It’s kind of weird seeing this since the idea of official controller attachments is still kind new to me, but really this has been a long time coming. There’s been a demand for more “professionally-oriented” controllers for some time now, so it’s odd that it’s taken Sony this long to bring a product to market. Still, better late than never I guess.
Launching on January 23 for about $30, the Back Button attachment adds a new layer of functionality to the standard DualShock 4 controller. It adds two buttons to the underside of the controller which can be programmed by the user to do any number of things. Basically, it’s the functionality of something like a SCUF controller without the hefty price tag.
Users probably won’t be able to get as much convenience out of this attachment as they would said controller, but I think that most people who’d choose this over an expensive, third-party controller aren’t interested in advanced features anyway. I know I’d definitely like something like this, and the most I’d use it for is remapping my most-used face buttons in order to avoid having to take my thumbs off the joysticks.
What do you think of this? Would you buy it over a more dedicated device?
Lede image is official promotional picture