Friday, February 22, 2013

More Info on Ps4

Some info on the technology of the console:

Some people were wondering if discs would be available in the next generation. Sony came out and said that the ps4 will have a place for game discs and blu-ray movies.

  • CPU: single-chip custom processor, x86-64 AMD "Jaguar," 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics engine
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR5
  • Built-in hard disk drive (Sony didn't specify how big the hard drive will be)
  • 6X Blu-Ray Drive, 8X DVD
  • USB 3 and Auxiliary ports (Sony didn't specify how many ports)
  • Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11 B/G/N built-in WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1
  • HDMI, Analog-AV, and digital optical outputs

  • 8GB of GDDR5 was developers number one request for the console; they said it adds 15 times the amount of memory space as the ps3

    More info:

    1. ps3 controllers won't work with ps4 but the move controller will

    2. Ps4 will come with a headset that can be plugged into the controller. The ps3 has very quite multiplayer gameplay because they failed to do this with the ps3.

    3. Outputs 4k video

    4. When asked about used games this was sony's response

    "'We are just now announcing the basic vision and strategy of PS4 and will have more information to share regarding used games later this year,' says a Sony spokesperson. 'But PlayStation has a long history of keeping its gamers happy and we won't make decisions that damage our relationship with them.'"

    Who knows what that could mean!

    5. PSN games or ps3 saves cannot transfer to the ps4


    1. Jimmy Fallon plays Killzone shadow Fall

    2. Infamous Second Son

    Seven years after Cole MacGrath we meet Delsin Rowe a 24 year old living in Seattle.After rescuing people from a fiery bus wreck, he finds that he has amazing powers. He can direct, manipulate, and transform into smoke. In the game you will find famous Seattle landmarks and change the game based on your decisions. Sucker Punch says the trailer was using the same engine as the game.

    3. Jonothan Blow choosing the ps4 for witness

    He is known for his game Braid on the xbox 360. Now he decides to release his next game on the ps4 first.  Jonothon Blow said that there was no money in the decision. This is what he said when asked why he did this.

    "The real situation is that, because we are a small developer, we only have the ability to launch on a small number of platforms at once...To launch a high-spec version of the game on a console, it came down to a choice between the next Microsoft console or the next Sony console. There were people at Sony who really liked the game and were keeping in touch with us about it, and so we naturally started going to their PS4 developer events, got a dev kit, and started playing with it. I don’t have good communication with anyone at Microsoft right now, but all our technical people like the PS4 specs a lot more than the leaked Durango specs, and we like the positioning of the PS4 (it’s about games) more than what we perceive Microsoft’s positioning is going to be."

    Microsoft and Sony (what I think)

    Nothing has been said from microsoft about their rumored next console. They were probably planning on announcing the new system at e3 but many say that will be to late. Maybe they will release a small amount of info soon. If you read the bold statement above Jonothon Blow is right. Lets hope microsoft will be more about games this time. ps4 seems to continue to be a game console when xbox is beginning to look like a entertainment sytem which is not what GAMERS want. I bet microsoft will come out punching but this time the console race will be more even. The recent sony press conference was just introducing the ps4 and sony has much more to share at e3. This will be a big e3 and I can't wait to learn more info on both consoles.


    1. Don't forget that the Wii U beat them all and this time with gaming system with HD graphic. Maybe the xbox people should be making games for the new system which my guess will come out the same time as the PS4.My only hope is that they will make some great game for all the systems. My hope that they will make their online services free to play kind of like the PS 3 network and than offer deals for going too a pay for service.

      1. I agree with everything you said. I hope the best for nintendo, microsoft,and sony!

    2. I'm going to wait until the price drops,I think it will cost you about $500 with a game plus taxes.