PlayStation reveals new DualSense Edge controller

Posted on August 24, 2022

A new customisable PS5 controllers was revealed at Gamescom this morning, the DualSense Edge wireless controller.

Similar to the the Xbox Elite Controller that has seen a few iterations over the years, the DualSense Edge is PlayStation’s first entry into the “hardcore” controller market, designed to allow you to create custom controls tailored to your own playstyle and featuring a number of hardware and software-based customisation options.

According to the PlayStation blog post, the DualSense Edge wireless controller includes the following features:

  • Ultra-customisable controls: Players can remap or deactivate specific button inputs, adjust stick sensitivity, travel distance and dead zones. For example, players can reduce travel distance for faster inputs in competitive FPS games or reduce the dead zone for precise throttle control in racing games.

  • Ability to save multiple control profiles: Players can save their ideal control settings to unique profiles and swap between on the fly. No more scrolling through huge settings menus between games!

  • On-controller user interface: The dedicated Fn button allows players to adjust their setup in-game; swap between pre-set control profiles, adjust game volume and chat balance, and access the entire controller profile settings while in game.

  • Changeable stick caps and back buttons: Three types of swappable stick caps (standard, high dome, and low dome) help players find the right level of comfort, grip and stability. Two swappable sets of back buttons (half-dome and lever), can be configured to any other button input.

  • Replaceable stick modules: Each individual stick module can be replaced, increasing controller longevity (sticks sold separately).

  • Built-in DualSense wireless controller features: Tying all the new features together is the signature comfort and immersive experience of the DualSense wireless controller when played supported games, with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, built-in microphone, motion controls, and more.

  • USB Type-C braided cable: Which features connector housing to lock into the controller, making it much less likely to slip out at a crucial moment (we’ve all been there!). It also comes with a carrying case, keeping all the components together and organised while also allowing players to charge the controller while stored in the case.

DualSense Edge

“The opportunity to create the DualSense Edge wireless controller was a dream come true for our team.” says Daisuke Kurihara, Art Director, who led the design process.

“We wanted to build on the legacy of iconic PlayStation controllers by creating a controller that empowers players to experiment and personalise elements based on their own unique playstyle – whether they are a competitive gamer or someone who just enjoys having more options to customise 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 colour scheme and a unique PlayStation Shapes pattern on the touchpad and trigger surfaces.”

There’s no release date for the DualSense Edge wireless controller yet, but we expect to learn more in the coming months.