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The first DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment reviews have been published ahead of the add-on’s release.
It includes an OLED screen which players can use to map up to 16 different button actions.
Players can save up to three different profiles for use in various games and there’s a pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.
The Back Button Attachment launches in the US and Canada on January 23 for $29.99 USD / $39.99 CAD. It will arrive in Europe on February 14 priced at €29.99. Read on to see what critics think of it.
DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment review round-up
- Polygon – “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.”
- Digital Trends – “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.”
- VentureBeat – 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.”
- The Verge – “For $30, Sony’s Back Button Attachment, which launches on January 23rd in North America, is a remarkably well-made accessory that should present a good enough alternative to many of the expensive, unreliable, and cumbersome third-party PS4 controller options on the market.”
- Engadget – “The Back Button Attachment makes for a relatively cheap upgrade, at $30. In comparison, the SCUF Vantage 2, aimed at pro gamers, costs roughly $200. If you’re a medium- to high-level gamer, Sony’s new peripheral might be the perfect fit.”
- Mashable – “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.”
- IGN – “I’ve been using it for a little over a week, and while it took some getting used to after 20-something years of the familiar DualShock form, I’ve actually grown to love using the extra buttons, and hope that it indicates what we might expect with the PS5’s controller.”
A Sony patent recently revealed images of a potential new DualShock controller featuring additional rear buttons, while new images claiming to show a PlayStation 5 controller prototype and development kit were posted online in early January.