With the next gen console rumour mill now in full circulation, more information has came to light concerning Sony's gamepad for the PS4. According to a source close to CVG, Sony are planning on leaving behind their trademark DualShock design in favour of a new biometric design, that'll contain a built-in screen.

The source close to CVG states: "Experiments within Sony's R&D department are thought to have been extensive. Versions of the new PS4 pad include biometric sensors on the grips and an LCD touch screen".

CVG's Associate Editor, Rob Crossley, went on to say "The new PS4 controller design, which remains a closely guarded secret across the PlayStation organisation, is expected to break new mould for Sony." and that "The new console - codenamed Orbis - will be revealed in a matter of weeks, not months".

The controller will reportedly follow the same idea as the PS Vita; where it'll fully utilize your hands for the best possible gaming experience. It'll be intriguing to see how Sony incorporate a LCD screen onto their controller whilst keeping it a reasonable size - fans will surely be hoping they don't go down a Wii U-esque route!

One keynote from the CVG article is Crossley's statement that the PS4 will be revealed in the matter of weeks, instead of months. Many industry experts have already tipped that Microsoft and Sony will announce their new consoles separate from E3, via independent press conferences; much like Apple. However, the majority of us expected this all to happen around a month or two before E3 and not at the start of the year. If this is the case, it'll be interesting to see who gets out the door first!