"We want to take advantage of as many new, next-gen features as possible, and that includes the new DualShock controller," said senior producer Stephane Roy.
The light bar on the top of the DualShock 4 will be illuminated in the same color as the in-game light gem, a display that lets users know whether Thief protagonist Garrett is hidden in shadow or visible to others. The controller's touchpad can be used to navigate through menus and maps, and change weapons. And Thief fully supports the Share button.
Eidos Montreal is also utilizing features that debuted on the PlayStation 3's Sixaxis controller. Users can take advantage of motion control — which Roy said is "way more precise than before" with the DualShock 4 — to adjust the aim of Garrett's bow.
Thief will be available Feb. 25 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. For more on the game, check out our interview from Gamescom.