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Sony announces $113 Revolution Pro PS4 controller

Sony just announced another expensive third-party PS4 controller that improves on the default DualShock 4 in many ways
By: Derek Strickland | Gaming News | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 10:34 pm

Sony today announced another third-party "pro" PS4 controller called the Revolutionary Pro. Crafted by Nacon, the Revolutionary Pro aimed at eSports console gamers who want a better controller than the DualShock 4 with its janky hanging triggers.

 

 

The Revolutionary Pro retails for £89.99 (roughly $113) and features enhanced joysticks with 46-degree amplitude for advanced accuracy, two main modes including Pro Control and Advanced modes that optimize joystick sensitivity, an 8-way D-pad, customizable controller profiles, vastly improved triggers (the DualShock 4's floating triggers are horrible), a rubber coated surface, and a 3m braided cord that affords extra latency thanks to the PS4 and PS4 Pro's new firmware update that improves latency via wired USB controllers.

 

Interestingly enough, Nacon's "Pro" DualShock 4 can be customized in terms of weight. Users can easily adjust the weight of the controller with included weights, which are added--or removed--in the base handsets of the controller itself.

 

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Nacon's Revolutionary Pro PS4 controller requires a PC in order to load in custom profiles, which can be fine-tuned in a special app.

 

Players can switch between these four custom profiles on-the-fly, but these macro buttons are placed in a very strange location; right inside the inner grips of the controller itself. Due to this placement I could see gamers accidentally hitting the buttons and switching their layouts in-game, causing some serious disasters.

 

"Stay ahead of your rivals in every game by switching up your play style to meet any challenge; configure your custom profiles via the unique PC companion app and load them into four quick-switch keys," reads Sony's official reveal post.

 

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Since Steam now natively supports PlayStation 4 controller profiles, you can easily plug the Revolutionary Pro into your PC and play games.

 

The Revolutionary Pro is currently available for pre-order at GAME for £89.99 and we're not sure if the controller is exclusive to Europe or not.

 

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Revolutionary Pro PS4 controller features

 

  • Wired 3m braided cable to minimise latency - detachable for easy storage
  • Enhanced left and right analogue sticks with 46° amplitude for advanced accuracy
  • Two default controller profiles with unique sensitivity options--HALO MODE and ADVANCED MODE
  • Custom control profiles (requires Win7/8/10 PC and internet connection)
  • 4 x shortcuts / macro buttons
  • Internal weight compartment for tailored balance and feel
  • Adjustable weight system for customized balance
  • Dual analog triggers
  • Dual Shoulder buttons
  • 8-way directional pad buttons
  • PS / SHARE / OPTIONS buttons
  • Touch pad
  • 3.5mm audio headset jack
  • (2x 10g, 2x 14g, 2x17g)
  • Storage pouch

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