The scope of the standard controls scuffThat is, the modifications of the original controllers with rear levers is a world apart. The competitive scene has been using them for a long time, and with the proliferation of multiplayer games they have also made their place in the domestic market.
The comfort that these controls represent in competitive play is well proven. Microsoft even has one of its own of great quality that accompanies its console from the Xbox One. The Xbox Elite is undoubtedly a benchmark in this field, but there are endless options on the market.
In this sense, we wanted to try one of the first options available on the market for PS5. For the new generation of Sony the offer is somewhat more limited, since Most manufacturers are still focused on offering options for PS4.
Competitive Controller: maximum customization and functionality
The controller of the PS5, DualSense, is undoubtedly one of the best exponents of the console, so combine its original options with the possibility of including rear levers, It is a great opportunity for those looking to take another step in the competitive market.
Competitive Controllers is one of the Spanish companies with the greatest experience in modifying console controls to offer a plus of professionalism in the game. And in fact, have been among the first to offer modifications
We have been able to test the Competitive Controller for PS5, as we say, one of the first to hit the market. In short, it is a modification of the original remote control to which most of the elements have been changed to offer more functionality.
Leaving aside the aesthetic and decorative design, which is customizable (and personal), both in the predefined options that they offer in their storeAs in the special customization section, the mechanics and essence of all the controls is the same.
You can choose between two types of modifications, mainly: Competitive Y Competitive Pro. The second (and perhaps the most interesting) It is the one that offers that touch of adjustment on the remote once we have it at home, thanks to the change in the sticks.
DualSense maintains its essence and its comfort
The Competitive Controller for PS5, as we say, maintains the original DualSense form factor, nothing is modified in this regard. What does change, and will depend on the finishes chosen by the user, is the texture of the knob. The custom pearl options will eliminate the roughness of the controller for a shiny and slippery option, perhaps not very comfortable in long sessions of the game, but neither better nor worse than the original.
However, beyond the control design, the important thing is in the inclusion of a double back button mapped to X and O, in the case of PS5. It is the greatest added value of the Competitive Controller controller and allows you to perform actions without removing your fingers from the sticks.
In any case, what Competitive Controllers offers is added functionality, not taking anything away from the Sony controller. That is, the control maintains the functionality of the touch panel, as well as the improvements in haptic vibration that it comes with as standard. While the company offers the option of removing the vibration motors to lighten the weight, we recommend against doing so. Because most games allow you to disable vibration, and weight is not a fundamental factor in a controller that, in itself, is quite light.
The rear buttons, unified in a single lever, work like a click. Although they are quite audible, they are very comfortable to use. In fact, the sensations are even better than those of the classic levers that other models bring. Both ends of the unified button can be pressed at the same time, so in this sense there is no objection.
Having back buttons is a fundamental change in many games. For example in Warzone we can do slide cancel Y tac sprint steadily without taking your fingers off the stick, all at the same time you shoot or aim, for example. Or perform actions like the bunny hop in the game without having to change your fingers position.
Height customizable rear levers and sticks
Although having back buttons requires some adaptation time, it is a very successful added functionality. Another interesting aspect of the Competitive Controller for PS5 is the possibility to change the sticks.
The pack includes sticks of different heights that can be exchanged in real time. It is an important functionality for certain games. Such as precision FPS, in which a greater height on the right stick allows aiming adjustments with greater precision and less movement.
Although it is something that can be achieved with additives such as KontrolFreek, the truth is that the Competitive Controller solution is much better integrated and is easier to put on and take off. In total they are three heights available and an extender for each stick, so the available customization is very high.
Although something that we did not like is that the interchangeable sticks have lost their original rough and rubbery feel, they are brighter and more slippery, and depending on the game it can be a problem, especially when that lack of roughness causes certain slips in the fingers. It is something simple to solve, but also something to consider by the players.
Competitive Controller for PS5: is it worth it?
Without a doubt, the Competitive Controller for PS5 is a great added value for those looking for a plus in their gaming sessions by lying the original elements of the Sony controller. Although many of the cosmetic customizations lose the original rugged character of the controller, users always have the option to send in their controller and simply add the back buttons or purchase a basic option with the original PS5 controller.
Worth? As with most custom controllers with added functions the extra price to pay is high compared to the standard remote control. Each one will have to assess whether the almost 100 extra dollars that it supposes in front of the serial command They are worth it, but we can say that your gaming sessions will improve significantly. Especially if you are a regular at first-person FPS, competition games or competitive games. And both on console and PC.
The analyzed version of Competitive Controller has been the version La Perla Competitivo PRO for PS5.