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Prototype PS4 Controller Revealed Online

by on February 14, 2013
 

The is one step closer to a reality after a photo of a prototype for the new console has shown up online. 

First discovered by Destructoid, the controller features a touch pad/screen in the middle and revamped dual analog sticks. The touchpad seems to line up with what inside sources that told Kotaku about the PS4: a multi-touch setup similar to what the Vita has on the back of the device. What’s unknown is what the blue lighted part of the top of the controller is; whether it’s a built-in PS Move ability, or something else, we don’t yet know. The PS button remains, as do everything else we’ve grown to be familiar with in the , but those analog sticks just look odd. It’s also currently unknown whether this will be the controller’s final ; rumor has it that has tested out several prototypes.

Rumors of the have been at a fevered pitch since Sony announced they’d be revealing “the future of PlayStation” on February 20th, leading many to speculate that the PS4 would be coming this year, aimed at a release around Thanksgiving.

We’ll hopefully find out for sure next week. Check back here for all the details once they’ve been released.

Sources: Destructoid, Kotaku