Razer has just announced its latest new controller, the Wolverine V2 Pro, which is specifically designed for PlayStation 5 and its unique DualSense feature set, and whose main draw is the fact that users can freely swap its control modules in any order they want. While modular controllers are not a new concept in and of themselves, they are far from mainstream, and their cost is often cited as one of the primary reasons for their low adoption rates. The Wolverine V2 Pro, at $249.99, may be no exception.
Razer hopes to counteract this with the Wolverine V2 Pro, which combines the extensive features of a standard PS5 DualSense controller with significantly increased flexibility and customization options. One of the more interesting aspects of this controller is that it was created under the official PlayStation licensing program, which means Sony approved its design at some point during its creation.
In terms of features, the Wolverine V2 Pro outperforms Razer’s new Xbox controller design. Wolverine is said to have a shorter actuation distance on all inputs, as well as significantly improved long-term durability of the switches, in addition to leveraging Razer’s Hyperspeed Wireless 2.4GHz connectivity for minimum latency. The most intriguing aspects of the Razer Wolverine V2 Pro are its customizable control modules. Each trigger, for example, can be tuned for specific pull distances, while sticks can be swapped out on the fly based on the user’s preferences.
The Razer Wolverine V2 Pro also has six remappable buttons on the back of the controller, which adds even more functionality to an already versatile product. Overall, it appears to be competing with Sony’s DualSense Edge controller rather than any standard gamepad, but this comes at a cost. The Wolverine V2 Pro costs a hefty $249.99, making it a premium-tier product in every sense of the word.
While reliability in a real-world use case has yet to be determined, it appears that Razer has taken things to a new level when compared to Microsoft’s own Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers, which haven’t seen much iteration. Wolverine V2 Pro, of course, is fully compatible with Windows operating systems, including Xbox consoles, making it a key competitor in every relevant gaming ecosystem.
The Wolverine V2 Pro is one of Razer’s most impressive products to date. For those who don’t mind the price, it appears to support almost every type of use, though it remains to be seen how reliable it is over time. In other news, Razer’s Razer Edge streaming console aims to compete with Steam Deck, though it’s worth noting that Edge lacks almost all of the notable features of Wolverine V2 Pro, making it a less interesting input device.
The Razer Wolverine V2 Pro will be available on December 31.