Sony could be set to drop its iconic Dual Shock controller for the next PlayStation console.
The new controller will have biometric sensors and an LCD touchscreen, CVG claimed, citing a "senior games studio source".
The news was corroborated by Eurogamer, claiming that a prototype with a front touchscreen and rear biometrics sensor was tested at least six months ago.
The Japanese giant's successor to the PlayStation 3 is also set for an unveiling in a few weeks rather than months, according to CVG.
The Dual Shock controller has been the primary design for PlayStation consoles since 1997, when it replaced Sony's digital-only control pad.
The PS2 iteration saw pressure-sensitive buttons being introduced, while the PS3 design ditched wires and introduced limited motion control.