UPDATE: As of December 2013, KontrolFreek Products DO fit the DualShock 4. Game on, PS4 users!
Today marks the official launch of the next-generation of consoles (no offense, Wii U). From here forward, next-gen will become current-gen, current-gen will become last-gen and last-gen will become paperweights. And as we scramble to find HDMI selector switches and space under our TV sets for shiny, new black boxes, we’re excited about gaming once again and energized by the cutting-edge-ness of it all. Not that I need to tell you that.
Since the new consoles were announced at E3 2013 we’ve known that our current line of products would not fit either the Xbox One or PS4 controllers. Sadly, both Microsoft and Sony have reduced the circumference of their thumbsticks leaving your favorite FPS Freeks so loose that they fall off over and over again to the point of frustration. Not cool.
To get really specific—Microsoft made the sticks so small that current FPS Freeks don’t even come close to fitting. They just float there, spinning and spinning, taunting you with every rotation.
Sony’s DualShock 4 is a little better but still not right. FPS Freeks will snap on and appear to fit. However, if you’re like me and go hard in competitive online shooters, like say, Call of Duty: Ghosts, they will pop off during intense moments and you’ll lose the gunfight EVERY SINGLE TIME. It’s super annoying. I’m super annoyed just talking about it. They don’t fit.
Bottom line: we’re making new FPS Freeks specifically for each console that will fit each controller correctly.
So, for all of us who can’t play without our FPS Freeks, you won’t have to go without for long!
We are now accepting pre-orders for eight next-gen FPS Freeks, scheduled to ship November 29th—only about a week or so after the new consoles launch.
Our first next-gen FPS Freeks include three of our most popular styles including FPS Freek Ultra, FPS Freek Snipr, FPS Freek CQC Signature and the new Ghosts-inspired FPS Freek Phantom. All four styles will be available for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One so be sure to select the corresponding option at checkout.
Don’t delay. Pre-order today!