One of the more superfluous features of the PlayStation 4’s new controller is the speaker in the middle of the device. While we’ve known about this addition ever since the handset leaked, Sony has been very vague about how it will actually be used. However, speaking during last night’s Jimmy Fallon show, Guerrilla Games’ co-founder and managing director Hermen Hulst offered a few details about how it will be implemented in Killzone: Shadow Fall.
“The controller has so many cool new things,” he said. “We’ve got the speaker on it, so we’ve got radio messages for instance being broadcast [through the device].” The feature won’t be new to Wii owners, but we always thought that it was an underused idea on Nintendo’s system, so it’s nice to see it revisited on the PS4.
If you don’t want to irritate other people in the room, you’ll be able to reroute the sounds through the system’s bundled headset. We’re sure that there’ll be an option to turn off the functionality entirely, too. Is this a feature that you’re excited about? Let us know in the comments section below.