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 Written by John Scalzo  on September 20, 2007

News: New PS3 controller to be available in Spring 2008.



Sony has finally officially revealed the first details of their upcoming "Dual Shock 3" controller for the PlayStation 3. According to Sony, the Dual Shock 3 "inherits the basic design and functionality of the popular PlayStation controller, while keeping the high-precision, high response motion sensitive six-axis sensing system."

With a description like that, I'd say it's reasonable to assume the basic design of the controller will not change much if at all from the current SIXAXIS design. The Dual Shock 3 will be available in Japan in November, with North America and Europe getting their chance to shake with the PS3 in Spring 2008.



Sony has also released a preliminary list of games they expect will be compatible with the Dual Shock 3. Many of the currently available games on the list will be patched with rumble support when the controller is released, so it's possible this list will grow considerably between now and next Spring.

But here's the current list (for North America and Europe) as of today:

  • Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
  • Beowulf (Ubisoft)
  • Blacksite: Area 51 (Midway)
  • Blast Factor (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Burnout Paradise (EA Games)
  • Condemned 2 (Sega)
  • Cops (codename, title name TBD) (Pyro)
  • Dark Sector (D3 Publisher)
  • Destroy All Humans 3 (THQ)
  • Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 (Koei)
  • Echochrome (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Elefunk (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Activision)
  • Fatal Inertia (Koei)
  • FIFA franchise (title name TBD) (EA Games)
  • Folklore (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Formula One: Championship Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Go! Sports Ski (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • GripShift (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • Haze (Ubisoft)
  • Heavenly Sword (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Heroes Over Europe (Red Mile Entertainment)
  • High Velocity Bowling (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Highlander (Eidos)
  • Iron Man (Sega)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Eidos)
  • Legendary: The Box (Gamecock)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Konami)
  • MLB 08: The Show (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • MotorStorm (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • N-Cube (Creat Studios)
  • NBA 08 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • NBA 2K8 (2K Sports)
  • Pain (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Planet One (codename, title name TBD) (Pyro)
  • Prototype (Vivendi Games)
  • Rage (id Software)
  • Rat Race (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)
  • Resistance: Fall of Man (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Snakeball (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • SOCOM: Confrontation (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Soldier of Fortune (Activision)
  • Stuntman Ignition (THQ)
  • Super Stardust HD (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Vivendi Games)
  • The Club (Sega)
  • The Crucible (Sega)
  • The Darkness (2K Games)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Sega)
  • The Wheelman (Midway)
  • TNA Wrestling (Midway)
  • To End All Wars (Ghostlight)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon AdvancedWarfighter 2 (Ubisoft)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
  • Toy Home (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Turok (Disney Interactive)
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (Midway)
  • Warbit (Creat Studios)
  • WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within (Ignition Entertainment)
  • Warhawk (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Wipeout HD (Sony Computer Entertainment)

    We'll have more on the Dual Shock 3 soon.



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