During Sony’s PlayStation 4 unveiling event help over a month ago, the company took a little over two hours to detail as much of the platform and what we could expect from it as much as possible. The new PlayStation 4 controller was one of the first parts of the system that was shown off, whether they liked it or not, and some new details are coming out from this week’s Game Developer’s Conference.
We already know the controller is called the DualShock 4 and will come with a touchpad, a share button, headphone jack, and a light bar to help distinguish each player. The Verge was able to get some new details regarding the controller’s capacitive touchpad, like it being able to recognize two inputs at the same time and will be able to support a variety of gestures such as flick, pinch and twist. Developers will be able to utilize the touchpad in their upcoming games to be used as on-screen slider buttons, helping the player navigate a game’s user interface or even be used as a cursor.