SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro Controller Review

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The SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro is a beast of a controller. Aimed at eSports players and competitive gamers, this customizable PS4 controller aims to take gaming to the next level by offering a stylish alternative to Sony’s DualShock 4 controller.

With an array of customizable features, designed so that you can personalize your controller in both the way it looks and how it feels, it’s all about creating your own style, and ultimately using its features to your competitive advantage. This is serious stuff, and before you’ve even got your hands on the Infinity 4PS Pro there’s some big decisions to make!

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Choose your look before you buy
With a wide selection of colors, ranging from bright yellow, lime green and classic black, there’s also the option to add extras and tweak your controller. Choose from different types of thumbsticks (domed or concave – in two different sizes,) select whether you want the standard four-way directional d-pad or a circular pad, and you can even decide whether you want the controller to come with the standard rumble feature or not.

The most fun part of the customisation process is the ability to choose colours for each part of the controller. Want red casing with one yellow thumbstick, one blue, and a pair of green triggers? Not a problem. It’s up to you how you want your controller to look, and the end product can be as visually stunning or as subtle as you like.

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What’s in the box?
Out of the box, the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro comes with the following items:

  • The SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro controller
  • Infinity Lock (thumbstick removal key)
  • Hex Key Screw Tool
  • Magnetic Remapping key
  • Extended L2 and R2 triggers
  • A 5% discount card on your next purchase
  • SCUF Gaming Sticker
  • Product guide

What’s the difference between the Infinity 4PS and 4PS Pro?
Prior to the release of the 4PS Pro, SCUF released the 4PS. Sadly, I haven’t used the original controller so I can’t compare its new features, but what I do know is that that the Pro version now features two removable paddles and – according to SCUF – features: “improved switch technology and circuit boards for better click through rates on the paddles.” What I can do is tell you how it differs to Sony’s DualShock 4.

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What’s the difference between the Infinity 4PS Pro and DualShock 4?
In terms of size and shape, the Infinity 4PS PRO is identical to DS4, and the layout of its buttons, triggers, light bar and ports (audio jack, mini-USB) remain the same. The main aesthetic difference (aside from whichever color scheme you choose) is that the Infinity Pro has two programmable paddles on the back (more about those shortly). My controller also came complete with a Military Grade SCUF Grip (optional extra) which covers the back of the controller and is also customizable in a variety of colors. Essentially, it’s a bobbly texture that allows for better grip.

There’s a few subtle differences too. First up, the PlayStation Home button that sits in the bottom centre of the DS4 is branded with a ‘S’ on the SCUF rather than the PlayStation symbol, and if you buy one without Rumble technology (like ours) it feels lighter than the DualShock 4. This could come in handy to combat fatigue over longer periods of gameplay, though I personally haven’t really noticed much difference. The triggers are also quieter when you press them compared to the DS4’s clicking sound, and the thumbsticks have a more plastic feel and look compared to the rubber texture of the DS4’s thumbs.

A PS4 controller with personality
The real beauty of the Infinity 4PS Pro is that you can personalize its set-up depending on your preferences. Using the thumbstick removal key, you simply place it over a thumbstick and twist to loosen the thumbstick rings. You can then pull out the thumbstick and replace it, which you might do if they get worn down, or if you want to change from a domed to a concave shape or a different size. The SCUF store is stocked with accessories for such need, including plenty of different colored thumbsticks too.

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You can replace trigger covers easily too with the screw tool, and add extendable triggers. After using the standard DS4 triggers for many years, I didn’t really see the point of extendable ones, but it turns out to be a fantastic optional feature. With extendable triggers, I’m able to rest my two index fingers on L1 and R1, and instead of having my middle fingers resting on L2 and R2 (with hardly any space between them and my index fingers), I can now spread them out and adopt a more comfortable position. It’s really going to depend on your preference – I’ve got fairly long fingers – but using extendable triggers for me has been a game changer, and I won’t be going back. With my middle finger now in a more comfortable position I don’t feel the strain as much during long play sessions, particularly during games where the trigger is used excessively such as Rocket League or any shooter.

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Aligning itself firmly with Pro players, the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro takes things to another level with the ability to adjust the hair triggers. Once again, it’s simply the case of inserting the screw tool into the adjustable screw, taking off the trigger cover and turning it to adjust the tension. Essentially, this allows you to find a sweet spot and engage the trigger function more rapidly, which can mean the difference between life and death in shooters. I adjusted the hair trigger and played three rounds on Battlefield 1 multiplayer with the standard DS4 and then switched to the Infinity 4PS Pro to see how it faired. The difference was enormous. I was able to get my shots off more quickly and respond faster.

Okay, let’s go back to those two paddles I mentioned. On the back of the Infinity 4PS Pro are two paddles that can be pressed intuitively with your index or ring finger, and both of them are customizable. In the box, you get a magnetic remapping key. You simply attach it to the back of the controller, hold down the paddle you want to remap and then press the function that you want it to call on your controller. So, a click of your thumbstick, a press of the circle button or a direction on the d-pad can all be mapped to your paddles. Essentially, this is about shaving vital fractions of a second off any input. I’ve mainly use this function for jumping and it feels far more natural than pressing the buttons.

Is it worth the price?
Having already tried out a couple of other third-party PS4 controllers, I’ve always found myself going back to using the DualShock 4 as Sony’s controller feels comfortable to hold and does everything you really want it to do efficiently, but since I picked up the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro there’s no turning back. The Pro injects personality into its design and introduces in-depth customisation options that make it hard to go back to Sony’s controller.

Priced at £100+, you could actually spend closer to the £200 mark with optional extras and accessories, so it’s certainly not cheap, but you get what you pay for – a quality controller that’s built to last, improve performance and look the part. Since I’ve been using the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro I genuinely feel like it’s made me a better player.

Find out more about the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro, and how to order.



The Final Word

The SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro is a game changer for competitive players. With tons of customization options and the ability to deck it out in various colors to suit your personality, it looks and plays the part like a pro.