When Sony said they approached numerous developers for feedback on the PlayStation 4 and Dual Shock 4, they weren't kidding.

Many game makers have confirmed that announcement, and renowned Halo developer Bungie is the latest. The team is currently working on the multiplayer-oriented FPS, Destiny , which is scheduled to hit both current and next-generation platforms. So, PS3 and PS4.

And according to Bungie COO Pete Parsons, Sony approached his team with feedback for the PS4's new controller:

"Sony’s hardware team was great. They contacted us early in the process to get feedback on the DualShock 4. We make action games, and our feedback was simple. We wanted to make sure that the DS4 really paired up well with Destiny’s gameplay. For us, that meant the controller needed to feel more substantial, and triggers needed to be concave."

There are aspects of both the Dual Shock 3 and the Xbox 360's controller that I like, so combining those traits isn't a bad idea. Provided the size, heft and feel of the gamepad is just about right for my hands, I'm happy.

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playaplus
playaplus
7 years ago

absolutely hated msoft's controller. ok size i can deal with I guess. I use Dpad only for fighting games so the placement felt weird at 1st anyways, took a couple of weeks to get use to it bur doesnt help that i didnt like the 360 dpad so maybe it has nothing to do w placement lol idk. the triggers are what bugged me the most and sadly if i wanna try a shooter on ps4…i know im gonna get use to those type of triggers. that's my only complaint about the ps4 controllers

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Concave triggers are good, I shouldn't have to mod the thing.

Anybody else notice how controller changes over these many years are basically dictated by the shooter genre?

booze925
booze925
7 years ago

I must say, that is a slick looking piece of hardware 😀

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Looks like Sony did some serious research amongst developers this time. It'll pay off.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

What if we don't like the concave analogue sticks?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

maybe they'll have triggers you can snap on that go in the wrong direction this time.

___________
___________
7 years ago

bout bloody time!
dunno why its taken them so long though, they really should of released a redesigned DS3 years ago!
really bugs me exactly why i had to stop buying my multiplatform games for my 360, every time id go back to play my ps3 my hands would cramp because of how uncomfortable and poorly shaped it is!
finally wont have to worry about that anymore, well hopefully.
hope they have ditched that chinsy thin cheap plastic the DS3 is made out of too.
feels terrible, like the plastics only the american car manufactures manage to find.
even tim tam wrappers feel better!

wackazoa
wackazoa
7 years ago

What the hell is tim tam ?

___________
___________
7 years ago

seriously!?
what rock you been living under?
the world famous chocolate biscuit!

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
7 years ago

Tim tam? World famous? Sure it is. Never even seen any around vegas, long beach or even London.

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

Uhhh they are a chocolate biscuit in Australia. very popular with foreigners.

They are only famous in Australia, and only people who have been here and tried them would know how great they are.

You won't find them for sale anywhere else unless they are imported. Kind of like how we don't get Dr Pepper or Cherry Cola here without Importation.

On track, I have honestly never felt any discomfort or cramping from using a PS controller.


Last edited by Akuma_ on 5/9/2013 8:03:29 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
7 years ago

I don't mind the PS3 controller at all, but I am wondering how the PS4 controller will feel and handle.

wackazoa
wackazoa
7 years ago

My only point is that this should have been an optional controller. I get that new tech is good and often a selling point and there is no new set price, but why should I have to pay $100 and up on features I might not use. I will probably never use the share button and depending on the features attached to the screen, might never use that. (I hardly ever look at my controller during gameplay)

They should have, in my opinion, released a similar controller to what we have now. Then release a second controller for those that want the extra features. Then people would have a choice.

All my concerns maybe off base once the system comes out and we get our hands on the gear. But for now, I shall voice my conerns and hope Im wrong.


Last edited by wackazoa on 5/9/2013 10:49:19 AM

Akuma_
Akuma_
7 years ago

Actually they are the same price as the DS3's were at launch.

Well, we don't know yet, but they wouldn't be any higher.

The DS3s sold for $100AUD in Australia, there's no way they would retail for more than that, plus you only need to buy additional controllers if you want to play Co-op.