Yesterday, we brought you an article that discussed rumors of Sony doing away with their classic DualShock controller design with the upcoming release of the PS4. In regards to details circulating around what type of controller design that Sony will use with the PS4, PCMag released an article today that points to rumors of Sony involving biometric feedback and a LCD touchscreen on the new controller for the PS4.
The actual controller itself hasn't been finalized, announced, or even leaked, so we're just reporting on possibilities at this point. However, it's rumored that Sony's working to possibly integrate biometric feedback into its controller. And, to borrow a page from Nintendo's Wii U, Sony might additionally (or separately) slap an LCD touchscreen onto the new version of its controllers – whatever they end up being called.
According to said undisclosed source, Sony's attempting to, "emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita" with its new console. That suggests a tighter integration between the two platforms, and a touchscreen built directly into the PS4's controller would be a natural extension for allowing gamers to have a better, shared experience between their handhelds and their consoles.
With the following details sourced to the PS4, gamers may very well be in for a surprise when Sony unveils their next generation system. It is heavily speculated that Sony will be revealing the PS4 in the near future, as many sources have issued statements of this announcement coming prior to GDC. But, as with anything of this nature, fans should take this with a grain of salt.
For those of you that are interested, we have listed a few concept photos of the PS4 in the slideshow above this article.