New Dualshock 4 Features for PS4 Version of GTA 5 Revealed

The PS4 version of GTA 5 will feature several small but sweet features that make use of the Dualshock 4 controller.

GTA 5 will debut a set of features specific to the DualShock 4 controller that are nice touches in the least, and at the most, will make your immersion into the world of San Andreas that much smoother. 

Matt Hill, over at Gizmodo, revealed the new DualShock 4 features for the PS4 release of GTA 5 that add some small but welcome changes to the experience; the new features are listed below.

  • Directly access the online interaction menu by holding the DualShock 4's touch-pad
  • Phone calls, radio stations and other sounds will come from the DualShock 4's speaker
  • Swipe the touch-pad up or down to change radio stations
  • Swipe the touch-pad left or right to cycle through weapons.
  • The DualShock 4 Light Bar will flash red and blue when being pursued by the police

These changes are small but take advantage of the DualShock 4's design and sound like logical additions to the PS4 release on November 18th. Between the recently announced First Person Mode, new content and these DualShock 4 tweaks, it looks like Rockstar is trying to make this remake of GTAV worth re-purchasing for returning players.


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Published Nov. 6th 2014
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  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    These are pretty cool, however I use a headset, so the audio coming from the controller is not great. Hope you can disable it for people who also use headsets. Which is not to say it's a bad feature, it's a cool use of the DualShock 4. And the flashing light bar, in the dark... that will look awesome!
  • Benjamski
    Yeah I think the DS4 audio disables whenever you have a headset in, I know it does when you have headphones plugged into the controller, but I'm thinking there's a setting if it doesn't do it automatically. I agree with the flashing light though, as much as it seems gimmicky at a glance and everything, that adds a really cool effect in the dark, which is always my preferred environment for really immersing myself in a game.

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