Sony is poised to ditch its iconic DualShock controller with the release of the PlayStation 4, according to a report on CVG. The website – citing a senior games studio source working on an upcoming exclusive title – understands that the next generation controller has gone through a number of revisions behind the scenes, none of which resemble the existing device.

Apparently, the platform holder is toying with a range of different ideas, including biometric sensors and, of course, an integrated screen. A second source reckons that the manufacturer is aiming to “emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PlayStation Vita”, which we suspect hints at the integration of multiple input surfaces, such as front and rear touch.

The website adds that the new console will be announced in a matter of weeks, rather than months. Strap yourselves in folks – it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

[via computerandvideogames.com]