PlayStation 4 to support less controllers than Xbox One

PlayStation 4 to support less controllers than Xbox One
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will support up to eight controllers.

Unfortunately, for Sony fans, the PlayStation 4 cannot match that kind of party. The company has confirmed the upcoming console will support four controllers.



The news is somewhat surprising, as even the PS3 supports up to seven controllers.

With the rise and ease of multiplayer online gaming, the news should not be a deal-breaker but may be an annoyance for some.




Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Sep 2013 12:36
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  • 9 comments
  • SuckRaven

    Better start getting those 200 inch TVs, or get a projector. This could be useful for turn-based games like golf or bowling, but for any game requiring a split screen, this would be a total nightmare.

    For any kind of real "multiplayer" you either need to play online (which only requires one controller), or, hook up multiple XBOX One(s) together, and do a "LAN" that way, if that is even allowed anymore, which would only really require one controller.

    If I'm playing shooters, or anything team based, I like to have the whole real estate of the screen, or at the most, split 2 ways.

    SuckRaven

    5.9.2013 15:02 #1

  • HxCMANIAC

    Maybe if they made a new Fuzion Frenzy.

    5.9.2013 16:33 #2

  • DarthMopar

    Not a deal breaker for me in any shape or form. Anything more than 2-plyr split screen kinda sucks. And I have a 70" LED. I cannot even begin to imagine playing COD with an 8-way split. lol Might be okay for D&D style Diablo stuff, but even then, 8 local players makes for a crowded living room.

    5.9.2013 19:11 #3

  • Snipes_

    More beanbag chairs...??

    6.9.2013 10:51 #4

  • Ripper

    Exactly, what sort of TV/screen are you playing 8-way multiplayer on? Jesus.


    8.9.2013 05:54 #5

  • igor2know

    The title should read ps4 to support FEWER controllers and not LESS controllers. The concept is simple.
    If you can count an object in units, you need to use the word FEWER as a modifier.
    If you cannot count an object in units, you need to use the modifier LESS.

    8.9.2013 07:02 #6

  • pufff

    Seriously, who has that many friends anyway

    8.9.2013 07:18 #7

  • dEwMe

    Originally posted by pufff: Seriously, who has that many friends anyway Not me and seriously I can't image the confusion of more than 4 players on one screen. I don't like playing two even.

    Here's an idea...Add support for more than one screen for multi player and games in general!

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    9.9.2013 11:28 #8

  • BobShaft

    Originally posted by dEwMe: Originally posted by pufff: Seriously, who has that many friends anyway Not me and seriously I can't image the confusion of more than 4 players on one screen. I don't like playing two even.

    Here's an idea...Add support for more than one screen for multi player and games in general!
    See: Dual View Gaming

    9.9.2013 20:56 #9

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