It’s now more than three years since the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in November 2020. These new consoles brought with them updated controllers, such as the DualSense controller for PlayStation, which features haptic feedback. This technology has been utilized in games like Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 5, which plays differently on Xbox Series X/S. Xbox has its own high-end controller called the Elite controller, leading some to wonder if Sony would release a similar product. In fact, Sony did announce the DualSense Edge earlier this year.
The PlayStation Blog recently released a post discussing the features of the DualSense Edge controller. It will come in a protective case and is designed to match the appearance of the DualSense controller. The DualSense Edge also offers adjustable triggers, switchable stick caps, and optional back buttons for added customization. In addition, it will have customizable profiles and preset profiles for stick sensitivity to enhance gameplay. However, the battery life of this new controller was not mentioned in the post.
DualSense Edge Battery Life – One Important Point To Note
An article by The Verge discussed this very point, which we bring to your attention to remember one aspect. This controller will set you back $200/£210. In the UK at present that’s dearer than the Xbox Series S price in sales. So for many, that’s a huge outlay for a controller. It offers The Verge say many improvements but shorter battery life. Sony also confirmed this to The Verge and here’s the statement from them
The DualSense Edge wireless controller’s operating time is moderately shorter than the original DualSense wireless controller because we’ve included many more features within the same form factor and ergonomic design as the original DualSense controller. We wanted to strike a good balance between wireless operating time and delivering robust, high-performance features. Additionally, the longer USB braided cable is also great for competitive players who prefer playing with a wired connection to avoid wireless interference – this option preserves battery life.
So it seems it’s a deliberate move on Sony’s part. However, looking at the official blog post no mention of battery life is mentioned. So, be aware if you’re considering picking this up as the battery life is deemed to be shorter. By how much so it’s unsure at the moment.