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Rumour: A new "Genuine Professional controller" for the PS5 may be on the way

Potentially great news for those with competitive tastes.
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If rumours are to be believed, a new PS5 Pro controller is set to be revealed in the coming weeks. This information comes from TryHardGuides, who claim that anonymous sources provided information and alleged pictures of the prototype.

It’s worth taking this all with a grain of salt, especially considering that there’s been no official word on the existence of a PS5 controller aimed towards competitive play, alongside the reality that no evidence of the controller’s existence has been provided aside from the anonymous claims.

Street Fighter 6 - which got an announcement trailer at the recent Sony State of Play, may be the perfect game for this kind of hardware.

Nonetheless this controller, if real, will include several features that may sound familiar if you’ve picked up an Xbox Pro controller at any point - including removable analogue sticks, trigger stops, and rear paddle buttons for additional input options.

While claims of the controller’s existence remain unsubstantiated, it’s not totally out of the question that Sony would be interested in putting out a product to compete with the Xbox line of pro controllers. This also fits with Sony’s seemingly growing interest in esports - having only last year acquired the world's largest fighting game tournament Evo in a joint partnership with esports agency RTS.

What are your thoughts on the rumours surrounding a PS5 Pro controller? Do you think it’s likely to be real? Let us know your thoughts below.


For more Sony reporting, check out our pieces on the Sony PS5 selling 20 million units as of this month, as well as the Sony Gran Turismo movie being set for an August 2023 release date.

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Connor is a Video Game Reporter with roots in multiplayer titles across a wide variety of genres. Connor can be found scrounging Reddit and Discord for the interesting stories, or diving deep into the latest fighting game.

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