'Surgeon Simulator' PlayStation 4: Game To Use DualShock 4's Six-Axis Sensors [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 10, 2014 03:56 PM EDT
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E3 is in full swing, and while a lot of attention is given to the big boys like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, the smaller guys have their own big news. Case in point Bossa Studios, of Surgeon Simulator fame, revealed they are bringing their bloody hit of a game over to consoles for the first time, but only one -- the PlayStation 4.

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After its success with the game on PC and the iPad, it's only natural that Bossa try a new venue. According to a press release, the game is certainly a hit, "With over one million copies now sold, worldwide, and over 2.34 million fan-made videos uploaded to YouTube." Surgeon Simulator is also a BAFTA Games Award nominee, and the iPad version has managed to hit the Top 5 on the paid App Store charts in 49 countries.

And so, here we are...

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Oddly, one of the biggest reasons for the success of the game was its challenging difficulty owed to some mind bogglingly frustrating controls. These were considerably improved on with touch screen controls implemented for the iPad version. But for the PlayStation 4 port, Bossa decided to use the DualShock 4 controller's motion sensing capabilities:

"Transplanting the game’s clumsy controls onto the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, Surgeon Simulator makes full use of the six-axis sensor to make sure players really experience swinging scalpels and flailing forceps!" Said Bossa Studios' Imre Jele, "This new version definitely escalates the comedy of the original, bringing the physical humour of the game out of the screen and into the living room, which makes testing all the more entertaining!"

And since sharing botched surgeries has been such a hit, Surgeon Simulator will make full use of the controller's "Share" function, so procedures failed or successful can be uploaded to Sony's streaming service.

An exact release date hasn't been given by Bossa, only that Surgeon Simulator would launch of PlayStation 4 "soon." You can check out the announcement video below.

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