RUMOR: New PlayStation Controller Leaked?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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PlayStation 4 Controller?

Earlier today, Destructoid showed this picture of a supposed controller and dev kit for the rumored next PlayStation console. As you can see, there appears to be some kind of touchpad in the middle of the controller where the Start and Select buttons are usually located, with the Home button having been moved to the bottom of the controller. The analog sticks appear to have a slight change in appearance and there’s some kind of blue light at the top. There also appears to be what looks like a speaker in between the home button and the touch pad.

Even if this were an actual controller for the next PlayStation console, it may not be the final version. According to Destructoid, developers seem to have had access to several variations of the new controller, of which this version might be one. With the PlayStation announcement in less than a week, we might see what this new PlayStation console will look like. Then again, we don’t even know what Sony will be announcing, so it’s best to take all this with a bit of salt.

UPDATE: Both IGN and Kotaku now are claiming that sources now tell them this is indeed a prototype. However, Sony will not confirm anything replying with the typical “we cannot commit on rumors or speculation”.


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  • Seems like Sony’s usual handiwork, a copycat of Nintendo’s peripherals.
    This time it is the GamePad’s touch screen and the integrated speaker.

    • It doesn’t look like the GamePad to me. The screen is much to small to offer the same kind of functionality.

    • It’s not even a screen. It’s supposedly a touch pad like the one on the back of the Vita.

      I’m not even sure how one would use that thing. It’s not well placed for use while all your digits are occupied on the other controls.

  • Spookyryu

    I really prefer the gamepad

  • I wonder what the touch pad will be used for.

  • Not sure how I could even use this controller…

  • Guest

    Do’t worry guys. This is just the prototype. The final retail version will look nearly identical to the Wii U game pad