During the stream, which you can rewatch above, Keighley demonstrated several of the next-gen controller’s features while playing Astro’s Playroom, which will come pre-installed on PS5 when the console launches this holiday season.
Sony unveiled the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller in April, calling it “a radical departure” from its previous offerings, with PlayStation boss Jim Ryan claiming it “captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5”.
DualSense features a two-toned design with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone array enabling players to chat with friends without a headset, and updates to hand triggers, grips and the light bar.
Sony says the controller’s haptic feedback feature adds a variety of powerful sensations players will feel when they play, such as the grittiness of driving a car through mud.
Following his DualSense hands-on, Keighley interviewed PlayStation worldwide marketing head Eric Lempel, who shot down rumours that the company’s about to open PS5 pre-orders, telling players it will provide advance notice when it plans to do so.