According to multiple sources, the PlayStation 4 will come with a new controller design. The current DualShock design has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand over these past sixteen-years. Reports indicate that the new controller may include high tech features such as biometric sensors.
As reported by CVG, a source close to the matter has revealed the controller for the PS4 will have a LCD touchscreen along with the biometric sensor. Eurogamer’s source has also indicated as much except that the design for the PS4 controller has changed almost every month.
Rumors also point to being able to utilize the PS Vita as an optional controller along with the PS4 controller. The Dualshock is said to still be compatible with the PS4 much like the PS2 DS2 controller can work with the PS3 with an adapter.
The DualShock design has been around since 1997, and even won am Emmy Award for “Peripheral Development and Technological Impact of Video Game Controllers” by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
According to the rumors, Sony is supposedly set to announce the PS4 in a matter of weeks. I suppose it does makes more sense for an announcement at E3 or GDC.