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How could the PS4 touch pad be used? *Your ideas*

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Hey fellow forumites, I just wanted to ask what YOU think the touch pad on the face of the PS4 controller can/should be used for both in and out of games. I may try to compile them in this post too!

 

My idea- Use it as a community input. You get a message and you can swipe (or click if that rumor is true), to instantly bring it up. This would be instead of going through the entire menu to sheck and reply to the message. This can apply to any community message that comes up.

 

 

 


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Quick time events

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Honestly, I've been wondering about the Vita-like touchpad for the DualShock 4 controller myself. Quick-time events seems like a possibility. Maybe it'll be used as a drawing tool? Does having to remove your hand from around the controller to swipe the touchpad sound appealing, though? Hopefully whatever it is developers do with the touchpad, they don't end up tampering with what could be a solid experience without.


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I imagine the start and select buttons will be mapped to it for streaming PS3-PS2-PS1 games, but beyond that, probably QTEs and the like.  It will probably function a lot like the wheel on a mouse:  Changing weapons/weapon modes, Zooming in/out, etc.  It's not large enough to be used for much more than that.  It is certainly not large enough to be used as a drawing tablet for more than tiny details.

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I think it'll be a pinch&zoom type thing.
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uptownsoul wrote:
I think it'll be a pinch&zoom type thing.

that's a good idea

 

I think it will used for menus on the PS Store where you just move through pages while swiping the touchpad

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Mar 17, 2013

It could be used for menus. lol

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Sniping.

Back in my PC gaming days (2004) I use my mouse for large movements, then switch to my trackpad for gentle accuracy.
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It can make use of in-game puzzles, zoom, aim, or maybe a an event screen for upcoming news or if a friend gets online...

 

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bob-maul wrote:

Hey fellow forumites, I just wanted to ask what YOU think the touch pad on the face of the PS4 controller can/should be used for both in and out of games. I may try to compile them in this post too!

 

My idea- Use it as a community input. You get a message and you can swipe (or click if that rumor is true), to instantly bring it up. This would be instead of going through the entire menu to sheck and reply to the message. This can apply to any community message that comes up.

 

 

 


Well I don't what they could use it for, and still be practical in any way.  Drawing "no", Sniping "no", navigation "maybe".  Its just the touch pad is SO SMALL, smaller than a laptop touchpad "Which I can't stand".  They IMO are useless to use.  Now you are taking your fingers off the buttons to use this feature.  As long as it is not REQUIRED to use in intense gaming then I'm OK.  I just don't like a touchpad at all, would of better if they just made a LCD that size and used that.  At least you would have something else it could be used for.  Touchpads just don't have enough room on them to be really effective.

 

I think they took the wrong approach in the Touchpad for the DS4, but will have to wait and see.  If I would have to use it for something I would say maybe "Weapon Cycle" that is about the best thing it could be used for.

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