PS4 Getting a Mecha Controller for Border Break but Only if there Are Enough Orders

Hori announced that it intends to release a PS4 mecha controller for Sega's Border Break, but requires a number of initial orders to start production.

on April 22, 2018 3:45 PM

Japanese peripheral manufacturer Hori announced the intention to produce a special mecha controller for PS4, to be used with the upcoming robot battle game Border Break by Sega.

The controller is a rather snazzy joystick to be used with your left hand, designed to work with a mouse used with your right hand, reproducing the traditional control scheme of Border Break’s arcade game. The PS4 version, in fact, support a mouse plugged into the console natively.

The price is 18,338 yen, which translates to roughly $170, and orders are open until May 2nd. Here lays the caveat. If Hori doesn’t achieve more than 3,000 orders by the deadline (with maximum three orders per person), the project will be canceled.

If the project is successful, the controller will release in Japan within 2018.

The three sizes are 220 × 160 × 160 mm, and the whole thing weighs about 1.5 kilograms. It’s designed to connect to the PS4 via a 3 meters-long USB cable. Of course, all these numbers are work-in-progress.

The controller doesn’t include a lightbar, vibration, motion sensor, speaker, or the right stick, which is replaced by the mouse (not included) for aiming.

Those who will make the purchase will also get an exclusive skin for their mecha.

Whether the controller (which you can see below) will actually make it to the market or not, Border Break will launch in Japan exclusively for PS4 on August 2nd. Unfortunately, Sega has not announced a western release yet.

 /  Executive News Editor
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