Sony Teases New DualShock 4 Controller
Sony is ready to change the way you play with the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 wireless controller.
Ever since the PS4 was formally announced back in February, the Internet has been abuzz about Sony's next-gen video game console. Not only were some great game trailers (including "Killzone Shadow Fall" and "Infamous: Second Son") shown, but the company also unveiled its new DualShock controller design, one with some significant changes.
In a new video, Sony goes more in-depth with the DualShock 4 controller, releasing a new trailer, providing details about how you'll be playing games with it.
The company did a lot of research into seeing where it could improve upon its DualShock model, Sony said, talking with various game-production teams (including Media Molecule and Sucker Punch) and getting their input on what changes should be made. Features present in past DualShock controllers, including dual analog sticks and trigger buttons, have been fine tuned this time around. [See also: 6 Big Questions About the Next Xbox]
As for the new additions, there are three that stand out, according to the video. The built-in light bar lets players be tracked with ease, using motion technology similar to that of the PlayStation Move – yet with more refinement, as the EyeToy camera has been replaced with a light-up sensor bar.
The second feature, the touch-pad, allows players to roll their thumbs for extra game accessibility while still keeping their hands firmly on the DualShock 4's regular controls. However, Sony hasn't provided any gameplay footage showing this technology in action – yet.
Finally, there's the Share button, which enables players to capture and distribute game videos to their friends, as well as broadcast game sessions online.
The PlayStation 4 – and its DualShock 4 controller – should get a better showcase at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June before it makes its retail debut this holiday season.