An approach to the DualSense Edge, the new “pro” control of Playstation

One of the most innovative aspects of the playstation 5 It’s certainly technology driven by control DualSense.

Not only is this due to its excellent performance in the features that every gamer already expects in a device of this type, such as motion control or the action of the built-in speaker, but also to the new contribution of haptic feedback, boosting immersion to through vibration, and the mechanisms implemented to get the most out of the adaptive triggers that operate depending on the actions we are performing.

In this scenario, now the company Sony promoted the launch of the DualSense Edge, the new most expensive version of its control for PS5 that seeks to provide a premium alternative for all gamers.

The first thing that is relevant to note is that the proposal for this new control uses the base of the basic model, but adding some extras, among which is a wide range of customization such as reassign buttons, disable others, change analogs, adjust sensitivity or define joystick parameters for the benefit of players.

Broadly speaking, the DualSense Edge allows you to tune everything to suit each player, so it also includes interchangeable covers and buttons, as well as replaceable modules that extend durability.

These aspects are obviously the main hook of a bet like this, which provides a greater mastery for competitive “pro” experiences and includes a tutorial to quickly learn how to play with customization, so it is not difficult to adapt to the experience. For example, if you need to generate better clicks in shooting games, the option is here at hand by operating with default curves that allow you to deal with analogs depending on the type of game you want to experience.

Of course, the competitive aspect is not the only thing that operates when it comes to customization, since in any game you can configure other buttons to activate L3 and R3, as is the case with the configurable rear buttons, which gives more freedom to the player. avoid having to press the analogues. In games like FIFA 23, to cite an alternative, this is used to perform tricks in an easier way.

The foregoing does not represent the only proposal for this device either. The DualSense Edge also allows you to save various control profiles, so it is not necessary to make changes every time. It also uses an interface that allows adjustments to be made without leaving the game, so everything is designed to operate as smoothly as possible.

On the other hand, beyond the fact that a first impression may indicate that the Edge looks very similar to a basic control, this new DualSense includes some visual changes that also contribute to its premium appearance… and I’m not just referring to the inclusion of a touchpad and black buttons. That is to say, although the difference is initially marked by the inclusion of the lower buttons that help change the game profiles, or the rear ones that adjust the adaptive triggers, there are also different design lines to deliver a more balanced presentation.

At the end, perhaps the most striking thing to note is that the DualSense Edge operates as expected from a “pro” control, but at the same time it has a small drawback as it has a less powerful battery than a basic control. In other words, it requires a more constant charge. Perhaps that is why it includes a longer charging cable.

And clearly said detail will be an issue to be overcome for a large part of the players, but this situation is compensated by the fact that it improves the innovation that the DualSense already represented. The aspect of customization, the interchangeable parts or the definition of sensitivity for specific types of games help justify its proposal. The only thing that can’t be evaded in the end is that the DualSense Edge is such an expensive device, worth more than three basic PS5 controllers. And that, in the long run, does represent a barrier no less.

The DualSense Edge is now available at a price of $249,990 Chilean pesos in retail.