New Controller: Do I Have my Triggers?
So the new controller is unveiled, and its silver, wireless, and has yaw, pitch, and roll motion sensitivity. The vibration functionality has been removed because it interferes with the motion sensors, which makes sense. I’ll miss the vibration, but not much. The motion sensitivity is cool and all, but here’s another interesting tidbit:
The shape of L2/R2 buttons located on the top of the controller has also been enlarged with increased depth in stroke for more subtle control in games.
Do I finally have my triggers? DO I FINALLY HAVE MY TRIGGERS? I DON’T KNOW! This description is tantalizingly close to describing the triggers that I want. What do you guys think?
Leandro wrote in with what looks to be an authentic picture of the new PS3 controller, though it looks to be the wrong colour. And yes, those look like triggers!!!!
Edit: (thanks Gary)
IGN has a review of the controller and they seem to like it. No mention is made of the triggers. They did point out that there are lights on the controller that I didn’t notice (I was too busy looking at the triggers) for showing which player the controller belongs to. They also point out the “Guide” button in the center of the controller, which is new.
So it looks like Sony is borrowing some ideas from Microsoft and Nintendo for their new controller. But personally I don’t care. This is how things work. Microsoft borrowed from the Dreamcast controller for their triggers. And there have been other controllers out there with motion sensitivity besides the Wii’s.
What it comes down to is that Sony improved their controller. It’s simply better than the previous one, and you can do more with it. You’ll have more fun playing games, and that’s what counts.