Stephane Roy, a senior producer stated the news on the PlayStation Blog: "We want to take advantage of as many new, next-gen features as possible, and that includes the new DualShock controller."
The light bar at the top of the controller will act as an indicator, which will mirror an in-game gem, clueing players like eagles into whether protagonist Garrett is hidden or not. Additionally, Thief supports the Share button. The touchpad on the controller can also be used to navigate menus, navigate maps and switch weapons. Which appears to distract, rather than immerse. I wonder if the Xbox version will make use of voice input.
Thief fans have a lot to look forward to, other than these non essential gameplay elements. Thief will release Feb. 25 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.