In just a few days, Sony is gearing up to presumably give us a full introduction to its new system, the PS4. As most of the rumors are dying down, some genuine screenshots of a prototype PS4 controller have been revealed. On Feb. 15, 2013, Destructoid leaked some of these images to share to the public.
From what is discernible from these shots, the controller looks not much different in appearance from its predecessor. We see what looks to be a headphone jack or some sort of audio port near the bottom between the two analog sticks. An integrated loudspeaker resides just above the PS button as well. Perhaps the biggest noticeable difference is that there are no Start and Select buttons. The new touchpad feature is to blame for this, but until the big reveal on Feb. 20, 2013, all has yet to be explained about the functionality it will support.
The controller looks to have everything the DualShock3 did and loads more to offer. It also manages to carry the simplicity of every PlayStation controller before it. This shows the fact that people are not ready to put down the controller in exchange for a hands-free, motion-sensor playstyle. Rather, Sony aims to make the controller a more portable and seamlessly wireless experience that anyone would be able to pick up and play.