A prototype controller for Sony’s as of yet unannounced next-genration platform has been leaked.
The controller shown here is merely a prototype but already bears resembelence to the previously rumoured DualShock controller redesign from January. As seen in the picture itself, the controller is not only wider but it also sports the touchpad similar to that of the PlayStation Vita’s. The touch pad is in the place of the Start and Select buttons and looks like it could act as a sort of trackpad sort of like a Mac. The PS button is still present on this iteration of the controller sitting just below the touchpad in between the joysticks which have also gone under a change in design.
The joysticks themselves look to groove inwards slightly rather like the current Xbox 360′s. The current joysticks on the DualShock 3 are currently dome shaped. The joysticks are still maintaining the level design the controller has sported since the 1990′s. The triggers also look like they have undergone a change but from the angle the picture is taken its hard to be sure but it looks as if they’re based into the controller like the PlayStation 2′s DualShock rather than protruding outwards. The whole area of the triggers looks to be coming out of the controller as a sort of raised platform.
As for that blue light at the top, one can only guess what it might be but it’s probably safe to assume that it will be related to the PlayStation Move in some way.
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