New PS5 DualSense controller promising 12 hours of battery life spotted online


Sony may launch an updated version of its PS5 DualSense controller. A now-removed listing on a Canadian Best Buy store has revealed a V2 PlayStation Gamepad, which looks normal on the surface but comes with an “extraordinary 12 hours of battery life” on a maximum charge (via The Verge). This will be a big upgrade from the existing DualSense controller, which comes with around 7-8 hours of juice depending on the game. Priced at CAD 89.99 (roughly Rs. 5,580), the post also mentions a click-in charging station that will be included within the box, making it convenient for playing for long periods of time and storing it neatly.

Additionally, the DualSense V2 controller feels like an exact mirror image of the original, with a 3.5mm headphone jack and an in-built microphone, as well as motors for haptic feedback and adaptive triggers for better immersion. Even the weight is the same, coming in at 280 grams. Being a simple updated version, don't expect any customizable back buttons or swappable thumbsticks from the more expensive DualSense Edge range of hybrid controllers. It's also worth noting that the Best Buy listing may not include all the specifications, and currently, it's unclear when or if Sony plans to release it.

The company never brought a new DualSense V2 controller during the CES 2024 presentation, instead showing three colorways for the PS5 — blue, silver, and red — which appear to have a metallic sheen. Although not explicitly mentioned, side plates should be available to purchase separately in the future. Elsewhere at the event, Sony showed off another cool thing the PS5 DualSense controller can be used for – to remotely drive the Afila, the company's collaboration with Honda to create a brand-new electric vehicle with There will be a huge panoramic screen covering the entire front console.

In November, Sony reportedly filed a patent for an updated DualSense controller design that would leverage AI assistance to learn the player's behavior and use its buttons, triggers, and analog sticks to assist when stuck in a puzzle. Will illuminate. Another idea to further accessibility was to use the PS5 controller's touchpad as an additional display that would visually convey game cues. Keep in mind that just because an idea has been filed doesn't mean it will ever be successful, but it does show how much Sony PlayStation is going to stand out from the crowd.

Earlier this week, PlayStation revealed a new lineup of free games coming to its higher-tier PS Plus Extra and Deluxe/Premium subscriptions. The collection includes the acclaimed Resident Evil 2 Remake, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Just Cause 3, and more. The company also raised the prices of its annual PS Plus subscription last year.

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