Another controller, another case of drift.
According to a report by Video Games Chronicle, the law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith is looking for public feedback on their experience with the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. Internet users have reported their controller drifting and it appears the law firm is looking to collect as many of these experiences as possible.
Users are guided to a form to fill out, with questions about when the controller was purchased, whether or not the user contacted Sony, what response they received, and generally what problem they are having with the controller.
The law firm is no stranger to issues of controller drift as they filed a lawsuit against Nintendo for a similar issue.
The Nintendo Switch’s controllers, the joy-cons, are notorious for their “joy-con drift.” Nintendo has faced many complaints, even lawsuits, about their controllers to the point that Nintendo’s President Shuntaro Furukawa acknowledged the defect. Switch owners can now send in their joy-cons to be fixed, free of charge.
For both cases, it is unclear what exactly causes the drift and why the companies were unable to catch this quality control issue in the first place.