PS4 controller praised by Cliff Bleszinski
- Posted February 26th, 2013 at 07:10 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 7 Comments
Sony’s DualShock 4 controller has attracted praise from former Epic Games designer, Cliff Bleszinski.
The Gears of War big cheese seemed mighty impressed with the new pad, going so far as to say Sony finally ‘fixed’ their controller.
Writing on Tumblr (via Toasty Controller), Bleszinski said: "It looks like Sony has FINALLY fixed their controller. The thumb sticks will now embrace your digits instead of fighting them the entire time. The thing looks SOLID instead of like a cheap knock off controller that would break the second you got frustrated with a God of War quicktime and tossed the damned thing.”
Despite this, he seemed a tad reserved over the touchscreen, adding, “The small touchscreen is a nice addition, but one has to wonder about the location of it. Might be hard to get to considering where the sticks are.”
PS4 was unveiled last Wednesday at the PlayStation Meeting in New York City. The console will be released in holiday 2013, and will be supported by launch titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 7:43am EST - February 26th, 2013
Oh God, not this guy again. =/ I guess we're suppose to give a s h i t when this idiot opens his mouth. When it came to the PS3, all he did was cry about the controller, because it wasn't like M$. Now, he's giving Sony props? I can care less what he says.
- 7:51am EST - February 26th, 2013
I don't like sounding "fanboyish" but hey, Cliff, dude, Sony didn't fix their controller, they simply made the best controller BETTER. Dual Shock is one of the reasons I'll never get an xbox, the other being sony has the best games to offer (well to me it does),as long sony keeps with dual shock I'm happy, the day they change the controller than I don't think I'll buy that console. When sony showed the boomerang controller for the PS3, my first thought was, "damn that's ugly, I'm not buying a PS3". The same for the Wii-U, what was nintendo thinking, I think nintendo made a big mistake with that, plus when people are going to see how much a second cotroller costs, I think Wii-U sells are gonna take a bad hit!
shadowjin | shadowjin
- 9:11am EST - February 26th, 2013
the controller is almost the same as the original duel shock just slightly bigger and not by much.For this guy to say "its fixed" sounds like a lame excuse to praise the system when before he was tied to Microsoft. Reminds me of the fat guy from Steam, Sony this and that than later walks up in press confrence to anounce his game. Just like #2 stated above, I also didnt get the 360 because of the controller. Its hoarriable for fighting games and even 360 fanboys know this and admit it. It doesnt feel compact, it feels like a block is in my hand. Keep in mind, i do not have small hands.
- 10:03am EST - February 26th, 2013
This guy sounds like a wiener
- 6:52pm EST - February 26th, 2013
He makes sense with the touch screen, although Im guessing that using the thumbs will be the norm in its use. I honestly dont see a better place for it tbh...not without screwing up the thumbsticks.
As for the thunbsticks...I never had an issue with the,...so meh.
And no comment on the most reported issue...the curve of the "triggers"?
- 5:11pm EST - March 2nd, 2013
I agree. I can't tell you how many times my thumb has fallen off the ps3 controller. This lip on the edges makes it a lot better.
- 2:56pm EST - March 7th, 2013
Now for Microsoft to "fix" their controller, right Cliff?
Also, I'm willing to bet I could break a 360 controller just as easily as a "cheap" PS3 one.
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