Sony brought quite a bit of information on the PS4 yesterday, but it seemed as if there wasn’t really anything else that was significant other than the PS4’s official reveal (Sony promised that the PS4 wasn’t going to be the biggest thing at last night’s conference). In either case, we’ve got a bit of updated news regarding the PS4 (though most of it is just a reiteration of the DualShock4 controller information).
As you can see above, an image of the DualShock4 controller has been officially released. At first glance, you’ll notice a relatively traditional PlayStation controller layout: two analog sticks at the bottom, a 4-button D-pad on the left, and your shapely buttons (Square, Triangle, Circle, and X) to your right. On the back, you’ll see your standard L1/L2 and R1/R2 trigger buttons. What’s new, of course, is the touch pad at the center of the controller, with a Share button and an Options button sitting on the upper left and right corners, respectively. On the back, there’s a light bar, which can serve as both player identification (Player 1, Player 2, etc.) as well as sync with the
Kinect PS4’s “stereo camera” for 3D tracking. Also, the new stereo camera attachment will have four microphones built in for better sound detection and source origination.
Lastly, a minor feature but still worth noting, a headset will be included with all PS4 models, which you’ll be able to use by jacking in to the DualShock4 controller.