Industry sources speaking to CVG understand that Sony will abondon the classic DualShock controller design for it’s next PlayStation console.
A senior games studio source working on an anspecific Sony game says the new system’s controller has been subject to any number of iterations,most of which look anything like the classic DualShock design.
In addition, we are told that Sony’s R&D department have been experiementing with this new controller for some time. Prototypes of the controller have, at one time or another, included biometric sensors on the grips and an LCD touch screen.
A second source, connected to Sony, said PlayStation engineers are “trying to emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita”.
Sony has refused to comment on this rumour.
CVG also understands that the new PlayStation, codenamed “Orbis”, will be revealed in the next few weeks.
We’ll keep you posted.