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The PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller Is Hiding A Seriously Slick Easter Egg

The PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller Is Hiding A Seriously Slick Easter Egg

Square up.

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

On the panels of the DualSense for the PlayStation 5, it shows off a seriously stylish Easter egg for players to ogle.

Right, I'm not sure if this is actually an Easter egg, in the strictest definition of the term. Let's head to Wikipedia, for starters. The very first Easter egg in video games was discovered in Adventure, a game released in 1980 for the Atari 2600. Warren Robinett, a developer, disputed the fact that Atari would not show the team's names in the credits for the game. The company's logic was that competitors may snap up employees if their names were included, but Robinett took matters into his own hands. He secretly programmed the message "Created by Warren Robinett" to pop up only if a player moved their avatar over one particular pixel during a particular part of the game, and then entered a "forbidden" area of the world where the message would appear.

The key here is that the message is hidden, whereas in the case of the DualSense, it's imprinted on the grips of the controller. So, I suppose it isn't quite an Easter egg, according to this example, but it sure looks cool. Remember the June showcase, where the controller sent shockwaves through sand made up of the PlayStation symbols? In order to show off the immersive haptic feedback that's possible on the next generation of hardware? Those teeny tiny symbols are studded all over the controller, and the console, and the rest of its official accessories.

Those who have gotten their mitts on a PlayStation 5 noticed the design, which hadn't been publicised by Sony, though these symbols did appear in the June event. The consensus is that it's an especially stylish flair, and it might aid the overall feeling of holding the controller in your hands.


The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12th or November 19th, depending on where you are in the world, and comes in two flavours: one with a disc drive, and one for digital downloads only. All consoles arrive with Astro's Playroom already installed, and the PlayStation 5 has a very strong launch line-up of games, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Demon's Souls, Fortnite, and The Pathless. Moreover, more than 4,000 PlayStation 4 games will be compatible with the PlayStation 5, and games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Madden NFL 21 will offer free upgrades to their next-gen versions for PlayStation 4 players.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PS5