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In a recent interview with Nikkei, Mark Cerny detailed some of the powerful elements of the PS4. First and foremost, the acclaimed developer and lead architect for Sony's next generation home console reinforced that developing for the platform will be extremely easy. While this certainly improves on one of the PS3's shortcomings, improved design isn't all that Sony is counting on.
Cerny mentions the great developer feedback received on the console's "supercharged PC architecture." Some of the features he cites to support the bombastic moniker are high speed data relay between the CPU and GPU, reduced writing to and from cache, and GPU pre-processing handled by the CPU. As we know, the PS4 will also come loaded with 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM, which will offer developers versatility.
On the hardware side of the equation, Sony is touting the console's developer-friendly design and raw power as major selling points up front. We're looking forward to seeing more of the titles shown at the February reveal, along with the slew of unannounced games that we have no doubt are in progress as we speak. Until Microsoft decides to pull the curtain back on its own next generation plans, the stage belongs to Sony. We're eager to put the two consoles side-by-side, and we're pretty sure you are, too.
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OMG i wonder how much is the PS4 now? :O And also i just got my new PC last week xDD
I wonder if PS4 being so close to PC architecture, will allow making a PS4 emulator for a PC in case there are some PS4 exclusives you would want to play.. I USE EPSXE and PCSX2 to emulate many of my old games and they work great...but that was a different architecture...
Within the first page, the flame wars began. Best leave this article to them and not post any opinion on it.
Good to hear this from internal employees, but I want to hear something from external people as well.
Sony b*tch slapped Microsoft this time around, and if what I'm hearing about Microsoft water-marking disc so it can't play used games.. I'll be done with them.
well i think its great that we are moving forward.. not like anyone wants to stay where they are with what they have.. something new to see and impressive improvements are awaiting the eyes of the beholder. wouldnt say the same for some of the pc gamers out there.. but i guess its a somewhat, "challenge" to pc gamers or whom like them. sony is taking a head start and rising from unknown depths of the core of what consoles should hold and i (as a more ps console gamer than 360) admire this, and comparing the ps3 to a pc.. it will come close.. i guess, and at the same time, its free for all when it comes 2013 holidays :P