Sony Interactive Entertainment has sprung a surprise by announcing third party controllers for the PlayStation 4. Razer and Nacon have stepped up to provide additional options for PS4 owners, who may want something other than the DualShock 4 experience.
Razer is introducing the Raiju, which looks like a slightly bulkier DS4. The thicker wings make it looks like a more modern version of the old N64 controller, but this really has nothing to do with Nintendo. Instead, the Raiju has all the features of the DS4, but also includes two extra detachable triggers, a built-in control panel on the front, a hair trigger mode for even faster response times, and compatibility with all versions of the PS4.
Nacon’s Revolution, on the other hand, seems to have taken design cues from the Xbox controller. It features the asymmetrical positioning of the analog sticks and has more rounded edges around the triggers. The Revolution has an internal weight compartment to adjust the weight of the controller, four extra shortcut buttons, and a new eight way directional pad.
Both controllers are set to be released during the holiday season, with no information about how much they will cost made available yet. Interestingly, Steam is also introducing DS4 support; which should mean that these new controllers will be compatible with PC games in the near future.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]