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PlayStation 4: Developers Discuss DualShock 4 Controller [Video]

PlayStation 4 developers discuss the DualShock 4 controller

PlayStation 4 game developers are discussing the DualShock 4 controller.

Not having shown the actual PlayStation 4 console, Sony’s DualShock 4 controller is under hot discussion by developers. The item is what gamers will be holding in their hands when their games are released and being played, making the controller an important aspect of what could ultimately decide the fate of the PlayStation 4. Remember Dreamcast and the controller that was almost as big as the console itself? That’s the point.

One feature of the DualShock 4 controller under discussion is the Light Bar, which will supposedly tell the PlayStation 4 where you are so it will adjust the split screen accordingly in multiplayer local games. If you switch places with another player, it will switch the section of the screen you’re using. Here’s hoping nobody feels like messing with everybody else, running back and forth as they play.

Also under discussion is the multitouch Touchpad, which up to this point has been one of the advanced aspects of mobile gaming on smartphones. It might be used to zoom in on your target if you’re using a sniper rifle in Destiny, or help aim a remote control turret.

The built-in speaker for the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller may be used like a microphone to issue voice commands to an NPC ally (and here’s hoping the NPCs use an AI similar to BioShock Infinite), to tell them to duck, take cover, or cover you as you run in kamikaze style, yelling like Demolition Man.

The Share button could be a highly-used function, giving gamers bragging rights on PSN instead of having to just compare gamer scores and leader board positions. It’s why people watch the Super Bowl instead of just waiting for the final score. They want to see it happen, not hear about it later. Seeing that split-second drift finish in that racing game may just give you props enough to live on in infamy.

The video where developers discuss the DualShock 4 controller is above.

What do you think about the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller?

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