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Should the Touchpad, LIghtbar, and Motion sensor stay in the Dualshock 5?

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DS5 needs to keep or improve on everything in the DS4.

Ideally,

-Lightbar is upgraded to IR
-Touchpad is upgraded to Touch Screen
-Gyro get s upgraded to be more accurate

Additionally,

-Speaker Stays
-Mircophone Added
-Enhaced Rumble

I would also like to see the PS Button get recessed, and become concave. It gets hit way to ofter during competitive play. Everytime I play with groups multiple people (myself included) end up hitting the PS Button and sending us back to the UI.



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Touchpad can stay, it makes a nice extra button to hit that is large and convenient. Light bar is garbage, I hate how bright it is even on dim mode, makes using it in a dark room obnoxious. I've literally not used the motion capability in a single PS4 game, so it can go too.



Very mixed feedback from folks. Just going to add mine as well.

I feel the DualShock4 is near perfection, just minor stuff really. It is a big step up in terms of improvements from the DualShock3 we had before.

The pluses (+): DualShock4 (DS4) improves the triggers L2 and R2, from DualShock3 (DS3) so I no longer need to add trigger clips anymore. Basic DS3 L2 and R2 usage needed aftermarket clips so fingers didn't slip-off constantly.

I like the touchpad, personally. It's placement and size is very good, and how it's integrated usage is well done. It's function as a menu or pause button works very well.

Gyro features, I like it. Well done.

Light bar, as a requirement for VR, I understand. But a completely 'off' option needs to be patched in, aside from the current 'dim' option.

Mono-speaker, probably my least used feature. Kinda neat. But I prefer first-party headphones.

If I had to pick something to fix, it would be the placement of the 'options' and 'share' buttons. These are difficult to press, without directly looking down. I feel a good controller is one where it should not force you to take your eyes off the screen.

I do add aftermarket replaceable thumb grips to all my controllers, as they greatly improve control, endurance, feel, and decrease errors associated with slippage.

I also collect controllers, and love the different color options being offered, as well as the exclusives. <3 <3 <3

As an aside, more games need photo-mode, and please please add the shortcut to the d-pad, and not to the 'options/pause' button.

[edit: oops, I left out rumble.  I like it, it helps with immersion, just as long as it doesn't happen during steady-aiming or precision moments.  Its activation is more game-design related though.]

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I never had to use the touchpad for anything other than a big button, so I don’t know what the point is, might as well get the regular start and select buttons back. Similar with the lightbar, except I’m still not sure what it’s supposed use actually is besides being a night light. Motion control is cool though.



Barkley said:
BraLoD said:
Lightbar should be easily allowed to be turned off to save battery. But I like it, it should stay.
Motion should stay.
Touchpad... either turn it into a screen to give it some more usage or just get rid of it.

Controllers are expensive enough already, don't want them to add a screen lol.

Then get rid of it, either give it a good reason to be there or make it go.



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I'd be surprised if any of that left.



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I don't recall ever using the touchpad as anything other than a large button. The other features are used in VR. So, I'd be in favor of scaling back the size of the touchpad, maybe decreasing the size of the huge light that looks ridiculous (if the camera will still be able to pick it up properly), and otherwise leaving the controller alone.

If I could wave a magic wand, I'd have them release an alternate version of the DS5 that has offset sticks. I know some people like the PS layout as it is, so I certainly wouldn't expect them to get rid of it. But, they could sell a version with offset sticks for those of us that prefer it.



I'd also prefer that they remove the built-in battery. I prefer to use removable batteries that can be swapped out quickly so that I don't have to plug in.



They just need to put in a setting to turn off the light bar, it drains battery for absolutely no reason, since I don't have VR.



S.Peelman said:
I never had to use the touchpad for anything other than a big button, so I don’t know what the point is, might as well get the regular start and select buttons back.

I can see the logic in this, esp if its power hungry.

Just toss in 2-4 normal buttons there instead.
Wouldnt be a huge loss, to go without the trackpad.

Liquid_faction said:
They just need to put in a setting to turn off the light bar, it drains battery for absolutely no reason, since I don't have VR.

^ this too, a off-mode should be there (and be the default option).