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PS5 DualShock 5 will still have LED bar and touchpad

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I am OK 11 26.83%
 
I love it 11 26.83%
 
I don't like it 12 29.27%
 
I don't care 7 17.07%
 
Total:41

Another generation another controller with new gimmicks that will age terribly, why do they have the need to come up with useless features, we just need a comfortable controller with a good battery life, somehow companies have a media pressure to come up with the next big thing, but at the end of the day we end up playing games the same we always did, except for very and motion party games.



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Hiku said:

Touchpad is very useful as an extra set of buttons.
In training mode in fighting games for example, pressing the left, middle or right side of the touchpad will spawn the training dummy in the left corner, middle of the stage (default start position) or right corner.
You can do this by going through a bunch of menus, but this makes it a lot less of a hassle.

Plenty of other games use the touchpad as an extra button as well. Bloodstained and Code Vein have it tied to the map, etc.

As for the light bar, I've never used it, but it makes sense for PSVR.
I just really wish they let us turn it OFF this time.
It just drained the battery for no reason.

Then just take it away and put buttons on its place.

If it's a touchpad it should be used as such.

They could change it for a touchscreen to display some menus, minimaps, and other stuff to make the hubs less intrusive, too.

But having a massive square in the middle of the controller to serve just as a button doesn't give it a reason to be there.



BraLoD said:
Hiku said:

Touchpad is very useful as an extra set of buttons.
In training mode in fighting games for example, pressing the left, middle or right side of the touchpad will spawn the training dummy in the left corner, middle of the stage (default start position) or right corner.
You can do this by going through a bunch of menus, but this makes it a lot less of a hassle.

Plenty of other games use the touchpad as an extra button as well. Bloodstained and Code Vein have it tied to the map, etc.

As for the light bar, I've never used it, but it makes sense for PSVR.
I just really wish they let us turn it OFF this time.
It just drained the battery for no reason.

Then just take it away and put buttons on its place.

If it's a touchpad it should be used as such.

They could change it for a touchscreen to display some menus, minimaps, and other stuff to make the hubs less intrusive, too.

But having a massive square in the middle of the controller to serve just as a button doesn't give it a reason to be there.

Touchscreen would be nice, but maybe make it too expensive.
Though I'd rather keep it as a touchpad since it can be used as both buttons and a touch pad, since some games can make use of the latter. And also because it's easy to hit the giant touchpad without looking.

Last edited by Hiku - on 15 October 2019

Good. The PS4 controller is the first Sony controller I’ve truly enjoyed, so I hope the next controller is just the same thing cosmetically, just with the new features.



Hiku said:
V-r0cK said:

Worst of all the default brightness setting is like super bright!  It was so annoying to have to turn down the brightness of the light bar every time.

I dimmed the brightness of the light bar once. I think it stayed dimmed the whole time since. What do you mean by "every time"? Did it get bright again?

So i went and double checked my controllers.  Seems like the first player controller stayed at the dimmed, but when I add additional controllers the light was always bright.  So i dimmed my 2nd, 3rd and 4th controller and then turned them off, and when I turned them back on they were back on the bright setting. Like it only remembers controller setting for player 1?  Or am i the only one having this problem?



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V-r0cK said:
Hiku said:

I dimmed the brightness of the light bar once. I think it stayed dimmed the whole time since. What do you mean by "every time"? Did it get bright again?

So i went and double checked my controllers.  Seems like the first player controller stayed at the dimmed, but when I add additional controllers the light was always bright.  So i dimmed my 2nd, 3rd and 4th controller and then turned them off, and when I turned them back on they were back on the bright setting. Like it only remembers controller setting for player 1?  Or am i the only one having this problem?

Are you setting each one to an account or just using a guest?  



I put tape over the stupid lightbar.