Quantic Dream "very interested" in PS4 touchpad

Quantic Dream, the do-it-differently developer of adult thrillers Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, is "very interested" in the new DualShock 4 PlayStation 4 controller.

Heavy Rain used a lot of gesture commands and quick-time events to make a new kind of adventure game experience people other than core gamers might enjoy. Quantic Dream even retro-fitted PlayStation Move controls after the game launched.

Quantic Dream was one of the first studios in the world to receive PlayStation 4 dev kits, and has been working on an idea for a PS4 game since the middle of 2012.

The DualShock 4 pad has Move's glowing motion-sensing ability built in, and it also comes with a touchpad - a style of control an ever-spreading audience now understands because of touch-screen iOS and Android gaming.

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iGAM3R-VIII2060d ago

So am I, I would love to see how devs utilize this feature and how they would integrate it into the games. AT E3 I would love to try it out as well.

The touchpad seems like a fun feature

GuyThatPlaysGames2060d ago

I'd like to see how this touchpad works out with developers. Either it will sink just like the PS Move that everyone thought was gonna "revolutionize" gaming or it will bring something new and fresh to the table. Either way, I can't wait!

ijust2good2060d ago

it would be utilized as much as Move or sixaxis was...a pointless feature that no games use. Especially shooters which usually dominate consoles. I can't see any good game utilizing. On consoles, i can't see many RPG/RTS/MMMO being very successful. Want to play those type games, go play on PC.

Minato-Namikaze2060d ago

RPG's? I believe that they are already established on Consoles. RTS games would be the toughest transition. If this Diablo 3 control scheme turns out pretty good on PS3/4 i dont see why it cant work similarly well for MMO's (granted i dont play many mmo's)

Donnieboi2059d ago (Edited 2059d ago )

I can't help but think about how I will have to Remove my thumbs away from the analog sticks AND/or face buttons just to touch the touch pad. Would have made more sense if it was in the back like Vita.

Some people say it being in the front is good for menu's, but I want a ps4 for games first, and being a Vita owner, i know first hand the benefits of a back touch screen.

Maybe if it's cheap enough, they should put an extra touch pad in the back too. But, if it's too expensive, then forget it.

Jaqen_Hghar2060d ago

Let's hope it's not a bunch of useless swiping like the Vita's rear touchpad and touch screen got in the Uncharted game.

Droid Control2060d ago


I love Quantic Dream games, but their gameplay sucks. Please David, stop with the gimmicks and QTE sequences and just give us solid intuitive gameplay along with you epic stories.

mrmancs2060d ago

has it let slip the final pad design? Hmmm...

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