Dualshock 4

PS4 Introducing Button Remapping - What This Might Mean for Kingdom Hearts 3

Playstation revealed today that the Playstation 4 Update 2.50 (Codenamed “Yukimura”) will include a feature where you can remap the Dualshock 4 buttons.

Accessibility Options: “Yukimura” introduces a wide variety of options to make their PS4 entertainment experience even more accessible. Options include text to speech, enlarged text, bolder fonts, higher contrast UI, zoom for displayed pictures, invert colors on screen and more. Users will also be able to reassign buttons for DualShock 4, making it easier for users with limited manual dexterity or limited reach and strength to play.

What this essentially means is gamers who are accustomed to using O as attack and X as jump (as it is in the Japanese or A and B in the 3/DS games respectively) could be able to manually swap the controls around for Kingdom Hearts 3.

Here’s another thing I did for PlayStation recently while freelancing at 27: a simple illustration of the DualShock 4 for use on the controller configurations at various UK events. I also had to lay out a lot of the configs themselves, showing what each button did for various games including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Assassin’s Creed IV, Driveclub and Warframe to name but a few.

The angle of the whole thing is a little skewed to show both triggers and the lightbar on the top of the controller without tilting the entire thing and trying to make it look 3D. I figured that anybody attending a gaming event would probably know how to use a controller anyway so I could get away with a little artistic license in regards to that.


DualShock 4 Controller Break Down/Changes

  1. Touch-Pad: Can press down as a button “Slick and Smooth”
  2. Button Pad: Standard
  3. Analog Sticks: Indention to reduce finger slips.
  4. PS Home Button: Standard
  5. Speakers: Able to listen to gaming audio, voice chat, and music.
  6. Directional Pad: Buttons slightly turn down towards center.
  7. Options Button: Acts as “Start” Button
  8. R1 & L1 Buttons: Semi-Circle (instead of rectangle)
  9. R2 & L2 Buttons: Curves outward (more sensitive)
  10. Light Bar: Glows Blue and Red (ex: when killed)
  11. USB Port: Standard
  12. Headset Port: Supports PS4 and Normal Headsets.

The vibrations of the controller also have improved so you can feel vibrations on different parts of the controller (can simulate pouring water)