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Peer into the soulful glow of the new Dualshock 4's extra lightbar

Use Bluetooth or USB cable to play

Among the bevy of announcements and unveils last night, PlayStation rolled out a new DualShock 4 controller with very little fanfare.

The new controller, it appears, will become the standard as the PS4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro make their way into stores.

The controller looks essentially identical to the original DualShock 4 that we loved so much back when it hit with the PlayStation 4. In fact, the only real differences appear to be the extension of the light bar and the addition of USB communication.

On the current DualShock 4, the light bar is something that really only the PlayStation 4's camera can see directly. The new model extends that light plate, which is mounted on the front (or top) of the controller to include a sliver just above the touchpad.

This means that now as you play you can very easily see the color of the light pad, which can be used to display things like which character you are currently controlling or your character's health status.

The change to USB means that players will now be able to either use Bluetooth to connect and play with a console or a USB cable. The controller will sell for $59.

Just about a month ago, Microsoft started selling its own redesign of the Xbox One controller. That rework includes added Bluetooth support, tweaked thumbsticks and new grips. You can check out our review of the gamepad here.

We've dropped some lovely images of the new DualShock 4 controller for you below. Enjoy!

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