Sony came up with a cost-effective option for people who want back buttons on their DualShock 4.
Imma pick this up. Can you map the a d-pad direction to it?
Good to know because pressing up on the d-pad in The Darwin's Project is annoying as far as movement goes.
Its a great accessory if reviews are anything to go by and I'll definitely pick one up. That said the price (half of the controller) seems a bit too steep for something like that. 19.99 would be a perfect price afaic.
I'm sure the two triggers of the attachment will be integrated to DS5 and the OLED on the front side in the place of the touch pad with touch function for better visibility.
What would be good buttons to map for those? I'd probably surely have L3 as one and maybe the options button. I don't like how small and out.of place that is. I miss traditional "start" buttons to pause games
I'd use it for dpad assignments on games which use that for stuff. Kind of a pain to take your thumb off the analog stick to use it. Otherwise, I'd probably do R3/L3, and maybe some other commonly used button. Option/touchpad never bothered me, since its usually just for the menu/map screens, but it'd be used if there was nothing else to use. Would be nice if there was some in game support for the attachment to go directly to specific menus or in game selections.
For FPS players the normal thing to do is to map two of the face buttons there (X, O, /\, [ ]). This makes it much easier to perform certain fast skills like jumping, crouching, reloading, or special abilities.
L3 and R3 would be good for sure.
Unbelievable Jeff 😉
Just pre-ordered mine from Best Buy. My body is ready....
Just preordered from amazon
I really do think that because they (iirc) said DS4 will be compatible with PS5 that they came out with this attachment so people can take full advantage of the console - I think the DS5 will have these same paddles, etc... integrated into that controller.
I think that will not be the case. This back buttons are really only geared for the hardcore or dedicated gamers while the more mainstream ones will be content with a normal controller. the DS5 is rumoured to be very similar to DS4 in design and the only reason that I can think of on why Sony released this thing this late in this gen is because it will be compatible with the DS5 too and the DS5 will not have the back button as default.
You haven't seen the DS5 patent with the back buttons yet then. http://www.pushsquare.com/n...
With the Patent that was shown, makes me believe that the DS5 will have buttons to match these. Either that, or its going to be a separate pro controller that has those back buttons. But if it is just going to be for their standard controller from here on out, its not hard to believe that the controller can evolve to have more buttons by default. More buttons means more control options for future games. I have 6 DS4 controllers and if this option means I can use them for the PS5 Im going to at least buy 2 or 3 of them instead of purchasing 2 or 3 DS5 controllers right away.
Maybe now Ubisoft can add hip leaning to console version of r6 siege like the pc has already had for years.
Leaning has been on R6 Siege console version for years too though?
Only while aiming down sights (ADS) you cannot walk around in hip fire while leaning on consoles.
This would be great if Ubisoft could add a control scheme specifically for this attachment so that can be possible without having to ADS to lean.
It's certainly neat, i just dont play enough shooters to justify buy it personally.
Ok this is like the 3rd or 4th article saying exactly the same thing. Yes it’s cool. Yes you should buy one. Next subject.
they are reviews though. more reviews are better to have than just 1 or 2, right? WTF are you on about?
Anyone know if this works on PC while using a DS4?
No reason that it shouldn't. It's just a secondary input of one of the existing buttons, not a new one, so it should be fine.
On PC it should be possible to configure them for different controls. Usually PC games have a 3rd party controller option to allow you to map each button to whatever you want it to be, but if it really does just duplicate the buttons then maybe it wont work, but PC should detect it as a totally separate input. Fingers crossed!
I believe Polygon mentioned that, yes, it does. No need for driver updates either.
So I assume the PS5 controller will have built in back buttons? Apparetly since that Elite Xbox One controller this is a trending thing?
I'd guess that it's a default DS5 feature. Seems to be too much of a coincidence that they release this around the same time they say DS4 is forward compatible, with the PS5 blowout around the corner.
So far never had a controller problem with any of the games on my PS4 so I'll wait until the PS5 as it will more than likely come standard on it.
It's not so much solving a problem, it's just providing additional functionality at a much more reasonable price than a $150+ pro controller. Dualshock 4 is going to be fully compatible with PS5, so it coming out late in the gen isn't an issue which it might otherwise have been.
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