Sony has revealed bits of news here and there during various interviews at GDC in San Francisco. The latest news surrounds the new PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller.
As we know, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller will feature a touchpad in the middle, and now we’ve got lots of new details about the controller. For one, the touchpad is no slouch — it sports a 1080 x 900 resolution, which will pave way for some very accurate touch inputs from the user. (Be sure to check out our GDC photos of the new controller.)
Other details about the PlayStation 4 controller reveal that the new D-pad, the face and L1/L2 buttons are all digital now. The rumble function has been improved. Now the controller has two rumble motors, both digital, that offer a wider range of motion and rumble.
Furthermore, the DualShock 4 features a motion sensor, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer as well. The PlayStation 4 controller is slightly larger and slightly heavier compared to the PS3 version. The DualShock 4 now sports gripper surface so that it won’t slip out of hands as easily.
The light-bar on the controller will be used to track a player’s position in the room by the new PlayStation 4 eye. For more on the new light-bar feature, check out our previous report on PlayStation 4 controller’s light-bar.