DualShock 4 or DualShock Forgotten?

“Are the capabilities of the DualShock 4 being ignored or underutilized for multi-platform games?”​ With a bevy of features, from the lightbar and speaker, to the touch pad and gyroscope/accelerometer, the PlayStation 4′s controller is capable of many unconventional and unique uses.

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ftwrthtx1647d ago

Controller evolution is a must and developers need to be on board.

joab7771647d ago

Just hav to giv them time. They should. Sony should incentivise.

aLucidMind1647d ago

They really should. They really talked up SixAxis on the Dualshock 3 and barely anyone used that in their games. After playing Folklore, I really enjoyed the feature. So hopefully Sony will actually get developers to implement it somehow.

levian1647d ago

I love the DS4 but we really need some serious innovation in controller design in general.

Having 4 face buttons being your main input buttons is archaic with the way we use dual analog sticks. You can't simultaneously use both sticks and one of the face buttons.

The way I play (and I'm assuming most others), I use my index fingers to work the triggers, leaving my middle finger free near the back of the controller. We need at least 1-2 buttons on the back of the controller that can be mapped to any button on the controller for ease of use in any game.

randomass1711647d ago

Yeah, I've noticed that too. Lots of good features often go ignored for a more traditional design approach. Kind of a shame, really. :(

Kivespussi1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )


The controller is good. Doesn't need to fix something that isn't broken

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Lightning Mr Bubbles1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

I don't really care. I have Infamous second son and you use the touchscreen a lot, and when you spray paint you shake the controller and move it where you want to paint, and I don't really care

PS4 controller is good if you use this stuff, and it's just as good if you don't, it's one of the best controllers ever for traditional gaming.

Fatal-Aim1647d ago

“Are the capabilities of the DualShock 4 being ignored or underutilized for multi-platform games?”

Hell YES!

DS4's capabilities far exceeds the XB1 controller on a scale so great it's embarrassing. yet, i see very few developers actually taking advantage of them.

Dontworrybhappy1647d ago

Disagreed. The X1 controller has better sticks and D pad. So in my opinion it's better for shooters and fighting games. But the DS4 has better triggers and the TouchPad is awesome when used to map controls that would otherwise double up on buttons. Either way my opinion, not fact, as all player accounts should be taken.

Baka-akaB1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Owning both , i dont see where one outshine the other for the D pad and sticks personally . I only prefer the DS4 , because the touchpad i actually use a lot in games like Final Fantasy 14 , and it's convenient in a few apps menus (like Sharefactory) .

The rumble triggers are great , but i mostly had use for it in Forza

solid_snake36561647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

I love the ds4 but Just give me back my old dualshock 3 analog sticks and I'm happy.

IRetrouk1647d ago

You can swap them out yourself if you want, I actually dont like using the ds3 anymore, the ds4 is such an improvment that it makes its older brother useless in my opinion, everything has been improved and the added extras work as promised, now we just need devs to become a bit more involved in using the ds4s impressive features.

solid_snake36561647d ago

@IRetrouk no actually the fitting is different, so the DS3 sticks won't fit the ds4

Baka-akaB1647d ago

Wow , to each their own , but it's actually the first i've heard of someone wanting the Ds3 sticks back .

Even on ps3 i no onger want to use the DS3

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JBSleek1647d ago

I'm just disappointed with the damn thumbsticks...

joab7771647d ago

If u mean the wearing out, there r a ton of options for cheap. I grabbed 2 pair and no problems.

JBSleek1647d ago

I shouldn't have to do that...

Baka-akaB1647d ago

You should have gotten the pad replaced . I had one from the faulty batch at launch , and got it replaced very quickly . No problem whatsoever since with the replacement . And i bought 2 colored pad too since , with no issues

isarai1647d ago

Try buying a new separate one, the newer models seem to have a more durable rubber coating. Been using mine all day every day since September and it hasn't worn at all. Shouldn't have to do it i know but it's a solution

Spotie1647d ago

You could have done what most people would do and have Sony replace the controller free of charge, but then you wouldn't have anything to bitch about.

Nah, who am I kidding? You'll always find something.

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