RIGHT NOW IT’S HERE. IT’S REAL. I CAN TASTE IT.
Sony has set the date of February 20th to officially unveil the PS4 or whatever it’s gonna be called. But a few days ahead of that event, the new PS4 controller has been leaked out. It’s got a small touchscreen on the front and a light on the top of the controller that makes one think it might be for the purpose of a built-in Playstation Move system.
Sony released a very vague, abstract trailer for a press event it’s going to be holding on February 20th, promising “the future of gaming” and “the future of Playstation”. Since the Vita is pretty new, and the PS3 is pretty old, it’s almost certain that the 20th is when Sony will be announcing its next generation console.
What with all the money that Sony has spent defending its use of the DualShock controller technology, you’d think they’d want to hang onto it as long as possible. But all things must end, and with a move to focus more on motion control and touchscreen control, it is possible that the rumor is true that there will be no more DualShock controller once the Playstation 4 comes out in favor of something that uses touch technology and a screen, similar to the PS Vita.
Hopefully some time next year, Sony and Microsoft should be unrolling their next generations of consoles. But what will they look like? Nathan Gandotti and Danny Haymond Jr envision a sleeker, slimmer ans slightly squarer Playstation.
Yesterday, Sony unveiled a brand new version of the Playstation 3 that’s smaller and lighter than any previous versions. Hooray.