Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 and PlayStation 4 eye to coincide with the announcement of the PlayStation 4, due holiday 2013.
In addition to a new, more sensitive six-axis controller, the DualShock 4 includes a touchpad on the front of the controller that Sony says will offer new ways to play and interact with games.
Much like the Move controller, the DualShock 4 comes with a light bar with three colour LEDs that will change colour to denote the player. The bar can also change patterns during gameplay to provide information to players, for example, when a character is low on health.
The DualShock 4 also comes with a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack. The PlayStation 4 will come bundled with a mono headset, meaning players will be able to chat with online friends while the controller will provide in-game sound effects.
Perhaps the most interesting new feature is the Share button. This allows players to broadcast gameplay in real-time to friends over internet streaming services such as Ustream. Players can also upload video gameplay to Facebook.
The PlayStation 4 Eye, incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognise the depth of space precisely, says Sony. This enables PlayStation 4 Eye to cut out the image of player from background, and better understand the player's position, enabling different modes of play, says Sony. The PlayStation 4 Eye also has four microphones that will add voice functionality to the PlayStation 4. Finally, Players will be able to log in to their PlayStation 4 using facial recognition software.
PlayStation Move will also be supported.
DualShock 4 Specifications
External Dimensions Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right),
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3
button, Pad Button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
Other Features Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
Voltage DC3.7V (tentative)
Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)
PlayStation 4 Eye Specifications
External Dimension Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth)
Weight Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
Video Frame Rate 1280x800 pixel @ 60fps
640x400 pixel @ 120fps
320x192 pixel @ 240fps
Video Format RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range 30cm～∞
Microphone 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length Approx. 2m (tentative)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.-