DualShock 4 – We looked at the calendar once again, as we first thought that it’s another April Fools joke… but it isn’t.
On the PlayStation Blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment. It adds two programmable back buttons to the controller, and it „allows you to utilize more of your hand to shorten your response time and gives you more flexibility.”
„Responsive Back Buttons and High-fidelity OLED Screen: The two back buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as triangle, circle, R1 and R2 to name a few and provide amazing tactile feedback, so you can jump and slide without missing a beat. The attachment also features an integrated OLED display that provides real-time information around button assignments.
Highly Configurable: A dedicated button allows you to remap back button inputs on the fly, so you are always prepared no matter what game you’re playing. Furthermore, you can save and choose up to three different profiles for use in various games and there is also a headset pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.
Developed by PlayStation: The product is tested and approved for all of your favourite PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles, and is built with the ergonomics of the DS4 in mind,” Sony writes.
Now for the joke. It will be available from January 23 (or February 14 if you’re from Europe), for 30 USD, 40 CAD, 30 EUR, and 2980 JPY. Who asked for this? What’s the point of adding an OLED Siplay to the BACK of the attachment? (How will we even see that during gameplay, especially a multiplayer session?) Sure, you can plonk the L3 and R3 buttons on it to not make the analogue sticks get worn out, but still… it’s an expensive solution. Shouldn’t it be a better idea to get another controller from Scuf for example?
Let’s see the video…
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