The PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller has numerous new and unique features including a removable faceplate which was discovered by owners who preordered Sony’s next-gen console and received the system early.
The PlayStation 5 is just a few days away from its release in particular regions and two weeks away from its global launch. After all of the promotional materials and news that highlighted the machine’s hardware and what games will look like running on the new system, fans finally got the chance to check some of the PlayStation 5’s accessories for themselves inside the comforts of their own homes.
Most of the individuals who received the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller sooner than expected took the chance to dismantle it in order to get a better understanding of all the things it can do. As it turns out, Sony’s new controller can do quite a bit, including some things that may not have been initially planned by the development team.
A recently posted video by YouTuber John Glasscock illustrates each of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller’s capabilities. One of these is the ability for owners to remove the black faceplate found on the bottom of the controller with ease.
This has led to some rumors that customizable faceplates are a possibility in the near future, but as of now, Sony has yet to confirm if they have plans for customizable faceplates. It is also uncertain if this feature was intentional, though the faceplate comes off effortlessly, suggesting that it may be removable on purpose.
Curious owners have also been able to utilize the DualSense controller before even receiving the actual PlayStation 5 console. The new controller works with the PlayStation 3, which resulted in a bit of confusion considering the PlayStation 5 console has backward compatibility with PlayStation 4 games, but not PlayStation 4 games.
The black faceplate on the lower half of the PS5's DualSense controller can be easily removed, meaning custom plates could potentially be swapped in without much hassle. https://t.co/xkVaOz2FPP pic.twitter.com/PJGx8nHiYy
— IGN (@IGN) November 4, 2020
More detailed teardown videos have given additional insight into the capabilities of the new controller with one owner discovering that Sony’s new controller can actually work for the Nintendo Switch if tinkered within the right way.
After a very long wait, the launch of the next-gen consoles finally feels tangible. Early access to the new DualSense controller is just another treat fans are receiving ahead of the PlayStation 5 releases to build excitement.
This should certainly hype fans for the opportunities such technology could bring to the future of the video gaming industry, especially in a year that has been plagued by a pandemic which simultaneously boosted the video game market. The age of the new consoles is about to take over the and in a challenging year like this, its launch could not be more than welcome.