As revealed in two separate leaked pictures last week, the next-gen Playstation controller may integrate PlayStation Move motion control, and sport a touchpad interface akin to that of the PlayStation Vita.
The latest prototype PlayStation 4 controller picture mirrors that offered by the previous leaks, but this time from another angle. This leak seems to concrete the ideas we have about what the PS4 controller will look like, ahead of the rumoured PS4 release date announcement at a PlayStation event in New York on 20 February.
Like the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 controllers, the device for the upcoming PS4 or the codenamed PlayStation Orbis will retain the traditional D-Pad and four button layout. The analogue sticks feature a new concave style similar to that of the Xbox 360 controller and the start, select and PlayStation buttons have been moved to incorporate the touchpad. In fact, the start and select buttons aren’t barely visible, apart from two button-like shapes either side of the touchpad.
This touchpad could operate in a similar fashion to the rear-touchpad of the PlayStation Vita, but other rumours suggest it could even be a touchscreen LCD screen to display additional buttons, media controls or in-game information.
The most recent picture shows the PS4 controller with elongated handles in comparison to the previous leaks, retaining the LED strip at the top for reported PlayStation Move integration. However, the new angle reveals what appears to be a 3.5mm headphone jack between the handles on the bottom of the PS4 controller, presumably for a voice chat accessory.
An original source for the picture has yet to be traced, but with the controller looking very similar to that pictured in last week's leaks, we could be looking at the official prototypes for the next PS4 controller. If not, we’re sure to find out during the PlayStation event on February 20.
What do you think of the design for the PS4 controller? Do you think Sony needs to integrate a touchpad and PlayStation Move motion controls into the PS4 controller? Give us your thoughts via the Trusted Reviews Facebook and Twitter pages or the comments section below.
Via: The Verge