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What new inputs could the DualShock 5 add?

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KLAMarine said:
NightlyPoe said:
Would be nice if Sony evolved up to the mid-90s and made the analog stick the default one of these generations.

?

The D-Pad is always in the default position.  It's a weird legacy as Sony created a SNES-style controller for the Playstation and then when Nintendo introduced analog, they basically just stuck a couple of analog sticks to their existing controllers and called it a day.

Thanks to Sony never updating their basic controller layout, we've been living with that ridiculous design flaw for almost 22 years now.



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Azuren said:
On the first page and we've already got a "make it like Xbox" response.

On topic, I would build a microphone into the controller... But I dunno how that would work with button clicks. There would have to be a pretty good noise rejection algorithm built into it as well. Outside of that, I guess they could make the touchpad a touchscreen? I honestly can't think of much, the DS4 already has a lot going on to consider adding anything else.

I want to see an official PS controller with clear buttons. The X1 looks real cool with 'em.



NightlyPoe said:
Would be nice if Sony evolved up to the mid-90s and made the analog stick the default one of these generations.

Default?! You mean change nothing? Because the PS4 design is the default among consoles...by default. Sony was the dual analog stick original, which happened after the "mid-90's". The next "innovation" was the Dreamcast "inspired" XB off-center controller from 2001. The actual DC controller was garbage. The GC controller needs a mention for existing... "they basically just stuck a couple of analog sticks to their existing controllers and called it a day". Yeah, because the dual analog setup CHANGED NOTHING. Is that your assessment of the core controller design that has been the industry standard for over 2 decades? Because we all still pine for the days of the superior N64 controller.....Nintendo made a square wheel. Amazing at the time. Then Sony made it circle, and everything since has been a slight variation.



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KLAMarine said:
Azzanation said:

Impulse Triggers?

Still don't know what those are...

Wiki Summary: Each trigger features independent rumble motors called "Impulse Triggers", which allows developers to program directional vibration. One trigger can be made to vibrate when firing a gun, or both can work together to create feedback that indicates the direction of an incoming hit.



COKTOE said:
NightlyPoe said:
Would be nice if Sony evolved up to the mid-90s and made the analog stick the default one of these generations.

Default?! You mean change nothing? Because the PS4 design is the default among consoles...by default. Sony was the dual analog stick original, which happened after the "mid-90's". The next "innovation" was the Dreamcast "inspired" XB off-center controller from 2001. The actual DC controller was garbage. The GC controller needs a mention for existing... "they basically just stuck a couple of analog sticks to their existing controllers and called it a day". Yeah, because the dual analog setup CHANGED NOTHING. Is that your assessment of the core controller design that has been the industry standard for over 2 decades? Because we all still pine for the days of the superior N64 controller.....Nintendo made a square wheel. Amazing at the time. Then Sony made it circle, and everything since has been a slight variation.

I mean what I said.  Make the analog stick the primary control.

Far from the default, Sony is the only console maker that's had that defect in their controller since 1996.



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The thing with Sony (just my observation) is that they see what other companies are doing well and they just borrow that.

Examples?

PS1:
-PS1 controller was basically just an SNES controller with handles. Added a couple more triggers.
-N64 showed off analog stick (and yes, it wasn't the first analog stick.) Sony creates analog controller.
-N64 shows off Rumble Pack. Sony creates Dual Shock.

PS2:
-Dreamcast has analog triggers.
-Sony makes every button analog. Microsoft copies. Nobody takes advantage of the feature. Everyone drops it.

PS3:
-Nintendo shows off motion controls for Wii. Sony adds motion controls to SIXAXIS.

PS4:
-Ouya (yes the friggin Ouya!) had a touch pad. Sony adds touch pad to PS4.
-Wii remote had a speaker. PS4 adds speaker.

Kudos to Sony for the headphone jack and dual analog layout, home button, share button, L3 and R3 though.

Based on their track record, I suspect they'll add the ability to play with half a controller in each hand. Maybe some VR support stuff.

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The only two things I really want from Dual Shock 5 is a built in Mic, and for the PS Button to be concave and recessed.

The Impulse Triggers from the XBO controller would be nice. They do offer a massive improvement from Racing games.

I see some possabilities with a touch screen replacing the touch pad, but it would not be gaming related. Personally, I would not want a bright light pointed at my face while I'm gaming, the Xbox Logo on the XBO controller is bad enough, a screen would only be worse.

One thing I don't want to see changed is the placement of the Sticks. The Symetrical layout, with both sticks in the Primary position is as good as it gets.



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d21lewis said:

The thing with Sony (just my observation) is that they see what other companies are doing well and they just borrow that.

Yes. Like literally every other company?



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