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PlayStation has a spotty track record when it comes to motion controls. The early days of the PlayStation 3 are best swept under the rug as SIXAXIS tortured us with the likes of Lair and Haze, and then the cycle repeated in 2010 with the introduction of PlayStation Move. Despite a few diamonds in the rough, we'd be hard-pressed to consider Sony's motion-based investment during the previous generation a solid success.

Fast forward to 2018 though, and things are a little different. The PlayStation Move controllers have been refitted into a complementary pair of controllers for PlayStation VR, and the DualShock 4 allows for motion-based gaming that hardly seems to be being taken advantage of. The likes of Gravity Rush 2 allows you to move the PS4 controller in order to control your aim, while the DualShock 4 becomes a physical object in VR title Moss. That's pretty much the extent of it though, and it appears that Sony may be missing a trick here.

Gyro aiming is the latest motion based craze, and it's one that has found its current home on the Nintendo Switch. With the likes of Splatoon 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and the Switch version of Fortnite incorporating the feature into their control systems, players are able to control and fine-tune their aim by physically moving the controller in their hands. It is supposed to complement the aiming done by a thumbstick, making up for slight changes in movement speed and height by allowing you to quickly react using your hands rather than adjusting your thumb.

This feature may benefit the more competitive of you as you play Destiny 2, Overwatch, or the latest Battlefield and Call of Duty titles. So, is this motion based mechanic you'd like to see implemented into more PS4 games? Place your vote below and then expand further in the comments section.

Do you want gyro-aiming capabilities to come to PS4? (151 votes)

  1. Yes, I love the idea of it32%
  2. I'd give it a try, it looks interesting17%
  3. I'd have a go, but I'm skeptical17%
  4. No, I don't care for motion based controls35%

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