PS5 Pro Controller: Predicted Release Date, Price, Specs, And More!

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While the DualSense has received plenty of plaudits, there are undoubtedly plenty of gamers out there who want a PS5 Pro Controller. Something that will give them an edge in battle. And it really can make a difference.

Anything that saves time and reduces input lag can be the difference between winning and losing. While none of us wants to lose a game, this matters even more in the world of competitive gaming, where money, prestige and fame are at stake.

Well-known gaming brand Scuf has thrown down the gauntlet to Sony by releasing their own Reflex PS5 Pro controllers, it may just be about time to see what Sony themselves has to offer. Here's everything we know about the prospects for a PS5 Pro controller.

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Will Sony Release a PS5 Pro Controller?

Let's start with the basics: Sony hasn't actually announced a PS5 Pro Controller. But the demand is clearly out there, especially with the DualSense Drift and DualSense broken trigger issues. Scuf has moved first, with their pro controller featuring hair triggers rather than adaptive triggers.

They've also removed rumble units to reduce weight, and improved the grip on the controllers.

We saw Sony move to offer multicoloured faceplates and controllers to meet demand, so it would be nice to see them do something similar for gamers who want a pro controller. The question, as ever, will come down to money. Will it be worth the cost of investment and production? Will demand justify it?

PS5 Pro Controller Release Date

As you've probably figured out by now, the fact that no announcement has been made by Sony means there is no release date scheduled for a PS5 pro controller.

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And if history is anything to go by, it certainly doesn't seem to be a priority for Sony. Famously, the release of the PS4 Pro didn't see any updates to the DualShock controller. So we almost certainly shouldn't get our hopes up too much about a possible release to coincide with a PS5 Pro.

The only tweak Sony made was the release of a 4 back button attachment. Sadly though, this isn't compatible with the DualSense controller.

The omens aren't great. But if Sony does surprise us, what might we expect in terms of pricing and specs?

PS5 Pro Controller Price

The original DualSense joypad comes in at a pocket money busting $69.99/£59.99. While we don't have a Sony 'pro' controller to use as a reference point, we can perhaps glean some information from what Scuf and Microsoft have done with their pro controllers.

Scuf has priced their Reflex Pro controller at £219.99, while the Xbox Elite Series 2 (the Xbox equivalent of a pro controller) currently costs around £159.99.

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On that basis, we'd probably anticipate a PS5 pro controller coming onto the market at somewhere between £150-£200.

This obviously wouldn't suit everyone, and it would probably be overkill if all you're going to do is use it to navigate Netflix or play Ratchet and Clank. But for professionals where every edge counts, or even for amateur enthusiasts, it might still be justified.

PS5 Pro Controller: What We'd Like To See

We've mentioned already how well-liked the DualSense controller is. But there are a few tweaks they could make in order to create a pro device. Here are some changes we think would make a big difference.

Paddles

While paddles may not be to everyone's taste, there is no doubt that they are popular with a lot of elite gamers. And given they can make an invaluable difference to your input times, paddles really are essential for a pro controller.

Enhanced Grip

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This is something that Scuf has already incorporated into their Reflex pro controller. Making sure you aren't going to lose your grip at a critical moment is an important part of gaming.

So enhancing the grip on a PS5 pro controller would be an essential component. After all, competitive gaming can be a high-stakes, highly stressful situation. And they can go on for a while. This can make your hands a bit sweatier, so anything that minimises the risk of slip is potentially invaluable.

Hair Triggers

Much like paddles, hair triggers are popular with pro gamers. While adaptive triggers are a neat way of interacting with you as a player, they really aren't that important in the world of competitive gaming. Who honestly needs to feel the resistance of a trigger as you squeeze it?

Given that hair triggers are a common feature on other pro-level controllers, we'd regard this as another key component if Sony were to make one of their own.

As we said earlier, there is nothing to suggest that Sony has anything in the pipeline. But if that changes, we'll update you with all the latest news.