While Sony’s new DualSense controller for the next-gen PlayStation 5 has drawn some polarizing opinions, game developers seem to be relatively positive about it. Earlier in April, Pete Hines from Bethesda expressed a positive opinion on Twitter and now, a new interview with PushSquare has revealed that Tymon Smektala, the Lead Game Designer at Techland, has a very positive opinion of it as well.
“I absolutely love it. It’s an amazing design, as futuristic as we should expect in 2020 – the sci-fi times we already live in. As for the shape, we need to see how it will fit in the hands, but looking at it I get very good vibes – I think it has a chance to be one of the best in history, just big enough but neat & funky at the same time.”
But, it’s not just the design that makes it stand out. With the PS5 DualSense controller featuring things like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, if gives game developers much more control over how a game is played and how the game is felt by players.
“I also think that the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers can be real game-changers, way more than people expect right now. I’m curious about the overall sturdiness of the thing. It looks so sleek I wonder if it will survive accidental falls and rage quits. But all in all, even though I know the initial opinions were varied, for me it’s absolutely fantastic.”
So far, it seems that even though Sony has yet to reveal the PlayStation 5, there’s a lot of love surrounding its new controller, and that’s definitely some good news for a console that has seen a lot of bad rumors and speculation. As far as Dying Light 2 goes, there’s no set release date now that it has been delayed indefinitely, but the studio has said that it will be better because of the delay. You can bet the game is going to take advantage of the DualSense controllers advanced features too.
Until we hear more about Dying Light 2 or the DualSense Controller, check out what we’ve learned about the PlayStation 5 so far:
- We Could See More of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Very Soon
- The Co-Creator of Halo Praises the PS5’s SSD Technology
- Sony May Be Limiting Day-One PS5 Stock To Avoid Delays
- You Can’t Officially Pre-Order the PS5 Yet, But You Can Arrange to Be Notified When You Can
- The Xbox Series X Might be More Powerful, but Industry Insiders Say the PS5 is Better
- Rumor: The Sony PS5 Has Performance Issues
- Quantum Error Is the First Confirmed Horror Game for the PS5
- The PS5 May Load Games As Fast as Netflix Loads Movies
- So Far The Sony PS5 Is Still On Track Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
- Deep Dive: Is the Xbox Series X Better Than the PlayStation 5?
- PS5 Backward Compatibility Explained
- Here’s What We’ve Learned About the Sony PS5
|Xbox Series X||PlayStation 5|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU||12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|Process||TSMC 7nm Enhanced||N/A|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6/256-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s||448GB/s|
|Internal Storage||1TB Custom NVMe SSD||Custom 825GB SSD|
|IO Throughput||2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||1TB Expansion Card||NVMe SSD Slot|
|External Storage||USB 3.2 HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|