Sony supporting the features at a system level would be a nice start. It is beyond mind blowing, that we went this entire generation, and the touch pad still has no function in the Home Screen or the Internet Browser. If they don't utilize the Touch Pad and Microphone in the DualSense for Browsing and Searching, that will be an even bigger failure.
It would be nice to see more 1st and 3rd parties take advantage of next gen input features. There were some great examples sprinkled throughout the generation. Tomb Raider did an awesome job using voice to switch weapons, Infamous used the Touchpad for soaking up energy and the Gyro for Painting, Killzone Shadow Fall used gestures to add additional inputs, and Days Gone used gesture as a quick access to high use menu screens. Hopefully we will see stuff like this be more common on PS5.
At a base level, there is almost no reason games should not rip off the Days Gone gestures to jump directly into a specific menu, instead of having to go through multiple screens, or button presses. If some sort of loose standard could be set next gen, where pressing the touch pad brings up the full menu, while swiping up always goes to the map, swiping left always goes to character menu, right to weapons, and down to inventory, that would be a very nice quality of life upgrade.
I also agree that gyro streering, and gyro aiming should be a standard for all Shooting and Racing games next generation.
Innovation in Input is what I want to see with each generation. That is why Eye Toy, Move, Kinect, and VR have been my highlights of the previous generations. New generations should offer both improvements on tried and true fomulas, and new ways to play, that were not possiible with previous hardware.
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