The Dualshock 4 has a light bar that was revealed to do a lot of cool things during co-op. However, according to a new piece of information, it looks like the light bar has other uses.
If you are playing solo in a dark room the controller can be configured to display a specific colour to complement a level in the game. The developers have to code this to make it happen though, but in a dark room it can really change your mood.
Here’s what Scott Rohde, Senior VP of Sony World Wide Studios, had to say in a PlayStation blogcast.
“A lot of gamers, myself included, like to play in some dimly lit rooms. And when you’re playing a game and the whole area around you changes color slightly based on what that light bar is doing, it’s not something you’re staring at and your expecting, but it changes your mood and it changes the way you feel when, whatever it is, when you fire a button, when you step into an area where you are in a cold blue area – think about Journey,” Rohde said.
“You’re in a cold blue area, and then you move into more of an orangey earth tone – a warm area. And that controller is coming with you. When the whole room around you is sort of suddenly changing from the blues and greens into the oranges and yellows, you might not really even know what’s happening, but your whole sense of immersion is definitely greater. It’s a really good thing. I get really excited about that color bar.”
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