An image published by Destructoid on Thursday supposedly revealed a prototype of the controller for Sony’s (SNE) upcoming PlayStation 4 gaming console. The device pictured looks like a traditional PlayStation controller with a directional pad, two analog sticks and four buttons, but it also includes a small touchpad and a blue light that resembles Sony’s PlayStation Move motion device. The controller was said to be one of the prototypes that Sony tested for its next-generation console. The story was later confirmed by sources speaking to Kotaku who said “the photo is the real deal,” but it “may not represent the final form of the controller.”
A second image was posted on the forums at GameTrailers on Friday that revealed a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack at the bottom of the controller and slightly longer handles than the original image.
Recent reports have suggested that the system will be equipped with an 8-core AMD processor, 8GB of RAM, 160GB of internal storage, a Blu-ray drive and be capable of running 3D games at 60 frame-per-second at a full HD 1080p resolution.
Sony is scheduled to hold a press conference on February 20th in New York City where it is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 — BGR will be reporting live from the event.