Here’s Why the DualShock 4 is the Complete Controller Today
The next-generation console launch from Microsoft and Sony have appeared somewhat monotonous. However, following weeks of specification comparisons as well as hardware swagger, Sony ultimately provided a breath of fresh air with the introduction of its recent DualSense controller. So far, it is the most exciting announcement concerning a next-generation console, mainly for Sony, as it has hardly upgraded the design of its controller in over twenty years.?
Among the longest-standing constants in the world of video gaming is the DualShock controllers line. The first PlayStation controller raised the bar for new controller design as well as its successors. Those that would layout that plan included the Dual Analog Controllers from 1997 as well as the generations of the DualShock prototypes that were rumble-equipped and came after PlayStation, PlayStation 2, plus PlayStation 3.
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As opposed to the Xbox 360 controller, a competitor of the Dualshock 3 controller at the time, the latter lacked a custom-built headphone jack. Sony decided to change this feature for the Dualshock 4. A couple of controllers placed the jack in a strange position, which could result in tangling of the wire while playing, something that is quite annoying for gamers. The Dualshock 4 comes free of this challenge as it has a headphone jack found at the forepart of the controller.
When using the Dualshock 4, the motion controls make it an exciting and interactive controller without necessarily possessing a customized motion controller. A few games adopt motion control every once in a while, for various tasks. Gamers can also utilize motion control in Dualshock 4 for shifting their cursor when typing on the screen.?
It makes it pretty straightforward to type things on the PS4 as turning the analog or utilizing the D-pad each time is annoying. They have to incline their controller to the particular directions they want to shift the cursor while the gyroscope does pretty much everything else.
The Share Button
Among the most enthralling add-ons to the Dualshock 4 controller happens to be the Share button, which became one of the best. The Share button is a practical addition in the controller which offered features that lacked during the launch of other controllers at the time. It became explicitly helpful in the era of social media, where people frequently share screenshots as well as gameplay videos on the internet. The PS4 can directly share things with social media using the Share button on the Dualshock 4 controller.
The Light Bar
A controller is deemed worthy if, at all, it exudes a gaming vibe and whose appearance is appealing. The light bar meets all these requirements, particularly so for those that enjoy the good old color system display of RGB. Aside from its aesthetic purposes in PS4, the light bar also functions with the PS Camera and delivers some impressive stuff in Augmented Reality. The PS Camera monitors the light bar and hence has significantly enhanced the motion-sensing aspect.?
On the issue of aesthetics, users can make changes and set the light bar to the color of their choice. When there are many controllers all connected to the PS4, users can have them light up in various colors. The light bar turns to multiple colors in a couple of games based on the situation. Case in point, the light bar displays red in a few games when the health status of a character is critical. It appears the best in GTA V when there are wanted characters, and it begins flashing red and blue, similar to a police siren.
In the Dualshock 4, the speaker is another novel feature that is incorporated in the controller. Some games utilize it, although when gamers hear the audio cues coming from their controller, it heightens their immersion level in the game. For instance, in Horizon Zero Dawn, the gadget Aloy adopts to scan the surroundings and various other things, the Focus generates a sound anytime players activate it. The music emerges from the controller as opposed to the main speaker hence making the gamers feel as though they have put on the device themselves.
Sony has added a wide range of latest features to the Dualshock 4. Other than its cosmetic redesign, it has recent haptic feedback tech that is more sophisticated than the previous rumble hardware. An integrated microphone adds on to the adaptive triggers that purport to modify resistance.