Rumor: Sony to abandon DualShock with PS4

New controller said to include biometric sensors, touch screen.

Sony will abandon the DualShock design with the release of PlayStation 4, CVG sources have claimed.

According to a “senior games studio working on an upcoming Sony game,” the new system’s controller has undergone a number of different designs, only a few of which resemble the DualShock.

Sony’s Research and Development department has been performing extensive experiments. Versions of the controller include “biometric sensors” and an “LCD touch screen,” according to the source.

A second source, “working in a separate part of the industry but still connected to Sony,” said the company is “trying to emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita” with the new controller.

The source also claims the console will be revealed within weeks, rather than months.

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