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Sony Unveils Details of PlayStation 4 Controller
(30-03-2013)
 
Sony Unveils Details of PlayStation 4 Controller
 

 

Sony Unveils Details of PlayStation 4 Controller

Sony’s next generation console, the PlayStation 4 is to get an updated DualShock controller. It’s also getting an updated PlayStation Eye camera.

One of the most important features of the new DualShock 4 is a two-point capacitive touchpad on the front of the controller that can support a variety of gestures such as flick, pinch and twist. The touchpad can be utilized by developers for on-screen slider buttons, navigating the user interface or can even act as a cursor controller.

The controller is equipped with digital face buttons, a headphone jack, a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope that will support motion controls and an LED light bar that will be used to differentiate players. The DualShock 4 also includes a stereo camera for 3D position tracking and a share button that allows users to stream live gaming to their friends’ consoles.

Sony previously revealed that the PlayStation 4 is powered by an x86 “Jaguar” AMD processor with eight CPU cores, an enhanced GPU with 18 “compute units” and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. The company anticipated to unveil additional details of DualShock 4 and PS4 Eye in June.