Kotaku sources have backed the outlet’s post, saying it’s “the real deal,” but “may not represent the final form of the controller.”
I wouldn’t think it does. Looks way too “this is just for development purposes” compared to Sony’s usually sexy sleek designs.
The controller seems to match the description of what’s been rumored: touch-pad in the center and repositioned PlayStation, Start, and Select buttons. Not mentioned in earlier rumors, however, is the light up-top the controller and the speaker just below the touchpad. And if you look closely, there even appears to be a microphone jack (or something similar) at the controller’s base.