Amid a flurry of PS4 rumours, latest reports have suggested that, as well as hosting a new touchpad interface, the upcoming PS4 controller will feature integrated PlayStation Move motion gaming options.
With PS4 controller images hitting the web earlier today, latest reports have suggested that the light strip shown atop the peripheral’s upper will see Sony’s current PlayStation Move wands made redundant by integrated inclusion within the PS4 controller.
Adding to the growing speculation ahead of the upcoming February 20 PS4 release date announcement, it has been claimed that the repeatedly mooted PS4 controller will feature “a combination of motion control, touch and traditional analogue buttons.”
According to gaming outlet CVG, previous reports of each PS4 console coming paired with a “dual-camera” advancement on the current PlayStation Eye are set to ring true, with next-gen PlayStation gamers pairing the camera toting peripheral with a PS4 controller that plays host to inbuilt PlayStation Move motion gaming capabilities.
“Incorporating Move functionality into every single PlayStation 4 controller will, hopefully, put an end to its mass-market neglect, with developers able to take advantage of its standardisation by incorporating motion support into every single game,” the latest reports have suggested.
Citing unnamed studio sources in suggesting the controller’s light bar will change colour like current Move controls, the reports added: “With the PS4 controller, Move's orb has spread into a LED strip placed across the top of the pad.”
Seemingly set to offer improved, more accurate, motion gaming options, the upcoming PS4 controller will also feature a new touchpad interface in place of the current Start and Select buttons, a feature that will be akin to the rear panel of the PS Vita.
Kicking off interest in the PS4 controller earlier this month, industry magazine Edge stated: “Sources close to the hardware have revealed to us that PS4 will ship with a redesigned controller which is the same size as an existing Dualshock but features a small touchpad in place of the existing Select, Start and PS buttons.”
Further reports added that the incoming touchpad “will be a two-point multi-touch capable “pad” similar to the one on the back of the Vita.”
Requiring camera to track the light-emitting PlayStation Move enabled motion gaming features, the PS4 controller will reportedly by paired with a newly revised PlayStation Eye “dual-camera” that will Microsoft’s Kinect offering.
With the PlayStation 4 camera said to incorporate a pair of wide-angle cameras, each of which features a HD capable 1280 x 720p image resolution, a collection of four 48 Khz microphones are also set to be included, allowing gamers to control the console via voice commands.
Whilst it is believed the add-on will enable the PS4 to automatically recognise gamers and log them in to their specific accounts without prompting, recent reports have suggested that “currently it’s not clear if this device will support body tracking in the future as Kinect, but it’s almost sure that it will be bundled with every Orbis (PS4) system.”
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