There have been a lot of rumors flying around concerning the default controller for the upcoming PlayStation 4.
Some of them say the gamepad won't look anything like what you see here; i.e., the standard Dual Shock controller that has been in existence for nearly three full generations of PlayStation hardware.
But the most recent rumor from a supposed inside source says that in fact, the new controller might look a lot like the Dual Shock. According to VG24/7 , the only difference is that a touch-pad will reside on the front, thereby forcing the Start and Select buttons to move. The source says the controller is "more or less" the same shape as the current Dual Shock, so that's good news. Oh, and the L2 and R2 buttons have apparently been remodeled, which I wouldn't mind, either.
We've heard about the possibility of a touch-pad before, but previous rumors said it would be on the back of the controller, ala the PlayStation Vita. We've also heard about a "Share" button on the PS4 gamepad but apparently, this new source says that doesn't exist. Guess we'll just have to wait…and thankfully, that wait shouldn't be long.