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It's definitely only a matter of time before Sony officially confirms more colour variants for the PlayStation 5 and DualSense controller. It's not that the standard white model has anything wrong with it, but variety is the spice of life, and the vast majority of all-black mockups we've seen so far are... well, they're just better-looking.
The good news is that an official black model seems to be on the way. That's according to some leaked photos that have started doing the rounds on the internet, showing off what looks to be an all-black DualSense controller with white buttons. Yes, we'd much rather the buttons have some colour on them too. There's every chance the image below has been taken from a prototype rather than the finished model, though. At least that's what I'm hoping.
The leaked photos were first posted by a newly set up Twitter account, which supposedly belongs to a person by the name of Alex Kyaw, VGC then reported on the images, and that's when they really started to circulate. We can't say for sure whether this controller is the real deal, as Kyaw claims to have gotten them from an unknown - and by extension unverified - source.
The DualSense controller looks to be a fairly major departure from its predecessors. Sony has explained that the new controller will keep "much of what gamers love about DualShock 4 intact, while also adding new functionality and refining the design", offering a new level of immersion to players.
"We had a great opportunity with PS5 to innovate by offering game creators the ability to explore how they can heighten that feeling of immersion through our new controller," Sony said when it announced the controller a few months back. "This is why we adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you'll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud."
"We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow."
With all these new features, it's perhaps not all that surprising that your old DualShock 4 controller won't work with the PlayStation 5. Sony confirmed the news earlier this week, explaining that "PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features" coming to the next-gen hardware.
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