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Hybrid PS4/Xbox One Controller Hitting the Market Soon

Two worlds collide.

There are few things that can get people hot under the collar like console-allegiance debates – the Xbox vs Playstation battle has been raging ever since the PS2 and original Xbox became direct rivals.

One of the biggest differences, besides game library exclusives, is the individual controllers that the two different manufacturers use. Ever since the Xbox was initially released, its unique asymmetrical placement of the left analog stick won over many fans, and a lot of gamers swear by that choice.

Of course, if you’re a PS4 owner but you enjoy that particular analogue stick orientation, you’re a little unlucky – until now. Playstation has announced that Hori, an official Playstation licensed console accessory manufacturer, will soon be releasing the PS4 Onyx controller that features the Xbox controller layout, switching the position of the D-Pad and left analog stick.

It’s not exactly identical to the DualShock 4 controllers, though, as it doesn’t have the light bar at the back, or a built-in 3.5mm jack, so interested gamers will need to make a little bit of a compromise if they want to use it as their primary PS4 controller. It’s due to launch on the 15th January in the UK, but we’re still waiting for confirmation of availability in other markets.

Adding the option to choose between the two is great though – which layout gets your vote? Let us know!

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