Not only do they come with adaptive triggers, and other DualSense features, but the controller design is a major departure from the controllers on the PSVR that Sony launched alongside the PS4. In fact they’re a lot more like what you see from the likes of the Oculus Quest 2.
Though the design isn’t completely the same, they definitely look very similar. And that’s a good thing. If you’ve ever used the controllers for the PSVR, which were just the PlayStation Move controllers, then you know these new ones are likely to be much more comfortable to use.
PS5 VR controllers are much more ergonomic
While the controllers do come with some updated features and tech, it’s the design that’s the first thing you’ll notice. The PS5 VR controllers are a lot more ergonomic than the PlayStation Move controllers you got with the PSVR.
With these new controllers, you have the main part you hold onto which looks straight from the front, but if you check out the side view you can actually see that there’s a slight curve to them. Which should contour a little better to your hand.
This also plays well into the placement of the trigger that you’ll hit with your ring finger. Sony’s goal with the new controller was to make playing with them feel much more immersive. The design helps with this. They now feature an orb shape which Sony says will help you hold the controller more naturally.
You’ll notice that each controller has two of the action buttons, as well as one joystick, and one set of the triggers.
The orb shaped design also helps to allow more freedom of movement at the same time. Likely the most intriguing thing about them though is the finger touch detection.
The controller knows when your fingers are touching it
The adaptive triggers are definitely going to be a big boon. As is the haptic feedback that Sony included. Both of which are excellent features of the DualSense controller for the PS5.
But what’s new is the finger touch detection. As soon as you place your fingers on the controller, or very soon thereafter, it can detect your touch. The main reason for this is so the gestures you make with your hands are more natural.
What’s more is that the controllers will detect finger placement in the areas where the buttons are without you having to press them. Beyond the finger touch detection, the controllers also have tracking so the headset can track where the controllers are at all times.