Sony reveals new details about PlayStation 4 controller

Dan Graziano
BGR News

Sony PlayStation 4 Controller
Sony PlayStation 4 Controller

Sony (SNE) on Wednesday shed some new light on the PlayStation 4′s all new controller at the Game Developers Conference, The Verge reported. One of the most predominant features of the new DualShock 4 is a two-point capacitive touchpad on the front of the controller that can support a variety of gestures such as flick, pinch and twist. The touchpad can be utilized by developers for on-screen slider buttons, navigating the user interface or can even act as a cursor controller.

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The controller is equipped with digital face buttons, a headphone jack, a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope that will support motion controls and an LED light bar that will be used to differentiate players. The DualShock 4 also includes a stereo camera for 3D position tracking and a share button that allows users to stream live gaming to their friends’ consoles.

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Sony previously revealed that the PlayStation 4 is powered by an x86 “Jaguar” AMD processor with eight CPU cores, an enhanced GPU with 18 “compute units” and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. The company is expected to unveil additional details at the Electronics Entertainent Expo in June.

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