Upcoming PS4 Firmware Update Will Let You Dim Lightbar


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Back in January of this year, an owner of the PlayStation 4 console tweeted out to Sony’s Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida. The tweet simply asked if a future update would allow gamers to turn off the Dualshock 4 lightbar when it was not in use. To much surprise, Shuhei Yoshida had no interest and completely shut the idea down. Now it seems that Yoshida has a sudden change of heart.

During GDC, video game journalist Geoff Keighley, announced through Twitter that Yoshida is allowing an update to dim the PS4 lightbar. This means while you can’t turn the lightbar completely off, you can dim it for better viewing experience.

The main reason why some gamers are having a problem with the lightbar was the glare on some TV displays. During gameplay, a bright light can be seen on the TV which can of course get annoying to deal with it when you’re trying to play your favorite video game. By access to dim the lightbar, perhaps this will solve several gamers issues with the TV display glare.