Sony officially unveiled its PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge wireless controller, the company's first-ever "high-performance, ultra-customizable" controller.
The Gamescom 2022 announcement comes nearly two months after leaks first surfaced regarding Sony apparently working on a "genuine professional controller" for the PS5. With customizable controls, changeable stick caps, back buttons and more, the DualSense Edge wireless controller appears primed to be the PS5's version of the Xbox Elite series of controllers.
"The opportunity to create the DualSense Edge wireless controller was a dream come true for our team," Sony art director Daisuke Kurihara said in a blog post. "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."
The DualSense Edge controller is said to feature a number of hardware and software-based customization options for creating a "completely personalized controller experience," including:
- Ultra-customizable button inputs, stick sensitivity, stick dead zones, trigger travel distance options and trigger dead zones
- Ability to save multiple control profiles
- On-controller user interface thanks to a dedicated Fn button
- Changeable stick caps and back buttons
- Replaceable stick modules
- DualSense wireless controller features (e.g. haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, built-in microphone, motion controls, etc.)
Additionally, the DualSense Edge controller is said to be coming with a USB Type-C braided cable that is "much less likely to slip out at a crucial moment."
A carrying case also comes standard, which is said to be able to house the controller and its components in one place and even charge the controller via USB connection while it’s stored in the case.
Unfortunately, Sony did not announce when the DualSense Edge wireless controller would launch, but mentioned that more details will be shared in the "months ahead."