on charging, rate, or future shade variants.
A huge disappointment
The only snippets of facts we managed to glean from the stream was that the DualSense’s audio appears to be to have much more selection than the DualShock 4, that apparently it appears terrific when paired with Tempest 3D Audio, and that the controller weighs a little bit more than the DualShock 4, with Keighley indicating the DualSense has “much more heft to it” but eventually feels sturdier.
From the demo, it seems that Astro’s Playground is in essence produced to demonstrate off the DualSense’s capabilties and, to an extent, it did that. We noticed a frogsuit that was used to showcase the adaptive triggers: Geoff described the rigidity of wading as a result of sand and we even noticed the host blowing into the controller to transfer an in-match lover – but total, the arms-on was very disappointing.
It truly is challenging to know how exactly adaptive triggers and haptic opinions come to feel when you only have anyone telling you how it feels. But that could be forgiven if the stream had really been instructive somewhat than sensation like a marketing and advertising stunt.
In addition, the job interview with Eric Lempel, PlayStation’s head of around the world advertising, felt additional like two buddies obtaining a chat than an real interview. Lempel gave away really considerably no new details.
It seems to be like we are going to be waiting around till the rumored Condition of Play in August right before we get any additional juicy PS5 information.