Impressions for the PlayStation 5’s incoming DualSense Edge controller are out, and Sony confirmed (to the Verge) that the its battery is “reasonably shorter” in comparison with its authentic counterpart.
The primary DualSense controller that got here with the PlayStation 5 at launch lasts no less than 5-10 hours unplugged. So “reasonably shorter” for the DualSense Edge could imply gamers can use it unplugged round 8 hours earlier than charging is required.
A Sony consultant instructed the Verge the shorter battery life is owed to the controller’s new options. Much like the Xbox Elite controller, the Edge will be personalized and tweaked utilizing button remapping, plus interchangeable again buttons and stick caps.
“We’ve included many extra options throughout the similar kind issue and ergonomic design as the unique DualSense controller,” defined Sony. “We wished to strike a very good stability between wi-fi working time and delivering sturdy, high-performance options.”
As a approach of preserving the Edge’s battery life, Sony pointed to its braided USB cable, which it stated is “additionally nice for aggressive gamers preferring taking part in with a wired connection to keep away from wi-fi interference.”
One other concern from the unique DualSense controller that will not get a full repair with the Edge is joystick drift. The difficulty is extra prevalent within the Nintendo Swap’s Pleasure-Cons, however typically PS5 controllers get so worn down over time they provide false enter readings.
On the intense facet, the DualSense Edge’s sticks are modular, that means house owners can swap them out with out a lot trouble. Sony confirmed that modules might be made out there on the PlayStation web site on January 20, 2023 (earlier than the Edge’s January 26 launch), and bodily third-party retailers can have the modules for buy in late February.