A duo of new third-party controllers have been unveiled for the PlayStation 4, and by all accounts they look like gear for the most serious of gamers.
Both bits of kit were announced on Germany’s PlayStation Blog, and are specifically tailored towards the eSports scene and the pro gamer – though the casual gamer looking for something different could find a lot to love here.
The Razer Raiju (above) is from Razer, obviously, and shares a lot of similarities with the much-loved Xbox One Elite controller.
This controller offers two extra shoulder buttons, and two removable rear triggers. Naturally, you’ll be able to customise aspects of the controller, such as deciding what all those extra buttons should do.
Finally, there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack with built in controls for speedier muting and volume control, as well as removable rubber caps on the analogue sticks.
Then we have the The Nacon Revolution Pro, which you can see below.
Nacon’s offering is a little different from Razer’s. For a start, it has a lot in common with the Xbox One controller in terms of aesthetics, even going so far as to switch the position of the left analog stick and d-pad.
There are also four shortcut buttons, a crazy eight-way d-pad, and ‘highly precise’ analogue sticks. Better still, this controller can store up to four customized profiles.
Again, this controller has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and even offers internal compartments for storing weights, so that you can balance the weight of the controller to your liking.
Both controllers will work with every PS4 model, and can be connected to your system via a detachable three meter cable.
We’ve yet to hear anything on prices, but they should be out in Europe and North America just in time Christmas.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.