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Submitted by FXGAMESKILLEEN 1091d ago | opinion piece

How the PS4′s controller is looking to improve gameplay

The PS4′s prototype controller has been leaked and [Sony-gamer] will be looking at the controller with a critical eye to see how Sony has improved it for gamers.

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DivineAssault  +   1091d ago
i like it
NewMonday  +   1091d ago
this one looks much more comfortable than the fat prototype.

if the 1:1 motion controls of the Move are a standard part of the new controller then this could open up new possibilities, like aiming and instinctive dodging
BitbyDeath  +   1091d ago
Pretty sure it's the same controller just at a different angle.

Also what's the difference between this move functionality and sixaxis?
Both move as you do, and an even bigger flaw in this one is you can't hold one in each hand comfortably.

In short, I don't think this has move built-in, unless it can somehow split in two.
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awesomeperson  +   1091d ago
I presume if the light is infact for move-like functionality, it could be used for actual positioning within space, 1:1 control, more accurate movement across axes, etc. This is in theory an improvement over Sixaxis, however I'm not sure how games would utilise it (would more than likely end up being a tacked on gimmick).

I do wonder if the inclusion is worth the cost (even if minor), if it has more limited functionality than an actual move controller (which I presume would still be released alongside this main controller)?

All in all, I can't wait for the reveal to see what truly is going on :)
dangert12  +   1091d ago
I was hoping we didn't end up with those tablet wii u controllers...
Blackdeath_663  +   1091d ago
the guy says "There also is a speaker in between the controller that will probably be used for notifications which could let gamers know when the receive a message without the need for an onscreen indicator." i actually never thought about that. that can be one use for the screen on the controller. up untill now i have been struggling to find a use for the screen but now hopefully there is a chance to get rid of those pesky onscreen popups that distract you when you are busy kicking arse online
miyamoto  +   1091d ago
You can use the Move function to move the camera or aim like on the Vita.
PS4isKing_82  +   1091d ago
It almost looks as if it has a rubber case around most of it.
I actually like that cause it looks like it'll be more comfortable in the hands while giving the player a better grip.

Now it just needs some color cause right now it's a little bland.
Some color would knock it out of the park in my book.

But otherwise, I'm really loving the new look the more I see it.
I'm kinda hoping Sony doesn't change it now lol :)
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1091d ago
I like it a heck of alot better than the current one, thats for sure. Always thought it was archaic and needed an update. Good you SONY for finally growing a pair and changing it, albeit just a bit.
ArmGunar  +   1091d ago
It looks like cheap on the pic, like a prototype, I hope it'll be improved :P

But I like the new improvements like the sticks, the cross, the jack 3,5 and maybe a micro.
I hope L2/R2 have been modified too :)
SlyFamous02  +   1091d ago
Is that a touch pad on the top of the controller?
Mouktouk  +   1091d ago
According to previous rumors, yes. Apparently, it's a touchpad like you can find on the back of the Playstation Vita.
Blackdeath_663  +   1091d ago
no i don't think it is. one of the articles said something about the screen being clickable but not touch enabled and that you can click either the right of the screen or the left of the screen. its really annoying that i can't find the article but it was on N4G earlier. if there is a touch pad it is likely to be at the back.
Mouktouk  +   1090d ago
Yes, you're right. My apologies, my rumors were quite old.
Mouktouk  +   1091d ago
It would be interesting if the controller's handling was soft / flabby, you know, like synthetic foam, not only for a better grip but also a smoother experience than these days plastic controllers.

However, I still deeply wish(ed) the core of the PS4 would be around that VR glove patent unveiled years ago.
I just find the idea amazing, it can open up great gameplay experiences.
VonBraunschweigg  +   1091d ago more-proof-for-playstation-4-r e veal-with-a-recent-sony-job-li s ting

edit: can't get this stupid link to work. It's from the same page as this article, few minutes earlier.

Looking at the picture it looks more like the definitive version of the new controller. Everything is there, the design is just more polished. However, the mic/speaker seems to be gone.

I like it a lot. Classic DS design, better sticks and a bit further apart making the controller a little bigger. D-pad seems to be improved over the prototype, more like the traditional D-pad but with a little bowl shape to rest your thumb on. Move and touchpad are there but they won't hinder me should I not want to use them. And if I do I won't have to buy additional controllers, it's already there. I hope there's still is a mic/speaker for those times you need to recharge your headset, just switch to the controller during online play.
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BlaqMagiq24  +   1091d ago
I like it. As long as it has the same feel as the DS3 and not too big and bulgy I'll run with it.
level 360  +   1091d ago
L.E.D. touch screen face plate and earphone jack are the smartest and most helpful addition to the PS4 control pad.

Redesigned D-pad and analogue sticks plus more rounded handles are best improvements over previous one.

Liking it a lot especially the smart bits and as with most Sony products the design aesthetic has always been done in a conservative but classy way.

I just think maybe this could be the final prototype and will be the one approved for PS4.
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Summons75  +   1091d ago
As long as they fix the stupid l2/r2 triggers. That curve down made them the worst. Also a little more resistance on the thumb sticks too thank you.
MariaHelFutura  +   1091d ago
If this is the final controller, it looks like they have added more functionality w/o ruining the feel of a PS controller. I'm all for this.

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