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PS4 - Time for a Redesigned Controller At Long Last?

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Should the Playstation Controller

be completely redesigned? 91 23.88%
 
be slightly updated? 206 54.07%
 
left exactly the way it is? 81 21.26%
 
Total:378

Last I remember there wasn't a market for bigger controllers, only for smaller ones like the micros we saw last gen. Never saw a macro version.



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I say, whoever considers the shape of the d-pad perfect hasn't played 2D games or PS1 games with it for any length of time. The way it's divided in the middle makes no sense and is a thumb-killer. It's ok to for instance select weapons with it in a modern first person shooter, but it's not ok for actually playing games with it for extended periods.



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Damnyouall said:
I say, whoever considers the shape of the d-pad perfect hasn't played 2D games or PS1 games with it for any length of time. The way it's divided in the middle makes no sense and is a thumb-killer. It's ok to for instance select weapons with it in a modern first person shooter, but it's not ok for actually playing games with it for extended periods.

I put in about a thousand hours between all of Capcom's fighting games (Except Jojo's Bizarre Adenture, which I never got).  Other than blisters, which I agree with you, I found it just fine.



Borrow the 360 controller, and I'm happy.



I don't use the d pad for very much, but I imagine heavy usage is rough. Nintendo's d pad is the best but they have that patented. And lets be honest the d pad on the 360 is absolute garbage. I also think the psp d pad is sonys best, it is not raised as much and isn't as rough on the thumb.



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The D-Pad's real usage, happens with 2D platformers. I HATE using the analog sticks for that kind of games.
If the PS4 was to have a redesigned controller, I wouldn't want to see the D-Pad turned into something like the XBOX 360 or the GameCube.



sony should keep the same basic design with a few tweaks.



I've always like the D-pad, I find it odd there are people who don't like it as much. I haven't had blisters on my thumbs since I bought Mortal Kombat for the Vita. Damn did that wear my thumb out. I doubt it has much to do with the controllers D-pad and more to do with the aggressiveness of use, but I could be wrong. I like the individual buttons, allows for more precision. I remember when PS first got the analogs, it took me a long time to warm up to them and I would often find myself using the d-pad even for games that provide an advantage with the analog.



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Much needed change.

Reposition the left analog stick. Also fill the hand more and some decent TRIGGERS please.



Sort of related. Design your own DualShock 3 controller if anyone is interested.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/08/01/help-come-up-with-a-new-dualshock-3-design/



Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(