CVG noticed rumors that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox will include a Nintendo Wii U-like controller. A report in Xbox World magazine claims the controller will feature a HD touchscreen surrounded by the traditional Xbox 360's buttons and sticks.
The mag claims Microsoft is experimenting with a tablet-like controller with a shape closer to Sony's PS Vita than Wii U's "bulky unit".
It goes on to describe the Xbox 720 pad as "an HD screen surrounded by the traditional 360 buttons and sticks."
"That touchcreen will be second only to Kinect in how you operate your console," it claims. "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."