Epic Games' Creative Director Cliff Bleszinski, aka CliffyB around the web, has shared his disdain for Sony's default controller in the past but for those of you looking for more clarification in 2011, here goes:
"I hate the DualShock," Bleszinksi said on this week's episode of Bitmob's Mobcast.
That wasn't all he said, of course. Bleszinski went a bit further and explained his complaints about the DualShock's design philosophy, as well.
"For my PS3, I got those little click-on things for the triggers, which is (sic) great. If you look at concave vs. convex for a thumbstick, your thumbstick should bow inward not outward so your thumbs can actually hook into there and kind of move along as opposed to being more like a mushroom top. And the DualShock also feels, to me, I can twist it in half like it's a third party type controller. I have my number of issues with it and even, fundamentally, the PlayStation branding when they named the buttons square, triangle, it's like putting Kanji on the f--ing thing."
Aside from design issues stemming from all the way back to the PS1 era, though, Bleszinski does mention some of the strengths of Sony's PS3 and what he's got to look forward to on the system.
"People like to think I'm all up Microsoft's ass...Bulletstorm is out on PlayStation. It's in our best interest, as a studio, to have our technology on PlayStation. I love picking up "Scott Pilgrim" on Bluray and watching it. God of War is fantastic, I'm thouroughly looking forward to Uncharted but there's just little things that, as a creative, just bug the s--t out of me and they bubble up on the top of N4G and I feed on the tears of fanboys."
Make sure to check out the podcast for more insightful talk regarding Gears of War 3's background updates bypassing a title update, game pricing, and player feedback concerning Gears of War 2's 15% reduced player speed.