Submitted by GribbleGrunger 963d ago | opinion piece

Could The New DualShock Controller Be The Heart Of The PS4?

Paul Kent writes on Sony-Gamer: 'In a recent article I wrote concerning what to expect from the Playstation Meeting, I suggested that the PS4 reveal may not be the biggest announcement. Of course, to a gamer, the PS4 would be the most important announcement, but I was talking in terms of an industry shaker and the repercussions thereafter. There was a section of that article that I decided to remove because it was speculative at best, but after giving it some thought, I’ve decided to write this modest piece dedicated entirely to the proposition in my headline.' (PS4)

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Hellsvacancy  +   963d ago
A bit off topic I know but I really hope the PS4 has its own custom music feature, it was the one thing I wanted this gen, Im kinda wondering maybe thats why theres a jack plug at the front of the controller, I duuno, just a guess
Cupid_Viper_3  +   963d ago
I'm not 100% sure about it, but I think you can already do so with certain games on the ps3 (GT5 I think) and with some games on the PS Vita as well. Again, I'm not sure, since this is a feature I've never needed.

On Topic,
I think the arcticle brings forth a very interesting concept with the controller. Using the controller as the main key to access all thing Sony/Gaikai would be another huge plus for Sony. But I think that even if they don't go that route with this controller, Sony manufactures enough devices (phones, TV's, Tablets) that would be able to access Gaikai in their own ways.

What I'm really hoping for to be honest is to see if they've bettered the Move controller with the sharpshooter, as I actually enjoy playing first person shooter games with it. I literally stopped buying FPS games that didn't support the move after playing KZ3 and R3 with the move. It made single player fun again, and provided a totally different approach in Multiplayer games.
SonyStyled  +   963d ago
theres plenty of games that feature custom soundtrack. the killzones and motorstorms and skate games for example
KwietStorm  +   963d ago
There are games right now that have this feature, but it's up to the developers to implement it, because Microsoft has a patent on the system default feature. People deny it for some reason, but I've read it myself on the patent website.
HITANDRUN  +   963d ago
the remote looks awfull if thats the final looks. Wish they get off that look and do something similar to the wiiu second pad and 360. I think the screen is for selection of games already played that can be acess with gaikai, but who knows? I wait and see, only 3 more days. I get the feeling we are going to get a kick in the @ss.
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BABYLEG  +   962d ago
Every Xbox game has it.. Not just some
Wigriff  +   963d ago
Gribble: What would happen if your controller died? Would you assume that there is some sort of memory card in the controller that can be swapped to another controller then? If that were true, then the memory card would be tied to the account; not the controller itself. *shrug* Just throwing ideas out there.
GribbleGrunger  +   963d ago
That's a very good point. The only solution is what you've suggested: a memory card solution. You would simply put the memory card into the new controller. I suppose you could also have that information saved to a cloud so that even if the controllers memory wasn't removable, all you would have to do when you got a new controller is access that cloud save and download it onto the new controller.
KwietStorm  +   963d ago
I wouldn't expect to see that, if nit for anything else, then just because removable media would invite "obstacles" as far as account "borrowing" and hacking goes. It would also drive the cost further up.

And not to rain on this guys parade, but the rumor of your account tied to the controller has already been flying around for weeks.
NateCole  +   963d ago
The heart of the PS4 is Sony devs
shivvy24  +   963d ago
they lost insomniacs exclusivity which in my opinion was a HUGE blow since insomniac released 8 games for it and 1/5 of my ps3 library is from insomniac alone
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Black-Rock-Shooter  +   963d ago
They also lost studio Liverpool well shut them down but they did get sucker punch and the good thing is insomniacs will still keep making game life fuse witch will come out for both the xbox 360 and ps3 so I am happy that they will still make games for the ps3 as I grew up playing ratchet and clank on the ps2.
sprinterboy  +   963d ago
if it has a memory card slot then that will be the same memory card as vitas?
one2thr  +   963d ago
That'll be the most convenient choice for both Sony and Vita owners, and vita owners with a spare 4gb storage card... Win, win, win...
NBT91  +   963d ago
Probably not, knowing Sony. There was no reason for them to make (over priced) specific Vita memory cards in the first place but they did so I reckon they would do the same on PS4.
Black-Rock-Shooter  +   963d ago
Oh god no.....

That would kill it if it did and I think they will just do the whole special hdd that the xbox 360 uses so if you want to upgrade then you switch.They mainly made the odd memory card thingy for the vita was to stop hackers as the psp was easily hacked and used for a lot of emulation.
bullymangLer  +   963d ago
hopefully the ps4 controller is done rite and supports COMFORT . . . . i understand the Vita is doing poorly in sales, but since when do sales determine somethings glory. The Vita needs comfort, it too is awkward to grasp . also systems need game-changing uniqueness . so far .EVERYTHING THE VITA DOES EVENTUALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN . NOTHING UNIQUE ABOUT THE VITA . shame
one2thr  +   963d ago
I have huge hands and I can say the Vita sits comfortably within them.
Not to sound like I disagree with what your saying, seeing that everyones fundamentals of comfort is completey different to the next person.

Typed with a Vita (+.[VITA].÷)
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bullymangLer  +   963d ago
understood .. but . weather your hands are huge like mine or not, the vita gots them wrongly placed nintendo looking joy-sticks . if you get the comfort grips they built for the Vita, you will feel a huge difference in quality.
but them joy-sticks.
pennywhyz  +   963d ago
I just hope this is not the controller looks cheap.
skydragoonity  +   963d ago
This controller has horse droppins written all over it
OSIRUSSS  +   963d ago
Here is an Idea You Sony Geniuses, let gamers use the VITA as a controller.
SyluxPT  +   963d ago
Could be the heart of the Player...
Bobertt  +   963d ago
That is a stupid idea in my opinion, most devices won't be able to play games like the PS4 will be able to. Do you really want to play ps4 games on a tablet with a ps4 controller? Its going to play horribly or the developers are going to have to hold back on games and make them less intensive, which is the opposite of what a next gen should do. Having your controller connected to your account is stupid too because its much easier to brake or steal than a console and what if you lend your controller to a friend?
level 360  +   963d ago
My only question about this speculation especially with the bringing your control pad over to your friend's place is about your PSN account being possibly saved(?) on your friend's PS4.. sure your ID is your control pad but it also syncs-up with your/or anybody's console.

I do like the idea except for that part which I'm worried about.
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evilhasitsway  +   962d ago
you know i keep hearing the controller looks aweful and so on but one im certain thats not the final version two i dont care what it looks like as long as its comfortable to use for many hours.

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