While we don’t know when the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment will launch in South Africa, we should get it sooner or later. Early reviews of the device dropped online this morning in the US in anticipation for the device’s release date on 23 January 2020 and we wanted to share just what people are saying about the upcoming accessory.
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So far, things seem positive with many reviews praising the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment for its versatility and ease of use. Some reviewers have gone as far to state that if you use a DualShock 4, you should be using this attachment without any thought.
Venturebeat – Comfortable and Capable
The DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment is an easy way to add more functionality to your PlayStation controller. The idea is to free up your other fingers by programming common actions to fingers that are normally doing nothing. This is useful for shooters where you may want to keep your thumbs on the analog sticks at all times. Now, you can jump or melee without having to move to the face buttons.
This add-on makes all of that possible, and it does so in a way that I find both comfortable and simple. And that’s huge. This isn’t going to make your DualShock 4 feel anywhere near as good as an Xbox Elite Series 2, but it is going to give you similar capabilities. – Read the full review.
Mashable – A no-brainer
If you’re looking at this thing and struggling to think of any games where back button commands might be helpful, then sure, this probably isn’t a product for you. But Sony’s first attempt to offer fans a cost-effective option for adding back buttons to the DualShock 4 is a big success, and a no-brainer purchase if you’ve ever shopped for that feature and balked at the third-party prices. – Read the full review
Polygon – Worth it
This attachment won’t sink all of the companies selling high-end pro controllers — those products still offer way more flexibility and customization options than simply adding two rear paddles. But for folks looking to dive into the world of back-panel buttons without having to spend more than $100 on an entirely new controller, the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment does its job admirably well, and at a fraction of the cost. – Read the full review
Digital Trends – Great Upgrade, Great Price
The DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment turns your controller into a customizable gamepad for just $30. It’s an excellent choice for competitive multiplayer fans, and being able to experiment on the fly with different configurations means you can find your ideal setup in seconds. – Read the full review
So far the device seems to be receiving positive feedback. Hopefully we will have a release date and pricing for the South African launch of this accessory soon.