Teardown PlayStation 5 controller shows operation adaptive triggers

A teardown video from the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 gives an insight into the larger vibrating motors Sony uses for haptic feedback. It can also be seen how the resistance to the adaptive triggers is created.

A teardown video from the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 gives an insight into the larger vibrating motors Sony uses for haptic feedback. It also shows how the resistance to the adaptive triggers is created.

YouTuber TronicsFix has opened a DualSense controller and compares it to a DualShock controller for the PlayStation 4. From the video it can be seen that the vibrating motors in the new controller are much larger. Sony promises better haptic feedback with the new DualSense controller compared to the predecessor.

An other new feature of the DualSense controller are the adaptive triggers. The L2 and R2 buttons have resistance that can change in different situations in games. This should allow players to feel, for example, the tension of an arc. Also, different weapons in shooters would all feel different. Developers need to build support into their games for this. The teardown video shows the mechanism Sony uses for the adaptive triggers. That consists of several gears and an engine, which can set the resistance

Several journalists have already indicated that the effect of the adaptive triggers is clearly felt in Astro’s Playroom. That game supplies Sony with the PlayStation 5 and uses all new DualSense features. On Twitter, video showing how the trigger of a DualSense controller “resists.”