April 14, 2024

French gaming accent distributor Nacon opened preorders for its Revolution 5 Professional controller for PS5, PS4, and PC. The formally licensed, polished-looking product is listed at €229, or $245, roughly half the price of a brand new PlayStation 5. However in the event you can’t stand stick drift, perhaps that’s a small value to pay.

For some time, it’s appeared like no trendy controller may escape stick drift, or phantom joystick motion that impacts in-game actions. Nintendo gives Change homeowners free repairs for its freewheeling Pleasure-Cons, and Sony equally lined drifting DualSense controllers beneath its guarantee. However there are few everlasting fixes for any controller.

Nacon, then, makes an attempt to chop the issue out on the root. Like a rising variety of different producers (and Sega again within the ‘90s, with its Saturn and Dreamcast controllers), it makes use of contactless magnet expertise, powered by a phenomenon known as the Corridor impact, to trace the motion of its analog joysticks and triggers. That is in distinction to the degradable potentiometers and is derived dwelling in a typical Pleasure-Con or DualSense controller.

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“This uneven controller gives revolutionary options to enhance precision and gaming performances,” Nacon writes on its web site. “Exceeding all expectations with its expertise optimized for the PS5. Take pleasure in an enriched configuration interface, improved and ergonomic modular design, all wrapped in premium supplies for unparalleled consolation.”

Apart from using the magnetic Corridor impact for its sticks, the Revolution 5 Professional controller additionally makes use of magnets to produce its set off stops. The corporate touts its odd-looking D-pad for apparently being made in collaboration with its sponsored combating sport participant, which it suggests imparts “distinctive management and precision.” As for the battery, $245 will get about 10 hours of playtime, which is corresponding to a DualSense controller (that provides up across the 12-hour mark).

As with many of those high-end “professional” or “elite” controllers the Revolution 5 Professional has varied modular items you’ll be able to swap in as you’d like. It gives “4 profiles saved per platform, three units of weights, three stick sizes, three units of stick heads, one exterior microphone jack and at least 60 customisation choices,” in keeping with Nacon. So, go loopy.

The costly controller, out there in white or black, will begin transport in October.

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