Rumors run rampant in the tech world. Some of the rumors turn out to be true and some of them turn out to be started by geeks with too much time on their hands and an inordinate need for attention. I am skeptical of a new rumor that has popped up that has Sony working on a universal gaming controller.
The controller is rumored to work with the Xbox, Wii, and PS3 consoles. The rumor stems from a patent that has been found that outlines a LCD screen controller that is touch sensitive and would show commands for other consoles on the screen.
I can’t really see a touchscreen controller working if virtual buttons are all the thing offers. Gaming with no tactile feel for the buttons would be very problematic. The patent shows many of the controller buttons on the LCD screen.