It’s been confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment that the new DualShock 4 controller launching for the upcoming Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4) which launches this Holiday 2013 season will not feature an ability to shut the light sensor on the controller off. Similar to how the PS3 works, the light bar sits at the top of your controller and indicates which player it is (player one, player two, etc.).
However, the DualShock 4 also incorporates PlayStation Move technology and uses the light bar to also communicate with the (sold separately) PS4 Eye. This may be part of the reason why the feature is permanent at the time of this writing.
This is a very minor detail of a great looking next-generation launch for both Microsoft and Sony, but as the saying goes “haters gonna hate” and this is likely going to end up a detail in someone’s console war/fan-boy checklist.
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Today the Official PlayStation Magazine sorted out the claims from the reality when it comes to what exactly PlayStation 4 will bring to the table in terms of hardware specs and even when we can expect to get our hands on the machines ourselves. Among the data compiled OPM also mentions that Killzone: Shadow Fall is “rumored” to have run with only 1.5gb of PlayStation 4 8gb GDDR5 Memory being used, seeming to suggest far more power will come out of PlayStation 4 for years to come upon release to the market.
Beyond the features OPM mentions, we at RealGamerNewz are also excited to report that our most anticipated feature will be instant game demos (no downloading required) and in-demo purchases that will download the rest of the game for you without interrupting gameplay. If this can be pulled off gracefully then we will once and for all have an end to bad shopping experiences in digital distribution stores on gaming console devices.
- Holiday 2013
- (regions TBC)
- Improved latency, controls and
- motion sensing
- Built-in speaker, headphone jack
- and front touchpad
- Front-mounted light bar both signals to player and adds motion-sensing options
PlayStation 4 Eye
- Two 1280×800 resolution cameras
- Four microphones
- 85º field of view
- CPU x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, eight cores
- GPU 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics engine
Hard Disk Drive
- Built-in Optical Drive (read-only)
- Blu-ray 6xCAV
- DVD 8xCAV
- USB 3.0
- Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
- AV output HDMI
- Analogue-AV out
- Optical digital output
Check out Official PlayStation Magazine’s writeup on the upcoming PlayStation 4 and be sure to follow RealGamerNewz via the links below to stay up to date on the latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 news, reviews, and rumors.
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