Sony Announces DualShock 4 and PS4 Eye
Along with the introduction of PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment has also announced the Wireless Controller for PS4 (DualShock 4) and PS4 Eye.
Employing a similar design as the Wireless Controller for PS3, the DualShock 4 incorporates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the front of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games. Featuring a light bar on the top with three color LEDs that illuminates to match the color of characters in a game to offer a simpler way to identify players, even when playing side by side. The light bar also changes patterns during gameplay to provide useful information to gamers, such as when a character is critically low on health or has taken major damage.
In addition, DualShock 4 will come with a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack, enabling PS4 users to enjoy high-fidelity sound effects of games from both the TV and also from the controller. Combined with the Mono Headset that will be bundled with PS4, gamers will also be able to chat with friends playing online, while hearing sound effects from the controller in hand.
While integrating "SELECT" and "START" buttons on DualShock 3 Wireless controller into a new "OPTIONS" button, DualShock 4 is newly equipped with a "SHARE" button to further enhance PS4’s social capabilities. The “SHARE button” allows gamers to easily broadcast their gameplay in real-time to friends through internet streaming services such as Ustream. Users can also share their triumphs and accomplishments by uploading video gameplay to Facebook with the "SHARE" button.
Additionally, gamers can charge DualShock 4 while PS4 is on standby or through a dedicated charging station. The feel of the left / right sticks and the trigger buttons has also been enhanced, resulting in a much tighter sense of control over in-game actions.
PS4 Eye, a newly developed camera for PS4 integrates two high-sensitive cameras with wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely. This enables PS4 Eye to cut out the image of player from background, or to grasp players’ position in front and behind, further broadening the ways to enjoy games. Incorporated four microphones are also capable of accurate sound detection and source origination. In addition, users will be able to login to their PS4 with face recognition and are capable of using their own body movements or voices to enjoy games more intuitively. Furthermore, PS4 Eye senses the color of DualShock 4’s light bar to judge the positions of multiple players, and set characters in the same positions or let a character talk to a particular player, enabling players to enjoy games in new way. PS4 Eye also supports PS Move motion controller. It detects the motion of PS Move more precisely, and reflects players’ in-game motion more accurately than ever.
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