PlayStation 4 Dual Shock 4 controller: Sony's best yet

The PlayStation 4's Dual Shock 4 controller may look like its similarly named predecessors, but it has received a major and very thoughtful overhaul. The first thing you notice about it is that the hand-grips are much longer than those of previous Dual Shocks – which is great, especially for those with larger hands. It instantly feels great to grip.

The analogue sticks are a tiny bit stiffer than previously, but still move slickly, and the two sets of triggers for each hand are far more naturally placed than previously. But the biggest change to the controller is the touch-pad, which can also tilt slightly in any direction. In effect – as seen in Killzone: Shadow Fall – it can operate like a sort of mouse, and it offers all sorts of possibilities for developers – it supports multi-touch, so can read specific gestures. One notable absence on the controller is the Start button, whose responsibilities have devolved to the touch-pad. Force-feedback is impressive, too, thanks to the presence of two motors, one in each grip. The Dual Shock 4 is by far the best controller Sony has ever designed.


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    June 2013