Possible controller is photographed

#2 Edited by _Chad (957 posts) -

Linkified for your linking pleasure.

That controller says "More cake please."

#3 Edited by psylah (2153 posts) -

feelin it.

#4 Posted by MaFoLu (1854 posts) -

Looks like an alright mix between new and old. If those new features actually work well, I'm on board.

#5 Posted by Devildoll (831 posts) -

image for the lazy

notice the USB 3 connection on the silver box.

#6 Edited by ModernAlkemie (356 posts) -

I'm still waiting for the goddamn silver boomerangs I was promised eight years ago!

#7 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2280 posts) -

I'm sure some of the tech you see on display will be part of the redesign, the 'light bar' for the next PSEye, the flat bit for the touch surface, microphone (or is that grill a speaker?), etc. But I think the shape looks unrefined, like what we are seeing there is an early working prototype.

#8 Posted by Tarsier (1052 posts) -

that looks pretty bad but i hope they keep trying and dont just give up and keep the ps2 controller design.

#10 Posted by awesomeusername (4058 posts) -

Saw it on Gameinformer but that thing looks like a mini tank. If it's real, it's a prototype obviously. I'm excited for Feb 20!

#11 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

It's probably just a prototype, but it looks okay, I think. I just hope the triggers are more Xbox-like and that those analog sticks don't look like that in the final product.

#12 Edited by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Is it next week yet?! All these teases!

#13 Posted by Skytylz (4015 posts) -

Looks alright, I want to see the triggers before I pass judgement.

#14 Edited by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

Everyone who looks at this image is going to jail.

Looks pretty good size-wise and I can't really tell from the picture, but it seems heavier too. I'd like to see R2/L2. The current PS3 triggers have got to go, but I don't really like the 360 triggers either. Personally, I want to see less "trigger" and something simpler.

#15 Posted by spiceninja (3052 posts) -

Looks like one those bootleg controllers I could buy for $5 at Big Lots that's loaded with 100 games.

#16 Posted by Hunkulese (2528 posts) -

Fuck me I don't really want to spend $100 a controller.

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#17 Posted by egg (1339 posts) -

The touchpad is mind bogglingly pointless. It's just a very large button. :<

#18 Posted by BoFooQ (620 posts) -

I have no idea what you need a touch pad for? I would love to be able to use my ps3 controllers, at least for some games or for 2nd and 3rd players. I can't wait to see how little we see on th 20th.

#19 Posted by devilzrule27 (1235 posts) -

I'm still waiting for the goddamn silver boomerangs I was promised eight years ago!

I totally just want to hold that controller to see how it feels. I can't tell if that would be the least comfortable or the most comfortable controller ever.

Also the leaked screen is clearly a prototype. There is no way that is the final design. Sony always puts a good amount of thought behind the design of their products to release something that looks as rough as that. I do like the idea of the move functionality on the controller itself.

#20 Posted by cmpLtNOOb (186 posts) -

That is most likely a prototype, but even so I'm wondering where our oh-so-familiar Start button could be, if it has one.

#21 Posted by egg (1339 posts) -

That is most likely a prototype, but even so I'm wondering where our oh-so-familiar Start button could be, if it has one.

I think the start button is to the right of the touchpad, and the select button is to the left... if you squint you can make it out.

It will be good how, during intense gameplay sessions, it will be easy to accidentally hit start. It's a great design.

#22 Posted by C_Rakestraw (803 posts) -

@modernalkemie said:

I'm still waiting for the goddamn silver boomerangs I was promised eight years ago!

Oh god, I forgot how horrible that looked. Doesn't seem ergonomic at all. What were they thinking?

#23 Posted by xyzygy (9631 posts) -

@tarsier said:

that looks pretty bad but i hope they keep trying and dont just give up and keep the ps2 controller design.

you mean the ps1 controller design.

#24 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1858 posts) -

@modernalkemie said:

I'm still waiting for the goddamn silver boomerangs I was promised eight years ago!

I totally just want to hold that controller to see how it feels. I can't tell if that would be the least comfortable or the most comfortable controller ever.

Also the leaked screen is clearly a prototype. There is no way that is the final design. Sony always puts a good amount of thought behind the design of their products to release something that looks as rough as that. I do like the idea of the move functionality on the controller itself.

Cut the tops off of two bananas and duct tape em together, should be a good analogue.

#25 Posted by Inkerman (1448 posts) -

Ehhh. I'm not really into it. Touch screen things looks weird and makes the whole thing look cramped. Kind of looks like they took design inspiration from controllers in the 90s and added new tech.

#26 Edited by Patman99 (1544 posts) -

It looks like a better form factor than the PS3 controller. The move sensor on the top might be a kinda cool idea but I do not get the point of the touch screen/button. I mean, I just don't see it being used for anything besides a gimmicky hack/lock picking type mini-game.

#27 Edited by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

It looks a helluva lot better than the current dualshock, and if it fixes the triggers that would be fantastic. Although, I still hate that the sticks are not asymmetrical, as I find it not very comfortable and overall not very good.

#28 Posted by PillClinton (3284 posts) -

I like it. It looks bigger, which is all I really want out of the new Dualshock anyway, along with better triggers too. It looks like they didn't fuck up the d-pad either, so good.

#29 Posted by MistaSparkle (2146 posts) -

The Ouya had a similar touch screen in the middle of it's controller too, if I remember correctly. I wonder why both of them would add that feature to controllers? Is it mainly for the internet browser or do they have ideas to implement it into games?

Looks fine though, but really prototypey.

#30 Posted by PillClinton (3284 posts) -

@mistasparkle: Dualshock 4 touch screen is to Wii U controller as Sixaxis is to Wiimote. Basically they're ripping off Nintendo in a really half-assed way.

#31 Posted by MistaSparkle (2146 posts) -

@pillclinton: But the touchscreen doesn't display anything on the Dualshock 4, does it? It would just act the way a touchpad on a laptop would, right?

#32 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

@mistasparkle: Hard to tell. I wouldn't be surprised if it's context-sensitive or allows you to map some extra buttons.

#33 Edited by MistaSparkle (2146 posts) -

@ghostiet: Well, I guess we'll see in 5 days! Didn't actually realize how close to the 20th we were until now.

#34 Posted by MachoFantastico (4307 posts) -

I'm liking it, looks sturdy and comfortable in a way the current Dualshock isn't for me (as someone who as issues with his hands, I approve of the bigger size).

#35 Posted by cmblasko (1006 posts) -

That d-pad looks off compared to previous iterations. I hope that's just because it's a prototype.

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#36 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2385 posts) -

hmmm, If this is truly the new controller, I think I might like this new D-Pad better than the current Playstation D-pad. Looks like diagonals will be easier on it.

I'm hoping those sticks are refined before release, though... they look pretty uncomfortable.

#37 Posted by HerbieBug (3851 posts) -

Looks good to me. But truth be told the most interesting bit to me is the triggers. Do want want soft mushy triggers.

#38 Posted by Vampire_Chibi (147 posts) -

@devildoll: i never liked the idea of a screen on the controller, i mean i have a giant ass screen infront of me, why would i want to look away from it and turn to this tiny little screen.

we haven't looked at the controller ever since we memorized it and now they want us to turn back and look at it again.

#39 Posted by Devildoll (831 posts) -

@vampire_chibi: Well if I'm not mistaken, they said that it was just a touch surface during the "playstation meeting".

#40 Edited by Vampire_Chibi (147 posts) -

@devildoll: yeah that was before the meeting i said that ;p

#41 Posted by Devildoll (831 posts) -

@vampire_chibi: granted.

Just thought I'd mention it in case you didn't watch the meeting.

#42 Posted by LiquidPrince (15610 posts) -

The one shown at the conference looks more sleek then that prototype one thankfully.

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