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Naum said:
So will we be recharging the controller every 3-4 hours like the PS4 one?

My Pro-controller for my Switch last for atleast 25-30 hours

Hopefully the DS5 has decent battery life but it's ironic that you bring Switch into things since the console itself has just as much a shitty battery.  



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Dualshock 4 is a great controller! Extended battery life is all I need for the Dualshock 5, tbh.



Supermario28 said:
How a controller can still have symmetrical joysticks in 2020 is beyond me

well my hands are symmetrical, so I prefer it.



 

JRPGfan said:
trunkswd said:

Xbxo Scarlett will be backwards compatible with all Xbox One games, as well as the current Xbox 360 and OG Xbox backwards compatible games on the Xbox One. Current accessories will also work on the Scarlett. Source.

From what little we know about PS5 and Scarlett both companies are continuing what they have been doing and make them more powerful and even closer to a PC. 

But its "new" on the playstation side.
While Xbox One already had selected xbox & xbox 360 titles for it.
With the PS5 its supposedly all titles, and its a first time for such.

It absolutely isn't "new" for Playstation. The short memories of people these days. If anything it's the other way around.

PS3 launched with nearly full BC while the 360 had very limited BC at launch. It wasn't until later in the gen that Sony dropped BC to cut the cost of the consoles. It definitely isn't the "first time for such." I was able to play all my PS1 and PS2 discs on my OG PS3.



Supermario28 said:
How a controller can still have symmetrical joysticks in 2020 is beyond me

Maybe because tens of millions of ppl actually prefer it.



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Xxain said:
PS5 has to be the most unexciting console on the planet.

A lot of gamers really don't give a rat's ass about a piece of hardware being "exciting."  What they want is a platform where the design choices are all about allowing the games to shine as much as possible.  History has hammered that point home on many occasions.  

Supermario28 said:
How a controller can still have symmetrical joysticks in 2020 is beyond me

I've got to admit, I'm more than a bit perplexed that anyone would struggle with Sony's decision on this.  The PS4 was a massive success, therefore ... they should change the control scheme that millions of their customers have grown up with and prefer? ... why?  

Rather, there is absolutely zero reason they should switch.  This was a no-brainer.



SocialistSlayer said:
Supermario28 said:
How a controller can still have symmetrical joysticks in 2020 is beyond me

well my hands are symmetrical, so I prefer it.

The thing is your hands are not when you play with a DS4. My hands, in the other hand, are symmetrically positioned on my controller, thanks to my asymmetrical joysticks. It's called "ergonomics"



Seems to be taking cues from the competition when it comes to shape in the hand, which I'm fine with so long as they don't lose what worked with past dualshocks.

Fight me, asymmetrical mutants.



I'm glad that they're going with meatier grips that are more like the XB1 and Switch Pro controller grips, and I'm especially glad that the top lightbar seems to be gone, leaving only the smaller lightbar built into the touchpad. The new haptics and programmable resistance triggers sound nice, hopefully Xbox Scarlett's controller has similar features.



twintail said:
Supermario28 said:
How a controller can still have symmetrical joysticks in 2020 is beyond me

Maybe because tens of millions of ppl actually prefer it.

Prefer or have a choice i think is a bigger question.