Thief’s DualShock 4 Features Detailed: Light Bar Used for Reflecting of the Light Gem, Motion Control for the Bow

Thief will be launching next year on February 25th in North America and February 28th in Europe for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. As Producer Stephane Roy told the PS Blog, the development teams wants “to take advantage of as many new, next-gen features as possible, and that includes the new DualShock controller.”

Roy the fully explained how Thief will take advantage of the DualShock 4 controller:

For the DualShock 4, we use the light bar to reflect the light gem in the in-game UI, which indicates if Garrett is in the shadows or not. It creates a nice feeling when you play in the dark to see it illuminate or darken as you move through the environment. Additionally, the touch pad allows for better menu navigation and makes for a more intuitive way to perform various actions, like navigating the map or selecting weapons.

What impressed us were not only the new features of the DualShock 4, but how the existing ones have been improved. The best example of that is the motion control, which is way more precise than before. You can use it to adjust your aiming with the bow and the level of accuracy we get with it is really impressive.

The last thing is the share button. We think it’s a great addition, especially for a game like Thief. We give a lot of freedom to the player, and we work really hard to create a systemic AI that will let the player find creative ways to play. Sharing those moments will showcase how they solved various situations — and we’re pretty sure that players will find ways that impress even us.

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