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Thomas Was Alone Dev Mike Bithell Hints At "Something Aesthetic" On DualShock 4 We Don't Know About

Secret feature?

Thomas Was Alone is the start of something big for Sony – we said so ourselves – the game scoring a smashing 9 squares out of 10 in our review.

And the developer of the original version (the PlayStation versions were ported by Curve) has been back at Sony today to discuss his next game, something he’s calling “Project 2″, something that’s aiming at PlayStation 4.


The DualShock 4.
“You’ll know the success of this meeting in a year,” he said on Twitter today, “when you are / are not playing it on your PS4.”

He also, as you’d expect, got to hold a DualShock 4. “Can’t say much more about [it],” he teased, “it was only a prototype, but it feels tight, suits my hands, and is rather snazzy.”

“They’ve also done something aesthetically that I’m not sure I’ve seen in images online which I really love,” he added.

Quite what this is referring to we don’t know yet. Before the DS4 was shown officially there were rumours that the leaked shots didn’t show everything, and it’s worth noting that Sony hasn’t shown the bottom of it yet.

Rubber grips? Vita-esque patterns? Credit Card slot?

Tune in tomorrow for more slightly weird Twitter stalking.

13 Comments
  1. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    An Xbox logo? :P

    Comment posted on 02/05/2013 at 20:49.
  2. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    I wonder if he could be talking about some sort of haptic feedback on the touch pad, or something tactile on the very nicely textured back side? Or maybe the controller is water proof? Dualshock 3 in a wetsuit?

    Comment posted on 02/05/2013 at 20:53.
  3. mclarenrob2
    Member
    Since: Jul 2012

    Does he mean the textured surface?

    Comment posted on 02/05/2013 at 22:01.
  4. Nate
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Nipples.

    Comment posted on 02/05/2013 at 22:28.
  5. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    It’s probably the piano-black surface beneath the buttons and dpad, or a pattern on the touchpad.

    OR MAYBE IT’S A CUPHOLDER!

    Comment posted on 02/05/2013 at 22:48.
  6. YOURMUMANDME
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I think he might be talking about the contours of the controller overall. Without actually holding one and having 360° access to it all we get are pictures and they might not do it justice.

    Comment posted on 02/05/2013 at 23:47.
  7. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    If you’re in the bath playing on the PS4 and you turn upside down it has a self-righting mechanism in there so you don’t drown.

    Comment posted on 03/05/2013 at 11:15.
  8. blast71
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    A hole so you can put something in to fully ‘appreciate’ the rumble function, if you know what I mean. ;)

    Comment posted on 03/05/2013 at 13:11.
    • Gamoc
      Member
      Since: Forever

      I’ve needed something to tenderise carrots for a while, now, so this is excellent news.

      Comment posted on 03/05/2013 at 15:49.
      • blast71
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        Exactly what I meant. ;p

        Comment posted on 03/05/2013 at 16:08.
  9. Shadow_lawless
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    I read somewhere, that the actual ouchpad is used as a display of some sort. cant remember te developer which siad it but im sure a quick google would find some answers

    Comment posted on 03/05/2013 at 22:31.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Ouchpad? That _would_ something new.

      12 volt feedback if you die?

      Comment posted on 03/05/2013 at 23:50.
      • Shadow_lawless
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        lol funny guy. touchpad**

        Comment posted on 04/05/2013 at 19:14.

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