Officially Licensed PS4 Pro Controllers From Razer and Nacon Coming This Year

October 26, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Officially licensed PlayStation 4 pro controllers are coming later this year from Razer and Nacon, Sony has revealed. Posting on the European PlayStation Blog, Sony talked about how they’ve worked closely with both companies to help optimize each controller for PS4 – “incorporating innovative Dualshock 4 controls and ensuring gamers can enjoy a plug & play experience with any model of PS4.”

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe’s Andrew Mason said, “To give our competitive and pro players more choice, we invited Razer and Nacon to use their knowledge and expertise in developing eSports peripherals to design two unique pro controllers for PS4.”

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From Razer, the Razer Raiju is designed for “conquering professional eSports tournaments” and includes the following features:

  • Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
  • Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
  • Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
  • Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
  • 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
  • Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
  • Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage

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From Nacon, the Revolution Pro Controller is developed “with the eSport player in mind” and includes these features:

  • 46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
  • Four extra shortcut buttons
  • Eight-way directional pad
  • Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
  • Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
  • Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage

Both controllers will be available this holiday season in Europe. Prices weren’t announced and it remains to be seen if/when they’ll be coming to North America. More information will be posted on the Razer and Nacon websites soon.

As for an official first-party DualShock 4 Elite controller, Mark Cerny said Sony wasn’t interested, adding, “We need to be quite careful to the enhancements we add to the controller.”

How much would you pay for a PS4 pro controller?

[Source: PS Blog]