Potential PS4 controller image surfaces
- Posted February 15th, 2013 at 12:00 EDT by Paul Kelly
- 25 Comments
UPDATE: Last night, IGN's Colin Moriarty tweeted that a personal source has confirmed the veracity of the image below. Specifically, his source indicates that the controller pictured below is a prototype of the PlayStation 4 controller's final design. The same source claims that the L2 and R2 triggers will be spring-loaded (much like the Xbox 360 controller's trigger design), and that the light atop the controller functions as a PlayStation Move sensor. Furthermore, a second trusted source close to IGN has indicated that the touch panel seen on the model below is actually press-able (like a button).
Original: A picture has surfaced which includes what looks to be a new PlayStation controller along with what is presumably a PlayStation 4 dev kit.
This controller has the much rumoured touchpad on the front along with a D-pad similar to the one on the PlayStation Vita. It also includes different analog sticks and looks to be chunkier than a DualShock 3. There also appears to be a speaker above the PS button and maybe a headphone jack underneath. This is by no means the final controller, but is a good indicator as to what to expect. Personally, I want to see those triggers, and, if they are good, this controller could be a winner.
Check out the picture below, and use the space below to speculate on what you see.
- 3:44pm EST - February 14th, 2013
looks genuine. also cheap.
- 3:57pm EST - February 14th, 2013
This looks freakin fugly. It also seems fake IMO.
- 4:10pm EST - February 14th, 2013
looks like a third party controller.
XSpike | XSpike
- 4:25pm EST - February 14th, 2013
Looks like a controller from one of them knock of consoles in China
navenalyd | navenalyd
- 4:41pm EST - February 14th, 2013
- 4:44pm EST - February 14th, 2013
Can't you all read?? "This is by no means the final controller, but is a good INDICATOR as to what to expect" :)
- 5:07pm EST - February 14th, 2013
There is a light on the front of the controller so it can be seen by the playstation eye and can be used like the move. I'm suprised no one notice this.
- 5:09pm EST - February 14th, 2013
why all the stupid comments? its a PROTOTYPE... idiots
- 5:17pm EST - February 14th, 2013
I think it's the perfect blend between the existing dualshock design (that we all know and love) and new input methods. With the obligatory refinement all prototypes receive (especially sony's), this definitely will be comfy controller to use. Personally I'm glad they got rid of the rubber start/select buttons, never liked the feel of those especially compared to the nice clicky face buttons. A touchpad, I think, will work as a much better and more flexible substitute.
Soldier 95B | Solder_95B
- 6:40pm EST - February 14th, 2013
I wish they would offset the sticks.
vladspartan | vladspartan
- 8:28pm EST - February 14th, 2013
fake for sure.
- 8:59pm EST - February 14th, 2013
Wouldn't you still be able to use Dualshocks from the PS3 on the PS4 if you wanted
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 9:11pm EST - February 14th, 2013
Thats a trip. Can't wait to see the final design.
@10- Go to the Xbox for that slick! You want offset designs, MS is the king of that. Good ol American design. =(
- 9:44pm EST - February 14th, 2013
Looks like PS Move functionality is built right into the controller with the led light on top...hmmm, interesting.
- 11:16pm EST - February 14th, 2013
I don't know about the whole Move thing, but I like that they are adding new tech. Also not really looking at the form factor seeing as how its a prototype. The controller we see will not look like this.
Syphon_Filter | Syphon_Filter2
- 12:08am EST - February 15th, 2013
@1 I agree with you. It looks genuine and also cheap as well.
- 1:15am EST - February 15th, 2013
This could be real but whats really catching my attention is the usb 3.0 fast transfer speeds between devices. Al controller has blue led above like the ps move controller. Lets hope for the best. Its all about keeping us games happy.
- 2:14am EST - February 15th, 2013
The move light is the first thing that caught my eye.
- 3:45am EST - February 15th, 2013
This could be an actual photo of the prototype so the final version might be a bit different, remember when sony revealed the new controller for PS3, the famousely rejected "boomerang controller", that changed dramaticly. Guess we'll just have to wait to see sony's official reveal of the PS4.
- 5:11am EST - February 15th, 2013
Am i the only person thinking that if Sony are to add a touch/track pad to the controller, it will be on the back like the PS Vita? what would be the point in having it on the front for games? you cant use it while your thumbs are on the sticks! On the reverse they could be used at the same time, for climbing etc.
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