PS4 DualShock 4 will not feature an off switch for lightbar

ps4-controllerSony’s upcoming DualShock 4 controller for PlayStation 4 is not designed with a switch to turn off the lightbar situated at the top of the controller, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter.

The lightbar is designed to be used with the PlayStation camera and helps in the detection of motion control, similar to Move controllers. It can be used by developers for new purposes altogether, like as a health bar in Killzone: Shadow Fall.

In response to a question on Twitter of whether the lightbar can be deactivated to conserve the controller’s battery, Yoshida simply wrote “no.”

(via Polygon)