The PlayStation DualShock 4 controller gets three extra tactile buttons!





Almost as if the DualShock 4 wasn’t good enough, Sony’s upcoming controller attachment extends an already-iconic device’s functionality. Meet the DualShock 4 Back Button. Its name isn’t particularly gimmicky, but it describes exactly what it does. The button-module plugs right into the DualShock 4 controller, via the aux input at the bottom. The module itself comes with buttons, two tactile, and one with a screen. Designed to give you an extra set of programmable controls, the attachment’s screen helps you keep track of the programmed shortcuts and switch between them, while the left and right buttons let you map up to 16 different functions.

To make sure that it doesn’t take away from the DS4 controller, the module comes with its own aux input, so you can still plug a pair of headphones right in, or perhaps another type of accessory. You can even save up to 3 gaming profiles per module (in case you share your controller with a flatmate or a sibling), including different profiles for each separate game you play! The DualShock 4 Back Button launches in 2020 towards the end of January so keep that wallet handy if you want to up your gaming skills!

Designer: Sony