— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 17, 2019
The new controller attachment adds two paddle buttons, which resemble the paddle buttons on the Xbox One Elite Controller. The buttons also provide tactile feedback to make you more immersed in your game.
Back Button Attachment Adds Two Customizable Inputs
The Back Button Attachment connects at the bottom of the controller and works on all DualShock 4 controllers. It also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, as the one that comes with the DualShock 4 is not accessible.
In addition to the buttons, the attachment also features an OLED screen that displays the controller input programmed to the buttons. PlayStation has previously used an OLED display for the original PlayStation Vita.
The OLED display also tells which player is registered to which controller to help keep track of who is using which controller.
Unlike other accessories that vary in terms of quality, this accessory has been developed by Sony and tested to works with PS4 and PS VR games.
How Much Will The Back Button Attachment Cost?
The Back Button Attachment will cost $29.99 and release on January 23, 2020, in the US and Canada.
While most gamers might not need more buttons to have to deal with, this product has the potential for the hardcore audience. For example, adding a shortcut to a fighting game or ability for a battle royale could be worthwhile for someone that needs more inputs to win.
Another aspect of this new product to comprehend is what it means for the controller on the upcoming PlayStation 5. PlayStation following the lead of Microsoft in adding more button inputs could mean a future controller coming with these inputs on a base level.
To learn more about the Back Button Attachment, go to playstation.com.
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