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PlayStation 4 ( PS4 ): What The New Controller Is All About – Release Date: Holiday Season

by Mihai Matei on March 3, 2013

PlayStation 4 – A Closer Look At The Controller


Not long ago we switched gears for a bit and reported that the PlayStation 4 has just been unveiled in New York, during the PlayStation Meeting 2013 conference. The company has shed some light on its upcoming console, and as such, we’ve learned a few details on what to expect from the PS4 in terms of performance, as well as compatibility with older PlayStation games.

Anyhow, today we’re going to reopen the topic again, but this time around we’re going to talk in-depth about the new DualShock 4 controller. Join us after the break for more details.

PlayStation 4 (PS 4) - What The New Controler Is All About

PlayStation 4 (PS 4) – What The New Controler Is All About

PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Controller – What’s it About

Right folks, so the company has recently unveiled the DualShock 4 controller, and by the looks of it, it has a lot of new features packed inside. First of all, the newer controller comes with a touchscreen at the top, as well as a share button that allows the user to capture and share in-game footage with the gaming community or only with his friends. Sony claims that the share function allows players to broadcast their gaming sessions in real-time, via Ustream or other similar internet streaming services.

Furthermore, the new controller features an LED light bar that changes colors in order to match the colors of the in-game characters, thus making it easier for players to identify and pick up the right controller. The LEDs can also change color for the sole purpose of informing the player that the in-game character is low on health, is taking damage and more.

Another feature that is present on the DualShock 4 controller is that it not only has a stereo headset jack, but built-in speakers as well. The PlayStation Eye camera for the PS 4 will also work hand in hand with the aforementioned light bar, and as such, the console will recognize the color of the controllers and position the in-game characters more intuitively, based on the position of the players.


Last but certainly not least, Sony has also mentioned that the “rumble” function on the new controller has been enhanced, but no details on what exactly has been improved have been given.

That’s all for now folks. The DualShock 4 controller seems to pack quite a lot of technology. Hopefully the overall experience will be as good as they say.

We’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn more, but in the meantime feel free to let us know if you’re considering the possibility of buying the PS4.

Thanks Gamespot for the heads-up regarding the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller.

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