Sony Interactive Entertainment of Europe revealed two new DualShock 4 controllers for the PlayStation 4. They aren’t produced by Sony; instead, these controllers come from Razer and Nacon.
First up is the Razer Raiju. It looks like a DualShock 4, just meatier and with a few more control features. Here are some images and the rundown.
- Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
- Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
- Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
- Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
- 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
- Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage
Then there’s the Nacon Revolution. Which, hmm, what is it about this thing?
- 46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
- Four extra shortcut buttons
- Eight-way directional pad
- Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
- Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage
The exact price points and release dates for these controllers have not been announced.
That Nacon Revolution looks like it works with my Xbox One.
Oh, sure, there’s the PlayStation logo. The controller has the touchpad and the standard PlayStation shapes for buttons. The placement of the analog sticks, though? That’s absolutely not PlayStation.
The good news here is that current PlayStation 4 owners who came from the Xbox 360 might actually really like the Nacon Revolution. Having a controller that feels more like what they’re used to could go a long way.
Both controllers look neat to me, and I’d definitely like to try them out. We’ll have more on them as the come.
Thanks to Christian on Twitter for the tip!