Shuhei Yoshida: You Can’t Turn off the Light Bar on the DualShock 4, But Developers Can

on July 9, 2013 2:19 AM

The light bar on the DualShock 4 has been an area of interest since the unveiling of the PS4 ‘s controller, and even more so since when we learned that the camera won’t be bundled with the console. Some think that it’ll be distracting , while others simply don’t want it to influence the carefully set up lighting of their mancave, or would like the battery to last longer.

According to Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida users cannot turn off the light bar, but developers can if they so wish.

This of course also means that theoretically a developer could just put an option in the game to let you turn off the light bar, making everyone happy. Will anyone go out of his way to do it? We can’t really say, but it shouldn’t be such a difficult option to implement.

 /  Executive News Editor
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