Scuf Debuts Insanely Customizable, Officially Licensed PS4 Controller
The Scuf Vantage will retail for between $169.95 and $199.95, which is a steep commitment, but it has several bells and whistles that could take your competitive game to the next level.
Scuf made a name for itself designing custom controls with reprogrammable backpedals. Many professional gamers have navigated to Scuf looking to eke out every advantage on the digital battleground. Now, Scuf is teaming up with Sony to develop an officially licensed PlayStation 4 controller that has more customization features than ever.
The Scuf Vantage comes in two flavors: A wired version that retails for $169.95, and a version that can flip between wired and wireless modes that retails for $199.95. Otherwise, the two versions of the Vantage are nearly identical, and include a host of nifty features, such as:
- Two removable/reprogrammable side buttons, called Sax Buttons
- Four back paddles that can also be remapped to function like any of the face buttons
- An audio touch bar near the front of the controller that can be tapped to mute your mic
- Removable force-feedback modules that help make the controller lighter
- A removable magnetic faceplate
- Interchangeable convex or concave thumbsticks
- Interchangeable D-pad/control disc
- A host of different colors and design options
“This is something that we’ve spent many millions of dollars developing,” says Scuf CEO and co-founder Duncan Ironmonger. “We’ve built it completely from the ground up, we’re going to be producing them in very high quantities, and we’re really looking forward to getting it out to market in one complete Scuf product.”
Like most Scuf controllers, customers can customize their color schemes and the length of their thumb sticks at purchase. Pre-orders just went live on Scuf’s website, but customers will also be able to preorder a Vantage at GameStop. These orders will start shipping in August. We’ll be getting our hands on these controllers at E3, so stay tuned for more details, and check out more images of the controller below.
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