Beyond: Two Souls is only weeks away from being released by Quantic Dream and Sony Computer Entertainment and while there are many expectations from consumers for this title, Quantic also wants to know people's reaction to the new feature called Beyond Touch.
"It’s still a bit too early for me to make calls on this. I need to see what people will say on Beyond Touch, on Beyond, and see if they thought that was a good answer to the problem or not.
"My hope of course is that they will like it, but will it allow us to reach people who otherwise wouldn’t have played because the controls would have been too complex? If this is the case, then that’s part of the answer, and we may want to continue exploring this direction," Cage said.
This piece from VG24/7 brings up an interesting point that not all developers are convinced right out the gate when it comes to the PS4's touch pad.
Having had some personal experience with this feature on the PS4, the touch pad really does seem like a superfluous detail right now. Perhaps developers will need sometime to figure out the best ways to utilize it, but this doesn't look like it'll be anything more than a tiny gimmick or part to each game we play.
New features like the touch pad are constantly being pushed in gaming nowadays. Gamers don't seem too interested in these things, so it is certainly up to developers to make uses out of them that players want and enjoy. Otherwise, they will continue to remain just a gimmick.