Don’t expect an official announcement or unveiling anytime soon, but Sony has admitted that they are working on the PlayStation 4 (or whatever they’ll be calling the PS3‘s follow-up). The news came during a fiscal call yesterday from Sony‘s Executive Vice President and…
Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony’s Home Entertainment Vice President, may have gone against the typical protocol of the major hardware manufacturer he represents during CES 2013. In an interview with emol.com, Sakamoto suggested that Sony might be planning to announce the PlayStation 4…
A recent report from Forbes has it that Sony is working on a brand new home gaming console, we’ll call it the PlayStation 4 for ease of recognition. Forbes indicates that former employees of AMD have said that Sony’s upcoming console will make…
CVG further muses that some rumors point towards a new Sony controller modeled after the look of the PS Vita. That means a touchscreen in the center and motion sensors packed into the device. They also suggest that Sony’s hard at work with adding biometric readers to their new input unit. That last bit has been rumored for a long time now.
Given the Bluetooth nature of the DualShock 3, I find it hard to believe that Sony’s potentially named PlayStation 4 would abandon the controllers entirely. I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS4 features a new line of controllers, but also allows for DualShock 3 connectivity specifically for the arena of backwards compatibility. Plus, gamers love options, and the ability to use classic DualShock controllers in new games would be a major selling point.
We’ll be following the PlayStation 4’s inevitable unveiling closely, and we’ll be sure to hit any controller highlights. The DualShock design, for a lot of gamers, is one of the best this medium’s ever seen.
Of course, let’s not forget the last time Sony tried to reinvent their controller design. Yikes.