Sony has revealed additional particulars of its new DualSense Edge wi-fi controller for the PlayStation 5, however one explicit level caught out essentially the most.
In a hand-on preview, The Verge seen that battery life was noticeably worse than the bottom DualSense controller, and this was later confirmed to the publication in an announcement.
“The DualSense Edge wi-fi controller’s working time is reasonably shorter than the unique DualSense wi-fi controller,” a Sony spokesperson mentioned. “We needed to strike a very good stability between wi-fi working time and delivering strong, high-performance options.”
This shortcoming is noticeably absent from the official PlayStation Blog post on the controller.
Most hilarious of all, Sony’s assertion ended by reminding house owners that they will get a long-braided USB cable if you wish to keep away from wi-fi connectivity altogether:
“Moreover, the longer USB braided cable can be nice for aggressive gamers preferring enjoying with a wired connection to keep away from wi-fi interference – this feature preserves battery life.”
I can not discover any official numbers wherever on the typical battery lifetime of the DualSense controller or certainly this new DualSense Edge mannequin, however from my expertise, I can not go additional than 5 hours on the most with no recharge.
Your expertise will range based mostly on the extent the video games you play utilise the controller’s options and whether or not you will have a headset plugged in, however something decrease than the already quick battery lifetime of the unique DualSense looks like a trade-off I am not prepared to make.
The DualSense Edge wi-fi controller for PlayStation 5 launch on twenty sixth January for £210 within the UK.