Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is coming in the holiday season of 2020. The console will have the fifth iteration of the DualShock controller. While the newer controller will be the most exciting piece of hardware, PlayStation has just announced back button attachments for the DualShock 4 controllers. One may think that the in-house button attachments are a little too late but better late than never.
According to the blog post, the new back button attachments are for all players who enjoy competitive play. It should be noted that these controller attachments are marketed towards every niche of gamers from casual to pro. If you happen to be a pro player, chances are you may possess the pricey Scuff controllers for the competitive playthroughs; then, these attachments mean nothing to you. However, it is for those players who have a nack of competitive gaming but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on controllers.
The attachment elevates the gameplay while maintaining the feel or comfort of your DualShock controller. Since PlayStation itself developed it, users will not have to worry about the ergonomics or the quality of buttons. The buttons directly attach to the extension port, and since they cover the 3.5mm jack, PlayStation has also provided a high-quality stereo headset jack.
Coming to the usability of the attachment, the two buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as square, triangle, up, or down, etc. The tactile nature of buttons are for feedback so that players never miss important actions. In the center of both buttons, you find an OLED display that shows information about the profiles you are using. You can store up to three profiles depending on the game.
Lastly, these are launching in the US and Canada on 23rd January 2020 for USD 29.99$, CAD 39.99.