Scuf Infinity 4PS Review – The Controller King Keeps Its Crown
Back in December of last year, I took a look at the Scuf 4PS Pro controller. The custom design, great build quality, and advantages it granted in-game made it a winner in my eyes.
This time I’m reviewing the newly launched Scuf Infinity 4PS, which offers even more customization in its look and functionality. It’s a real step up from what came before.
Features, Big and Small
I went with the orange zombie theme for the front of the controller, and a bright green styling for the back. Honestly, I think it came out awesome.
Sitting atop the d-pad is the fully removable Control Disc, which makes its return, again allowing for more comfortable directional inputs, which is especially useful in racing and fighting games.
The two analogue sticks are again available in regular or longer length variants, in either a concave or domed design. However, on the Infinity 4PS, the thumbsticks can now be easily switched out, meaning different styles are able to be swapped in with ease. Short-term, this enables tweaks after the controller leaves the factory, and long-term, this gives the Infinity 4PS a significant boost in longevity, as tired thumbsticks can be replaced.
Looking now at the top of the Infinity 4PS, you’ll spot the new Trigger Extenders. These are intended to help improve trigger accuracy and increase hand comfort, especially for those with larger hands. I’m a pretty big fan of them, and while I’ll likely never want to go back to the standard shorter shoulder buttons, swapping the defaults back in is quick and easy.
Beneath the Trigger Extenders you’ll find the Adjustable Hair Trigger System. This little hole permits the tightening or loosening of the rear shoulder buttons, tuning the tension and position of the trigger to minimize the travel time before hitting the actuation point. It’s designed to quicken inputs, and is adjusted using the included Scuf Key.
The Scuf Key is also used to adjust the Quick Shift Trigger Stops which, when active, prevent the L2 and/or R2 buttons from descending past the actuation point. This reduces reset time and combines with the Adjustable Hair Triggers to provide the fastest possible series of inputs. It took a little bit of fine-tuning to get things perfect for me and the games I was playing, but overall I did feel an improvement, and rapidly spamming the trigger in gunfights has never been easier.
Now we target the back of the controller, with the green grip that immediately catches the eye. The surface area of the Infinity 4PS that’s covered by the Scuf Grip has substantially increased over the FPS Pro model, and the material used is much more effective. It looks and feels great.
Last on my Infinity 4PS feature rundown and review list, but certainly by no means least, are the Pro Paddles. These are what makes a Scuf Gaming controller. Being able to map face button functions to the paddles on the back, allows for both thumbs to remain on the thumbsticks, enabling more complex maneuvers, like simultaneously aiming, jumping and firing in a first-person shooter. Improvements over the 4PS Pro’s paddles are pretty minor, however, with the haptic feedback and audible click being the only “upgrades.” Nevertheless, the Pro Paddles are comfortable to use and work flawlessly well, and I appreciate the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach Scuf has taken here.
Scuf’s Electro Magnetic Remapping technology makes its return and, for those who do want to remap the paddles to activate different face button inputs for different games in different genres, it works well.
Treat Yourself for Less
Prices start at $124.95 for a standard black design, which includes the Pro Paddles, a choice of interchangeable thumbsticks, and standard shipping. If you want all of the bells and whistles that I’ve explored in this review, however, you’ll be looking at a maximum possible spend of $253.45. Of course, you can pick and choose which options you want, and make tweaks using ScufGaming.com’s Build Your Own tool.
Another option, and what I would recommend doing for those on a budget, is using Scuf’s “Send in Your Own” service, which cuts costs down to a $59.99 minimum, including shipping.
There’s no doubting that the Infinity 4PS is one hell of a PlayStation 4 controller, boasting a whole host of features that genuinely do enhance gameplay, and make gaming more comfortable. And with prices that really aren’t that scary, especially when you can send in your own for a big discount, I’d recommend that every PS4 owner checks out the Scuf Infinity 4PS.
Scuf Infinity 4PS review unit was provided to PlayStation LifeStyle by Scuf Gaming for the purposes of this review. For more information, please see our Review Policy here.
You can learn more about the Scuf Infinity 4PS on Scuf Gaming’s website here.