If you are coming in from another home entertainment gaming system it may at first appear like Playstation 4 doesn’t offer much in the way of accessories anymore. With the latest generation of PS4 many of the third party controllers and options have had their support discontinued and won’t work with the new hardware. This isn’t a sign that Playstation 4 is downgrading, in fact, it’s just the opposite. It is a shrewd maneuver from Sony to become the producer of home gaming consoles for the serious gamer. You won’t find dancing pads and balance boards or lots of bells and whistles, you will find controllers and towers that deliver some of the best gaming around.
The console comes in a tower design that is easy to fit into your home entertainment system. The design of the case is sleek and modern and it can handle the addition of the camera units available as an accessory as well. The tower design helps to promote cooling of the hardware so there isn’t much to worry about making sure you have room around the console. You do want to place it with adequate airflow space and make sure that the sensors on the tower case can receive from the controller.
While the previous incarnations of the Playstation were able to use a variety of 3rd party controllers such as the racing steering wheel setups and combat joystick, those will no longer be supported with the PS4 generation. Instead, the stock shock controller is the only game at hand. This controller is fine tuned to the Playstation 4 system and includes the vibrating feedback sensor to increase game play. While this may take some getting used to, it increases your ability to use the controller with skill in all games quickly.
The tower accessories for the Playstation 4 are basic stands but they serve a definite purpose. They will lift the tower off the ground to give it enough air flow around the full case so that the components remain able to operate at ideal temperatures during maximum gameplay.
One thing that you cannot underestimate is the need for quality headphone devices. This is the one area where there are still plenty of third party issues supported. You want headphones that include quality VOIP systems. With the Playstation 4 you can talk to other players, but to use the voice command system you will need a sharper quality VOIP tech than is included with cheaper headphones.
The Playstation 4 does not come with a camera built in, but there are cameras accessories designed that can work as a hardwired or wireless addition to the system. Camera can increase communication with other players, be used to take screen shots or even to record gameplay. The format and codecs of the cameras can be set to standard options using the settings feature with the controller. You can save these to the tower hard drive or export them to an external device as well.