The next generation is basically two months away. We are looking at another 5-8 years of playing games on the PS4 and XBO, yet the controllers that these consoles will use remain more or less identical to the Playstation 1 pad from over 10 years ago. I don't know what they could have done to change things up, or if the current setup is already too cluttered as it is - but I do think adding a touchpad or rumble isn't enough to really push innovative gameplay forward. Hopefully I am wrong and the wizards at these development studios will come up with some groundbreaking new gameplay, but I personally can't imagine how much different first person shooters can possibly be with this setup. How much more exciting can the gameplay get when we're still pulling the same left and right triggers for about 8 hours?
Do you guys think that this decision to stick with what works instead of coming up with something new that offers more options will kind of hurt games in the long run? I'm certain that the next generation will have some truly outstanding titles, but I can't keep wondering if we wouldn't have gotten a whole lot more options in terms of exciting new gameplay if they re-imagined the controller in some really revolutionary way.