The Xbox Elite controller may seem a little silly with its Ancient Antiquity from the Qing Dynasty-like pricing, but it's one solid and well built controller. So good in fact that it continues to sell extremely well and is the pad of choice for pro Xbox gamers. At the time Sony said something along the lines of "yeah, that's not for us", but in a recent announcement it looks like PlayStation 4 is getting it's own line of pro controllers, thanks to partnerships with Razer and Nacon.
According to the announcement,
To give our competitive and pro players more choice, we invited Razer and Nacon to use their knowledge and expertise in developing eSports peripherals to design two unique pro controllers for PS4.
First up, is the Razer Raiju
, which is due for release this holiday season.
Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage
And then there's the Nacon Revolution
, which just about completes the Dual Shock's transformation into the more ergonomic Xbox-style design, also available this holiday season.
46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
Four extra shortcut buttons
Eight-way directional pad
Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage
At AusGamers we think it's great that Esports has led us to a point where reliable and sturdy controllers have replaced the cheap and nasty alternatives of days gone by.