It might look really awesome this design for the play station 4, however… we must remember that, nowadays the trend is to eliminate buttons, and therefore controllers, think of the wii controller or better then, the new NATAL project from XBOX, which actually doesn’t use a controller, but a camera that recognizes movement.
So this is really pretty, but I think it should have been a great play station 3, I believe the number 4 will innovate much more than we expect in order to be competitive.
Remember this, the PS3 is only on year 3 of a ten-year cycle. Designs at this stage are completely superfluous for the next generation. Microsoft is a lot closer to having to make a new console than Sony. NATAL is a gimmick unless it gets substantially more development, and it’d take a major commitment to make it the selling point on a new generation of console. I’ll believe in photo-immersion games when I see something a lot more substantial. I’ve been burned by the EyeToy and other bogus systems. Heck, speculating about the next PlayStation is as useful as longing over these design pics. All we need is a new tech protocol and everything changes. Bluetooth will likely have a repalcement, Blu-Ray will be scrapped for solid-state memory or something else new and innovative (in five years, you’ll be able to fit 150GB in a chip smaller than a micro-SD, so the sky’s the limit). So we’ll see, but the picture sure is pretty.
This thing sucks i think its stupid. More chance of a ps3 undergoing several design changes during its life, and then maybe looking like this….. but thinking ps4 anything right now just shows how out of touch with this technology you are….
the problem i always see with concept designs like this is they are 100% asthetics, not utility. having a controller like that is bad.
1: the center could easily be broken
2: there is no room for electronic components to make the controller preform to the standard of current controllers
3: most people don’t like buttons they cant feel themselves press, for sure when it’s the start(pause) button
4:where are the shoulder buttons?
i could go on but i’m sure you see my problem with these kinds of designs…if you want to be a real concept artist you need to take a lot more into consideration when it comes to utility and longevity
God no. Epic fail lies with that system. I’ve also seen his designs for other things, which aren’t nearly as bad. I have all the same problems Cara has, and then some.
If this were to be the new design, then Sony would have gone in the direction of Nintendo- Disappointment. A movement away from hardcore gamers. Without shoulder buttons and with aesthetically pleasing design, it isn’t practical for any games. COD? Medal of Honor? Resistance? Any and all shooter gamers? And RPG like Fallout our Dragon Age: Origins? All unplayable. I would boycott this BS.
I don’t buy a game system because it looks pretty, I buy a game system because it kicks ass.