The use of professional controllers is not new. In recent years, modders have been increasing the number of buttons on gamepads and experimenting with the layout of these buttons and sticks.
In 2015, with the release of the Xbox Elite Controller, first-party developers began to get the hint. On the other hand, up until now, Sony has been silent about releasing a high-end choice for a professional-grade controller.
The PlayStation 5’s newest controller, the DualSense Edge, is a technologically and aesthetically impressive piece of hardware. The DualSense Edge add-on is jam-packed with functions for your game system.
While others have buttons splattered throughout the front, back, and sides, this one still keeps its distinctive DualSense design intact.
The DualSense Edge is modern and well-balanced, with a smooth body and conveniently located controls.
The touchpad’s responsiveness opens up new avenues for gameplay, such as tapping on the pad to interact with in-game items.
The front-facing LED lights give the controller a unique look and feel and can be adjusted to suit the player’s taste.
The DualSense Edge’s true potential is shown when used with PlayStation components. You may change the stick’s sensitivity, dead zones, and the function of the rear buttons after it has been linked with the console.
In addition to switching profiles, you can use the function buttons to do things like to divide the audio or have a party chat.
You may adjust the sensitivity curve to suit your needs, from pinpoint accuracy to blazingly fast response or even digital-style input.
Although the DualSense Edge is more aesthetically pleasing, it is not the most feature-rich PS5 controller.
When we were satisfied with the look and feel of our modified DualSense Edge, we fired up Call of duty to test it out in its natural environment.
When we were zipping about the map as Marvel’s Avengers, the “precise” stick movement option we’d previously enabled for that profile came in for taking out faraway targets with the trigger stop functionality.
In God of War, haptic triggers are especially helpful when using the controller’s longest trigger-stop mode, and we were able to adjust the game’s button map to make it so that Kratos could whirl around without having to press a lot of buttons at once.
However, we discovered that the DualSense Edge’s battery only lasted around six hours under moderate usage, a little less than our typical DualSense battery.
This is disheartening, and it would be ideal if the controller’s battery had a larger capacity so we could make more frequent use of it.
Also, there are zero charging capabilities built into the casing. To charge the controller through USB, you’ll need to rip up a velcro strap on the rear of the case, unlike the Xbox Elite series, which has a case that charges the controller wirelessly.
In conclusion, the DualSense Edge is a fantastic controller that surpasses all others in terms of immersion and interactivity.
However, for $200, you get everything a regular DualSense can do, plus four more buttons and a few other hardware capabilities, while still benefiting from the superb software support that DualSense is known for.
For the same money, though, you can get a Victrix Pro BFG, which we found superior to the DualSense Edge in most respects.
While the controller’s software is excellent, and the circular back buttons are a welcome innovation in a market dominated by paddles and buttons, we can’t advocate spending $200 on what seems like a half-baked notion.
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