Sony’s new Back Button Attachment turns your DualShock 4 into a pro controller
Add two new programmable buttons to your arsenal when the accessory hits stores in January
Sony has announced a new peripheral for the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller that will add two new fully programmable buttons to players’ arsenals.
According to the PlayStation Blog, the “new attachment elevates your gameplay by delivering more versatility and performance, while maintaining the comfort and feel of the DualShock 4 wireless controller you’ve come to love.”
The attachment plugs into the port on the bottom of the wireless controller and adds the two new trigger-like buttons, an OLED screen that presses in like a button and is used to program the triggers and it features the ability to set up profiles to quickly switch between preferences.
Full details of the features are listed below, as written in the PlayStation Blog post.
Responsive Back Buttons and High-fidelity OLED Screen: The two back buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as triangle, circle, R1 and R2 to name a few and provide amazing tactile feedback, so you can jump and slide without missing a beat. The attachment also features an integrated OLED display that provides real time information around button assignments.
Highly Configurable: A dedicated button allows you to remap back button inputs on the fly, so you are always prepared no matter what game you’re playing. Furthermore, you can save and choose up to three different profiles for use in various games and there is also a headset pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.
Developed by PlayStation: The product is tested and approved for all of your favorite PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles, and is built with the ergonomics of the DS4 in mind.
According to the post by global peripherals marketer for Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ike Nnoli the attachment releases on Jan. 23, 2020 and will retail in the US for $29.99.
“Its sleek design allows you to utilize more of your hand to shorten your response time and gives you more flexibility in competitive gameplay,” Nnoli said.