@ the real controller
The wave of next-generation console news flooding our inboxes daily, outlets from around the industry (including Inside Gaming) have been reporting on rumor after rumor regarding controllers for the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Sony has dominated the majority of recent headlines due to its reveal event slated for February 20 in NYC, so naturally “sources” have come out of the woodwork to “confirm” the legitimacy of leaked images of “prototype” hardware.
So, all in good fun, here’s a roundup of all the potentially-legitimate PS4 controller mock-ups from their respective outlets and their oh-so-secretive anonymous sources.
This little pup is pretty ugly, but when you’ve got a PlayStation 4 the size and design of a Betamax tape player hooked up to it, why would you even be looking at the controller (and its little touchscreen)? That sucker can crank out some WICKED graphics, no doubt — not to mention have backwards compatibility with everything back to 1975. For five hundred and ninety nine US dollars, that’ll be a swell deal.
Come on. That D-Pad looks ridiculous. Next.
No joysticks, huh? That’s quite a bold move, Big S. Don’t get me wrong, I’m digging the new look, it’s also what one would consider… bold. Maybe more brash, though. However, I think implementing a PlayStation Move attachment and 1-2 individual PS Vitas on the left side would help really sell this sucker. I’m up for a hardware contracting deal if you need something whipped up quick… say by February 20th?
The Real Controller
I’m fond of the last one on the list, but which one seems most appealing to you? Which one, personally, would you like to hold in your hands? WHICH ONE OF THESE, dearest reader, seems most viable for enjoying games upon?