It can be used alone or paired with an optional Project Leonardo or DualSense controller
Sony and the PlayStation division unveiled an unusual controller for the PlayStation 5 at CES 2023, codenamed Project Leonardo.
According to the PlayStation Blog, the Project Leonardo controller is designed to “remove barriers and help gamers with disabilities play easier, more comfortable and longer on the PlayStation 5.”
Sony said the new controller was developed with input from experts, community members and game developers. Project Leonardo includes a selection of interchangeable components, including many analog stick and button caps in various shapes and sizes.
On PS5, players will be able to customize their gameplay through button mapping, where controller buttons can be mapped to any supported controller function. And players can assign two functions to the same button. The PS5 will also include up to three control profiles where players can save their preferred settings and easily switch between them.
Project Leonardo can be used alone or paired with an optional Project Leonardo or DualSense controller. It is also compatible with third party devices through four 3.5mm ports.
PlayStation stated that Project Leonardo is still in active development and the company continues to collect valuable feedback from the community.