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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 510d ago | interview

Sony Developers Tell Us Everything They Know About PS4

We had the opportunity to ask the heads of some of Sony's most high-profile in-house development studios, including Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch, what they thought of the PlayStation 4. Their answers speak to their enthusiasm for a system that should give developers a lot of power and flexibility. (PS4, Sony)

iGAM3R-VIII  +   510d ago | Funny
WHY CAN'T E3 BE EARLIER I JUST WANT TO HOLD THE CONTROLLER AND TRY THE GAMES *drops face on keyboard and cries*
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kenshiro100  +   510d ago
-stares at all of you and giggles-

We'll live guys . :3
BitbyDeath  +   510d ago
"Being built like a high-end PC"

Oh what's this? Not a low or mid-end PC you say?
Jaqen_Hghar  +   510d ago
bah what does a developer know!? A man trusts the company that is bitter about not being able to make a console.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   510d ago
Another man appreciates your sarcasm... haha.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   510d ago
Who can you trust... Developers getting their checks signed by sony, bitter companies or actual hands on experience which no one will have until it actually releases.
shoddy  +   510d ago
You get what you pay for.
If it's the highest end pc it'll be $2000.

Quit whining.
AnyaShroud  +   510d ago
don't need to trust what other people tell you, just look up the similar specs on PC

a 1.8 TFlops GPU would be equivalent to a Radeon 7850, which is about $180 now, is that high end?

an AMD 8-core processor would be like a FX-8120, (this one runs at 3.1Ghz, not just 1.6-2.0Ghz but let's ignore that), which is $160, is that high end?

and we found out PS4's CPU is not going to utilize the full GDDR5 bandwidth and only using 20-25Gbs, so only the GPU will get GDDR5 bandwidth, the CPU gets the same bandwidth as DDR3.
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BitbyDeath  +   509d ago
Consoles aren't built like PC's so you cannot directly compare them.

Hence why a game like God of War Ascension works on 8 year old tech with 512mb of ram where as a PC would need at least 2GB to get the same visuals and performance.

Here's a good article that explains why PC and consoles are so different in tech.

http://www.forbes.com/sites...
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   510d ago
A man forgets...isn't there some other console that's supposed to be coming this Fall? Eh a man doesn't care at this point. PS4 will be a man's console day 1!
ILive  +   510d ago
Game of thrones this week, jaqen. Are you going to back this season?
Jaqen_Hghar  +   510d ago
a man shouldn't be featured until season 5 (book 4) but a man may show up in a show
MysticStrummer  +   510d ago
Meanwhile here's everything we know about 720 :

"I think Sony is really in to win this one. I’m good friends with a lot of guys at Microsoft, I’m under their NDA flag, and Microsoft definitely has a different outlook than Sony does."
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Aceman18  +   510d ago
question does it sound like it's more gaming focused?
Conzul  +   510d ago
if(Sony == games_focused && M$ == different_outlook)
cout << "No, it's ISN'T gaming focused. Silly";
DigitalRaptor  +   510d ago
Based on that quote, I'm struggling to think what's better than:

- Developers showing HUGE support and enthusiasm, leading to what can only be an easy development process for a console with lots of raw potential. Room for serious innovation.
- Removal of concept approval for games, so PS4 is looking incredibly approachable from a developer standpoint.
- Big focus on indie development impressively, same as above regarding accessibility. The Witness.
- Powerful specs for better looking and playing games, with next to no significant drain on system resources.
- Standardization across games and features, such as Vita Remote Play support being adhered to for near enough every PS4 game.
- On the forefront with of one of the biggest strengths in cloud gaming.
- A console with the architectural stability to provide instantaneous gaming sessions, and multitasking OS.
- The company admitting past mistakes and tackling a new generation with a fresh outlook that is as clear as day positive.

That focus is SQUARELY on games and services that impact the gaming session.

How can an outlook be different to that in a way that is anyway near to "going in the right direction"? I'll take a few stabs at where I think Microsoft are coming from:

- Cable box/service deals.
- "Entertainment" machine.
- Kinect
- More ways to pay for things that should be free.
- Blocking of used games.

Food for thought.
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Campy da Camper  +   510d ago
Umm..the new Infamous is set in Seattle???? Yes! That's my hometown!
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WeAreLegion  +   510d ago
I would have assumed Montana from the whole "camping" thing.
starchild  +   509d ago
Why? I lived in the Pacific Northwest for years and it has some of the best camping to be found anywhere.

On topic, the PS4 sounds fantastic all around. I mostly game on the PC, but PS4 will definitely be my main console. I can't imagine anything that Microsoft could announce that would change my opinion.
WeAreLegion  +   509d ago
I absolutely agree. ^_^ I just enjoy Montana the most, as far as camping goes.
DivineAssault  +   510d ago
i love the system.. I will have it on launch day.. I hope some of the cool PS4 apps are ready when it comes out.. Remote play with vita & the PS apps should be at least.. Along with the standard facebook, netflix, etc
DivineAssault  +   510d ago
devs seem REALLY pumped about this console.. More so than ive ever seen before.. The controller, specs, features, etc are ALL being praised by everyone... I did find one thing i was looking for in this interview that i was questioning.. They said the controller felt like a comfortable & natural extension from your hands.. I love the way it looks & the upgrades they put on it but comfort was what i wanted to hear & i did.. Im DROOLING for this console!
Blackcanary  +   510d ago
I'm really proud of Sony getting the Game Dev's to have input on what the console should be like and listening to them. Because of this us gamers are gonna have a kick ass amazing fun experience. I can't wait.
kenshiro100  +   510d ago
Go Sony!
NateCole  +   510d ago
Its going to be better than the PS3 so no question i am getting it day one.
SolDojo  +   509d ago
gg
logan_izer10  +   509d ago
Has anybody heard how many controllers the system will support? I know they said that players will be labeled by color (blue, red, green, pink) but does that mean it caps at 4? I like playing sports games with friends with 5+ players!! Please don't take that away from me!!!!

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