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#1 Edited by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -
#2 Posted by Jimi (1148 posts) -

So long as they change the l2 and r2 buttons to be not shit it looks alright

#3 Edited by Poppduder (480 posts) -

Yeah, looks pretty legit. It could certainly change here and there before launch but thats probably pretty close to what we'll use.

#4 Edited by Nilazz (740 posts) -

I really hope it's bigger than the last couple of ones, the size of this looks far better.

#6 Posted by Lord_Xp (648 posts) -

I think I like this controller. It's definitely a plus on the looks. I hope it functions even better also.

#7 Edited by isomeri (1817 posts) -

At least it looks like they've fixed the sticks. Kind of disappointed though that the grips are still so small.

Edit: Also is that a Move-light that I see on top?

#8 Edited by Beaker (97 posts) -

At first I thought it looked a bit weird, but the more I look at it, the more I think it's something I could get used to.

#9 Posted by Jack268 (3368 posts) -


And as long as it fixes the triggers, alright. I'm not sure about those analog sticks either, but to be honest I didn't really like the old DS analogs either.

The D-pad looks cool I guess? One issue I've noticed lately with my DS3 is that pressing down sometimes activates the left input too and the other way around, so putting them as separate buttons will probably be good, if a little weird at first since not a lot of first party pads in general I can think of have done that before.

#10 Posted by cutyoface (577 posts) -

I kinda like it.

#11 Posted by HistoryInRust (6671 posts) -

It looks like a third-party controller.

Guess I'll wait and see.

#12 Posted by bassman2112 (999 posts) -

My initial reaction was "that looks stupid," but upon closer inspection, I could really be into that thing.

Also, note the blue light on top. If the PS4 ships with a PSeye, I think we all know what that light means, and that is an awesome implication.

#13 Edited by Kidavenger (3944 posts) -

The face button placements are way off, they are too far apart and the x and square buttons are almost touching the analog stick housing, they would be almost impossible to use. Calling bullshit on this one.

#14 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Yeah they need to make the triggers not only good but also act as triggers in shooters. It's really weird switching between consoles and having the firing button switch from RT to R1.

#15 Posted by probablytuna (4271 posts) -

Just change the L2/R2 buttons and I'll be happy.

#16 Posted by believer258 (13046 posts) -

My initial reaction was "that looks stupid," but upon closer inspection, I could really be into that thing.

Also, note the blue light on top. If the PS4 ships with a PSeye, I think we all know what that light means, and that is an awesome implication.

This was mine as well.

Also, I bet that's not quite the final design, though I'd say it's pretty close. If it is, I'll be fine with that. It looks a little heavier and a little bigger and has better triggers, which is precisely what the old controller needed. Also has the advantages of both concave and convex sticks, at least just from the looks, which is a cool compromise.

#17 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

"Kotatsu" is still funny. xD

#18 Posted by Mister_V (1717 posts) -

Not a big fan of the PS3 controller but this thing looks cool, I like it.

#19 Posted by churrific (490 posts) -

Looks pretty ok the more I look at it. The only thing I hope for is that they make the R2/L2 triggers somehow interchangeable between the current squishy ones and proper full ones. The squishy ones are great for braking in driving games, and I would severely miss the control that offers.

#20 Posted by djou (895 posts) -

Wow, that looks real bulky. What is that grill in the front? Microphone? Speaker? I hated all that Move crap Sony tried to shove in front of players so I hope its not real. I would much rather have a lighter controller with a longer battery life than the additional functionality.

I posted this image from Reddit a few weeks ago which is my favorite concept mockup. It doesn't show the triggers but I hope its the real thing.

#21 Posted by Cameron (643 posts) -

I don't like that they continue to give the D-pad placement preference over the left analoge stick. It's great for fighting games, and worse for just about everything else. Not a huge problem, but it probably means I will continue to prefer the Xbox controller. It also looks a bit too much like an old Logitech PC controller for my tastes, but they could fix that.

#22 Posted by Ubersmake (771 posts) -

I hope the handles stay that way. I'm a fan of Logitech's gamepads, mostly because they're like the PlayStation controllers, except that the handles are more...grippable? That's a word now. The PlayStation controllers have always been a bit too thin for my tastes, so anything that makes the handles bulkier is a plus for me.

This is unrelated to this thread, but I hope the touchpad in the center doesn't mean that the PS4 UI is like the Vita UI. I'm not a fan of the Vita UI, personally, but it's easy enough to interact with when the handheld is in front of you. I can't imagine how clunky it would feel by manipulating it through a controller several feet away from a TV.

#23 Posted by Mike (14590 posts) -

This is my favorite part of the new console cycle. Sifting through all the rumors, leaked images, and mockups is tons of fun.

#24 Posted by djou (895 posts) -

@cameron: I agree with you but I think Sony will stubbornly stick to the current analog configuration merely because its become their "thing "and it differentiates them from MS. I hope they reshape the handles to make it more ergonomic, this may address people's complaints about the sticks causing hand cramps.

#25 Posted by 71Ranchero (3242 posts) -

I dub thee "DUALCHIN 4".

#26 Posted by Shookems (479 posts) -

Woof. I really hope the final design is better looking than that.

#27 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1084 posts) -

Looks like they made the handles a little bigger and maybe changed the angle there at also so it will be more comfortable. The analog sticks look odd, but looks like they might offer a better grip for thumbs. The only other thing besides the touch pad/move i would like to see is the L2/R2, having them curve outwards like the 360 would fix the only slight problem i had with the Dualshock 3.

#28 Posted by ajamafalous (12546 posts) -

Those sticks look terrible.

#29 Posted by SuliPatchouli (19 posts) -

It looks kind of chunky and ugly. I wouldn't be surprised if this concept is legitimate but I expect that it will see some form of refinement by its actual release.

#30 Posted by randiolo (1154 posts) -

Its said that this is one of a few prototypes so its still going to go through alot of changes, something tells me that little screen will light up with something, be cool if it just wasnt a track pad. All in all i dont mind it, looks just as bulky as a 360 controller.

#31 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3687 posts) -

The top of sticks look weird.

#32 Edited by SathingtonWaltz (2167 posts) -

We should take into account that if this is a prototype, that this will certainly not be the final aesthetic of the controller. Check out the prototype of the Wii U Gamepad:

#33 Posted by George_Hukas (1319 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Do you realize if its legit this is a prototype?

So many questionable comments. I mean, you have enough common sense to know that dev kit behind the controller isn't what the PS4 will look like.. right??

#34 Edited by Nilazz (740 posts) -

I wonder if that is a headphone jack we see underneath it.

#35 Edited by Grimluck343 (1177 posts) -

That's a really... weird looking controller. I wonder what you would use such a small screen for? It reminds me of the old Logitech keyboard that had an LCD stuck on top of it that you could program to display what game your playing.

#36 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -

We all know how reliable a source Keikaku.com* is, right guys?

*keikaku.com is japanese for "plan dot com"

#37 Posted by PolygonSlayer (449 posts) -

Funny to read comments thinking that the dev. kit is what the final design of the console looks like. If anyone has seen the original dev. kits for the PS3... holy smokes, that thing looked like a massive bulky PS2 :P

The controller though is probably closer to final design, but I would not be surprised if it was shinier and a bit different in looks. Usually early dev. kit equipment isn't even made from the same material as the final one, like cheaper plastic etc.

#38 Posted by ajamafalous (12546 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Do you realize if its legit this is a prototype?

So many questionable comments. I mean, you have enough common sense to know that dev kit behind the controller isn't what the PS4 will look like.. right??

I do in fact realize that; that doesn't render my comment untrue.

#39 Posted by Demoskinos (16527 posts) -

That looks like some Madcatz shit right there son.

#40 Posted by Branthog (5718 posts) -

It still looks too small. The palm-nubs look too stubby and short for comfort. The triggers look like they're still probably going to be too stubby (I always have to buy the $5 extenders via Amazon to make them usable for me). The little display thing in the center looks like it'll probably be annoying -- and be more of a hassle when the controllers die (you know, non-replaceable batteries and all).

At least it doesn't seem to be too dramatic of a change, though.

#41 Posted by Aegon (6785 posts) -

Even if this isn't the final product, I think it looks fine.

#42 Posted by mrfluke (5682 posts) -

looks like a good size, if that front center piece is the touchpad, that looks rather small.

#43 Posted by RE_Player1 (7951 posts) -

Yup it's a prototype. People judging it's aesthetic now are stupid.

#44 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3194 posts) -

Definitely not the final version. Looks like a cheap piece of shit from this but I'm sure the final version will be aight.

#45 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

I wonder if they went with the screen in the middle to try and ape with Nintendo was doing. That worked out so well last time with the six axis. At least Flower used it well.

#46 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

Hell yeah looks like the new PlayStation pad will use the same d-pad as the Vita which is great news.

#47 Posted by LordAndrew (14591 posts) -

That looks way too stupid to be fake.

#48 Edited by super2j (2073 posts) -

Forget the controller, what do I have to do to get my ps4 to look like the dev kit there. That this looks baller (I say as I realize I would never buy it if it looked like that for real)

#49 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

it looks interesting. i just hope that the triggers are good. the back of the ps3 the triggers sometimes hit my fingers. i also hope that the handle aren't small and grip able.

it looks like a touch screen, screen. i wonder what it's for.

#50 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

I stepped over to Joystiq and everyone seemly hates the thing. I don't think it looks that bad and the light up-top leads me to believe it will have built in Move capabilities.