The DualSense is undoubtedly one of the best controllers ever made, but up until today, it’s only been available in the base black/white color scheme. Today, though, PlayStation has announced two new color variations: Midnight Black, and Cosmic Red, set to become available at your local retailer next month.
Two of Sony’s creative minds behind the project have explained some of the creative processes behind the new designs over on the PS blog.
“Our goal is to always find designs that will surprise and entice our fans, and these new colors are the result of an extensive selection process. We wanted the new controller colors to complement each other, as well as the original DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console, so we designed the colors around the theme of ‘galaxy’ as it felt like a natural progression from the original PS5 and accessories designs.”
“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 colors, so all three colors complement each other nicely. The controller’s button colors and detailing has been tailored to complement the new colors as well.
We hope these new additions will bring further joy and excitement to our fans’ gaming experience.”
There’s a trailer that showcases the new designs in more detail, too: