“The PlayStation 4 blow me away but I’m concious about being to positive about it because of course we have other partners that are competing,” said Gustafson at GDC.
I was kind of surprised at how enthusiastic he was about the PS4, especially considering they have financial interests in other console manufacturers as well.
He will be ecstatic about both the only issue is that as of right now he can only talk about only one of them due to NDA. but once allowed he will talk about how well his company has handled both consoles needs & looks forward to seeing what developers do with the hardware.
this is intersting: "Gustafson also expanded on the potential he thinks the PS4 has when it comes to purposes outside of gaming, especially if it were used as some sort of server. According to him, all it would take is a few modifications and you’d have an amazing computer platform for all kinds of purposes" when i learned about the PS4 specs and special streaming chip i thought it would make a great private server.
What he want to say is PS4 is the best you can get. Deal with it.
@pat_11 What do you expect? PS4 is using AMD parts, they're not going to talk bad about themselves :P
I expect him to be a little more careful about what he says, especially considering they're supposed to be supplying the hardware behind the Xbox 720.
Well i didnt hear him say anything on the Wii U, and we all know according to the rumors that the graphics chip in the next Xbox is inferior. So he's basically saying he's most impressed with the PS4' specs
"this is intersting: "Gustafson also expanded on the potential he thinks the PS4 has when it comes to purposes outside of gaming, especially if it were used as some sort of server. According to him, all it would take is a few modifications and you’d have an amazing computer platform for all kinds of purposes"" Sounds about perfect for Gabe's 'server' Steam Box. And for developers porting their games to Steam Box. AMD made clear on their site blog AMD owns the basic IP blocks, and intend to put out a cut down consumer version of the PS4 chip, minus the proprietary Sony bits, not seeing why AMD couldn't provide Valve with a full blown copy of the PS4 chip minus the Sony proprietary blocks ... that mention of the 'server' potential of the chip might be an oblique reference to just that. For Valve it would be a win win win scenario. Gabe mentioned how critical it was to get the developers on board to port games to the Steam Box, doesn't get any more enticing than a chip all but identical to the PS4's. If Valve does go this route Nvidia is totally and utterly screwed as Gabe also intends to port all the current (and upcoming) Steam Software to Linux also as his ultimate goal is to bypass Microsoft altogether and create a viable and independent Linux based ecosystem. This will provide a massive boost to AMD's HSA initiative as everything, games and software, will be written to that standard.
Nvidia can hold their own, they'll be fine.
"AMD’s chief graphics architect really likes the PlayStation 4" Seriously!!!... did we expect him to say he hatter the PS4 ?
not that he would hate the console, but I'm sure microsoft isn't thrilled that he's praising the competition while they're paying amd for parts.
Is that a new term? Mad Hattering someone?
Lulz I know. Someone approve that story on the tech site where Sony say they like their new range of Bravias and they are impressed with themselves. Worthy news indeed.
I would be surprised if he wasn't talking about the PS4 in such a manner
And Nvidia doesn't. Amazing how that works
Well they're in the Wii U too and we know how weak that is.(Actually the GPU is the only decent thing in the Wii U) He didn't bash the Xbox though so I don't see a problem with praising the PS4.
AMD also provides the graphics horsepower behind the Wii U, a fact Gustafson was quick to point out when asked about his feelings on the PlayStation 4 and the fact that it’s the only true next-generation console that’s been revealed so far. “Of course there is the Wii U too, we have AMD parts in there,” said Gustafson.
Youre such a hypocrite. " considering they have financial interests in other console manufacturers as well." You mean the next xbox? then why not just say that? you know damn well that they're not making chips for anything other than the ps4 and maybe the next xbox and pc, but pc is a given. You scared of mentioning the word Xbox? Go play saturn
What the actual fuck? No in fact they have their hardware in the wii U aswell. Why so defensive?!
Yeah unlike NVIDIA keep crying bout how hard its too design a graphics card for the PS4 now they wish they could of make one
He must really like the CPU and gpu
That controller blows me away. It looks perfect.
I haven't seen AMD this vocal since...
Since the last time they were this vocal.
Of course he likes it. It will help his company get out of its current slump.
This means amd won't go bankrupt!
I'm more concern that hackers are going to cause a lot of problems with the PS4.
Well what is he going to say? I am not looking forward to the PS4 and that it sucks? It is basic, common sense that he is going to tout it. It has their hardware inside.
But they're also supplying the hardware behind the Xbox 720 probably and the Wii U. I was surprised how much he gushed over it, that's al.
aNd you expected AMD to say anything different? They will be saying the same thing once NDA is off for the Next Xbox...
Hehe, i was just about to say the same
VeRy nice to hear. @above i totally agree
Same thing will be said about the new xbox
and soon he will say the same thing about the next-box since it has everything AMD too.
Since the PS4′s architecture is so similar to that of a high-end PC, once hackers get their hands on the actual console, I imagine it won’t be long before they find a way to turn it into an actual computer, allowing it to become more than just a game console. One worrying paragraph there . What happens when the same hackers start pirating the games ? . Imagine Killzone 4 on all the torrent sites a week before it`s even released !! . Would love Sony to comment on this .
Sony is pretty good when it comes to secure hardware. The PS3 took years to be hacked, and once it was, Sony released an update that made it impossible to hack again on newer firmware. They know what their doing so I don't see the PS4 being easily hacked. And PC's don't get hacked because of their hardware architecture, it's the software.
? All you need to hack a ps3 is a hardware flasher to downgrade it back to firmware 3.55 then you can install cfw 4.40...its simple stuff really. Thing is you have to have a ps3 manufactured in 2010 or earlier to be able to downgrade.. Once you do though you'll be able to play ps1, ps2, psp, and ps3 games off the hard drive, remote play on the vita will now work with the majority of ps3 games... play emulators, boot linux, ...even if your console isn't backwards compatible you can play ps2 games...Lol Sony really did take that out to make some extra $.
I never said you couldn't downgrade. I said it's impossible to hack/pirate on newer firmwares, which it is.
Ummm... what makes it any different than this gen? That has been happening with PS3, 360, and Wii for some time now...sometimes games leak a month or more before they're officially released.
What makes it different this time is that the PS4 is not based on Cell architecture which made the games pretty much useless to hackers . Now the PS4 is going to be a virtual high end PC . PC software is probably the most copied or hacked programs out there . The PS4 hardware will be like fort knox . Sony proved that with the secure PS3 . It`s just the games i`m worried about .
Talk to the Vita. As far as I'm aware the Vita OS hasn't been hacked. PSP exploits work due to PSP emulation being the same as running it via PSP but these exploits are limited in terms of system access. PS4 will probably be similar.
A hacked ps4 would be a dream come true. With the x86 architecture, oh man, all the stuff from pc will be easily ported over. Ps3 was a hard nut,but ps4 will be a peace of cake.
Wow, truly pathetic. hating on the PS4 24/7, and now, suddenly, you want the console hacked because you're a cheapass and don't want to buy the console. Seriously, make up your mind dude
@NItrogav "Since the PS4′s architecture is so similar to that of a high-end PC" The architecture of the cpu and gpu are equivalent to mid-high level laptop components. That's not even close to a high-end desktop. Yes there's optimization in consoles and integrated cpu and gpu, and the sweet ram, so maybe what is meant is that the ps4 has the potiental to perform similar to a mid-high level pc. But the same parts, no....
I'm sure he likes the money that coming from the contract too.
Really...you don't say? Someone whos involved in the PS4 says they like the PS4. Didn't see that one coming.
It's actually an honest response. I was also blown away with what the PS4 has to offer. I never expected such a power house and Sony to adopt new AMD APU tech. The extra chip for streaming and the unified GDDR5 are exciting additions. I am a PC man at heart and love modern tech. I am well impressed by the forward thinking of Sony. Who knows. Media/Gaming PCs and Servers of the future may also introduce unified GDDR5/6 and additional streaming chips. Yes, he is going to be kind to all systems with AMD tech inside but he is also right to get excited by new adaptations. Kudos to all the great, exciting features the PS4 is bringing to gaming. If you truly love gaming you cannot but admire what they are bringing out. As a tech lover I hope to get excited my whatever the Xbox 8/720 delivers. Am I the only one who truly thinks this next gen will offer much more than it seemed it would even 6 months ago?
Nope, you're not the only one. The reality of the PS4 substantially exceeds the most optimistic speculations I read of six months ago and beyond. 8 core CPU, 18cu 8xxx GPU and 8GB of GDDR 5 memory - all fully unified - it would have been considered crazy talk six months ago, beyond sane possibility. I know, that's what I predicted and that was the response I was getting. It's really is a developers and gamers dream machine.
"8 core CPU" keep in mind Intel's i7 quad core are outperforming amd 8-core pc cpu's by a wide margin currently. The cpu & gpu are pretty disappointing laptop parts, but the ram is way sweet and so is the integration of the cpu & gpu, so optimization may end up making a huge difference.
Well what else were they gonna say? "The PS4, which we provide the chips for, is a pile of complete rubbish. Don't waste your money on this crap." Honestly most the stories on here are pointless attempts to get website hits
but its not crap so he wouldn't say that either
Sarcasm is the word of the day...
Sony have implemented a patented anti piracy feature which involves how long the game takes to boot up , those who are worried about pirated games.
This just in.... Ford really likes cars made by Ford. McDonald's really likes the taste of McDonald's burgers. NBC really thinks it has the best shows on television. Randy Pitchford says the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is the definitive version....err..wait. I mean should anyone really take the word of someone who is supplying both the 2007-2008 midrange CPU and 2011 midrange GPU in the console they are pimping? Yes we get it, you like your product. The product will be pretty good. But, c'mon man.
It's not a 2007 CPU. It's a mobile CPU. Believe it or not, there's a difference.
Where are u guys getting this ps4 is compared to a high end pc business. Hardware wise the ps4 does not even come close
hardware wise would never match, but if you consider the fact that developers (especially first party) will only have to develop for a single spec machine they can max out the potential of each part. I remember reading an article about how Naughty Dog was pretty much maxing out the capabilities of the PS1 when they were making Crash Bandicoot. Every part of the level design was made so that the PS could handle it, if one part was too graphically intensive they would consider moving an object offscreen, or take a few polygons off a certain tree.
Heh, can you name a high end gaming machine with 8GB of GDDR5 fully unified system memory + 8 CPU cores and a 8770 class GPU running games written and optimized specifically for that particular system? I didn't think so.
AMD Chief Graphics architect.. saying positive things on an AMD co-developed platform.. You don't say?
I too really liked the PS4 already.. and it's not even out yet.
Hey is that the ps4 behind the controller in the pic?
Nah, that's another DS4 controller behind it, and the new PS Eye camera.
I'm going to make a wild prediction that AMD employees are also going to like the components of the other consoles that are made by AMD.
Of course he will say he likes the PS4. It's all marketing.
i really like the PS4 too.. Im very glad that Sony became humble this time around instead of cocky & arrogant thinking any & everyone would deal with the complexity of the cell.. Because of MS, Sony has learned that they cant get too comfortable atop the thrown.. If all of sonys exclusive developers can make amazing stuff on PS3s complex hardware, they will DEFINITELY make some amazing things happen here in 1/2 the time.. Maybe less resources leading to MORE GREAT TITLES...
They became humble because this time they know themselves that it's gonna be another piece of shit, just like the POS3 was/is. They also know that MS will stomp'em into the ground once again, just like with the current generation, so they better be as humble as it gets. Sell your sony shares before it is too late. That's it noobs, have a good day.
What a troll, and thats why you will die a virgin...
piece of shit huh? wow i wouldve never guessed a piece of shit would end up being the best selling console..
easy to develop,ps4 gonna kick some ass next gen
Duh ! .... Sony and microsoft are going to be there huge customer, he is going to like it.