Will the PlayStation 4 scrap the mighty DualShock controller?
Sony's DualShock controller is one of the finest things on Earth. It is robust, does exactly what it needs to do and most importantly, isn't one of those awful, awful motion wands like Nintendo has.
However, the PlayStation controller may be heading toward the scrapheap after 16 years of being reliable, sturdy and brilliant.
So what is in store for the PlayStation 4? Well, according to rumours, there's a brand-new controller afoot with one prototype including biometric sensors on the grips and an LCD touchscreen. Will it just be like a PS Vita then? We'll have to wait and see.
One reason that there's change is that a licensing deal with rumble patent holder Immersion ended up with Sony getting sued and having to cough-up £94.2 million to the company, of which 10% ended up in the pocket of Microsoft, who just happen to be Immersion's parent company.
Sony need to get this new controller right because they've been losing money hand-over-fist in recent years. Make a clunky controller and it could be curtains to Sony forever... and that would be weird. The inventor of the WalkMan and the provider of PlayStation, gone!