Sources say that Sony is abandoning the DualShock controller in favor of a controller with an LCD touchscreen and biometric sensors.
There are so many rumors and “leaks” circulating about Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles that we don’t know who to listen to anymore. Still, considering the direction things have been going in, this one seems likely: according to CVG sources, the PS4 may not have the same DualShock controller design that we’ve grown so used to.
Instead, say the sources, Sony’s next console allegedly has an LCD touchscreen and biometric sensors on the grips. According to one source, Sony are “trying to emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita.” This may be in reference to the touchscreen adopted by the Vita. None of these changes would be very surprising, since the touchscreen has become a large part of our society lately with tablets, phones, and even the Wii U adopting it for everyday use.
We might not have to wait much longer to finally put all these rumors to rest: CVG states that the PS4 announcement will be coming in weeks, not months.