Razer Raiju And Nacon Revolution will be available this holiday season
Sony has announced that they have partnered with Razer and Nacon to build two new PS4 controllers aimed at pro gamers.
Not to be out done by Microsoft’s Xbox One Elite Controller Sony has commissioned not one but two new controllers designed specifically for pro gamers. Rather than making their own variation of the Dualshock 4, however, Sony has partnered with two specialists in peripherals Razer and Nacon. Each has designed its own unique variation so, according to Sony, “competitive gamers can find one which best compliments and adapts to their unique gameplay style.”
Razer’s new controller looks very similar to the Dualshock 4 with a few significant changes. Not much has changed aesthetically, although the design seems wider with the Razer logo on the touch pad. They have added a set of buttons to give players control over their audio and mic directly from the controller. They have also added a pair of bumps to the underside of the controller.
The Raiju will also feature two customizable profiles which players can modify for game or role specific functions. It will also have detachable rubber caps for it’s analog sticks to provide extra grip when you need it. It also boasts “Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses”.
The lesser known of the two collaborators is Nacon, who has worked with a number of gaming organizations in Europe but only has one other controller to its name. Nacon diverts somewhat from the Dualshock design in favor of a layout more similar to an Xbox controller. Swapping out the d-pad and left analog stick. Nacon promises enhanced firmware for the analog sticks that will provide “advanced eSports accuracy and reach”. The controller also features four extra short cut buttons and an eight way directional pad.
The Revolution will offer gamers four custom profiles, which will be configurable via a companion app on the player PC. The app will allow players to re-map buttons, assign macros to the short cut keys and adjust sensitivity. Players will also be able to adjust the weight and balance of the physical controller using the system of weights that will accompany it.
Going pro does mean you will be tethered to your system once again as both will require and be packaged with 3 meter long USB cables. Both controllers will be available this holiday season and compatible with all PS4 systems.
For me, The Revolution offers a lot more customization options but the Razer just looks cooler and more comfortable. I would love feel them both in action though. Which do you like better? Let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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