An image that resembles a prototype controller for Sony Corp.’s next Playstation was released this week and features brand new features previously speculated upon.
Publication Destructoid this week released an image of an in-development Playstation controller which features a touch surface in the middle, new analog sticks, updated triggers, and a front-facing sensor that could be utilized for Playstation Move titles.
Current reports claim the Playstation 4, code-named Orbis, will include 4GB of GDDR5 RAM that can move data at 176 gigabytes per second.
In addition, the hardware is said to utilize an 8-core AMD CPU at 1.6Ghz and an AMD R10XX GPU.
By comparison, the Playstation 3 utilized a propriety Cell processor and 256MB of system RAM which created a difficult development environment. In addition, the components ballooned the cost of the hardware to $600 at launch in 2006, a factor that limited sales potential and incurred substantial losses for the company’s game division during the period.