Forums - Sony Discussion - PS4 Xbox-like Official Licensed Asymmetrical Controller Released by Hori

If you have a PS4, but prefer asymmetrical analog sticks like the ones you find on Xbox controllers, Hori recently released the Horipad4 FPS controller that could fit your needs.

The controller has a few interesting additional features on top of the sticks setup, including a dial to set the sensitivity of the analog sticks, a “target” button that lowers the sensitivity of the right stick considerably for precise aiming, and two additional programmable bumper buttons. It’s wired (connects via USB) and it’s also compatible with PS3.

Unfortunately the additional features are counterbalanced by a few missing features. There’s no touch pad, no headset connector and  and no light bar (for some this might actually be a perk).

You can see a few pictures of the two available colors below. While the controller has been officially released only in Japan, it’s already delivered worldwide by several retailers (like PlayAsia) and it can also be found on ebay.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/28/ps4-xbox-like-asymmetrical-controller-released-by-hori/



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Aren't the X, Square, Circle and Triangle property of Sony?



I never bother with 3rd party controllers. I've been burned too many times.

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looks absolutely awful

No idea if Sony can actually trademark basic geometric shapes, but as the article said,

this is officially licenced by Sony, so any such relevant trademark would be covered if they're using the shapes.
A 3rd party offering alternate stick layout is pretty basic, but I'm not sure if the touchpad will in fact be a required thing for many PS4 games.
The article doesn't really discuss 6 Axis at all. Hori could possibly licence/purchase those components from Sony, though.



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Wright said:

Aren't the X, Square, Circle and Triangle property of Sony?

If you make a certified 3rd compatible controller to PS4 you need to use X, Square, Circle and Triangle... if you don't use that you can't be certified by Sony... so you are a 3rd non-certified controller (it is like a pirate controller).

Edit - I mean certified = licensed... this is a 3rd-party official product to PS4... I don't like it.



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Is Hori the Madcatz of Japan :^)

Panama said:
Is Hori the Madcatz of Japan :^)


No they have been making high quality arcade sticks for years now....they should just stick to that.



I wonder how it feels. The grips remind me of the Wii U Pro and that controller feels great in my hands.

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Ew... I think i'll stick with the regular controller.