At the Gamecom Opening night show overnight, Sony have unveiled their first wireless Pro series controller, dubbed the DualSense Edge for the PS5.

The controller comes with all the pro features you’d expect from a high-end controller. The DualSense Edge controller will include replaceable analog thumbsticks which will be sold separately, with options for different caps including standard, high and low dome. There’s also now back buttons on the rear of the controller which are also customisable with half-dome and lever available. 

The controller will also allow players to remap controls, or even deactivate specific button inputs, or adjust thumbstick sensitivity, travel distance and even eliminate dead zones for racing games. These custom controls can be saved to unique profiles, and even be switched on the fly. 

While the controller is wireless, there’s also a braided USB Type-C cable included which can lock into the controller so it won’t slip out at crucial moments during gameplay.

The DualSense Edge will come with a carrying case, allowing you to keep all the components together and organised – as well as charge the controller while stored in the case.

Daisuke Kurihara, Art Director, led the controller’s design process and shares a few insights on how it was created: 

“The opportunity to create the DualSense Edge wireless controller was a dream come true for our team. We wanted to build on the legacy of iconic PlayStation controllers by creating a controller that empowers players to experiment and personalise elements based on their own unique playstyle – whether they are a competitive gamer or someone who just enjoys having more options to customise their play. The DualSense Edge wireless controller also features a number of thoughtful design touches that we hope players will enjoy, including a distinct DualSense controller-inspired black-and-white colour scheme and a unique PlayStation Shapes pattern on the touchpad and trigger surfaces.

We are thankful to the many gamers, professional esports players, and developers who helped provide feedback on the controller’s design.”

At this stage there’s no release date or pricing – but you’d expect it to go up against the pricing for Microsoft’s Xbox Elite controller which offers many similar Pro features for Xbox players and retails for around the $250 mark. Sony has advised they’ll release more information on dates and pricing as we get closer to launch.