The lights are on
According to Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide
Studios, the next-gen PlayStation won't support the PS3's Dual Shock
controller. However, the original Move motion controller will be a part of Sony's
Yoshida said, "No, [PS4] doesn't support
DualShock 3, but it does support PS Move."
This isn't surprising news, given that the new Dual Shock
controller features a touchpad that presumably offers new controller input
mechanics for games that wouldn't be possible with the previous iteration of
the controller. Move support was also expected, as the new Dual Shock actually
features a move sensor built into the controller. However, it does mean that,
if you want to play multiplayer amongst friends on the couch, you'll have to
pony up the money for all-new controllers.
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