While the original reveal for the PlayStation 5 was a monumental moment for fans alongside manufacturer Sony, the unveiling of its paired controller was equally the same. In that, the DualSense illustrated the ultimate transition to a new console generation for the upcoming future. Furthermore with reports that its battery life would exceed that of the DualShock 4 was exciting atop of its additional features.
Sony even went the lengths to showcase its capabilities for the new peripheral ahead of release. However, this did come with a caveat: the PlayStation VR could not be played with a DualSense. But that is only a fraction of what it can offer with the other countless games still playable on the console. And with the upcoming release for the enhanced DualSense Edge controller coming this winter, fans are enticed to see what makes this new variant bring to the table.
Howbeit, there is a major drawback according to The Verge. In a report from the outlet, battery life is even less on this new elite gamepad when referring to its hands-on time with the controller. Sony did release a statement on the discovery which you can read below:
The DualSense Edge wireless controller’s operating time is moderately shorter than the original DualSense wireless controller because we’ve included many more features within the same form factor and ergonomic design as the original DualSense controller. We wanted to strike a good balance between wireless operating time and delivering robust, high-performance features. Additionally, the longer USB braided cable is also great for competitive players who prefer playing with a wired connection to avoid wireless interference – this option preserves battery life.
It appears that Sony is certainly aware of this and argues that it gives players more flexibility to play wired with a corded USB cable. However, this talking point certainly seems to be coined similar to one Microsoft made previously which drew criticisms. In that, the Xbox firm told its continued utilization of AA batteries for its controllers extends players choice for how the device is powered.
The Verge goes on to share that Sony has been developing a DualSense Edge-like elite controller well back in 2018 ahead of the PlayStation 5’s reveal. Working with more than a 100 pro players on what could make this gamepad essential with its asking price, the firm is ambitions to create an ‘uncompromised’ controller.
What are your thoughts on the report for the DualSense Edge?
DualSense Edge ships on January 26, 2023 for $199.99.
Source: The Verge