We are three days from the launch of the PlayStation 5, and small details are just now being released about this next-gen console. In a recent PS5 FAQ, Sony clarified a few specifics about the DualSense, including the expected battery life.
According to Sony, the DualSense’s battery is comparable to that of the DualShock 4, with recharging taking around three hours. The company had to clarify this, after several outlets that received a PlayStation 5 before its launch stated the DualSense only lasted two to four hours (in particular, while playing Astro’s Playroom). Since Astro’s Playroom is designed with the DualSense’s new features, it appears that games taking full advantage of its new technology may be draining the battery faster than other games. However, some of GameSpot’s staff have stated that the DualSense battery life isn’t that poor.
The FAQ also noted that, in the future, the DualSense would be available in different colors. Although Sony said they would “eventually” be released, they didn’t give any information regarding as to colors or timeframe for their launch.
Third-party speciality controllers like fight sticks and steering wheels will work on the PS5 if the specific game supports it. Standard third-party controllers like the SCUF Vantage will not work with the PS5. Sony also says that the DualSense works on PC Remote Play through a standard USB connection, although it’s unclear if it will work as a standard PC controller.