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PS4: DualShock 4 is “not a Move controller”, says Sony’s Michael Denny

Monday, 25th February 2013 12:26 GMT By Dave Cook

PS4 will be bundled with a dual camera bar that tracks Sony’s new DualShock 4 controller, but don’t get it mixed up with Move says Michael Denny, vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe. Denny has elaborated a little further on what the new controller can do, and what its light strip is capable of.

Speaking with OPM, Denny responded to a question about the DualShock 4′s light bar.

“Its not a Move controller because the Move controller is different and will be compatible with PlayStation 4 and the new camera. The feature your talking about is the light bar and how that may interact with the camera.

“Obviously the new 3D stereo camera and HD feed [will] be a lot better with AR aspects, and it can track the light source clearly in 3D so there are going to be features possible in a motion sense there. And obviously the DualShock 4 has improved SixAxis motion sensing so motion gaming is possible with the new controller”.

Denny stated that Sony is viewing Move and DualShock 4 as two separate control methods in their own right, and that Move is capable of capturing more complex, free-flowing motions.

He added, “I think the way to to look at the camera use and the light bar for the DualShock 4 it is that it adds new more possibilities to the DualShock controller rather than thinking of it as a separate Move controller”.

So there you have it, DualShock 4 won’t double up as a Move controller, which should come as some comfort to those who dislike motion control in games.

We’ve also got a big gallery of photos showing the DualShock 4 controller and camera bar close up.

What do you make of the above?

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4 Comments

  1. mkotechno

    So this giant led wasting battery is only to improve mic quality with the eye toy…

    What about put the mic in the controller instead this tiny and useless mono speaker?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. screaminchaos

    #1: Do you really think that the led will drain so much battery? I don’t…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    Shot from that angle it looks kinda like a Furby face, doesn’t it?

    It’s all like “Awww, I’m a sweepy wittul Dualshock”

    I dig it, I’m all about friendly looking controllers. Never could make my hands agree with the dualshock, but it looks fine to me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. gamefreak2000

    So is he trying to say that there is going to be a separate move controller like in ps3(that stick with the bulb on top of it)? I hope so. I liked the concept of the sports championship games on ps3.
    I am new to consoles so i am quite confused so don’t blast at me!

    #4 12 months ago

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