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PS4: A deeper analysis of the controller prototype

Real details shared by developers with access to development kits.

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nrvalleytime1198d ago

"An illuminated panel along the top can change colour and behaves just like a Move controller, a development source has told CVG. Combined with the same gyro and velocity sensors introduced with the PlayStation 3's Sixaxis, the PS4 pad is said to be an "enhanced motion control device"."

Okay - if I'm reading this correctly, this controller honors the past while also embracing the future. Call me crazy, but I'm extremely anticipating seeing how it works. This sounds like Sony's philosophy entirely wrapped up in a controller.

MaxXAttaxX1198d ago

""you'll notice that the PS4 d-pad has seemingly been redesigned to more closely resemble that of the PS Vita's own version - excellent news for fans of fighting games""

Music to my ears!

DeletedAcc1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Nice controller-picture

Reverent1198d ago

Agreed. While that particular picture was just a concept mock-up, I think it will very closely resemble the final product because it maintains the same look as the PS4 controller prototype, while also looking much more polished. Personally, I think the controller will be amazing.

akaakaaka1198d ago

Sixaxis was cool, it was just a option to play the game in a different way if you wanted to try and this seem to be going the same route and that is cool..

PS4ever

Just_The_Truth1198d ago

The share idea seem awesome. It's a guarantee now that the reveals coming on the 20th so we'll see.

kungfuian1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

The dev station pics really makes me think they're shooting for the sky. The move light bar on the controller and two cameras (clearly visible on the dev kit) could be used for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Only the view would change when you move the controller (verses glasses like in the video).

Based on it's inclusion out of the box we could see these type of effect possible in every game as default, with no sacrifice to traditional control methods. This tech has the potential to significantly enhances your immersion in the game world and offers a very cool 3d effect with no need for 3d glasses or tv!

Even better imagine it used in tandem with 3d glasses and you have a 'holographic effect' which was eluded to by a sony exec more than a year ago (can't find article) :-)

http://www.extremetech.com/...

The PS4 has to AMAZE us and what better way to do that than to be the first to market with 3d (3d effects)on any tv, and HOLOGRAMS (holographic effects) for those with 3d tvs!

miyamoto1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

man, that controller is basically a PS Vita w/o the OLED screen and back touch pad.

TAURUS-5551197d ago

all i want is a traditional controller, nothing more. kinect, move and all that sht..no thanks. thas for children

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bicfitness1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

I like the fact that it looks like you have a built in trackpad for precision movements, and/ or a built in Move should you choose. I'm not a fan of peripherals, but I don't mind features if they're integrated into a form factor that I already use and enjoy.

Let's be honest, Move was the most precise of the 3 motion types, but also between the Wii and Kinect for being finicky to set up. If they nail the precision without some weird camera setup (super wide lens maybe?) then this could be crazy fun to play with.

Edit: The headphone jack and potential built in mic are also pretty cool.

hazardman1198d ago

The controller looks sick, I like everything about it. I like that Sony is intergrating move connectivity with it. I don't like sex toys man..
The analog sticks got a nice look to them....the controller is nice tho, it got a great quality look to them.

GribbleGrunger1198d ago

The more I look at these pictures the more I realise that those analogue sticks are NOT 'concave' They are rounded with an extra lip around the edge.

RevXM1198d ago

Yes you are right, there was an article earlier that stated this also and I believe you are right.

Well well, we will get to know a lot on the 20th. five freakin days from now.

jalen2471198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Yes. The analog sticks look like the top of the Vita's analog sticks.

The d-pad also looks like the one on the Vita.

The best case scenario for me is that the PS4 controller was like the controller in the article picture and was able to split in two.

To me that would be best of all worlds (dualshock, move, vita) and everyone would be satisfied.

miyamoto1197d ago

yeah Games Radar and many media are at it again. saying the concave is a copy of the 360 controller.

Hanso1198d ago

I heard we can even plug our earphones in!
NOW THATS AWESOME

Just_The_Truth1198d ago

If that's true they have really learned from the past. If its as easy as grabbing my iPhone headphone and plugging them in I see the community really expanding. That one thing I like about Xbox Live.

Lucreto1198d ago

If it did this when being turned on I would be happy

http://i.imgur.com/I0Q3KPD....

RevXM1198d ago

yeah that would be real neat. touch access to some stuff on the controller.

Browse and control music withouth pausing the game and lots of other things could be avalable and display through the controller at any given time... yup that would be nice.

Pintheshadows1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Touch pad for cursor control on a revamped browser would be good. It looks a little chunkier as well which is welcome.

The new d-pad looks nice as well.

Qrphe1198d ago

Except that it seems it won't be a touchscreen but a touchpad from what they tell us (although a point against this would be taken on a touchpad being glossy and not matte).

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C...

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