Rumors leading up to the official reveal of the PS4 insisted that Sony would be redesigning the controller for this system. At the reveal event for this next-generation console, these rumors were found to be true, as Sony has implemented a new share button, touchpad, and a few other features that enhances the overall functionality of this controller.
In an article that was published by CVG on Feb. 27, it was found that Guerilla Games, the studio behind the successful “Killzone” franchise, had been working with Sony to create a controller that was great for first-person shooters. "We've been having these discussions about putting a headset jack in there because everybody should be able to go online and have a chat, and they put it in there and it's awesome."
"It sounds like a lot of really simple features that we've put in there but they make all the difference because it's in one comprehensive package. For example, there are little tweaks to the indentation on the sticks, where you have your thumbs on them, we've slightly raised them so there's a little bit more precision. They're slight changes but they make a huge difference."
Proceeding on to talk about the overall feel for this redesigned controller, Heide says that this new controller ”feels incredibly accurate, in your hands it feels solid, it feels really high quality with the materials that have been used, it feels like you're in control and particularly with that feeling of being a Shadow Marshal, this big hero guy with extra capabilities, it's very suitable.”
Readers should note that the controller that was presented at the PS4 reveal event was not representative of the final design. Sony has stated that this controller is still in the design process, and may feature additional changes at launch. To view a few high-resolution photos of the DualShock 4, as well as other photos from the PS4 reveal event, please take a look at the slideshow featured above this article.