Turns out the leaks were right.
Alongside the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 today, Sony showed off the new controller that goes with it called the DualShock 4.
Key among the new features is a built-in touchpad that goes in the very center of the controller, adding an extra level of control and interaction with games and on-screen menus. There's also a built-in microphone jack, and a share button nestled next to the trigger buttons that lets gamers stream their gameplay live to friends in real-time.
During its press conference, Sony promised that the new design improves the built-in rumble technology, as well as latency to cut down on lag between button presses and what's happening on screen. The new controller also makes use of a peripheral that plugs into the PS4 and senses your depth and 3D position.
The design matches up with a series of leaks that hit ahead of Sony's unveiling, although some outlets believed the touch sensitive area was actually a secondary display.
On top of the new DualShock 4, Sony demoed that the PlayStation 3's Move controller will still work with the PS4. That came into play during a demo from Media Molecule in a demo of an otherwise unannounced creation game, that used the Move to track gamer movement with what was happening on screen.
It's typical for console-makers to debut a new controller alongside new system hardware. Sony, for its part, launched its first PlayStation 3 controller without rumble, adding it later on with the DualShock 3.
No word yet on price and availability for the DualShock 4.