Dimmed down

We’ve had lots of fun penning articles about the PlayStation 4 controller’s controversial light bar, but our nerdy entertainment may be coming to an end. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has supposedly told GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley that you’ll be able to shut off the DualShock 4’s illuminating surface as part of the platform’s upcoming firmware update.

The toggle makes sense, as the console’s next upgrade seems like it’s been built around consumer feedback. While this bullet point wasn’t explicitly mentioned in the PlayStation Blog post about the impending fix, the platform holder did tease that the download would boast many new improvements in addition to the headline enhanced share functionality and removal of HDCP encryption.

Of course, the only people that won’t be celebrating this news are those that have crafted a cunning little business out of selling light bar dimming decals on eBay. Still, we suppose that every bubble has to burst eventually. Are you elated at this turn of events? Shine a coloured torch in our eyes courtesy of the comments section below.

Update: Shuhei Yoshida has clarified that the light bar can only be dimmed, not turned off entirely.

[source twitter.com]