Let’s face it, unless you have the PlayStation Eye camera, the constantly glowing light bar on each DualShock 4 controller is pretty annoying. Worse, there is no way for PlayStation 4 gamers to turn it off.
And according to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida, they won’t allow gamers to turn off the light. According to Yoshida, the LED light doesn’t use much battery and it won’t affect the battery life of the controller a lot.
But that’s not the biggest complaint from gamers. The biggest complaint is that the light bar is reflected on the TV screen, which is annoying at best, and distracting from the game at worst.
We don’t see what the big deal is from Sony’s point of view. A quick firmware update could easily allow gamers to turn off the light bar, and the system could automatically turn it on if it detects that the Camera is plugged in.