The Playstation 5 controller will be the most immersive yet, according to games developer Mike Bithell.

Playstation 5 Controller

Playstation 5 Controller

Speaking on the Play, Watch, Listen podcast, Bithell hinted that he had seen the controller for the new console in action and it would allow gamers to "feel" rain and other environmental effects.

The 'Thomas Was Alone' developer made the comments after composer Austin Wintory had been explaining how developers hope the new console - which is set for release in late 2020 - would be able to deliver more realistic audio.

Mike said: "Dancing around some [Non-Disclosure Agreements], all I'm saying Austin, is you're gonna love what they're doing with the controller on PS5 ... the DualSense stuff."

Sony previously announced that the new controller would heighten the sense of immersion for players.

In a statement, the company said: "Based on our discussions with developers, we concluded that the sense of touch within gameplay, much like audio, hasn't been a big focus for many games.

"We had a great opportunity with PS5 to innovate by offering game creators the ability to explore how they can heighten that feeling of immersion through our new controller. This is why we adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you'll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud."

And the tech giant previously explained how the new DualSense controller marked a "radical departure" from previous consoles.

Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, commented: "DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5.

"The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games - continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future."