Some of us are wondering if there’s more to the Dualshock 4 light bar. What’s the main reason behind that dim light, why was it built to always stay on? Today, Sony revealed the answer to all these question. It now make sense considering that there’s no way of turning off the DualShock 4’s light bar.
Speaking to TechRadar, Jed Ashforth, Senior Designer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, confirmed that from the start the DualShock 4 light bar was designed to work with Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus.
“The tracking light… it was our department that said we need that on,” said Ashforth. “It was for tracking for VR.”
“And when all these things were coming out six months ago and everyone was going ‘it’s reflecting in my TV,’ we were going ‘oh no’ because we couldn’t tell anyone what it was for.”
There you have it folks. The light was not designed on the controller to make it look pretty. It’s good to finally know the real reason behind that always on dim light.