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Destructoid: PS4 controller prototype & devkit photo, [Up: New Photo/Info In OP]

gofreak

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Or so it appears. Via Ashler in the VG247 thread.

IGN said:
Update: Another source has told IGN that the mysterious space in the middle of the controller can be pressed like a button, something Kotaku's source has also stated. Our separate source also indicates that the R2 and L2 buttons may actually be more in line with spring-loaded Xbox 360-like triggers and that the light atop the controller is indeed a PlayStation Move sensor.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/15/is-this-playstation-4s-controller


http://www.destructoid.com/what-the-hell-is-this-the-new-playstation-controller--244985.phtml



Things to note - this very likely isn't a final design even if it represents final functionality. Sony has been experimenting with various prototypes, apparently.

edit - a brightened view via Beermeister



edit 2 - infinityBCRT suggests looking at the black rectangles either side of the dev kit. Suggests they might be camera lenses, providing the functionality of the rumoured stereo depth camera?

Edit:
From VGLEAKS:

ORBIS Controller Features:

- Digital Buttons:

  • Directional buttons
  • Triangle, Circle, Cross and Square
  • L1, L2 and L3
  • R1, R2 and R3
  • OPTIONS
  • SHARE (reserved for the system and cannot be accesed by the application)
  • Touchpad clicks
  • PS (reserved for the system and cannot be accesed by the application)

Analog Buttons:

  • L2
  • R2

- Sticks:
  • Left
  • Right

- Touchpad:

  • Two-point multi-touch (with mechanical click)
  • ORBIS Controller has an electrical capacitance touchpad where the position at wich the user’s finger is touching the pad can be detected. At most, two points can be detected at the same time.

- Motion sensors:

  • 3-axes gyro sensor
  • 3-axes velocity sensor

- Vibration feature:
  • Large motor
  • small motor

- Light bar:

  • RGB LED (reserved for the system and cannot be accesed by the application)

No info on mic or jack
 

Man

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Light emitter for PSEye(s) to detect.
My first thought is that the touchpad is way too small.
If that is the real thing then I doubt it's close to final design.
 

Derrick01

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Hopefully the real controller is a bit less bulky looking than that. The top where the shoulder buttons are looks pretty bad.
 

GoddyofAus

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As I said in the Vg247 thread, that thing is ugly as sin and looks uncomfortable as well. Those sticks....Ugh.
 

SmokyDave

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Paint it matt black and sell it me as is.

Not sure about the pad though, looks a bit... off. Is that a speaker grille under the touchpad?
 

funkystudent

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Looks unfinished.

Like a quick work in progress shell to see what devs think. I am sure that isnt the final design.


If they make it look a bit nicer I think I would be ok with that. More space between the sticks and bigger grips = me a happy boy.
 

Wynnebeck

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Holy shit! If they slim it down and keep everything I'm seeing in that picture on it, I've got no problems. ARRGHHHH! 6 MORE DAYSSSSSSS
 

Zombie James

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Built-in speaker looks really out of place, but looks fine other than that. Concave analog sticks, finally.