DualShocking Announcment: Sony Wants Your Help Designing the Next PS3 Controller

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PS3 Dualshock 3 Community Redesign

Everyone loves color – the vibrant tones that help brighten up our world, allow us to discern objects from one another, and ultimately, just look damn beautiful. Sony wants to bring these qualities to its line of DualShock 3 controllers, and wants your help doing so.

By utilizing PlayStation.Blog.Share – a service Sony implemented to allow gamers to share ideas – players can submit their ideas for new DualShock 3 designs to be voted on by the community. That last day to submit an idea is August 15th, and all you need is a PlayStation Network account to access Blog.Share, which will allow you to begin voting/submitting. It is presumed that the most popular ideas will be used when designing the controller.

However, players are only allowed to make cosmetic changes to the DualShock, such as suggestions for different colors. The DualShock 3’s form factor must remain the same, so don’t expect Sony to finally release that boomerang controller to the public. This also means that those hoping the controller will get better triggers are out of luck.

PS3 Controller Redesign

At the moment, Sony sells the DualShock 3 in a small range of colors, from the original black to game inspired designs such as the Japan-exclusive Uncharted controller (pictured above). However, compared to the competition, Sony is lagging behind. While there may not be a rainbow of Xbox 360 controllers to choose from, the system still gets plenty of game specific controllers, like the gorgeous Gears of War 3 gamepad, and the controller included with the Halo 4 Limited Edition Xbox 360. It should come as no surprise that many of the designs submitted to Blog.Share so far are based on popular games such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the God of War series.

The most popular idea, however, is one PlayStation owners can definitely get behind: PSN user MushThePainter suggested that Sony design an “original PSOne Grey DualShock 3.” Personally, I’d be glad if Sony just released a dark green controller – but a classic grey would still be welcome.

What type of design would you like to see on the DualShock 3?

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Source: PlayStation Blog

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