We’ve had nothing but good things to say about the SCUF Gaming products that have come through the reviewing doors here at Techaeris, though you may have also noticed that those have been predominantly focused on Xbox One controllers. SCUF also has products for Sony’s console, and today have announced two new controllers that will work with your PlayStation 4 or PC. The SCUF IMPACT and SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO are full of features that will give you an edge in your favorite games.
The SCUF IMPACT is a brand new controller, while the Infinity 4PS PRO is an update to their Infinity 4PS controller. Both feature many of the same great features that you’ll see in their Xbox One controllers, including the SCUF Paddle Control System, SCUF EMR (Electro Magnetic Remapping) Technology, and Adjustable Hair Trigger Mechanism. The Infinity 4PS PRO has a relatively standard PlayStation controller shape, while the IMPACT has a slightly larger frame and adjusted shape to account for up to four paddles.
Both controllers retain SCUF’s extensive customization, with the ability to pick from numerous colors for various parts of the controller. Add in your Thumbstick choices, Trigger extensions, and all of the other goodies that SCUF has available and you can have a truly original controller that is all your own in no time.
The SCUF controllers are a bit more expensive than your standard Dual Shock 4 controller, though the customization options offer features above and beyond anything that the standard Dual Shock 4 offers. The SCUF IMPACT starts at $139.95, €139.95 & £109.99 while the SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO starts at $129.95, €129.95 & £99.99. If you act now though, SCUF is offering a fully loaded controller at a special price. SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO is priced at $179.95, €179.95 & £149.99, and the SCUF IMPACT is priced at $189.95, €189.95 & £159.99 for a limited time.
What do you think about the new and improved SCUF Gaming PlayStation 4 (and PC!) controller options? You can read more about what the controllers have to offer in the full press release below, and you can tell us what you think in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Scuf Gaming® releases two new professional line controllers: SCUF IMPACT and SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO, incorporating SCUF’s patented removable paddle technology and optional USB wired connectivity
April 5, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) – Scuf Gaming continues to evolve the gamer’s experience with the launch of two new SCUF controllers for use with PlayStation 4 and PC; SCUF IMPACT and SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO. Both controllers are feature rich with advances in eight functional areas, including the addition of interchangeable paddles (which require no screws) for improved durability and comfort. Both SCUF controllers also benefit from new board technology, offering a choice of wireless bluetooth connectivity or wired connectivity through USB communication. This is especially appealing to competitive gamers where wired connectivity is preferred.
The SCUF IMPACT offers a completely new controller experience and includes four removable paddles that are recessed into the back of the controller body for more ergonomic paddle play, improved cable retention and an entirely new ergonomic design; making it the most advanced SCUF controller yet. Scuf Gaming has totally re-engineered the shape and ergonomics of this controller by molding it to fit your hands perfectly for paddle play. The SCUF IMPACT is marginally larger than the Infinity 4PS PRO, stretching 6mm wider to cater for the additional 2 paddles. Prepare to up your game to the next level with more flexing and less reaching – this controller is truly game changing!
SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO
Leveraging IP and functionality from the highly acclaimed SCUF Infinity series, Scuf Gaming has updated many features and is proud to launch the fully modular SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO. With the Infinity 4PS PRO, you benefit from two removable paddles which are recessed into the back of the controller body, improved switch technology and circuit boards for better click through rates on the paddles, while maintaining the familiarity of the SCUF Infinity 4PS.
Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming said, “Innovating and continually raising the bar to offer new levels of functionality, comfort and customization is what drives us. We’re thrilled to release 2 new SCUF controllers; 1.) The SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO is a wonderful evolution of the Infinity series with advances in technology that answer and exceed the requests of the competitive PlayStation 4 gaming community, including the removable paddles! 2.) The SCUF IMPACT is a project we have been working on for the last 15 months and is our best SCUF yet! We have totally re-engineered the extremities and curvature of the controller to offer an alternative for multiple hand sizes whilst creating space for four paddles.”
The SCUF IMPACT and SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO offer several new features to complement SCUF’s patented and patent pending features, including:
Wired Connectivity through USB or Wireless Connectivity through Bluetooth
- Play wireless using bluetooth
- Or play wired through USB connectivity using a micro USB cable
SCUF Paddle Control System
- Determining factor for elite gamers, allowing players to keep their thumbs on thumbsticks while using the back paddles to perform advanced moves
- Increased durability in paddles, which are now removable and interchangeable.
- NEW removable paddles include a free 12 month paddle replacement policy, should the paddles break during normal use.
- NEW recessed paddle design makes paddles even easier to reach, includes grip, grooves and are curved at the end to support your fingertips
- Infinity 4PS PRO – Play with 0, 1 or 2 removable paddles
- IMPACT – Play with 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 removable paddles
Interchangeable Thumbstick Control Area
- Switch thumbsticks in seconds with the SCUF ring and lock system
- SCUF thumbsticks provide an increased surface area for the thumbs to grip
- Choose from five color options (black, white, red, blue & green)
- Infinity 4PS PRO – choose from 4 thumbstick options; short domed, short concave, long domed, long concave
- IMPACT – choose from 5 thumbstick options; short domed, short concave, long domed, long concave or standard PS4 thumbsticks
SCUF Ring and Lock System
- Fully removable and customizable rings
- Self-lubricating material on the rings ensures that thumbsticks glide seamlessly
- Rings provide a secure lock of thumbsticks; won’t fall out off or be misplaced
- Rings are available in nine color options (black, grey, white, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow, red, orange, pink and purple*) *IMPACT ONLY
Cable Retention System (IMPACT ONLY)
- Improve life of USB connection – Cavity housing to ensure SCUF USB cable is a secure and tight fit
- Beneficial for wired connectivity where uninterrupted gameplay is required
Military Grade SCUF Grip – Handcrafted Process
- Textured, non-slip surface is ideal for extended hours of gameplay
- Choose from five color options (black, red, blue, green and white*) *IMPACT ONLY
SCUF EMR (Electro Magnetic Remapping) Technology
- Use SCUF EMR Mag Key for ‘on the fly’ remapping of the back paddles to any face button
- Simultaneously press the face button and paddle you want to assign – job done
- Infinity 4PS PRO – 6.33 x 3.91 x 2.83 inches (16.15 x 9.93 x 7.17 cm)– shape familiarity and two paddle play
- IMPACT – 6.77 x 4.06 x 2.72 inches (17.20 x 10.30 x 6.91 cm) – completely new shape designed for multiple hand sizes and four paddle play
SCUF Trigger System comes with three core features:
Quick Shift Trigger Stops
- Quick Shift Trigger Stops enable the user to activate various activation points on the trigger stop
- Reduction of unnecessary trigger movement past the activation point – great for shooter games!
Adjustable Hair Trigger Mechanism
- Mechanically tune to make weapon fire a one tap process by eliminating unnecessary latency
- Activate with an easy turn of the SCUF key
- Primarily used in shooter games
Trigger Covers and Trigger Extenders
- Fully removable and easily clip onto triggers
- Improve trigger accuracy and hand comfort
- Extend the natural parameters of the controller to suit larger hand sizes
- Choose from six color options (black, white, red, blue, green and yellow)
The SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO pricing starts at $129.95, €129.95 & £99.99 and SCUF IMPACT pricing starts at $139.95, €139.95 & £109.99. Both models are compatible with PlayStation 4 and PC.
As a special introductory offer, SCUF is offering a fully loaded controller option with all spectrum colors: the SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO is priced at $179.95, €179.95 & £149.99, and the SCUF IMPACT is priced at $189.95, €189.95 & £159.99 for a limited time.
For additional information please visit scufgaming.com.