Sony’s ‘DualShock 4’ for PlayStation 4: “Greatness” in the Palms of Your HandsNovember 8, 2013
Undoubtedly, one of the must-have accompaniments for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 console is the all-new, redesigned, and ergonomically divine ‘DualShock 4’ wireless controller.
Although it’s dimensions and overall styling don’t represent a radical departure from the venerable ‘DualShock’ heritage, the clickable touch pad, built-in speaker, and stereo headset jack add function to Sony’s proven form. We’re already putting the “Share” button to good use posting game footage and taking advantage of the ‘DualShock 4’s’ advanced controller tracking made possible via its frontal light bar.
If there’s a downside to Sony tech laden controller it’s the battery life. You’ll want to have at least one ‘DualShock 4’ on standby charging as its internal battery tends to die after roughly five hours of gameplay. It’s a significant flaw in an otherwise sterling design and one that Sony will hopefully rectify in future iterations of the PlayStation 4’s ‘DualShock’.