Kojima Productions on DualShock 3 features
- Posted September 27th, 2007 at 03:58 EDT by
- 33 Comments
According to Ryan Payton of Kojima Productions, the new DualShock 3 controller will be more advanced than its predecessor.
During an episode of Kojima's podcast, Payton claims that the new controller has a better rumble function, adding: "I mean, it feels better." The biggest and most notable feature is the positional rumble technology, allowing for a more realistic feeling.
Payton also mentioned that the developers were given the tools for the DualShock 3 only weeks before TGS. It will be interesting to see what developers can do with the rumble after they have had more time with the controllers. Make sure to check back for more details.
- 11:26pm EDT - September 26th, 2007
Sounds good except now we fork out hundreds again just for buying our playstation early(Launch Day for me) but still i guess ill get one for my main control.
P.S First post Yay!
- 11:33pm EDT - September 26th, 2007
i will get 3... need a spare haha cant wait :-) thats 4 including legend 92 and myself... haha
- 11:39pm EDT - September 26th, 2007
Definitely buying 2 DS3's =)
- 11:40pm EDT - September 26th, 2007
I wonder what the battery life on the new controller is?
- 11:57pm EDT - September 26th, 2007
I'll buy this controller no doubt. I just hope it wont cost more than the SIXAXIS.
- 12:19am EDT - September 27th, 2007
must admit it is a bit of a sickner as legend92 points out. I too bought mine on launch day so by the time ive bought another two controllers i would have spent about 130 quid. if only these had been available at launch :-(
- 12:38am EDT - September 27th, 2007
Yuk-Yuk it is half the life of a SIXAXIS,which means it is 15 hours.Pretty good if you ask me.
- 2:59am EDT - September 27th, 2007
so it's a SIXAXIS DualShock 3 now?
- 3:41am EDT - September 27th, 2007
@ XenoSilvano: its just called the dualshock 3. dont worry tho cause it still has the tilt sense built into it.
im curious of what the price is gonna be for one of these. i bought 3 extra controllers (making a total of 4) right on launch day.. it sucks that i gotta put more money towards controllers now but i think its worth it to get atleast one or two ds3's.
- 3:59am EDT - September 27th, 2007
can't wait for that rumble hotness!! Too bad that we gotta wait til next year to get our hands on it
- 5:03am EDT - September 27th, 2007
Dang! I just purchased 2 extra controllers (3 total). Now I need to get 2 more for a total of 5?! This is starting to be a pricey investment!! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 5:18am EDT - September 27th, 2007
i wonder if the DualShock 3 is going to be compatible to previous titles?
Yuk-YukIt has been reported that the battery is around 15hrs which is 5 more than the 360 controllers with the rumble. Obviously it all depends if you have the rumble feature turned on or off and how much it rumbles during gameplay. I would like to be able to press the PS button on the DS3 to switch on and off the rumble from there instead of the in-game options, which you can also switch it on and off from.My guess is that the DS3 won't cost any more than what the sixaxis does now. My guess is that they just slowly fade out the sixaxis by lowering its price and having DS3 at $50. I think it will be good as for some who will use the DS3 for their own single player or online gaming can buy a cheap sixaxis for multiplayer with mates. They won't mind if it doesn't have rumble in a game of Pro soccer.I have read that the rumble does indeed come from different parts of the controller. An example was used that if you was being shot from behind in a FPS, you would get a rumble ain a position on the pad suggesting where you was being shot from. So if your shot from the top left, it would rumble at the top left of the pad. No more arrows on the screen or red flashes from where your being shot from. At last the rumble is give you real feedback thats part of the gameplay. Output is better than input when considering games. you hear wii-mote?
- 5:39am EDT - September 27th, 2007
- 5:55am EDT - September 27th, 2007
I already have four controllers but if they keep these the same price as the other ones I will buy four again.
- 6:05am EDT - September 27th, 2007
psn id:gingo.... i cant wait to get my hands on one f these it sounds so cool that it rumbles in different areas
- 6:11am EDT - September 27th, 2007
- 6:15am EDT - September 27th, 2007
Kinda dissapointed as this should have been out at launch time. Its a neccesity unlike the Wireless steering wheel on XBOX360. Who needs that thing? Not me. BUt this is gold! Lucky for me I never got another controller on top of the one that came with the system. BUt still, the poor saps that baught extra 6AXIS controllers now have to go out and spend more money.
- 6:33am EDT - September 27th, 2007
All you guy's that are complaining make me laugh... First it was WE WANT RUMBLE BACK.... WHY DID THEY TAKE IT OUT WAH WAH WAH>> now it is OMG THEY PUT RUMBLE BACK THAT SUCK's CAUSE NOW I HAVE TO SPEND MORE MONEY.... WAH WAH WAH.... What did all of you think was going to happen??? Sony is not going to give free replacement's they are company trying to make money. You all should be happy that atleast they listen to the fan base and put it back in the first place. Personally I could give a rats butt that they brought it back. I see it as last gen tech but like I said before everyone whinning that it wasn't there now have it back so just be happy and quit complaning. You all had they option not to adopt the system early but you opted to get it so take that how you will.
- 7:06am EDT - September 27th, 2007
Can't believe they would release this year in another region, while we seriously have to wait for a rumbling controller. While I am not dieing for the rumble, as I have gotten used to it, I will be picking one up. And they better have a patch for Resistance and Motorstorm to take use of the DS3.
- 7:10am EDT - September 27th, 2007
I figure I will at least get one as MY controller.....screw my friends, they don't rumble :P
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