Mike Bithell Hints At “Something Aesthetic” On DualShock 4 We Don’t Know About

Thomas Was Alone is the start of something big for Sony – we said so ourselves – the game scoring a smashing 9 squares out of 10 in our review.

And the developer of the original version (the PlayStation versions were ported by Curve) has been back at Sony today to discuss his next game, something he’s calling “Project 2″, something that’s aiming at PlayStation 4.

The DualShock 4.“You’ll know the success of this meeting in a year,” he said on Twitter today, “when you are / are not playing it on your PS4.”
He also, as you’d expect, got to hold a DualShock 4. “Can’t say much more about [it],” he teased, “it was only a prototype, but it feels tight, suits my hands, and is rather snazzy.”

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iGAM3R-VIII1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

it must be underneath the controller because I believe that is the only angle Sony have not showed us, which means that there is something underneath it but we have just not seen it, so this is quite a secret thing that Sony is hiding, I wonder what though?

adorie1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Perhaps they've added something after we've already seen it.

SilentNegotiator1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Maybe it's a select button. That would be sexy.

iJihaD1965d ago

no one thought of going down a little bit? :( I'm sure some one thought of it to see beneath it!

MikeMyers1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Another member (GribbleGrunger) has mentioned about a possible flip-out for the touchpad if I remember correctly. I thought more in the lines of the Trackpad from Apple where it's removable.

Utalkin2me1965d ago

It's a hole with vacuum suction, so while you hold the controller in your lap....errr wait nevermind.

oof461965d ago

But were would all there a bag inside? How would the controller get rid of....Oh, ewww...

Root1965d ago

The SONY Fleshlight


What....we've all seen them in the adverts at the side of our porn sites.

MasterCornholio1965d ago

Its got a rear trackpad like the one for the Vita.

Motorola RAZR i

Yetter1965d ago

'Aesthetic' implies not functional.

BitbyDeath1965d ago

Jimmy Kimmel showed underneath the controller when he demoed Killzone.

Their was a strange metal thing under the controller but I couldn't work out what it was.

LeonhartX1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

it's a magnet for your fridge !!! ;)

BitbyDeath1965d ago

So the fridge must recharge your controller

BitbyDeath1965d ago


Yep, that is it.
Is small enough to be nothing but is odd it is there at all.

JRH77831965d ago


To me it just looks like the sticker the says Sony and has the model number etc..

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Blackdeath_6631965d ago

i don't think they are actively hiding the bottom since it was on display for all to see. but yeah to bottom is an ideal place to add something but it would be pretty weird adding something aesthetic to the bottom since you won't be able to see it

Parasyte1965d ago

I'll be happy if it is something as small as rubber grips.

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Majin-vegeta1965d ago

Sony still said they have things.We are unaware of.

spongeboob1965d ago

It's probably the texture of the bottom half of the controller. It's supposed to be a rubberized texture, you can see it in HD images.

unchartedxplorer1965d ago

Maybe its those two buttons on the bottom that the modded controllers have

unchartedxplorer1965d ago

Possibly. It could make the melee or the crouching a lot easier in fps's

LogicStomper1965d ago

I'm not able to click the link because of some browser issues, but judging by the title it may not be buttons.

Adding buttons would affect the function of the controller, not necessarily the aesthetical value.

kinetic1001965d ago

has NFC been confirmed on the controller?

wsoutlaw871965d ago

what would nfc be used for

LOGICWINS1965d ago

Charging your controller wirelessly. It would make sense actually. Sony's pushing the "Never stop gaming" mantra pretty hard with the PS4. We see this with being able to play games before they fully download.

Making it less of a hassle to charge a controller would be a reasonable addition.

kinetic1001965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

not sure to be honest but they are pushing it into all their new gear. basicly anything Sony that goes on your coffee table has NFC. Would have thought a PS4 pad would be a good way to promote the feature.

Edit: Sorry, the feature I was thinking of is called "One Touch" and is based on NFC.

wsoutlaw871965d ago

nfc has a very short range and is usually just used to initiate a instant bluetooth sync. Wireless charging would be cool but you would still have to put it down to charge it.

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