Guerrilla Games: The Dual Shock 4 Is A "Big Step Forward"
Sony has gone to great lengths to involve the development community in the creation of the PlayStation 4.
And that extends to the new controller, too. In a new CVG interview, Guerrilla game director Steven ter Heide said that indeed, the Dual Shock 4 is "a great controller for an FPS." Don't forget that Guerrilla will deliver Killzone: Shadow Fall, a launch title for the PS4.
He went on to discuss some of the positive enhancements we'll all enjoy when we put our hands on the new controller:
"It sounds like a lot of really simple features that we've put in there but they make all the difference because it's in one comprehensive package. For example, there are little tweaks to the indentation on the sticks, where you have your thumbs on them, we've slightly raised them so there's a little bit more precision. They're slight changes but they make a huge difference."
He added that Sony did indeed listen to a lot of developers when making the Dual Shock 4. Guerrilla co-founder Herman Hulst said that the Dual Shock 4 is a "big step forward from what we have [on PS3]." He also said:
"It feels incredibly accurate, in your hands it feels solid, it feels really high quality with the materials that have been used, it feels like you're in control and particularly with that feeling of being a Shadow Marshal, this big hero guy with extra capabilities, it's very suitable. And like we said earlier, we've been feeding back on what it should be for so long that I think we have what we wanted to have. It's very suitable for Killzone."
The Dual Shock 4 definitely appears to be a very slick and accurate gamepad. Can't wait to try it!
2/27/2013 9:48:09 PM Ben Dutka