Despite Sony keeping mum on details of the plans for the release of it’s new PlayStation 4, rumors continue to leak on the possible format of the game system. According to CVG, the new system will move away from its traditional DualShock controller and toward a controller that will attempt to emulate some of the “interfaces of the PS Vita.”
More technically, versions of the controller will be more like a PS4 pad that include “biometric sensors on the grips and an LCD touch screen,” a development source told CVG.
Similar to its predecessor Wii U at Nintendo where players can continue to use original Wii controllers with the new system, PS3 controllers will still be compatible with the PS4.
The PlayStation controllers have gone through minor changes since its inception nearly 20 years ago. The addition of the analogue sticks in 1997 followed by the rumble technology and wireless capabilities improved the controller but changed the layout of the buttons and the function very little.
Other information about the PS4, code name Orbis, is still limited but Sony is expected to make further announcements about new developments and possible release dates as soon as the next few weeks. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai spoke to the Associated Press about upcoming announcements, assuring the public that Sony is set for as comeback.
“We need to be a lot faster in decision making. We need to be a lot faster in execution. We need to be passionate about our product,” Hirai said. “Are we perfect? No. But I think we’ve improved significantly.”
Contrary to that statement, however, Hirai also made it clear in a news conference reported on by the New York Times that they would let Microsoft make the first move when it comes to releasing a new game system.
“Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?”