Gamespot are reporting that the latest issue of Xbox World Magazine is promoting a rumour that the next Xbox might follow Nintendo’s Wii U and offer gamers a touch-screen controller. Apparently Microsoft is keen to release a tablet controller with its next-gen console.
According to the magazine, the controller will be similar to Sony’s PlayStation Vita but smaller than the Wii U’s tablet, which has a 6.2 inch screen. The tablet would have HD touch-screen controls, as well as all the standard XBox buttons and sticks.
The magazine suggests, as far as functionality goes, that “It could be a remote control when you’re watching TV, a browser when you’re on the Internet, extra buttons and information when you’re playing a game, or a portable display when you want to take your game with you.”
The downside? Well it will drive the price up, with current etimates sitting well over $500.