SCEE today announced that its DualShock 3 wireless controller will be available in Europe on July 2, 2008. The controller with vibration function that should have existed on the PS3 from day one will, in the words of a SCEE press release, “Put truly responsive gaming power into players’ hands, shaking up gaming experiences when it arrives on PS3 this summer.”
More than 28 million DualShock controllers have been sold since the first iteration was released in 1998. DualShock 3 will give gamers all the force feedback fun they have come to love (and expect) from their beloved games – past, present and future – that support the feature. The new controller also retains all the motion-sensitive aspects that were supported by the original SIXAXIS.
David Reeves, President and CEO of SCEE, said, “We are delighted to confirm that DualShock 3 will be released in SCEE territories in early July. We hope this will add to the intense gaming experience for our fans, as we continue to evolve PS3, its software and its peripherals.”
Almost all future PS3 releases will support DualShock 3, and the controller is already compatible with many existing PS3 titles. Firmware upgrade 1.94 is required, but who doesn’t have that already?