The lights are on
In a tweet to a follower, Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the PlayStation 4 controller's light cannot be turned off – even to save battery.
The light sensor is used in conjunction with the PlayStation 4 camera to detect movement. Some developers also plan to use the sensor for game mechanics. For example, Killzone: Shadow Fall will use the sensor to display the player's health.
While initial reactions to this news has been negative, it is worth noting that editor Matt Helgeson had a favorable experience with the new Dual Shock in his hands-on preview.
[Source: Twitter via Gamespot]
Our TakeThe Dual Shock 4 light sensor's "always-on" policy is leaving some gamers wondering what to do in the case of reflective TV screens. After all, a colorful light can show up as a distracting, reflective glare. And how energy efficient can the controller be with a large light endlessly using up power? The real question is, since the PlayStation 4 camera doesn't come standard, what's the point of keeping the light sensor on at all times? Whether or not Sony reconsiders adding an option to turn off the light is a question that will be answered this holiday season.
If this is all there is in terms of negatives for the PS4 then i'd say its looking pretty good for sony
Eh doesn't matter not end of the world why? Because people are still gonna buy the ps4 a little notice isn't gonna stop buyers so its not really bad news at all.
Now that's really good news for people planning to get a PS4 right?
This will not bother me in the least. Can't wait to have the PS4 Bundle.
whats with always on?
As long as it doesn't do anything distracting like flashing I don't mind. The Xbox controller flashing when the battery low is annoying though since my batteries are old and so they are always low.
Well thats....slightly annoying.
Good thing you can buy electrical tape for the blue light
this is nothing to complain about lol.....it's just a light
who cares. really
This is worse than the DRM that xbox was doing :(
Yeah, I think it's a little dumb that they wouldn't at the very least implement some sort of smart mechanism that would enable the light when the camera is connected. There is literally no reason for this to anger anyone, but it is annoying.
Umm.... So? The light stays on... Heaven forbid. Really? This is an issue?