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How Will Thief 4 Use the PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller?
With motion sensors, a touch pad, and a host of other unique features, the DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4 aims to arm developers with a host of opportunities to use the technology in inventive ways for their game mechanics.
One of the developers who have started using the controller’s built-in functionalities is Eidos Montreal, the creators behind Thief 4. According to Eurogamer, those who play the game on the PS4 will be able to see if Garrett is hidden when the lightbar on the controller dims, can engage with the menus and maps using the touchpad, and may even have the chance to aim a bow using the controller’s motion sensor.
Developers have also discussed mapping a swoop dash ability to the controller pad and even a possible candle-blowing mechanic that would utilize the system’s pack-in headset microphone. They are cautiously approaching the creation of it in order to keep from things becoming “gimmicky,” but still want to find creative ways to use the DualShock 4’s technology in the game.
Thief 4 will be available in February 2014.
Are you interested in using the DualShock 4 for any of these mechanics? Tell us in the comments below!