hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

More details on the PlayStation 4 Eye and DualShock 4

Feb 20 // Jordan Devore    @DtoidJordan

Plus the official specs

Following the PS4 press conference earlier today, Sony has sent out a press release with specifics on the DualShock 4 controller and the PlayStation 4 Eye camera.

The light bar on the back of the new gamepad can change patterns, as we heard, though now there's an example application of this feature: it can serve as an indicator for low player health. The traditional "select" and "start" buttons have been consolidated into an "options" button, in addition to the DualShock 4 including a share button for broadcasting gameplay to friends in real-time via Ustream or posting video footage to Facebook.

What's more, the controller can be charged while the console is on standby. Sony is also touting an improved "feel" for the left and right sticks as well as the trigger buttons. Thank goodness. The PR also mentions that a mono headset will be bundled with PlayStation 4.

As for the Kinect-looking PlayStation 4 Eye, the device uses two high-sensitive cameras with wide-angle lenses that have 85-degree diagonal angle views. Four microphones are packed inside, and users will be able to log in with face recognition using the Eye. Of course, the PlayStation Move isn't going anywhere, and with this new device, Move controllers will be tracked more accurately and feel more precise. At least, that's what Sony says.


 BLOG A RESPONSE



Jordan Devore // Managing Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidJordan Tips
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... full profile | More staff profiles

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.

advertisement:

344 PEOPLE ARE READING:



Back to Top