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Shuhei Yoshida Confirms That Developers Can Turn the DualShock 4′s Light Bar off

July 9, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Following up on the story we broke last week about the fact that you won’t be able to turn off the PlayStation 4′s DualShock 4 Light Bar yourself, Shuhei Yoshida has clarified that developers will have control over it:

So, while you may not be able to turn the Light Bar off yourself, it seems that, if developers find no use for it, that light will be turned off entirely when not needed.

If you want to ask Shuhei a question right now on Twitter, don’t expect a quick response as he is in Brighton for the Develop conference, while making time to visit some studios as well. While at Develop, Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone) tweeted that he “demoed #project2 to [Shuhei Yoshida].. He seemed to like it..” If Project 2 comes to PlayStation, we’ll be sure to let you know all about it.

Meanwhile, FuturLab invited Shuhei to their studio to show off what they’re working on next for PlayStation. We don’t have details on what they’re working on (likely a Vita game), but a sequel to Velocity wouldn’t be a bad thing!

Are you glad to know that the Light Bar won’t be always on? Let us know in the comments below.

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