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.

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4 Comments on Sony Announces New PlayStation 4 Controller and Camera

Swcloud99

On February 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm

It all sounds nice but the share button is really crap. I want to play my games and something like that will serve only so few times that they should sell it has an extra instead of cluttering the controller with it.
The touch pad is also quite pointless, especially if it displays no image it’s only going to end up a gimmick which no devs will want to use and those that will, will use it so half-heartedly that they might has well have not.
Oh, and speaking of half-hearted gimmicks, the sixaxis is still in?

demize

On February 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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.

Ok so now i have the hassle of not only watching my tv i have to keep tabs on my controller to. I hope this is optional.

Theawesomedesigner

On February 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Wonder if this d4 will work on the ps3 as ps2 ones work on ps1, hmmm curious now!

Mr Flibble

On February 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm

So they’re merging the original Ps3 controller with a Wiimote and turning the Playstation Eye into a Kinect? Impressive.