It was only a matter of time before Sony realised the need for an official eSports controller, and the company has partnered up with SCUF Gaming to deliver the Vantage - the most feature-rich, technology advanced controller that the PS4 has ever witnessed.
The CEO of SCUF Gaming has the following to say:
We have good news for the competitive gamers out there! We’re excited to introduce SCUF Vantage – a new officially licensed controller that was built from the ground up for PlayStation 4. Now gamers seeking a performance controller can enjoy a wide range of customization options that optimize comfort and gameplay performance, delivering both precision and flexibility for a variety of playstyles.
The Vantage incorporates new unique features that provide additional configurability and personalization for players:
- Side-mounted right and left ‘Sax’ buttons – designed to fit the natural placement of a player’s fingers and provide additional configurability
- Removable faceplate – makes it easy to change thumb sticks & personalize the controller
- Advanced audio control for wired connection – a simple swipe of the audio touch bar adjusts the volume while players can keep their hands on the controller
- Removable vibration modules – players can reduce the weight of the controller and lessen hand fatigue
In addition, the Vantage’s ergonomic shape complements a suite of configurable components. These features are modularly designed to shorten hand movements and gain performance advantages, making it easier for players to tailor the controller to their individual preferences:
- Paddle control system with four removable back paddles
- A quick-access remapping switch
- Customizable thumb sticks with 3 different heights in either a concave or convex configuration
- Adjustable Hair triggers
- Trigger stops and extenders
- Choice of D-pads
- Interchangeable magnetic faceplate
There is currently no information regarding pre-orders in the EU, however EGL is hoping that the launch of the SCUF Vantage will soon make its way to EMEA.