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What the hell? Is this the new PlayStation controller?

Remember when we told you of rumblings on the next PlayStation system's controller and how it might have a touchscreen? Well, get a look at this strange thing. This image of what looks like a PlayStation-style controller plugged into something that looks like a development kit has been floating around for the past day.

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TobeyMaguireFan1254d ago SpamShowReplies(19)
PLASTICA-MAN1254d ago

New controller and the devkit. It looks the one proposed by neogaf members ( I knew they knew more than regular gamers which makes wonder if they were disguised SOny devs from the start). The light emitter will be used to be tracked by the new double HD PSEye and the litlle holes look to be like a built-in microphone.

WildStyles1254d ago

Definitely looks real. Probably a prototype. Anyway, it's fine with me.

riverstars861254d ago

Looks very ugly, plus what is the point of the touchpad if it's that small? I'm glad that it had analog sticks though, I just hope they aren't as loose as the Dual Shocks sticks.

KwietStorm1254d ago

The point of the touch pad is whatever the devs use it for. It doesn't need to be huge, nor should it have been expected to be on this established controller. If you were expecting even a 'large' screen that would be able to replace he standard input, I don't know why.

riverstars861254d ago (Edited 1254d ago )

No, all I am trying to say is that functionality is limited because of the lack of size. I'm confused how an adults thumb will work with it.

Edit: Actually upon second look, I think the size of the touchpad is adequate. I'm interested to see what Sony has up its sleeves with the use of it.

GribbleGrunger1254d ago

I doubt the intended use for the touchscreen will require you to keep your fingers on the handles of the controller. In game use will probably be limited to a display such as tactics in FIFA, while other uses will be reserved for none gaming. For instance, you won't have to hold it like a controller if you use it as a keypad. You would just place it on your lap.

MEsoJD1254d ago

Seems to be thicker, have a touchscreen/pad, eye toy sensor, built in speaker, a button or port for headset below ps button, and rework analogue sticks.

Hopefully the final product looks sleeker.

Kevlar0091254d ago

Looks like a prototype, I would expect something a little more sleek in the final. Also I don't think they will keep a large glowing bar on the top.

More importantly is how it feels (also I'm surprised on what you can do with a thin strip).

Feb. 20th awaits

KwietStorm1254d ago

It wouldn't have to be lit up if you're not using it though.

modesign1254d ago

THE PS4 has USB, everyone start getting excited. lol

cloud4951254d ago

It's blue so it must be USB 3.0!