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KALofKRYPTON

@themcnoisy @JohnnyShoulder @Ralizah

Saturn D-pad is very similar to the Mega Drive one.

This gen, the DS4 is easily the king of first party controllers, by a long way. I've never been particularly keen on xbox controllers - and they've never had good d-pads.

For the DS5 - Sony should consider revisiting the Vita D-pad, it's the best they've ever produced for my money.

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dellyrascal

Needs a better d-pad, as not since the smaller Japanese style Saturn pads has any been that good, although as @KalofKRYPTON says, the Vita was pretty good too

As the for the DS4, its odd...i hated the DS3 as the pad was too rigidly square in my large hands and it meant the sticks were never right, sitting in the wrong places for me. When i'd play on a mates PS3, i always felt completely out of sync, although thats more likely muscle memory.

I was a 360 user and i really dug that controller, so when I went to a preview event for PS4, the controller had to swing it for me and straight off the bat, it felt great, so i would be happy to see minor revisions than a redesign.

Maybe make the touchpad a little smaller or thinner horizontally and give room for an extra button maybe, but other than that, more of the same is fine by me...

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themcnoisy

@JohnnyShoulder Same, it's the most comfortable pad I have ever used - and I have medium to big hands.

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Ralizah

Despite the piddly battery life, select and options buttons not protruding enough, and the waste of space that is the touchpad, there's a reason I opt for the DS4 over other controllers on PC.

It's a good controller with a great gyroscope and comfy triggers.

And, on PC, I can turn that damn useless lightbar off.

@themcnoisy It's similar. Although the Saturn controller has a superior form factor all-around.

Sega used to make THE best D-Pads.

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FullbringIchigo

@JoeBlogs i have the same issue with XB controllers, extended use just ends up causing aches and pains, i think it's because of HOW i have to hold it

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KALofKRYPTON

@Ralizah
I find the Saturn pad a little bit too flat. If the already incredible Mega Drive 6 button pad was a smidge bigger, it would be perfect!

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JJ2

I know its not very popular but Id appreciate the touch screen rumoured for ds5. Possibly having it smaller that the current touchpad to avoid accidental use. Basic functions and keyboard.

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JohnnyShoulder

@JJ2 I think that would be too expensive to have on every controller. I'd rather them concentrate on stripping stuff off, not adding more faff that hardly any devs incorporate into their games.

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themcnoisy

@Ralizah 'And, on PC, I can turn that damn useless lightbar off.'

Astrobot says hi.

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themcnoisy

@Ralizah buy a psvr mate. You are missing out on the game of the generation! You need the light for erm the light literally within game.

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JohnnyShoulder

@themcnoisy VR is not for everyone dude. You even said yourself we should have the option to turn off the light bar.

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themcnoisy

@JohnnyShoulder I was saying it wasn't useless, Far from it and Astrobot is the best example of that. For normal games (none VR) it sucks though, pointless in fact as you often don't see it. So yes being able to switch off the light would be a blessing and save battery. Then flick it back on for Astrobot and Statik!

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themcnoisy

@KALofKRYPTON How come nobody has ever used the same d-pad as the 6 button megadrive pad? Surely Sega can't still hold the copyright for that?

Seems like a terrible waste.

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KALofKRYPTON

@themcnoisy Doubt it was ever copyrighted.

Some pad's have lifted the Saturn design almost entirely. MadCatz did a range of decent Street Fighter pads a while back that were near identical. Their later ones had similar d-pads too.

I forgot to mention the DragonSlay Fightpad Elite I have. The d-pad on that is really good too. The hardware is the remnants of the stock of the second revision of the last MadCatz Fightpad Pro they released for SFV before they went bump. It's a very good pad!

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Ryall

It would be cool if it could split in 2 and act as 2 separate motion controllers.

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WebHead

@Ryall. Yeah could work plus you wouldnt have to buy extra controllers for certain VR games.

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BAMozzy

@JohnnyShoulder That Patent though is most likely to be for adding a 'Xbox' type control to a tablet type screen - probably for the xCloud streaming use. They did show some attachment to a regular looking Xbox controller to hold a mobile phone (or similar size screen) in the xCloud concept video but that probably wouldn't hold an iPad (or similar sized tablet) so having some way of adding two halves of an Xbox controller at either end so you can play xCloud streamed games makes sense. You can't hold both a screen and play on a two handed controller and its not always convenient to prop up a screen on the go either.

Maybe Sony will also make some form of controller for Tablets too if they do streaming on the same scale as MS look to be gearing up for. However, I don't think either MS or Sony will be making any radically different controllers for the next generation of controllers. At most, paddles/buttons that have no 'extra' function and can be mapped to whatever button press you want but the core design being carried over. I bet the XB1 controllers will work perfectly well on the next gen too and for MS I think that is more important with their 'Elite', the Design Lab and the Adaptive controller models. Whether Sony's controller carries forward to, we will see but I would be surprised if it changes anything too much from the DS4.

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Ryall

@BAMozzy The DS4 is a excellent controller it’s probably better than most of the PC pads at the same price point. But it doesn’t function effectively as a move controller.

The current move controllers are of limited use you certainly can’t use a pair of them to replace the dual shock 4 for most PS4 games. They feel like there are couple of generations behind The current VR motion controllers for PC. What I want to see is a pad that has all the functionality of the dual shock 4 and can be subdivided to act as motion controllers without losing that functionality.

As @WedHead says that would remove the need for separate controllers for use with certain VR games.

Edit: Certain VR games really can’t work well on PS4 as neither of the available controllers has all the functionality they require.

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