Dualshock 4 banned at EVO 2016


#15

this is not true, the xbox one controller works while wired through the usb chord.

The Ds4 does not.

The ds4 uses the usb chord to power the bluetooth signal which pairs with the system. So it is never wired.


#16

hor or madcatz make wired pads


#17

see my above post. It is not a pure wired controller, it is a bluetooth controller even with the battery removed.


#18

The pads are much different than the DS4 pads, not widely accepted within pad communities and are an extra expense for only one tournament.


#19

I’m not sure if you are just trolling, but…

The DS4 does not power on with the battery removed while plugged into the system via USB. Someone may be able to design some hardware to bypass this problem, but it hasn’t been done yet. There are a few other problems related to managing a tournament and a controller that does not give easy access to it’s battery compartment, but I won’t go into those.


#20

ds3 was banned from evo previously, this isnt new


#21

Wireless pads are a problem. People not desyncing properly and fucking up the matches has happened in the past.

Keep in mind there will be thousands of competitors at these events and TOs will be charged with overlooking a number of matches at once. They cannot be asked to make sure everyone desyncs. It’s just easier to ban them. You have months to find an alternative, anyway.


#22

and considering there are at least 3 fightpads on the market that are wired + wired fightsticks, it should be fine.


#23

Its impossible to desync your OWN controller.

This is why its the responsibility of the people who come up to play a match to delete the previous controllers on the console.
Each judge at EVO is assigned to look at 4-6 matches at once, it is NOT hard to catch a pause at all.


#24

this system you are proposing is bound to fail at a large tournament. They gave players a break last year but there are plenty of pad options now.


#25

Those pads are completely different from the DS4 pad. I also don’t like having six face buttons.


#26

It doesn’t fail though. Especially since there is a judge for every four-six stations.

It’s NOT hard at all to remove the controllers at all.
Settings -> Devices -> bluetooth -> Disconnect all controllers that aren’t yours + opponents.

Quite literally the only way this will fail is if players are dumb and forget to do the process. Which is their fault and they deserve to have their match interrupted for being ignorant.


#27

or you could ban wireless controllers and not worry about it someone forgetting.

and on the six button thing, use 4 of them and the triggers.


#28

For an event as big as EVO…I think that’s more of an inconvenience for the TO/judges.


#29

Get used to it.


#30

I’ve seen guys walk off in a loss pissed and forgetting to desync their wireless pad…which holds up other matches to be played.
The staff doesn’t want to risk that.


#31

Doesn’t Smug play controller? Like, not even a pad? I wonder about his reaction.


#32

Pretty sure he would still have to abide by the rules like the rest of us…


#33

Mr. Wizard just unbanned it on twitter. One more year makes sense. Gives players and manufacturers a year to bring acceptable alternatives.


#34

**All wireless controllers other than the DualShock4 are banned.
**
Straight from the additional rules page. Must have been a recent edit.