PlayStation 5 is not out yet, but various journalists and influencers have already received a copy to fully test. Thanks to YouTuber Austin Evans, we’ve already learned more about PlayStation 5 than Sony told us.
PlayStations new controller DualShock 5 offers support for Android and PC. Evans tested this by connecting the controller to his Surface Go laptop with a wire, but also wirelessly to the Google Pixel 5. In fact, the best man managed to play a game from xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud service. There was another remarkable thing: PlayStation 4 Pro recognizes the new DualSense as a wireless controller, but it could not be used.
There is a very nice detail on the outside of the controller. On the back, the controller has a pattern of the four well-known PlayStation shapes: square, circle, triangle and cross. The YouTuber even took the controller apart. It contains a 1,560mAh battery.
Furthermore, we see few things about the controller that are very different from the previous one: in terms of design, something has been tweaked, but otherwise the controller still often has the same buttons. The D-pad, the four well-known PlayStation buttons, two analog sticks, the triggers and a touch pad: it’s all there. However, other things do happen with it. The triggers seem to provide much more adjustable haptic feedback. So if you have to pull the trigger from a small hand gun, it will feel less heavy than a giant gun.
Launch games PlayStation 5
The Sony games available immediately upon launch of PlayStation 5 are: Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Destruction AllStars, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. We see many more launch games from third parties: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Borderlands 3, Bugsnax, Cyberpunk 2077 (the PlayStation 4 version, coming from PS5 in 2021), Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Devil May Cry 5 , Destiny 2: Beyond Light, DiRT 5, Fortnite, Godfall, Just Dance 2021, Maneater, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, NBA 2K21, Observer: System Redux, Planet Coaster, The Pathless, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Watch Dogs Legion.