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access_time February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM in Culture by Sean Garmer

Sony Unveils New Dual Shock 4 Controller and PS4 Eye

PS4 Dualshock 4

Sony confirmed earlier in the week, that a leaked picture was indeed a PS4 controller prototype. Well, at the Future of Sony meeting, Sony pretty much unveiled a very similar looking controller. The Dualshock 4 weighs almost an ounce more than its predecessor, and comes with an integrated touchpad in the center, an LED, a light bar, a headset jack and a microphone in the middle. Sony also confirmed that the Dualshock 4 has a share button, which allows for instant uploading of real time gameplay to social media sites and the PSN.

Sony later confirmed via a press release, that the LED touchpad has a mechanical button and somehow you can type with it as well. Aside from being a player identifier for motion gaming, the LED can help show statistics or vital in-game information as a person plays a game as well.

PS4 Eye

Sony also unveiled the PS4 Eye, which looks a lot like Microsoft’s Kinect and is also a lot smaller than its previous versions. The little information Sony did offer about the PS4 Eye is that it can automatically detect players and can process things at 60 frames per second, which is 30 fps faster than Microsoft’s current version of the Kinect.

Hopefully Sony gives us more information on not only the PS4’s accessories, but the system’s hardware sooner rather than later. E3 2013 seems like an eternity away for gamers clamoring for more information on this next generation machine.


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