Sony revealed the PlayStation 5’s new controller — the DualSense — yesterday, promising haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, a “create” button, and the ability to chat without a headset.
It also features a new design, with all kinds of pareidolia potential in its lines, buttons, and contrasting shades. So, like it or hate it, you know what must come next: Bring on the fan art!
Myself, I think the controller looks like a Stormtrooper baked a croissant. But I don’t have the illustration talent necessary to bring that interpretation to life. Closest I’ve seen so far is this one, from bosslogic on Instagram:
A post shared by Bosslogic (@bosslogic) on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:29pm PDT
Fortunately (or not), many other fans on social media offered their own takes on what the new gamepad reminds them of.
Naturally, some in this ResetEra thread are disappointingly horny, so beware. Among the safe(r) for work takes, we start with Strong Bad, who sees his older brother, Strong Mad, in the design.
Now, I love that brother Graw Mad’s distinctive shape is so ingrained in all y’alls that you see him in this controller…But THIS is all I see (and now I can’t unsee): https://t.co/mYrWUNqPsZ pic.twitter.com/C3Zn1r8cWi
— Strong Bad (@StrongBadActual) April 8, 2020
Whereas Twitter user BOW seems to see Strong Sad’s beefy traps and delts in the DualSense’s arcing shape.
— BOW (@BOW999) April 8, 2020
IGN’s Brian Altano can’t unsee a different coveralls-wearing character:
— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) April 7, 2020
Kyoutasab came up with this original concept — a floating droid sidekick that emotes with its cord and lightbar. (Although it does sort of resemble the star of Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PlayStation VR.)
— 京田朗 (@kyoutasab) April 8, 2020
Of course, it could just be a mascot concept for the new console. Anyone remember the Joy-Con Pup?
Bethesda Softworks’ Elizabeth Zelle issued a style ruling on what a particular icon now means.
A whole button dedicated to honking is a galaxy-brain move from Sony. pic.twitter.com/ZXhJDRzotI
— Elizabeth Zelle (@kohizeri) April 8, 2020
Back to bosslogic, they also somehow saw Majin Buu’s pants in the DualSense’s grip:
A post shared by Bosslogic (@bosslogic) on Apr 7, 2020 at 7:38pm PDT
JackIreland_200’s tankini interpretation is shared by many.
— (@JackIreland_200) April 8, 2020
How about a DualSense based on the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller?
— colteastwood (@Colteastwood) April 7, 2020
And now we have them rendered in the PS4’s Dreams for the first time, too:
— Gauffreman (@Gauffreman) April 8, 2020
Anyway, Stormtrooper croissants! Someone get on that for me.
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