F’reals Playstation 4 Controller **Updated**


From Kotaku and their sources:



Kotaku says “An industry source familiar with the new system tells us the photo is the real deal. But bear in mind, it may not represent the final form of the controller. The touch-pad on the front of the controller is particularly interesting. According to the official Orbis documentation that was shared with us a few weeks ago, it will be a two-point multi-touch capable “pad” similar to the one on the back of the Vita. It can also be clicked for an additional input. Curiously, this prototype seems to not include a “Share” button, despite that button being described in the documentation.

I don’t know…looks pretty chunky & cheap to me.  But keep in mind that this is a prototype and isn’t the final form. Sigh….this is clearly a reality that I need to accept. Even if the PS4 launches this year, I’ll still probably wait to see how Microsoft & Sony’s next gen offerings shake out before I back either particular horse.  Can’t be running all wily-nilly (ed. note: or nimbly-bimbly) out to my local big box electr-o-mart to pick one of these guys up on launch day.

What I am particularly interested in seeing is how the games that are currently slated to be released this year deal with the imminent arrival of next gen systems.  Are any going to be delayed to that they can debut on the PS4/Xbox 720?  I seem to recall God of War 3 was ready to go for the PS2 but they held it back so it would make a bigger splash on the PS3. Whatever happens, February 20th should prove to be a very interesting day.

02/15/13 Update after the jump – Two new shots of the Playstation 4 controller



One thought on “F’reals Playstation 4 Controller **Updated**

  1. The decision to replace the start button for a touch pad is terrible. Even worse than that is changing the width of the dualshock! IMO this worse than when they removed rumble. Dumb decisions like this are why I think this is going to be the last real generation of consoles and people will realize the PC is the best platform.
    About the rest of the old PS3 and 360 still coming out, it would be cool if one of the next systems supported some extra features for them, like achievements in those last games will at least count towards the new system, they ran at a higher resolution, or have some bonus content, that would be a way to really separate themselves and get a head start on the next console war. I doubt they will though.



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