How Did Developers Help With The PS4′s Development?

In an interview with CVG, the game director of Guerilla games, Steven ter Heide commented on how great the new controller is, saying that it is “a great controller for an FPS”

He went on to say how they helped with they had discussions about putting a headset jack in the controller itself, which therefore gives everyone the ability to do online and have a chat (So no excuses from now on!).

It was their suggestion to concave the analogue sticks, which are only a simple change, but he said that it would make all the difference.

So when it comes to features, like headset jack and analogue sticks, that was where Guerilla put their 2 cents it, other developers, like Evolution Studios who are behind the Motorstorm and WRC,  are making the beautiful DriveClub which is a game where you drive….. as a club….. Their suggestions were based on motion movement and how the controller would interact with games of the racing genre (please don’t be a cheesy tilt to steer! )

 

According to the Guerilla co-founder, he thinks the DualShock 4 is “a big step foward for what we already have on the PS3″

He went on to mention how the controller feels, saying this;

It feels incredibly accurate, in your hands it feels solid, it feels really high quality with the materials that have been used, it feels like you’re in control and particularly with that feeling of being a Shadow Marshal, this big hero guy with extra capabilities, it’s very suitable.

 

ter Heide also said;

“The guys who made [the system] are no longer in an ivory tower in Tokyo, it’s shared with us and not just with us, but with Evolution, Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, everybody and together we’ve built the machine.”

The games mentioned above are to be released along with the PS4.

Fun Facts;

DriveClub willl be first person only

The name ‘DriveClub’ was trademarked 9 years ago

Bill Gates wants a PS4 (unconfirmed)

81,000 PS3 systems were sold 24hours of its release in Japan

  1. Jmqm’s avatar

    AYY WASSUP #1

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  2. St33lDr4g0n’s avatar

    Nice article Minimur!

    And congratz for becoming the new blogger :D

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  3. aerinas’s avatar

    It’s a good thing Sony actually let devs help in designing their new console, they should’ve thought about that with the Vita, maybe there would be more third party games for it then :P

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    1. IgnusArmgagadan’s avatar

      The Vita did have developers help create it, I remember seeing videos of game developers discussing how they got to get their hands on the development process of it and everything. They even let some common testers take a look at it and throw out some ideas, if I remember correctly.

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      1. Thrawn’s avatar

        I wonder if this is the main flaw of the ps vita, that third party studios were involved in creating this.
        Well, just imagine what would happen if Peter Molyneux was involved with the next Xbox, than it would be announced as a spaceship but in the end it would just suck. XD *rofl*

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      2. oguretz’s avatar

        And they COMPLETELY FUCKED UP with placing arrow cross with analog stick. It’s impossible to feel comfortable when rumbling MK, analog stick is veeeery sensitive, and you just can’t use it. And it’s placing designed for impossibility to use cross without touching stick accidently. So devs can suck their own balls.

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        1. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

          I haven’t had any of those problems =p

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  4. bromanbro’s avatar

    Will the D Pad buttons be clickable like on the Vita?

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  5. IgnusArmgagadan’s avatar

    What I get from this article is that the controller was catered towards the FPS enthusiast and somewhat towards racing (which is somehow strictly a first person driving game). I really hope to God that the PS4 doesn’t turn into a one genre machine like the XBox 360 is…

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      Army of two was a good use of the ps3 controller i guess making use of the six axes. Think the touch pad be used to look around and on the mortal kombat for the vita think u can use the touch screen to do combos well works for marvel vs capcom. piletthing an assult ship in a shoothing game will shooting an using the controllers six axex thing to controll the plane would be pretty mean.

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  6. Someone Else’s avatar

    (…) “which therefore gives everyone the ability to do online and have a chat (So no excuses from now on!).”

    Ability =/= desire.

    Not a fan of the voice chat on games thing.

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    1. Someone Else’s avatar

      No one gives a f*ck what you want.

      You’ll all buy whatever Sony spits out anyways.

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      1. Someone Else Entirely’s avatar

        So you can predict the behavior of every person on this site?

        And if I complain about this feature, but still buy the product because it has more benefits than down-sides… so what?

        Like the product, hate the described feature. Speaking my mind about it. Don’t care who agrees.

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      2. Someone Else Entirely’s avatar

        Also want to point out, if I didn’t otherwise like the product, this wouldn’t bother me.

        I think that’s obvious. I think Sony makes great game machines and games. Therefore I want a PS4. Also obvious.

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        1. Someone Else Who Is Not The Same’s avatar

          Yes, I can predict the behavior of every person on this site.

          I can predict that on this site:

          ~40% will whine and moan about how there are a lack of exploits for the Vita.

          ~40% will complain that the Vita is dead and has no games.

          ~15% are just plain retarded (this applies to you).

          ~5% actually care.

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          1. Someone Else’s avatar

            Someone is angry, red in the face, and reaching very far for insults.

            :D

            If it bothers you that people complain, or rebuff untrue statements, leave instead of crying about it.

          2. Someone Formerly Known As >_>’s avatar

            Sounds about right. XD

          3. Someone Else that is Someone Else’s avatar

            No, maybe you should leave. If you think I’m angry, I’m not. I don’t care what retards like you post.

            You post/type enough words to write a f*cking book. So, I guess it’s not surprise that my post offends you.

            Try again.

          4. Someone Else’s avatar

            You care enough to keep crying about every post I make about my dislike of this feature.

            Clearly it bothers you. Because I dislike this feature, you want me barred from every online match.

            It doesn’t change my stance though. I still feel “voice chat, no excuses” only hurts the community and feeds trolls. Meanwhile, you can keep crying about it every time I stick to my guns.

      3. Acid_Snake’s avatar

        only nintendo and apple faggots buy whatever their companies spit out, even if they spit crap out their mouth. Us PS users prefer to be harder on sony and demand better and more stuff so we can get quality out of our systems.

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    2. Kyu’s avatar

      It’s not like you ARE forced to use it….right?

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      1. Someone Else’s avatar

        Look below. Apparently you are.

        Absolute bs that douchebags can force you to “telephone us loud obnoxious morons or be kicked”.

        It’s not that there’s “No excuses now”… it’s that the douchebags have the excuses, to kick you for not joining their obnoxious conversation while you wanna game.

        Do not want. Do not want.

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        1. Someone Else Who Is Not The Same’s avatar

          Yes we want. Yes we want.

          I’ll send Sony an e-mail informing them of how I am enjoying the lovely choices they have made for the PS4.

          Can’t wait. Definite buy from me.

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          1. Someone Else’s avatar

            If the main PS4 thing that excites you is being a douche and kicking those who wanna play without being phone-called by obnoxious strangers… Then you may want a new hobby, because there are funner things in the universe, that actually have a point.

          2. Someone Else that is Someone Else’s avatar

            Why would I want a ‘new hobby’ since this aspect of the PS4 appeals to me?

            I think YOU’RE the one who should find a new hobby, since the future of the PS4 isn’t looking too bright for idiots like you.

          3. Someone Else’s avatar

            If trolling that way, and trying to force every teammate into your phonecalls, is what appeals to you about PS4, then you definitely need a new hobby.

            Because, that’s sad, scummy, and undeserving of a place in the online community.

            A game machine is for games. A next generation machine is for high-tech gaming. I shouldn’t be forced into a phone-call with people I don’t know, to enjoy the multiplayer.

    3. MarSprite’s avatar

      So what?! The point is, now you can’t lie to those of us who are, and we can kick you out of our group without feeling pity for you.

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      1. Someone Else’s avatar

        I feel like that’s an unjustifiable reason to kick someone, because they didn’t want to have a phone convo with your 13y/o fps group.

        I think you ought to get banned for kicking from that.

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        1. Someone Else’s avatar

          Then again, I really don’t care about shooters anyway. Outgrew them for more depthful games long ago.

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        2. Someone Else’s avatar

          And as you pointed out, since this gives people the excuse to kick you out of the group if you don’t use the feature, it almost does force you to use it. (Or get kicked from many groups.) I’m glad you brought up that point. I wish they’d never included this.

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          1. Someone Else Who Is Not The Same’s avatar

            Please get kicked. Please get kicked. Please get kicked.

            Well, I’m betting you’ll get the sh*t kicked out of you from every group.

    4. gunblade’s avatar

      Its good if u can caordinate the attack in a shooter

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      1. Someone Else Entirely’s avatar

        Yep, it’s useful for this. I don’t feel it should be mandatory though. “Talks or I kicks u” = really douchey.

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        1. Someone Else Who Is Not The Same’s avatar

          No, it should be mandatory.

          Can’t wait for you to get KICKED THE F*CK OUT of every game.

          It will be glorious. Great days are ahead for the PS4.

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          1. Someone Else’s avatar

            You’re this hostile against someone for not wanting phonecalls forced on them, for multiplayer games?

            Because I want to be able to play in non-talking, focused peace, it is now your main motivation in life to see me unable to multiplayer?

            I’m glad I voiced my objection then. With people like this out there, I definitely don’t want voice chat. Ever. It will be my pleasure to be able to avoid you.

          2. Someone Else that is Someone Else’s avatar

            PS4 disagrees with you.

            Your opinion doesn’t matter. Only the PS4 matters.

            Long live the PS4.

          3. Someone Else’s avatar

            I think the PS4 just wanted to give people options. It’s a loophole that douches can abuse it this way. That is a serious oversight.

            You have no right to force me to use my voice in an online match, or hurt my online experience because I didn’t. I’m not a fan of real-voice convos in video games, nor should I have to convert, to use multiplayer.

            Regardless, if I get PS4 I’m going to enjoy it immensely. Even if everyone kicks if you don’t talk (which I doubt), I’ll still enjoy the PS4. Most of my favorite games aren’t FPS or Strategy anyway.

            I was just pointing out that I disagree with the feature, and its potential abuse. Apparently that got you red in the face. That’s wonderful.

  7. qwazed’s avatar

    great controller for “A” fps

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  8. Thrawn’s avatar

    Why are FPS developers focusing on controllers anyway??? Controllers suck at FPS and they know that, the ps4 is surely going to have usb ports, so why bother with that, when you could just plug in your mouse and keyboard and off you go.
    Well I don’t dislike controllers, they are more comfortable for racing games, rpg’s… and so on. BUT for FPS they SUCK, especially when there is auto aiming in game, it f*ckin sucks. If devs had a word in development of the ps4 then it sure as hell would have usb mouse and keyboard support. Best argument would be for all those CoD and Battlefield lunatics that you have the SAME accuracy as any pc gamer. Which makes cross platform gaming possible (pc-ps4-xbox XXX) and not unfair.
    And mikrofon… well those playing games online already have bluetooth headsets or any other voice recording device hooked up to their console of choice. Why reinventing everything? I wonder how well it does if there is another one or more person in room and they are talking.
    It’s not like a headset which records only the voice of the person directly in front or sideways.

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    1. MarSprite’s avatar

      Mouse and keyboard support have been built into ALL the newest mainstream consoles. 360? yeah, you can use them for FFXI. PS3? yup, web browser, and DUST514. Wii? actually, not sure about the Wii, but I believe that the web browser supports it, who cares about the Wii anyways though.

      It’s not SONY’s fault the developers are too stupid to implement Mouse and Keyboard, and all you sheople out there buying it up while complaining about the lack thereof? you are the problem(if you aren’t one of the sheople, then show some intelligence and realize that’s not aimed at you). Vote with your dollar, that’s capitalism.

      Besides, this article is about the controller. What? Were you hoping for a Mouse and Keyboard usb jack in your controller?… That would be cool actually. It could double as a place to put your flash drives… It’s not going to happen, DEAL.

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      1. MarSprite’s avatar

        P.S.
        I hate those stupid indented nubs, they used to rub my thumbs raw when I played 360. Nubs like that are a large part of the reason I sold my XBOX and said F**k their exclusives. Way to ruin my gaming experience Steven ter Heide, you’ll be getting some hatemail from me real soon, and I’m not buying any of your companies games again… not even if you are the last game dev in existence.

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      2. Thrawn’s avatar

        Xbox 360 I didn’t know, ps3 I knew but it suck especially the mouse support, as the usb polling rate is much to low -> so sucks.
        Wii, keyboard thats it.

        And nope, the ps4 is not for me, it lost it’s flair of being a console so back to the roots -> PC I’m back, AGAIN.!!

        Where did it state that this article was only about the controller?
        The title reads as following: How Did Developers Help With The PS4′s Development?
        They are mainly talking about the controller, but why do you think is the ps4 a pc like console? Cause it’s muuuuuuuuuuch easier to develop for it than working on an industrial ALIEN like the ps3 -> and that’s their main help you could say.

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        1. gunblade’s avatar

          The emotion chip had a nice name to it.

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      3. gunblade’s avatar

        Probly have to make a usb mod for the flash drive werd that the nivida controller had a sd slot .!

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      4. T Strauss’s avatar

        You’re wrong about most of this rant. Mouse and keyboard is supported on PS3, that part is true. But the rest is wrong. No 360 games support mouse and keyboard controls. FFXI supports a keyboard for chat only. I don’t think the hardware/ firmware even supports a mouse. Same for the Wii. There’s keyboard support for chat in Monster Hunter (that might be it), but again, no mouse support.

        Consoles are designed to be played on the couch, with a controller. You need a flat hard space for a mouse, like a desktop. If you’re sitting at a desktop using a mouse and keyboard, why not just get a pc? You’re 90% there.

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        1. gunblade’s avatar

          ps3 had outher os sapport but i think the ps2 was good with keyboard on games like everquest and final fantasy online came with a usb mouse hard drive n keyborad…

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    2. gunblade’s avatar

      There usb and bllue thooth think the ps4 will have sapport cor a keyboard and mose hopluly withthe extra ram one can have more usb device hook up to the ps4 then the four one had in the ps3 ….

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  9. isnizal’s avatar

    fake ps 4!ps vita is the best

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    1. KDM’s avatar

      Hello Kitty to Issho: Block Crash V is the best game on the Vita right now.

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  10. Yes’s avatar

    “Bill Gates wants a PS4 (unconfirmed)”

    I laughed, lol :)

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    1. Yes’s avatar

      Or did some developers actually claim that Bill Gates wants a PS4? :)

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      1. Thrawn’s avatar

        Yeah for disassembling and reverse engineering. XD

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        1. gunblade’s avatar

          Probly get it in bulk then i would

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  11. reaper527’s avatar

    so their big contribution to the design is a feature that the xbox360 has had for almost 8 years?

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      Posibly

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    2. GuitaristMatt’s avatar

      Notice how the analog sticks are both concave and convex…

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      1. KDM’s avatar

        You have the best avatar.

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        1. GuitaristMatt’s avatar

          Thank you, I thought it was pretty cool. You can change yours to whatever you want, but I forgot the website. It’s on the forums somewhere.

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  12. gunblade’s avatar

    So on the ps4 does it support the nasne for tv n media. Heard the nasne had good internet. But saposed to be manily a dvr n media storage for the ps3 and the ps vita.

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  13. gunblade’s avatar

    Atleast they put a touch screen iguess cant wait it teardown.Moding.

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  14. gunblade’s avatar

    On a mod thing i wana use my nividia shield as a ps4 controller they say sony cloud will have android sapport for ps3 games

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  15. stoneskull’s avatar

    such a long, long wait for the ps4. it’s so far away.

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    1. stoneskull’s avatar

      months and months.

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