PlayStation continues its trend of releasing cool controllers, but we want to make our own.
Sony has confirmed that its line of DualShock 4 controllers is growing once again with the addition of four groovy new colours. The uniquely themed controllers have been dubbed Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, Titanium Blue and Rose Gold. The wait for these won’t be all that long either since they officially release this September for $64.99 USD (MSRP) / $74.99 CAD (MSRP).
These controllers are stunning additions to a lineup of controllers that’s only grown since the PS4 launched over six years ago. According to PlayStation.blog, Sony has introduced more than 25 different DualShock 4 colours so far, which is very impressive. Sadly, some of these variations have since been discontinued, which makes it more difficult for gamers to find something that speaks to them. This is where Microsoft is doing right by its fans by allowing them to design and build their own controllers through the Xbox Design Lab.
Let us design PS4 controllers
A number of official PS4 controllers have been fantastically designed, and the four latest are no exception. Still, Sony should take inspiration from the Xbox Design Lab and launch their own Design Lab for PS4 owners. Allowing us to customize DualShock 4 controllers would be a dream come true. Best of all, some truly spectacular designs could come from the community that the less creative amongst us could purchase! It’s a win-win for everyone involved, provided that the logistics of such a system could be ironed out.
Sony could still design and release its own controllers as well, just as Microsoft has done. Xbox users have seen a number of new styles and game-related controllers released since Microsoft first launched its Design Lab. Metallic colours and camo designs, in particular, were added to the online storefront as new controllers featuring them were released. It appears to be a smart business move from where I’m standing.
Overall, the ability for us to design our own DualShock 4 controllers is a feature that feels sorely missing from the current PlayStation landscape.