Sony PlayStation have unveiled a new Back Button Attachment to their DualShock 4 which makes it a bit easier to play more competitively. The added button comes with basically three usable components, mainly the main centre button which has High Fidelity OLED screen which shows you the assigned buttons configured to each of the two buttons.
The other two will have 16 programmable input assignments, meaning you can configure the left or right side to either and O and X button, or R1 and R2, and you can customise it to your liking. It does add a variety of possible scenarios, which I think would be pretty cool to change up gameplay.
If you’re wondering why they’re doing this, they say it adds value to a gamer. It theoretically would shorten response times, and make it more flexible and being able to execute certain commands faster. This however, definitely seems to be catered to the more hardcore, competitive side of you.
It also comes with a 3.5mm jack, so even though it’s connecting to your port on the controller, you can make do with the external jack. And another thing is that this attachment is made by PlayStation, with the DS4 in mind. So they’re probably more comfortable and reliable in comparison to third party, cheap attachments. But I don’t know, I feel like this would be a bit intrusive because it looks pretty bulky. I’m not sure how they’ve managed to keep the same ergonomic feel to the controller, but we’d have to get our hands on one to judge it.
The Back Button Attachment launches in US and Canada on January 23, 2020, for SRP $29.99 USD. No word on Malaysian availability yet, but we should be able to get it via some online stores soon.