Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 605d ago | article

PS4 controller - What's new, What's different, What's the Same?

Sony's PlayStation Meeting and PlayStation 4 reveal was the most exciting event in recent gaming history, and not just for our first glimpse at Sony's next-generation software. Burning questions we had about the controller--now officially dubbed DualShock 4--were almost entirely answered as Sony announced the redesign, showed off new features, and released high-resolution photos. (Dev, PS Vita, PS4, Sony)

Moonman  +   605d ago
DS4 also has a 3.5mm Stereo Jack. :)
HammadTheBeast  +   605d ago

Time to hook up my Skullcandies on this.
ShinFuYux  +   605d ago
What's the point for a stereo jack? I don't get it. The PS3 used blue-tooth headsets for communication and sound, why is that on the PS4 controller?

Besides, if it's just for regular headsets, then wouldn't that kinda kill the battery life a bit faster?
Donnieboi  +   605d ago
It's for game audio, not just communication with other gamers. Stop crying. If u dont like it, dont use it. I will be using it however, so yay for me!
-Alpha  +   605d ago
Is there anyone who doesn't perceive that they will like it? There were a lot of fans who thought that the DS3 controller was perfect, and did not want any changes. But this controller's ergonomics, size, sticks, triggers, and handles are all different.

Personally, I can see the problems people had with the DS3, and think the new controller really accentuates DS3's problems, or at least shows that the Dualshock 3 really had places that have benefitted from the new changes. I can't imagine ever going back, as the DS4 really looks infinitely better. I'm excited to get my hands on that more than actually seeing the console
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Pintheshadows  +   605d ago
Much like the innards of the console Sony seems to have listened when it came to the controller as well though. My only concern is the battery life with all the extra kit thrown onto it.
MysticStrummer  +   605d ago
People complain about the actual PS4 not being shown yet, but I was far more interested in how the DS4 looked. Looked very cool to me.
RememberThe357  +   605d ago
That latency improvement is what has me the most excited. I love the new form factor too.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   605d ago
I don't like the concave analog sticks,I preferred them more round as you can use more of the stick rather then just the edges.
Sitdown  +   605d ago
That's what she said? I know.... Lame, and I apologize.
HammadTheBeast  +   605d ago
Unless you have hard skin on your thumbs, isn't this better?

Oh well, we'll find out once its in our hands.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   605d ago
The one thing I hope they improved upon is the D3 and R3 sensitivity, I always would accidentally press it some times like in COD or other games, other than that it looks awesome
Pintheshadows  +   605d ago
I do that alot, especially if the controller is worn in and i'm playing something frantic.
Chaostar  +   605d ago
Thanks, those are kind of helpful, I just wish there was some form of exact scale we could see.
Smashbro29  +   605d ago
They removed start and select! Those were cool...
ps4 controller = sexiest controller i've ever seen
MadMen  +   605d ago
First off I love this controller over all, it has grown on my in the past few days

I do think its funny all the $hit people talked about xboxs controller sony now for the most part follow suit

Encaved shoulder buttons
encaved analog
head set jack
thicker over all controller

Now onto things I love, I actually like the light on it, love the "pistol grip" look and the thickness is much better
poopsack  +   605d ago
They better have white ones as an option sooner than a few years down the line.
Donnieboi  +   605d ago
I hope the entire console will be a different color (as well as final controller). Sony teased the PS3 as being silver and it never happened. It was black...just like ps2. I want a new color like grey or silver (since it would be closer to the ps1's color...my fave console ever)
poopsack  +   605d ago
Fingers crossed
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r21  +   605d ago
No more slip ups of accidental kills from placing down the controller :D Thank you PS4 designers!
Dms2012  +   605d ago
New controller looks very solid and comfortable.
Excited2play  +   605d ago
The controller ergonomics look great. I can't wait to get my paws on it.

You can tell it's also more solidly built as well. A rugged controller is a win win all around.

notice how there is less height on the L1/R1, looks like a huge improvement to me.
inFAMOUS_KRATOS  +   605d ago
it would be pretty awesome if i can hear other people thro my controller, but not my tv?

like i love sound, i have 7.2 speakers since the ps3 launch, w

i hope is bluetooth campatible?

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