PS4 controller features and specs were finally revealed last night the PlayStation event. The Dualshock 4 design was pretty much the same we saw in earlier leaked pictures, sporting a touchpad, as well as share button, built-in camera and headphone jack. Read on for more PS4 controller specs, features, photos and video.
Here's a rundown of all the new PS4 controller specs and features via out techier sister site, iDigital Times:
Controller specs are as follows: The controller, called the "Dualshock 4," will have updated joysticks and L2/R2 buttons. It will feature a touchpad and social share button that will allow players to capture footage of gameplay to share with family and friends. The Dualshock 4 will also feature a headphone jack, a multi-colored light bar to identify different players' controllers, and a peripheral camera that, using the light bar, can read the controller's position in a 3D plane, allowing for extremely smooth game input.
The PS4 controller's "Share" button may be the most controversial feature introduced at last night's PlayStation 4 launch. At the event, Sony execs explained that the button will let PS4 users share video and photos of their achievements with their friends online across a number of social networks as they play. Pressing the share button will let you post video of our gameplay to streaming websites like Ustream, and the system will keep a short term memory of recent gameplay so you can still post something after it's already happened. PlayStation announced that the PS4 will feature its own social network, thought gamers will likely be able to share across other websites like Facebook and Twitter as well.
The touchpad is also a pretty controversial PS4 controller spec. Its exact purpose is still unclear but it will essentially allow PlayStation 4 gamers to play new games using a trackpad. Sony showed off a number of new games that don't seem to incorporate the touchpad, but there was one exception. Indie game legend Jonathan Blow (best known for "Braid") shocked gamers by taking the PlayStation stage and introducing his new game, "The Witness," which will launch as a PS4 exclusive. The game will reportedly integrate the PS4 controller touchpad. Check out the preview below:
The backside of the PS4 controller features a glowing six-axis sensor for better mtion control. The design for the L2 and R2 triggers has also changed for "better precision plus improved surface materials... for more delicate manipulation," Sony explained.
Check out these video of the PS4 controller specs and features:
PS4 controller specs and features Twitter reactions:
"That thing on the PS4 controller isn't a touch panel. It is a weed vaporizer. That's what they mean by "cloud" gaming, dude," tweeted Gus Mastrapa @Triphibian.
"The new ps4 controller is ugly as fuck!" tweeted PapiChampu @obey_sabi.
"Essentially the PS4 is a PC in a box with a couple of wanky things on the controller that nobody will ever use," tweeted Colin Beeblebrox @Quazlor.
"The new PS4 controller looks amazing," tweeted @Tigsxo.
"Is it just me or does the PS4 controller look like some third-party wireless ps2 controller from madcatz or something lol," tweeted DarkLordofMinecraft @DarkLord_Link.
"I like the PS4 controller," tweeted Chuck Bass @thatnigga_k.
"The PS4 controller look kinda live," StonerRidge @StonerRidge.
"I wonder what the chances of the new XBOX even having a controller are. PS4 may end up the only ... classic option," tweeted Ben Barrett @ChaosSmurf.
"WAIT! How do you announce a PS4 but just reveal the controller???" tweeted Nyles @TheOnlyGoof.
"The new ps4 controller looks pretty sick!" tweeted Freitas @FreyLynch.
"Ps4 controller is f***ing lushhhh," tweeted @Niaa_Daleyy.
"Awks when you a picture of the new PS4 controller and you just think of the Sega," tweeted @Toe_Knee95.
"NO NO NO a touch pad on the PS4 controller?!?! That alone is very off putting," tweeted Marc Hobden @hobbers1991.
"How can the new ps4 controller have a touchscreen?" tweeted Aaron Brennan @Aaronjbrennan.
"The PS4 controller... I thought it was weird at first but now I actually think its kind of cool," Hunter Boyd @Roflwaffles2347.
"The ps4 controller looks mint," tweeted Ryan Graham @Ryan_Graham.
"The ps4 has a touch pad on the controller, that just tells us it's going to be expensive," tweeted @TweetsByRiv.
"Wait, is there no Start button on the PS4 controller? How do you pause? 'Options'?" tweeted SonicKitsune @SonicKitsune.
"So the new ps4 controller may have a lcd touch screen pad on the controller xbox please respond..?" tweeted P.S it's Gio @TevsThoughts.
"After seeing the PS4's controller, I really hope Microsoft don't make the same mistake with the Xbox 720," tweeted CrashPlayer360 @CrashPlayer360.
"If that's really what the ps4 controller looks like it's ugly," tweeted @TheOfficialAk.
"That ps4 controller is hilarious," tweeted Steve @SteveKempner.
"All the ps4 had to do is work with the old controller but no...." tweeted Casval Rem Deikun @EL_Seancon.
"Like even if the PS4 ends up being a disappointment, that controller really does look nice and I can't wait to hold it," tweeted Ben @flintmech.
"Hang on, what if the PS4 controller IS the PS4, and the whole thing's in the cloud?!?!" tweeted Jonny Clooney @Makinov.