PS3 to get Wii-style controller?

The PlayStation’s controller has barely changed since Sony’s original console debuted thirteen years ago, but it could finally be getting

The PlayStation’s controller has barely changed since Sony’s original console debuted thirteen years ago, but it could finally be getting a makeover – strong rumours suggest a crazy ‘two part’ pad containing Wii Remote motion sensitivity is imminent.

According to GamesIndustry.biz the controller, which will be sold alongside the current pad, will apparently break into two parts, with both sections containing accelerometers. But a conflicting report from Kotaku.com claims the two halves won’t connect together and will be wearable so you can make gestures that are replicated on screen.

Either way, working samples of the new controller are apparently already in circulation ahead of a launch at E3 on July 15th-17th, although Sony has declined to confirm or deny this with us.

The PS3’s Sixaxis controller does, of course, already have motion sensitivity, but only allows for limited ‘tilt’ motions, and it seems likely that Sony would want to steal the Wii’s idea and knock its cartoon behind out of the next-gen game. We’ll no doubt have more official info for you in July.