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What new inputs could the DualShock 5 add?

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Add a Trophy button together with the PS button.
Instant access to your trophy list and a cool looking trophy right there, that would be cool.



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NightlyPoe said:
COKTOE said:

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.

And what have you said?

I don't have to enable the analogs to use them, why do you say the D-PAD is the default? You can go full analog.



Ideally nothing. I'd much rather they remove things than add anything.

And to the people saying built in microphone, fuck that shit! I don't want any fucking spyware with my PS console please.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Hey people, I like the DualShock's control sticks located where they are! They're aligned. I like aligned. Aligned is magical.



BraLoD said:
NightlyPoe said:

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.

And what have you said?

I don't have to enable the analogs to use them, why do you say the D-PAD is the default? You can go full analog.

I say it's the default because the controller was designed so that your hands naturally fall on the D-pad and you need to adjust and stretch your grip to use the analog stick.

All other controllers since 1996 have been designed so your hand naturally falls on the analog stick.



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Sony has been following a "copy Nintendo" strategy since the very beginning. They basically just take whatever new thing Nintendo is doing and try to shove it into their current controller design. With this in mind, the PS5 controller will likely be just like the PS4 controller but with HD Rumble.



NightlyPoe said:
BraLoD said:

And what have you said?

I don't have to enable the analogs to use them, why do you say the D-PAD is the default? You can go full analog.

I say it's the default because the controller was designed so that your hands naturally fall on the D-pad and you need to adjust and stretch your grip to use the analog stick.

All other controllers since 1996 have been designed so your hand naturally falls on the analog stick.

No, my hand naturally falls where it is.

Whatever 3D movement I need to make has my two hands placed perfectly. My two thumbs are always aligned when moving.

I sincerely hope they never change that.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Sony has been following a "copy Nintendo" strategy since the very beginning. They basically just take whatever new thing Nintendo is doing and try to shove it into their current controller design. With this in mind, the PS5 controller will likely be just like the PS4 controller but with HD Rumble.

What a massive load...



I want a pentagon button.



The only thing I've ever considered adding to the Dual Shock or most other controllers is an extra two face buttons, for 6 in total. I think this worked well on the Saturn and although it does break the simplicity of just four buttons in a diamond arrangement, I think 6 buttons is manageable, the Xbox did have 6 but I didn't like how offset they were, I'd prefer them to follow in line with the current 4 buttons. I don't expect many people would like it though and 4 buttons does suffice most of the time. Sony would never change their iconic 4 symbols anyway.

I don't much like the idea of adding more to already feature packed controllers which are ever rising in cost. So really I'd be fine with no additional inputs, it's a great controller as it is. In fact, I might like a slightly cheaper version without rumble.