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Submitted by Pintofbitter 528d ago | article

PS4: A deeper analysis of the controller prototype

Real details shared by developers with access to development kits. (Culture, Dev, Industry, PS3, PS4, Sony, Tech)

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nrvalleytime  +   528d ago | Well said
"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.
SquidBuck  +   528d ago
Bubbs to you!!
MaxXAttaxX  +   527d 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!
DeletedAcc  +   528d ago
Nice controller-picture
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Reverent  +   527d 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.
akaakaaka  +   527d 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_Truth  +   527d ago
The share idea seem awesome. It's a guarantee now that the reveals coming on the 20th so we'll see.
kungfuian  +   527d 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!
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miyamoto  +   527d ago
man, that controller is basically a PS Vita w/o the OLED screen and back touch pad.
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TAURUS-555  +   527d ago
all i want is a traditional controller, nothing more. kinect, move and all that sht..no thanks. thas for children
bicfitness  +   528d 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.
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hazardman  +   527d 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.
GribbleGrunger  +   528d 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.
RevXM  +   528d 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.
jalen247  +   527d 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.
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miyamoto  +   527d ago
yeah Games Radar and many media are at it again. saying the concave is a copy of the 360 controller.
Hanso  +   528d ago
I heard we can even plug our earphones in!
NOW THATS AWESOME
Just_The_Truth  +   527d 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.
Lucreto  +   528d ago
If it did this when being turned on I would be happy

http://i.imgur.com/I0Q3KPD....
RevXM  +   528d 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.
Pintheshadows  +   527d 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.
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Now that looks impressive!
Qrphe  +   527d 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...
WeAreLegion  +   527d ago
They're concave and convex! Brilliant! It works with all genres!
Nick_515  +   527d ago
I still hope it's a touch screen and not just a touch pad. I just don't see as much use of a touch pad. With a touch screen there is so much more application.
khowat  +   527d ago
there are a lot of uses also for a touchpadx like swiping gestures for melee attacks in stuff like Killzone.
VsAssassin  +   527d ago
Sony has to take advantage of this tech which is what the PSVita has. For me, this touchpad is more practical. Practical since the aspect ratio matches most if not all HD sets, and something that doesn't require the user to look anywhere but the screen when using it, as opposed to looking at the Wii U's gamepad when using it for inventory access and stuff.

Imagine using a mouse peripheral on the PC; This touchpad will allow for more 1:1 selection feature like in most RTS games. Draw functions will also be enabled so games like Scribblenauts and minigames that require scribbling will be possible. All that without looking away from your monitor!

That said, this may take quite a longer learning process to get used to, but nothing too difficult.
violents  +   527d ago
Why would you need a headphone jack, my blutooth works great.
Pillsbury1  +   527d ago
They will probably include a wired headset in every box so everyone can cross game chat.
DasTier  +   527d ago
Have they finaly confirmed cross game chat is in then?
a_bro  +   527d ago
@ujean69

the PS vita has party chat (aka Cross Game Chat), dont be surprised if its ubiquitous with the PS4.

its obvious that the PS4 will have it.
violents  +   526d ago
I love how I got disagrees, so you three have been to my house and tested my bluetooth headset huh?
Pillsbury1  +   527d ago
But will the final design split into 2 halves for 2 moves?

So excited for the 20th! New consoles launch!
jalen247  +   527d ago
I hope so. 1 controller to rule them all.
Snookies12  +   527d ago
I dunno, that would kind of look weird with it having some sort of seam in the middle for splitting it apart. Not sure how that would work exactly... Suppose we'll just have to wait till the 20th to find out what IS and ISN'T a part of the controller.
napalmbrainmusic  +   527d ago
hmm wonder which button we gonna use to spot enemies on battlefield now?
Rainstorm81  +   527d ago
Touch screen
DivineAssault  +   527d ago
I want to see this bad boy in action.. How/what will they use these new features for? Thank goodness the controller isnt a helipad device thats half the systems price..
RevXM  +   526d ago
Your comment made my day thank you! Spot on and funny regarding the WiiU.
But lets be honest, there is no way its controller is even worth half its price considering the spec it sports.
Relientk77  +   527d ago
Really excitied for this controller and the system
Big_Boss91  +   527d ago
since the ps4 is using the vita's d-pad I wouldn't be surprised if the R2 and L2 are like the ps move controller triggers
GameHero  +   527d ago
Funny how there's no SONY on it yet a PS logo...
EverydayGuy  +   527d ago
Imagine if the PS4 controller can be deconstructed from a DS4 into a Move.
shadow_lawless  +   527d ago
I thought the entire idea of the trackpad being on the back of the ps vita, was so that you could make use of your often unused ring/middle fingers????

moving the touchpad to the front now just means its an alternative to the analogues. Why would i want to remove my thumbs from the analogues just to use a touchpad??? especially considering most games require you keep you fingers on the analogues for movement and camera control.

Please let the track pad be in the back of the controller!!!!
khowat  +   527d ago
Don't worry you'll get used to it and maybe even like it. Right now we haven't seen what the trackpad is able to do but maybe it will lar to even cooler gaming experiences
Npugz7  +   527d ago
I really like that design!!!
Platinum_k  +   527d ago
No change is boring. Too much change is risky.

I think the PS4 controller concept has the right amount of both. It Looks awesome!

I cant wait to get my hands on it...
hano  +   527d ago
umm,
I appreciate motion control and all...but that looks like a retarded way of doing it.
evilhasitsway  +   527d ago
didnt another artical say the touch pad was a button as well?

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