Sony is throwing in some nostalgia for us 90’s kids, as the Japanese giant has announced three new translucent DualShock 4 controllers for its PS4 console. The new Dualshock 4 range will be available for purchase starting October 17th.
“Some of you may remember the popular Crystal Dualshock 4 controller from last year. Today, we’re happy to showcase its return in an upgraded form, offering both direct USB and wireless control options, as well as a redesigned touch pad that reveals the light bar from above to provide in-game cues, such as your health status,” Sony wrote in a blog post.
Officially dubbed as Crystal Controllers, these almost see-through PS4 controllers will be available in three color options. These include Crystal, the Red Crystal, as well as Blue Crystal. The hardware inside is the same as any standard DualShock 4 controller. Also, they offer both wireless as well as direct USB control options. Elsewhere, they come with a slightly redesigned touchpad with a new light bar that shows your health status during the game.
“Both colour crystal editions feature the same striking translucent design with an added vibrant colour hue, so you can find a model to suit your style,” further adds Sony in the blog.
These new translucent controllers for the PS4 will be released later this month, but players can now even pre-order these controllers via the official PlayStation website. All color variants carry the same price tag of $64.99, which happens to be $5 higher compared to the price of the original black DualShock 4 wireless controller.
These controllers offer no advantages over the standard controllers apart from their crystal front panels. However, for the 90s gamer who might have owned a PS1 as a kid, an extra $5 might fetch you a pinch of nostalgia.
In case you missed, Sony is also expected to roll out the latest PS4 system update 5.0 anytime soon. However, the official timeline is yet to be confirmed. Currently, the PS4 system update 5.00 is in its Beta version and its final release is yet to be announced.