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Submitted by Sandmano 460d ago | article

Sony: 'Everything's been tuned' with PS4 controller

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's invitation to check out the next Xbox, Sony pushed out a shiny, new YouTube video highlighting the added features of the PlayStation 4 controller, along with a healthy peppering of praise from its creators.
"Everything's been tuned -- the feel of the analog sticks, the sensitivity of both different types of triggers," Scott Rohde, PlayStation product development SVP, says in the video. (Dev, Industry, PS4, Sony)

Batzi   460d ago | Bad language | show | Replies(2)
sherimae2413  +   460d ago
that touchpad looks similar to vita's rear touchpad...
anyway things are looking good for ps4 ^_^
supremacy  +   460d ago
Yeah its the same tech, i for one would have liked the touchpad to go on the back and put a small screen where it currently is.

The small screen doesnt have to be lcd or even display color, it could simply be a screen that displays notifications and the ps logo or time when on standby.

I was just thinking the other day, being in a scenario where i am not in the same room as the ps4 and i get a message icon pop up on my controller. From there i could either read the text message, or simply listen to a voice message via the controller's speaker. Or even view updates, and friends list and trophies; now you dont need a huge screen to do display any of this, just one the same size of the current touchpad.

I know, i know this would probably make the controller more expensive, and use more battery, but i just coulent help but think of such an idea.

@sandmano and @Cupid_Viper_3

I get where you guys are coming from, and believe me i have a vita and in fact i am using one to write this reply. But here is the problem with that, i am not talking about going outside my house or to a different place altogether, so a vita wouldnt be needed.

Also, vita as far as i am concerned, i dont think will come bundle with every ps4 sold, but neither does a phone or tablet but again my point remains, i am not talking about having to need a second screen designed for commute rides and what not. I am just merely suggesting a controller packing a simple touch screen for simple tasks like notification checking and the like. Plus all this talk about being social and intergrated along with the idea of keeping your psn id in your controller would simply make sense with what i am merely suggesting.
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Sandmano  +   460d ago
I don't know if you have played the vita but the rear touch pad is often annoying to use its all about the touch screen. I'm glad it's on the front.

On a side note I wonder if the next xboxs controller will be redefined.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   460d ago
"I was just thinking the other day, being in a scenario where i am not in the same room as the ps4 and i get a message icon pop up on my controller. From there i could either read the text message, or simply listen to a voice message via the controller's speaker. Or even view updates, and friends list and trophies, even receive notifications while you are at it. Now you dont need a huge screen to do display any of this, just one the same size of the current touchpad."

I think that's why Sony has the PS Vita. All the stuff you mentioned, the PS Vita does it all. I don't have a keyboard attached to my PS3 so when I get messages, I use the PS Vita's on-screen keyboard to answer, even when I'm away from home.
Sharius  +   459d ago
i rather they leave this like this and update PS4 firmware so i can link this with my xperia phone and check mess and stuff from there, caring PS4 controller around just for mess is just doesnt feel right for me
I_am_Batman  +   460d ago
Just like the D-Pad is similar to vita's D-Pad. Overall I really like the Controller from the looks of it. The only thing I'm a little bit sceptical about is the integrated speaker.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   460d ago
A man has his Pulse headphones to use (Playstation ones with 7.1 surround) so a man isn't worried about that.
portal_2  +   459d ago
@ Jaqen_Hghar

Me too.
Pxljunk  +   460d ago
Indeed my fellow player indeed ;)
minimur12  +   459d ago
At the back of the touchpad on vita, there is XO[]/\ in lines, if you look at the ps4's tp it is only little holes. I think XO/\[] would be a bit better tbh
Typical-Guy  +   460d ago
I want to hold it soon bad, I wanna touch it, feel it.... Daaaamn that's one lovely controller :-P
TheMailman  +   460d ago
Man you gave me a bonner!
Pxljunk  +   460d ago
I feel just the same lol but I want to lick it, sniff it lol and make love to it muahahah JK
Sandmano  +   460d ago
Looks really nice and comfortable.
fsfsxii  +   460d ago
Looks great, and the Camera has some use that we didn't expect. Great work sony.
M-M  +   460d ago
I really can't wait to play the PS4. Only a little over a month away until we get more details on the PS4 =).
ps3_pwns  +   460d ago
no excuses to hate the new ps4 controller ds4 becaus they done a million tests on the thing and spent a lot of money on it untill every random person who tested said it was good or bettter then the xbox controller.
Bathyj  +   460d ago
You dont need to bring xbox into this. If they like theirs, fine. This thing looks awesome, thats all we need to concern ourselves with.
Crystallis  +   459d ago
I cant wait to get that thing in my hands and see all the colors light up. I don't play my ps3 without light, but on the fist night I get my ps4 im going to play in complete darkness.
MasterCornholio  +   460d ago
He is right the first XBOX controller was horrible. But thy fixed it by making the controller smaller and more ergonomic.

Motorola RAZR i
Pxljunk  +   460d ago
Anything could be better than that Xbox 360 controller, they for sure better do some on it bc is must needed
Bathyj  +   460d ago
Am I crazy cos my favourite part is the grippy looking back half of it. I dont know, it just looks like something I want to rub.

Plus does anyone remember unscrewing two different coloured N64 controllers and putting them back together two toned? I'm gonna be all over that.
WeskerChildReborned  +   460d ago
Hopefully the triggers are better.
Jdoki  +   460d ago
Exactly what I was going to post.

I still have no idea why Sony made them pivot in that way on the DS3! R2 and L2 were really annoying on an otherwise brilliant controller.
BoNeSaW23  +   459d ago
I still don't think they have enough of a up concave to prevent finger slip. 3rd party triggers are the only thing that made the DS3 playable for me.
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Jdoki  +   460d ago
I know this would have impacted battery life a lot, but I would really have liked haptic feedback on the sticks.

I remember it was rumoured before the PS3 launch.
Gerchi-san  +   460d ago
Hmm... I don't know about this. I really am looking forward to the PS4 and most of all the games, but the DS4 leaves me skeptical, probably because I really like the DS3.

I don't get the whole touchpad-thing ON the controller anyways. Whith the Vita, they already have the perfect input device for all things touch-related. The DS4 touchpad will most likely feel inferior to it, without the screensize and the visual feedback the Vita can provide.

I'd prefer the usual Start and Select buttons over it anyday, not only because they give me proper feedback as buttons tend to do, but because the controller wouldn't have to be as wide as it appears to be now.

Apart from that I can't see how the touchpad is able to enhance gameplay in a way that doesn't feel tacked on or gimmicky. At least compared to the Vita.

Another thing I think is absolutely unnecessary are the Share- and Options buttons. They look SO out of place and squeazed in. I just can't see why they could not have been options, accessed digitally via the PS button.
Count  +   459d ago
Looks almost the same as the Ps3 controller. But with a few minor adjustments.
BoNeSaW23  +   459d ago
Minor adjustments!? Are you kidding?

The DS2 to the DS3 was minor adjustments. This is a complete overhaul my friend!
WickedLester  +   459d ago
I'm really looking forward to trying this controller out. I'm glad they have lengthened the grips back to more of what they were on the original Dual Shock. I'm also glad they have implemented triggers for L2 and R2.

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