Tech blogger Dave Lee released his first impressions of the adaptive triggers used in the DualSense gamepad. He also compared the new mechanism to the one used in conventional controllers.
Standard triggers consist of a hook itself and a gear with a spring that provides a smooth and linear pull. The cogwheel reads the force of pressing, allowing the player to control, for example, gas and brake.
In DualSense, a small motor and gear are added to the above. The motor starts to work only when the game sends a signal to the gamepad. In this case, the gear moves in the opposite direction.
The work of the two mechanisms can be seen below.
At the same time, the motor is able to provide constant even resistance, block the trigger completely or make it tremble. The latter is useful for simulating recoil from shots or pulling the bowstring on a bow.
Sony previously stated that the developers have full control over this mechanism. So the performance of the motor will depend on how strongly the studios incorporate it into their game.
PS5 sales will start on November 12 in the United States and November 19 in Europe.