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The Witcher 3 to Only Use the DualShock 4 Touchpad as a “Button” for Inventory

In case you didn’t know, PlayStation LifeStyle was part of a group of video game media professionals who were invited to get some hands-on time with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Now, as part of the preview event, we were also given the chance to talk to the studio in all things The Witcher 3 — and that’s what we just did.

During the course of our interview, we asked CD Projekt RED Level Designer Miles Tost if there’s any ingenious feature being used by the DualShock 4’s touchpad.

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DarkOcelet999d ago

Thats a shame, it could have more uses, like scrolling up and down inside the inventory or double click it to equip an item or something.

extravalue999d ago (Edited 999d ago )

i hope they will support the ps 4 controller for the superior PC version

Edit: far cry 4 supports PS 4 controller, and Dying Light as well. Shush

Femto999d ago (Edited 999d ago )

-__- pc supports xinput controllers, the game will support xone and x360 controllers native. the ps4 controller is not xinput, you can use 3rd party software to make it act like a Xbox controller. But yeah cd project has nothing to do with that

Relientk77999d ago

Most developers have been using the touch pad for the map or inventory, and it works really well this way

gangsta_red999d ago

Yea, no surprise there. It was a gimmick that is used for inventory and weapon wheels. I wonder what was the purpose of the touchpad anyway, was it to capitalize on the touchpad mobile games that could be ported to PS4?

Antifan999d ago

True. But at least the touchpad is actually being used in this regard. Kinect 2.0 is a dead weight collecting dust bugs.

dcj0524999d ago

In shadow warrior it's a quick way to activate your Ki abilities and in FFXIV it's a functional trackpad. It has many potential uses but most devs just treat it like a giant select button which is sad.

BitbyDeath999d ago

Made sense to not have both a Start and Select button considering they mean the exact same thing.

Lastgen showed how absurd it was when devs couldn't make up their mind as to which button does what.

The touchpad not only takes one of these functions but also adds more uses if devs find a reason for it, none are forced to use it though.

Palitera999d ago

Exactly.
The PS4 was design during the mobile boom.

It is worthless for the rest. Proof is that devs use it as a select button, nothing more. Luckily. It is an annoying gimmick.

OB1Biker999d ago

Touchpad is very useful to type in the browser for example.
It can be used in games like Infamous did very well, or to move around the map and just tap it to mark.

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Z501999d ago (Edited 999d ago )

Wonder what they're going to use Kinect 2.0 for like all those other devs/

ExPresident999d ago

I've got no issue with that. It works. I'd rather it do something as simple as open the inventory, or make the left side open a map and the right side open an inventory, than say have them try to use it in a gimicky method and it not work as intended or ruin the experience.

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