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Killzone’s ter Heide: PS4′s “future proof: server side is where we’ll see new things happening”

OPM: The PS4‘s not even out but Killzone Shadow Fall‘s game director Steven ter Heide is already talking about the console’s potential future, specifically its server side evolution – the services and other functions PlayStation 4 can access remotely. (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4, Steven Ter Heide)

Corpser  +   706d ago
Da cloud
OlgerO  +   706d ago
Actually He didnt really mention the sytem becoming more powerfull because of the cloud. To me it seemd like he meant that there will still be cool services and capabilities added in the future with the help of things like Gaikai
NewMonday  +   706d ago
cloud = dedicated servers nothing more
wishingW3L  +   706d ago
da cloud will make this gen to last 20 years with its infinite power. Bad for those with crap internet because they are not invited to this party. ;)
longcat  +   706d ago
every time i hear the word "cloud" i'm gonna take a drink...hello alcohol poisoning
Kleptic  +   706d ago
'cloud' is the new gen's buzzword like 'HD' and 'dynamic' were for the ps3 and 360...

'those with crap internet'...dude...as far as any cloud computing is concerned; every residential internet connection is completely worthless...

the companies are throwing around cloud 'computing'...not cloud 'storage'...just because we can use dropbox from our house, does not a cloud computing environment make...even fiber optic residential internet connections downloading at over 100mbps...have 10x the latency needed for effective cloud processing...you need dedicated pipe lines purpose built for cloud computing, much like the physical tunnels laid for entire universities...not a 'fast' connection from comcast...

wait and see...cloud computing, in terms of real time gaming, is just marketing...it can't happen any time soon anywhere but possibly south korea...and even that is pushing it...
MysticStrummer  +   706d ago
@Kleptic - I endorse your comment. The Branch Cloudians are delusional if they think cloud computing will be much more than a minimal factor this gen, and if they think PS4 can't use that minimal factor as well.
MusicComposer  +   706d ago
@Kleptic I'm so glad there are other intelligent people that know how technology actually works. Microsoft is at a 610 GFLOPS disadvantage in GPU power this generation, the equivalent to almost 2.5X the Xbox 360's power(which is 240 GLOPS for reference).

Microsoft must have felt they needed some sort of smoke and mirrors to counteract that news. It's more sad that people don't do research and find out how much BS it is. Considering the average internet speed in America is 20Mbps which is 2.5MB/s. That's such an anemic amount of bandwidth for data, especially when you consider the Xbox One's eSRAM has a data speed of 13,056MB/s.
3-4-5  +   706d ago
US doesn't have the Infrastructure...if that is the right word, for this to work.

Maybe next..next gen...but not this upcoming gen.
DARK WITNESS  +   706d ago
"Da Cloud".... Strikes Back !!
DragonKnight  +   706d ago
ERMAHGERD CLOUD COMPUTING ON THE PS4! Still smoke and mirrors.
NihonjinChick  +   706d ago
PS4 or XboxOne, both companies fail to inform consumers of every detail. The truth is, the cloud has it's limitations.
DragonKnight  +   706d ago
Yep, it does. And all the people disagreeing with me, do you understand WHY you're disagreeing with me? Is it that you think the Cloud Computing is real and awesome, or is it because I said it's Smoke and Mirrors for the PS4 as well as the Xbox One?
Kleptic  +   706d ago
^totally agree with you...and i work for a cloud processing start up division of Cisco...

the only thing i'm accepting with this cloud business in relation to gaming...is that Sony isn't really saying it'll effect actual gameplay...they're just hinting at faster streaming, and very lightweight browser-like cloud gaming...while MS seems to want consumers to believe they are going to process part of the next halo 'in the cloud'...

you could read up on cloud computing, and where it is in terms of residential markets...and in about 5 minutes...you'll see both companies are almost entirely flat out lying...just because they want to do it, doesn't mean the infrastructure is there to support it...
OhReginald  +   706d ago
what about offline single player? I really don't want Sony to use cloud computing...
wtopez  +   706d ago
So... Sony's future is the cloud? Like what the X1 is trying to do from day one? I gotta say, these overpriced PCs are sounding more and more alike...
zombie-fun544  +   706d ago
what wrong with cloud ?
Awesome-Xanto  +   706d ago
Everything, from it's stupid name to it's purpose in gaming. Cloud storage is fine, cloud computing is stupid.
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fOrlOnhOpe57  +   706d ago
Its good to read a game developers obvious passion and excitement for the future of gaming instead of listening to some snake oil salesmen.
Themba76  +   706d ago
Destrania  +   706d ago
Yeah, he's not talking about 'cloud computing', he's talking about streaming and other services provided by Gaikai cloud technology in the future for Playstation.

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