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Sony Unveils DualShock 4 for PS4

/ Feb 21st, 2013 No Comments

DualShock 4 for PS4
DualShock 4 for PS4

DualShock 4 for PS4

Sony revealed the next iteration of the DualShock controller alongside the announcement of the PlayStation 4 at the PlayStation 2013 meeting in New York Wednesday.

The redesigned DualShock 4 looks similar to the last DualShock controller but adds a touch pad at the center of the controller to interact with games in new ways. The DualShock 4 also integrates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor.

A light bar located on the top of the controller features an LED that illuminates in three different colors. The light bar will change colors during gameplay to provide useful information such as low health. It will also change colors based on interactions with in-game characters.

The PS4 controller has a built-in speaker and headphone jack. Sound effects will be made on the controller based on gameplay. A headset bundled with the PS4 will allow for online chatting.

A Share button on the DualShock 4 will allow gamers to access social sharing features for the PS4. Players will be able to stream content directly from the console or share the last few minutes of gameplay footage to social media networks.

To make room for the touch pad and Share button, the Select and Start buttons have been combined into a single Options button located towards the top of the controller next to the touch pad.

In addition, the left and right sticks and trigger buttons have been improved based on suggestions from the development community. The sticks and triggers will now give a tighter sense of control during gameplay while fitting more comfortably into the hand.

Players will be able to charge the DualShock 4 while the PS4 is on stand-by mode. It can also be charged using a USB connection.

DualShock 4

DualShock 4

Sony also unveiled the new PlayStation 4 Eye camera. It incorporates two highly sensitive cameras with wide-angle lenses for 85 degrees of diagonal view and depth recognition.

Four microphones built in will detect accurate sound and source origination. Much like the Kinect for Xbox 360, players will be able to use their voices and body movements during games.

The PlayStation 4 Eye can detect the light bar sensor from the DualShock 4 and use the feedback in games. For example, it can detect where each player is while multiple gamers are playing and rearrange those players characters on the screen accordingly.

In addition, users can log into their PS4 via face recognition.

The PlayStation 4 Eye can also be used in combination with the PlayStation Move controller to provide a more accurate detection of movement.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

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Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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