How Assassin's Creed 4 for PS4 will use DualShock 4

Assassin's Creed 4 will feature some Dualshock 4-specific touch pad controls on the PS4 version, all of which appear to be UI-related, for the moment.


Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is set to release at the end of October on current-gen consoles, but a new preview offers some insight on the upcoming PS4 version. Specifically, it shows off some of the functions tied to DualShock 4's new touchpad.

A preview by Rev3Games shows the touch pad accessing the in-game map. Touch controls scroll across the map and zoom in and out, functioning similar to a laptop's touch pad. Tapping on the touch pad will create a custom waypoint. So far, the touch pad controls look to be tied to UI functions, as opposed to other titles that are using it for gameplay purposes, like InFamous: Second Son.

To see the touch pad in action, check out the video below.

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