How Will PS5's New Haptic Based Controller Impact Video Games?

  • Published: 16 October 2019
  • The 9th-gen consoles are getting closer and closer by the day. Recently, Sony added fuel to the rumor mill by giving us some further details about the Playstation 5. For starters, it actually will be called the Playstation 5. This isn’t that surprising, but it’s reassuring considering how often big brands like to confusingly change up their flagship names (we’re looking at you, Apple.) What was more interesting was the announcement that the PS5 will utilize haptic controllers.

    What exactly does this entail for gaming? Is it a gimmick or will it fundamentally alter the moment-to-moment gaming experience?



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Comments • 328

  • Andy Hage
    Andy Hage  2 weeks back

    People who say developers won't utilize the new features:

    this time they don't add something like a button/touchpad. They replace something this time. So if they don't want to use haptic feedback they lose features. Developers won't let that happen.

    A true problem is that this controller probably is a lot more complex, I have repaired several PlayStation controllers and a really annoying part always is the L2 and R2. Now they are probably going to make it even harder to repair. And at the same time more expensive to replace.

    • John M
      John M  3 weeks back

      In this "new" controller that looks just like the PS4 controller, do I get a battery that lasts longer than 3 - 4hrs? I don't need lights or speakers in my controller. I just want the battery to last longer. Is that too much to ask?

      • i walk in circles
        i walk in circles  3 weeks back

        Probably the same way that ps4 has a useless mouse pad on it. Or whatever you call it

        • Better Run
          Better Run  3 weeks back

          I hope they put extra buttons on the back of the controller just so we don’t have to waste hundreds of fucking dollars for a scarf I bought one of those and they suck ass

          • Mugen Dragon
            Mugen Dragon  3 weeks back

            It’s going to be a useless feature let’s not act like this is going to be a game changer don’t let your fanboy side cloud you people

            • Zoka J Z
              Zoka J Z  3 weeks back

              Ps4 controller sucks same will ps5 controller will do

              • RedSixMustang
                RedSixMustang  3 weeks back

                This video is so well done, I could feel the haptic feedback just based on the voice over.

                • Joey H
                  Joey H  3 weeks back

                  Don't shoot the messenger but think back to every launch recall =(

                  • Online McGuinness666
                    Online McGuinness666  3 weeks back

                    FYI Something I been missing since the PS2 days is the pressure-sensative face-buttons, and bumbers. Or posseble a controller with 4 triggers. I just find with the games I play I could use this extra level of controll, and only 2 triggers isent cutting it. I need atleast one more for my rear-brake, and I could think of a mill uses if you had 4 in all

                    • BOOST a newt
                      BOOST a newt  3 weeks back

                      I recon that the chaotic feedback will be similar to the HD rumble in the nintendo switch controllers

                      • Itz Itchy
                        Itz Itchy  3 weeks back

                        Hope new controller dont have touch pad there was only like 5 games that actually tried hard to use that feature and it was trash

                        • aryan shyam
                          aryan shyam  3 weeks back

                          Itz Itchy touchpad is handy for some games 🤨 but yeah its more usable as a button than a touch pad itself

                        • Itz Itchy
                          Itz Itchy  3 weeks back

                          @aryan shyam dpad is great its that center touchpad that was useless

                        • aryan shyam
                          aryan shyam  3 weeks back

                          Itz Itchy dpad is one of the best thing especially while practicing fighting games to reset position

                          and it was not trash

                      • MANGO TANGGO
                        MANGO TANGGO  3 weeks back

                        PS6 release date summer 2021

                        Ps5 user - oh shit here we go again

                        • Ras Putin
                          Ras Putin  3 weeks back

                          Make it like the Xbox for grip and option to turn off lights.

                          • Kendrick Sherrer Jr
                            Kendrick Sherrer Jr  3 weeks back

                            Are you going to be able to use ASTRO c40 controller on the ps5

                            • Devon Morgan
                              Devon Morgan  3 weeks back

                              It’s funny everyone is talking shit on Xbox when DualShock went to Microsoft for help with their DualShock 4

                              • Salih Mumin
                                Salih Mumin  3 weeks back

                                if the new ps5 controller will not have paddel at the back then its trash, they should produce for some people who wants the paddels in the back, they should consider this...

                                • SayDat Quan
                                  SayDat Quan  3 weeks back

                                  Try playing the PlayStation without analogs that shit is hard lol.

                                  • Tyson 4757
                                    Tyson 4757  3 weeks back

                                    Will the ps5 support the physical games of the ps4 as well as the digital one or just physical or just digital?

                                    • str8duval
                                      str8duval  3 weeks back

                                      lol..I like how they just pretended like the xbox rumble triggers never existed smh..

                                      • Husler 1
                                        Husler 1  3 weeks back

                                        Short answer


                                        • RK 740
                                          RK 740  3 weeks back

                                          I’m so hyped I’ve literally watched 10 videos from different channels talking about the same thing

                                          • Jonathan Palmer
                                            Jonathan Palmer  3 weeks back

                                            What's the game shown at 4:33 ?

                                            • Ryan Muraya
                                              Ryan Muraya  3 weeks back

                                              I think it may be a demo of Death Stranding...

                                          • Ray 832
                                            Ray 832  3 weeks back

                                            So with all that focus on playable senses and full immersion(for example:VR); games basically going to get SAO in a couple of years.

                                            • pigtailed pete the pancake penetrator

                                              You think that's there for video games ? Mate that's only been added to the controllers so they can charge a retarded amount of money for something that should only be 10 pounds, don't be fools just build yourself a PC, that way you actually get the performance that you pay for :) 700 pounds for the ps5 when a 400 pound PC would do a better job but you lot love to be ripped off

                                              • icolater27
                                                icolater27  3 weeks back

                                                Analogue stick need to change. I have a game changing idea. If anyone is interested I'll let you know about it.

                                                • Cristian Poinar
                                                  Cristian Poinar  3 weeks back

                                                  The best...

                                                  • Zero Cool
                                                    Zero Cool  3 weeks back

                                                    I don’t need home console I have pc the future is hybrid

                                                    • Aaron 3x
                                                      Aaron 3x  3 weeks back

                                                      Aye stop playing with my top!😡

                                                      • Soki Moh
                                                        Soki Moh  3 weeks back

                                                        Sounds cool but i don't know what is haptic anyway

                                                        • Jamie Campbell
                                                          Jamie Campbell  3 weeks back

                                                          It's a mistake to idnetify the dual shock as introducing rumble. It was Nintendo's rumble pack plugging into the N64 controller. Sony copied them, as well as the adoption of analogue control. Sony's big innovation was the introduction of dual analogue and dual shock. However, this was a big innovation and of course became default for controllers with the exception of sega's dreamcast.

                                                          • Robert Adams
                                                            Robert Adams  3 weeks back

                                                            It's going to be similar to the haptic bass inside the Skullcandy crusher wireless headphones.

                                                            • Robert Adams
                                                              Robert Adams  3 weeks back

                                                              Why would you bring up Apple in a video game naming conversation?. Apple hasn't made a game system since the Pippin. Apple changing names of their iPhones have absolutely nothing to do with video game console creators. Nintendo, Microsoft, and PlayStation have always kept their naming scheme since day one. Get with the program .

                                                              • Display Name
                                                                Display Name  4 weeks back

                                                                Game @1:00?

                                                                • player2030
                                                                  player2030  4 weeks back

                                                                  All video is about stupid controller?!!! What about graphics?

                                                                • Somewhere Sunday
                                                                  Somewhere Sunday  4 weeks back

                                                                  I guess it will change the game...about as much as the haptic feedback in the switch 😂 it’s not new technology.

                                                                  • W0pper
                                                                    W0pper  4 weeks back

                                                                    Just gimme 144fps and Im happy. Fuck this 4k gaming shit

                                                                    • Chris Tabor
                                                                      Chris Tabor  4 weeks back

                                                                      As far as I remember it was Nintendo to first implement haptic feedback with the N64 rumble pack and Sony followed with the dual shock.

                                                                      • Chris Tabor
                                                                        Chris Tabor  4 weeks back

                                                                        @Somewhere Sunday I think you should look up the definition of haptic.

                                                                      • Somewhere Sunday
                                                                        Somewhere Sunday  4 weeks back

                                                                        Chris Tabor that’s not haptic. The switch is haptic.

                                                                    • Billy Weaver
                                                                      Billy Weaver  4 weeks back

                                                                      Sony can’t seem to make a decent controller🤷🏻‍♀️

                                                                      • Patrick Marsh
                                                                        Patrick Marsh  4 weeks back

                                                                        Hardly an inconvenient. I mean like...who really cares about haptic?

                                                                        • PaNDaSNiP3R
                                                                          PaNDaSNiP3R  4 weeks back

                                                                          great so the controllers are gonna cost 100 plus now prob ugh..

                                                                          • Tague Relyea
                                                                            Tague Relyea  4 weeks back

                                                                            Might really piss me off if my buttons pushing back at me

                                                                            • dtxrepresenta214
                                                                              dtxrepresenta214  4 weeks back

                                                                              Rumble pack!!!

                                                                              • Michael Stothard
                                                                                Michael Stothard  4 weeks back

                                                                                Such a boring video

                                                                                • Lord Nasty
                                                                                  Lord Nasty  4 weeks back

                                                                                  game @ 0:58?

                                                                                  • Repvoid
                                                                                    Repvoid  4 weeks back


                                                                                  • PanCake_King
                                                                                    PanCake_King  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I loved how you touched on the touch feedback in vr controllers (I'm quite a vr enthusiast myself) I would like to inform you the although it is a tad expensive with the rise of the oculus go an quest vr is actually becoming mainstream with just a few hundred dollars you can step into the world of vr no computer needed. Vr is amazing but I think you talked about it in a little bit of a negative way making people who are considering buying a vr headset or vr console think twice about doing so. Which is why I think you should devote an entire video to vr and conduct more research. This was a great video and I learned a lot but I think you need to be a little more careful about what you say and how it effects people's decisions.

                                                                                    • Tomakze
                                                                                      Tomakze  4 weeks back

                                                                                      If there’s no buttons on the back I’m getting Xbox

                                                                                      • Tomakze
                                                                                        Tomakze  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Ishaq Niz Exactly LOL

                                                                                      • Ishaq Niz
                                                                                        Ishaq Niz  3 weeks back

                                                                                        @Tomakze u better get xbox than

                                                                                      • Tomakze
                                                                                        Tomakze  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Ishaq Niz I want buttons on the back of the ps5 controller

                                                                                      • Ishaq Niz
                                                                                        Ishaq Niz  3 weeks back

                                                                                        There are buttons, who told you there are no buttons?

                                                                                    • Mp Jp
                                                                                      Mp Jp  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Pc is over!! Ps5 is always gone to be king!!! 🙊🙊🙊🙊🙊👽👽👽save that money people!!!!! 599 am sure!!!!