Dual Shock D-Pad is 360 Degrees.


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PES 2010 announced it will have full 360 degree movement and in a post on PES Fan I noticed a quote from Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH;

360-degree control will be available on both the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360 and PC-DVD versions of the game via the analogue sticks on the respective controllers. The system will allow players to spread the ball with ease, opening up new attacking and defensive possibilities. PLAYSTATION 3 owners will also benefit when using the Dual Shock’s D-Pad, but Xbox 360 and Win D-Pads are limited to eight-directional control due to technical limitations of the hardware.

Interesting to see that the D-pad on the Dual Shock can offer 360 Degree movement, I was not aware this was possible. Please note that the other consoles will have 360 via analogue sticks only.


Written by: Trev - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Paranoimia on August 17th, 2009

    It may technically be possible, since all DualShock buttons are pressure-sensitive… for example, putting more pressure on ‘up’ than ‘right’ may enable you to run at a 30 degree angle rather than a 45 degree angle.

    But in reality, I don’t see many people bothering with the D-pad as their primary control. I’d imagine it’s beyond most people to be able to judge the pressure that precisely, especially in the heat of a game.

  2. #2 by Trev on August 17th, 2009 [ 26623 Points ]

    You’d be surprised how many people still prefer the d-pad for playing PES, which is why microsoft made that green Xbox pad for PES.

  3. #3 by bunnyhero on August 17th, 2009 [ 1850 Points ]

    yeah, all the buttons are pressure-sensitive. have there been any other games that use that for the dpad? i wonder what that feels like to control. there aren’t many games that use the pressure-sensitive buttons period.

  4. #4 by Thepreppymonk on August 17th, 2009 [ 1865 Points ]

    Wipeout HD, thats where I use the D-Pad


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