PS5: Pro controller from Sony in the works – leak with reveal date and first details

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Will the PS5 finally get an official Sony pro controller? According to a leak, the answer is yes. The first details about the hardware are now known.

San Mateo, California – With the DualSense, Sony has created an impressive piece of gaming peripheral. The PS5’s controller is considered one of the best the San Mateo-based company has ever developed. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t still room for improvement. Apparently Sony is working on a new pro controller for the PS5. A leak now reveals which features the Pro model should have and when the console manufacturer is planning the unveiling.

Console name PlayStation 5 (PS5)
Manufacturer Sony Interactive Entertainment (YOU)
Type Stationary game console
generation 09th console generation
storage medium Blu Ray, SSD
release November 19, 2020

PS5: leaker size reveals first details on Sony’s official pro controller

Who is the leaker? Anyone who has dealt with leaks and rumors about gaming in recent years has hardly been able to avoid the name Tom Henderson. The well-known industry insider has gained an excellent reputation as a reliable source for preliminary information with his information about the latest titles from Call of Duty and Battlefield, among other things. However, Henderson now goes far beyond his shooter roots and has cobbled together a network of sources through which he regularly has something new to report on all sorts of gaming topics. So Tom Henderson has now also snapped up the first information about a pro controller for the PlayStation 5.

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What is known about the Pro Controller? According to Tom Henderson’s article at Try Hard Guides, Sony is said to be working on a pro controller for the PS5, which currently bears the project name “Hunt”. The insider is said to already have pictures of a prototype, but as he states in the article, these may not be published. But it also says that Sony wants to keep the design of the gamepad largely in the familiar style of the PS5 and the Dualsense controller. There are some new features that fans of the SCUF and Nacon controllers know and should be happy about.

PS5: Pro controller from Sony in the works – leak with reveal date and first details


What features does the pro controller have? According to Henderson, the PS5 Pro Controller will come with some new improvements over the conventional DualSense. First and foremost are the analog stick modules. According to Tom Henderson, the sticks should no longer be permanently installed in the controller, but come as exchangeable modules. So if the analog sticks get the infamous stick drift, you only have to replace the modules instead of the entire controller.

In addition, new trigger stops should be included in the Pro-Controller. With controllers from third-party manufacturers, these ensure that the shoulder buttons no longer have to be pressed in completely, which promotes faster response times. Last but not least, Tom Henderson says that Sony’s Pro Controller for the PS5 has new buttons on the back. The popular “paddles” can now be found on various devices from third-party manufacturers, so it only makes sense that Sony is involved in the matter. It is not yet known whether the controller for the PS5 will also be available in new bright colors.

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PS5: Unveiling of the Pro-Controller could come in June

When could the pro controller appear? Tom Henderson says it’s not yet clear when Sony will unveil the new controller. However, several sources told him that Sony would unveil several pieces of new hardware for the PS5 at the end of June. So it could be that the first official pictures of the Pro Controller will appear in the next two weeks. Perhaps Sony will then also share new information about the PlayStation VR2, which will be released in 2023.

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