The rumors continue to heat up, with this new one right from EDGE. Close sources tell them that Sony will be redesigning the dualshock controller, adding many new features to it.
Sources close to the hardware have revealed to us that PS4 will ship with a redesigned controller which is the same size as an existing DualShock but features a small touchpad in place of the existing Select, Start and PS buttons. The tech is based on Vita’s rear touchpad, and is similarly responsive in use.
A new Share button on the controller will, when pressed, launch a new feature that will allow screenshots and video to be distributed online. The PS4 hardware will continually record the most recent 15 minutes of onscreen action (with no processing penalty, claims our source), which users will then be able to edit and broadcast via the Internet."
As for launch, EDGE Sources tell them that the console is expected to release this year in the US and Japan while everywhere (Europe,ect) else can expect early 2014.