Sony Announces New PlayStation 4 Controller and Camera
Sony has announced its wireless controller for the PlayStation 4, as well as the PlayStation 4 Eye, a new camera.
The new controller, the DUALSHOCK 4, uses a similar design as the PlayStation 3′s DUALSHOCK 3 and features a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the front of the controller. Also included is a light bar on the top with three color LEDs that illuminate to match the color of characters in a game to offer a simpler way to identify players. The light bar also changes patterns during gameplay to provide useful information to gamers, such as when a character is critically low on health or has taken major damage.
The DUALSHOCK 4 will also come with a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack, and a new “SHARE button” to allows gamers to easily broadcast their gameplay in real-time to friends through internet streaming services such as Ustream.
The PlayStation 4 Eye is a newly developed camera that incorporates two high-sensitive, wide-angle cameras which can recognize depth and track motion. Four built-in microphones are capable of accurate sound detection and source origination. In addition, users will be able to login to their PS4 with face recognition, and the PlayStation 4 Eye senses the color of DUALSHOCK 4′s light bar to judge the positions of multiple players.