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Sony reveals sleek new PlayStation 5 controller colours: ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme!’

Ed Nightingale May 13, 2021
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PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers. (Sony)

Sony has announced two new colours for its PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers.

Available from next month, the two colours are Midnight Black and Cosmic Red.

The former resembles the PlayStation controllers of previous consoles, with a two-tone black design and light grey detailing “to reflect how we view space through the night sky”.

Along with the blue light trim, it’s reminiscent of the iconic PS2.

The Cosmic Red, meanwhile, offers a striking mix of red and black full of various shades “inspired by the unique vivid shades of red found throughout the cosmos”.

Whichever you choose, they mark a welcome change to the standard white which, while sleek enough, tends to show up sweaty paw prints.

Though available globally, the exact date will vary by location so check with local retailers for details.

In a PlayStation blog post about the controllers, Leo Cardoso and Satoshi Aoyagi from the design team shared further insight on the PlayStation 5 controllers.

“Our goal is to always find designs that will surprise and entice our fans, and these new colours are the result of an extensive selection process. We wanted the new controller colours to complement each other, as well as the original DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console, so we designed the colours around the theme of ‘galaxy’ as it felt like a natural progression from the original PS5 and accessories designs,” says Cardoso.

Says Aoyagi: “Both Midnight Black and Cosmic Red feature a subtle blue hue, that produces unique shades of red and black. A blue hue is also present in the original DualSense wireless controller colours, so all three colors complement each other nicely. The controller’s button colours and detailing has been tailored to complement the new colours as well.

“We hope these new additions will bring further joy and excitement to our fans’ gaming experience.”

To celebrate the new colours, Sony is sharing more details on how developers are using the unique features of the PlayStation 5 controller. Take Returnal for instance:

Fans are certainly happy with the new colours. Now, when will we see an all black console?

 

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