PlayStation 4 fans have been asking for pro and elite-type controllers for quite some time, and it appears that their wishes are about to come true. Sony has just announced two new officially licensed “Pro” controllers that have more functionality than the standard DualShock 4 controller. However, this looks like a case of “be careful what you wish for” as these two controllers aren’t exactly pleasing to the eye.
These Pro controllers come in the form of the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution. Razer and Nacon are known for making eSports peripherals and have used their expertise in this field when creating these controllers. Basically, the Raiju and Revolution are tailor made for competitive and pro gamers and feature extra buttons and features not found on the stock DualShock 4.
The Razer Raiju features:
- Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
- Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
- Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
- Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
- 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
- Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage
The Nacon Revolution has:
- 46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
- Four extra shortcut buttons
- Eight-way directional pad
- Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls, and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
- Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage
Both controllers will be available this holiday season. As of now, they are only slated to be released in the European market. Hopefully they will be released in North America and other parts of the world in the future. They may be ugly, but I’m sure competitive-minded gamers would find the controllers to be very useful.