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DualShock 4 design detailed in new video

Many people thought very hard about the DualShock 4, the fancy new controller which debuted this February at Sony's big reveal in New York. This new video shows how developer input shaped the PlayStation 4's button-and-joystick doohickey, and how those developers hope it will shape the player's experience.


The DualShock 4 looks just different enough to be intriguing, though it's definitely a DualShock. We still have no idea what the PlayStation 4 itself will look like, but you can always check out our round-up of news and rumors about the system.

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9 comments

  • Rowdie - April 27, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    Hey, it's great they finally asked developers what they wanted as far as silicon goes, but if you're designing a controller you should have asked the gamers. Speaker, worthless. Touch pad, worthless. Those are four triggers, two of them are buttons, but hey, thanks for finally having triggers well done. Analog stick still tacked on like the afterthought they were way back in the day.
  • Cyberninja - April 25, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    I don't really like it because I feel like the touch pad is unneeded
  • Gingy111 - April 26, 2013 8:49 p.m.

    amen to that....i have a hard time believing that it will be useful in almost any way
  • Tranquilbez34 - April 25, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    The share button and the controller tracking intrigues me but the rest of the controllers features seem a bit gimmicky
  • Gingy111 - April 26, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    I like that they changed the joysticks to be more competitive with the 360/720 esspecially for competitve shooters
  • ObliqueZombie - April 25, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Ugh, speaker in the controller. The sounds always sound like a cheap toy that has a one-liner feature. But the rest is solid. I'm most excited about the share button more than anything else it offers.
  • mbavalo - April 25, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    I think it would actually be a useful feature.. think in multiplayer games when you should get player specific output, like commands or your team status(Winning/Losing)
  • MrSprinklez - April 25, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    I agree that the sound quality isn't that great on current controllers that have it (Wii remote), but I still enjoy it. When playing Twilight Princess, I love being able to listen to the sound of me drawing Link's bow from the controller itself. It feels much more immersive, even if it's not Bose sound quality.
  • Linktoreality - April 25, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Don't forget the great speaker on the Wii U's gamepad.

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