Geoff Keighley hosted a live palms-on with the DualSense PS5 controller on July 17 as aspect of his Summer time Video games Fest event – on the other hand, we didn’t essentially learn anything from the stream.
Keighley’s stream experienced the Video game Awards presenter discuss a little bit about (currently confirmed) DualSense characteristics such as haptic suggestions and the adaptive triggers, just before having the capabilities for a quick test operate in a demo for the PS5-exceptional title Astro’s Playroom.
Although the palms-on gave us a seem at the features in motion to a degree, it did not essentially supply any new info about the DualSense PS5 controller that we basically wanted to know, this sort of as specifics on charging, cost, or future coloration versions.
A large disappointment
The only snippets of facts we managed to glean from the stream was that the DualSense’s audio seems to have extra selection than the DualShock 4, that evidently it sounds wonderful when paired with Tempest 3D Audio, and that the controller weighs a bit a lot more than the DualShock 4, with Keighley declaring the DualSense has “a lot more heft to it” but eventually feels sturdier.
From the demo, it appears to be that Astro’s Playground is fundamentally manufactured to show off the DualSense’s capabilties and, to an extent, it did that. We noticed a frogsuit that was employed to showcase the adaptive triggers: Geoff described the tension of wading by way of sand and we even observed the host blowing into the controller to go an in-recreation fan – but general, the hands-on was incredibly disappointing.
It is really hard to know how exactly adaptive triggers and haptic opinions sense when you only have someone telling you how it feels. But that could be forgiven if the stream had truly been useful fairly than sensation like a promoting stunt.
In addition, the job interview with Eric Lempel, PlayStation’s head of all over the world advertising and marketing, felt additional like two buddies obtaining a chat than an true interview. Lempel gave away very a lot no new information.
It looks like we will be waiting around till the rumored Point out of Perform in August before we get any a lot more juicy PS5 particulars.