Remove those decals for the full effect

The novelty of the DualShock 4’s light bar appears to have worn off a touch since we reported on Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’s ridiculous implementation, but Rockstar Games is a perfectionist, and so it’s decided to implement some extra features specifically for Sony’s next-gen machine. One "bonus" is that your controller’s light bar will flash blue and red when you’re in a police chase. Ahem.

That’s not all, though, as the peripheral’s speaker will also emit radio chatter and phone calls should you opt for a more “immersive” sound setup, and you’ll be able to swipe the touch pad up and down to change weapons, as well as left and right to switch radio stations. From what we understand, you’ll also be able to push it down to switch to the title’s first-person viewpoint.

Alright, they’re hardly the most amazing additions in the world, but seeing as most developers don’t even bother, it’s nice to know that Rockstar Games is using all of the features available to it. Do you long for more flashing light bar effects? Shine like a star in the comments section below.

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