Gaming peripheral specialist Nacon has announced yet another officially licensed PlayStation 4 gamepad, revealing its “Asymmetric Wireless Controller”.
Available in early 2019 at an RRP of £49.99, this alternative to Sony’s DualShock 4 does exactly what it says on the tin, showcasing an asymmetric button and stick layout that also encompasses a stylish, ergonomic design.
It’s wireless too, with a range of up to 7 meters and full audio/chat functionality. Although not a deal-breaker, the new Nacon gamepad will need to occupy one of the PS4’s USB slots for its wireless receiver, unable to connect directly to the console itself.
Nacon hasn’t given any specific details in regards to battery life and whether this exceeds the DualShock 4’s, though there’s a handy button that can be pressed to view charging levels without needing to pause gameplay.
There’s no release date as of yet though test units are being sent to publications and influencers in late March which give some indication.
Compared to the upcoming Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller, this model doesn’t have quite as many marketable features and at £50 it’s a tad more expensive than Sony’s own DualShock 4.
Despite the lack of a cool, edgy name, the Asymmetric Wireless Controller may be worth picking up if the battery life is better, and its heftier form sits more comfortably in-hand.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming review.