Sony Releases High Resolution Photos of the New DualShock 4

February 21, 2013

While it may share the same name and brand as its predecessors, the DualShock 4 is looking to be one of the most progressive and innovative controllers to come from Sony since the original DualShock. Sony has taken the pleasure of uploading some high-resolution photographs of the new controller; you can get a much better look at the new look of the hardware, as well as the new LED light, share/option buttons, and its overall different shape.

The LED light on the controller will change colors in order to differentiate between players; it will also react when anything happens to the player (such as taking damage) in game. The Share button will be used to allow the gamer to broadcast live gameplay or share clips and/or still screenshots via Facebook, Ustream, and other social media. The new sensor bar will be able to judge the placement of the gamer among a three dimensional environment and will provided highly sensitive and improved Move support.

Sony also highlighted the other most important changes and specs of the device:

  • Motion control is enabled by a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor

  • Dual analog sticks fine-tuned for better precision plus improved surface materials and shape for more delicate manipulation

  • L2/R2 buttons on the top of the controller employ a curved design for easier, smoother interaction

  • A new “Options” button combines the functions of the DUALSHOCK 3’s “Select” and “Start” buttons for operating in-game menus

As of now, no pricing has been indicated for the system or controllers and there has been no word if the DualShock 3 will be compatible with the system. The PlayStation 4 itself has been confirmed for a Holiday 2013 release. Hold on to your butts.

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David has been a gamer since childhood and enjoys games that are able to deliver fun and intricate gameplay alongside compelling and emotional narratives. He's also a huge fan of film, television, comic books, and literature. David has his B.A. in English Language Arts from CUNY John Jay College.

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