PlayStation is developing a “pro” controller that could be announced in the coming weeks, according to a new report shared today by industry insider and Try Hard Guides editor Tom Henderson. Codenamed “Hunt,” PlayStation’s new controller is reportedly being referred to internally as the “PS5 Pro Controller” and will offer a series of improvements over the standard DualSense Wireless Controller, including “removable analog sticks, trigger stops, and rear buttons (flappy paddles),” features that were likely inspired by Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controllers, now in their second iteration. Sony is also expected to unveil other new hardware by the end of the month, although Henderson has warned readers not to expect a new console. It’s also unclear whether the new PS5 Pro Controller will be a part of this initial unveiling.
Pictures of the controller keep the classic PlayStation 5 style but show a few key differences. One of the biggest changes is buttons under the analog sticks, which allow you to completely remove the analog sticks and their components; which Sony refers to as “removable stick units”. This presumably means you’ll just be able to be a stick unit, rather than a new controller if it develops “stick drift” (where your analog stick drifts one direction without moving).
Source: Try Hard Guides