New PS4 Details: DualShock3 Won’t Work, But The Move Will

on February 21, 2013 5:10 PM

New details have been unveiled about the compatibility of the DualShock controllers with the new PS4. With the new functions of the DualShock4 and how it works, the PS4 will not support the DualShock3, as reported by Polygon.

Somewhat surprisingly, it will support the current PS Move controller, which was shown in a demo performed by Media Molecule last night. In addition, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida was asked if other Bluetooth-enabled peripherals would work, to which a Sony publicist replied “I don’t think we’re addressing additional peripheral support at this time,” and Yoshida quickly added “That doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work.”

Hmmm.

The new Playstation4 Eye was dissected by Engadget along with Yoshida, and was confirmed to have a pair of 1280×800 cameras, four microphones, and an 85-degree field of view. The two lenses work together for a variety of Kinect-type of features, like triangulating the 3D environment, gesture recognition, body tracking, and conjunction with accessories like the Wonderbook, the DS4 controller. and the PS Move.

A Sony Studios chief explained that for the PS Eye, it was one lens doing all of the work. With this new PS4 Eye, one lens concentrates on capturing the action and ensuring good picture quality, and the other is dedicated to motion tracking. Move technology was incorporated into the DS4 controller as well to help the PS4 know where the player is sitting in relation to the console, and may possibly be used to take 3D pictures and video and store it on the console. The only thing not commented on was the power of the microphones, though it is assumed it will at least be able to pick up voice commands.

What do you think of these details? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to DualShockers.com for more news.

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.