One thing that Xbox One excelled at was its offerings for high-end controllers. Now, Sony is stepping up their game with the DualShock 4 Back Button attachment, a device that can be added to any existing DualShock 4 controller and make it even better for pro gaming.
If you’re not much into the pro gaming scene, you might not know that console gamers who play shooters at the higher levels of competitive play have been modifying their controllers for nearly a decade. Typically, they add additional buttons underneath the controller with some kind of attachment, and now Sony has come out with their own official device for PlayStation 4 gamers.
The DualShock 4 Back Button attachment adds in an OLED screen which can be used to toggle between various different configurations for the two additional buttons added to the underside of the controller. Here are the features of this new device as noted in this PlayStation Blog post:
- Responsive Back Buttons and High-fidelity OLED Screen: The two back buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as triangle, circle, R1 and R2 to name a few and provide amazing tactile feedback, so you can jump and slide without missing a beat. The attachment also features an integrated OLED display that provides real time information around button assignments.
- Highly Configurable: A dedicated button allows you to remap back button inputs on the fly, so you are always prepared no matter what game you’re playing. Furthermore, you can save and choose up to three different profiles for use in various games and there is also a headset pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.
- Developed by PlayStation: The product is tested and approved for all of your favorite PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles, and is built with the ergonomics of the DS4 in mind.
You’ll be able to get the DualShock 4 Back Button attachment when it launches on January 23, 2020, in the United States and Canada for USD$29.99/CAD$39.99 or your regional equivalent.