Battlefield 4 on PS4 could use touchpad to throw grenades

DICE multiplayer producer says developer has tested "a bunch of things" for DualShock 4's new feature, but has not finalized plans just yet.

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The PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 could use the DualShock 4's new touchpad to allow players to throw grenades, but no decisions have been made yet, DICE has said.

Multiplayer producer Aleksander Grondal told OPM in a new interview that the Swedish developer has not yet decided how it will make use of the PS4's new controller features.

"We’ve experimented, but haven’t exactly nailed how we want it to behave just yet. Obviously flicking to throw a grenade is an option," he said. "There’s a bunch of things we’re testing out--we just haven’t settled on anything."

The PS4 version of Battlefield 4 arrives for the next-generation console as a launch title, meaning its release is just one month away.

Meanwhile, the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 will support Kinect and may even feature head-tracking, DICE said last month.

Battlefield 4 arrives first for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 29. The game's open beta launched on October 1 and ends tomorrow, October 15.

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