Sony Announces New Pro Controllers For PS4

Sony Announces New Pro Controllers For PS4

Earlier today Sony announced two officially licenced pro controllers for the PlayStation 4. Sony invited two heavyweights of eSports peripheral design, Razer and Nacon to come up with a dedicated controller for the competitive gaming scene. Revealed were the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution controllers and my first thought was they look exactly like an Xbox controller. Each of the controllers had their specs detailed and are as follows:

Razer Raiju

  • Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
  • Built-in control panel on the front of the controllerrazer
  • Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
  • Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
  • 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
  • Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
  • Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage

Nacon Revolution

  • nacon46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
  • Four extra shortcut buttons
  • Eight-way directional pad
  • Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
  • Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
  • Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage

So far the reception has been fairly negative with gamers comparing these new controllers to the Xbox Elite controller. A lot of the criticism is being leveled at the lack of Bluetooth connectivity but with the interference this causes in the competitive scene it’s no wonder they are wired. It seems to me that people love to complain and they’re missing the point: these controllers are designed for use in the competitive scene and not as a replacement for the DS controller.

To check out the full article with details on where and how to buy these new controllers head over to the PlayStation website

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