1985FM takes an in-depth look at the hardware for the next PlayStation, and its possible ramifications on the buying decisions of gamers, and on gaming itself.
Great article. Sony really seems to have carefully thought out the PS4 platform, business model and overall technology behind the machine which will give devs all the tools they need to unleash their creativity with unprecedented graphic detail. Can't wait...
Mark Cerny, the PS4 architect. is a seasoned video games software and technology master from arcades to PS4. Having worked in Japan and the USA he has good grasp of both the eastern and the western parts of video games. He designed the PS4 to help making games in general easier for both game makers and of course, the gamer. He is also known as The Renaissance Man of Video Games reinventing games one generation after the other. He is also awarded as "The Game Changer Award" for continually making new & successful IPs as gaming technology progresses: Major Havok (1983, arcade) — Programmer, Designer Marble Madness (1984, arcade) — Programmer, Designer Shooting Gallery (1987, Master System) — Programmer, Designer Missile Defense 3-D (1987, Master System) — Programmer, Designer Shanghai (1988, port to Master System) — Programmer California Games (1989, port to Master System) — Programmer Dick Tracy (1990, Genesis) — Programmer, Designer Kid Chameleon (1991, Genesis) — Programmer, Designer Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Genesis) — Producer Crash ‘n Burn (1993, 3DO) — Programmer, Designer Total Eclipse (1994, 3DO) — Programmer, Designer Disruptor (1996, PlayStation) — Executive Producer, Designer Crash Bandicoot (1996, PlayStation) — Executive Producer Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997, PlayStation) — Producer, Designer Spyro the Dragon (1998, PlayStation) — Executive Producer, Designer Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998, PlayStation) — Executive Producer, Designer Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999, PlayStation) — Executive Producer Crash Bash (2000, PlayStation) — Producer, Designer Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000, PlayStation) — Design Consultant Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001, PS2) — Programmer Ratchet and Clank (2002, PS2) - Designer Jak II (2003, PS2) — Programmer, Designer Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003, PS2) — Designer Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004, PS2) — Design Consultant Resistance: Fall of Man (2006, PS3) — Design Consultant Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007, PS3) — Design Consultant Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007, PS3) — Design Consultant Resistance 2 (2008, PS3) — Designer God of War III (2010, PS3) — Design Consultant Killzone 3 (2011, PS3) — Design Consultant Knack (PS4) - Director, Designer He is the exact opposite of Nintendo and Microsoft when it comes to changing the game. The True Revolution is about to take place. "Welcome to the fantasy zone! Get ready!".
Damn, you gave his whole life. Either way this was a really good article. I like how it details the system specs so you can understand them. I guess I am one the 'KNOWING' because I knew what this generation was about. Its not about graphics this time around, though they will be slightly improved, its about the physics of the games, the AI, the reduced latency, etc... these things were missed the last generation. And I know I will get disagrees for saying this, though we had some great games this generation it was one of the worst in gaming history. Don't get me wrong, we came a long way this generation but devs messed up a lot. Think about it, we've had incomplete games, add-ons that should have been in the original game, rendering issues in games, frame rate drops, draw distance issues, loading issues, the list could go on and on. My point is, when this next generation starts, these new systems from Sony and MS should be able to fix these issues a great deal.
Xbox, wii n PC fans its not too late to join the playstation family we will welcome u in open arms. Xbox 720 going to focuson more kinect. while Wii u..... no comment on thatm wii can not compete with ps4 thats for sure. Pc? it is just too hard to play pc games,when playin games i like to relax on my sofa not trying hard to move the mouse or look for a button on the keyboard. PS4 is the best choice.
The hype...IT'S OVER 9000!!! lol sorry mate couldn't resist.
you look for buttons on the keyboard?
HEY!! Enjoy your PS4 kid because at least you get to play games with controllerzzz like I cannot use a Xbox 360 controller on my PC!! Let's not forget that my HD7970 video card does not had HDMI so that means I cannot hook it up to a TV!! OH MAN I'M JEALOUS! Too bad though, that the PS4 will not even rank in the top 40 on the Community Grid or [email protected] because of its limited computational power, even with the so called to the metal programming. Too bad the computers that will help find the cure for Aids that rank in the top 40 will not be a PS4. Just be proud to even make it to the top 100 with a notebook processor and mid-range GPU. But hey!!!!! You can play UBER GAMEzzz!! But, but, but your wrong about it's computational power because it has 8GB GDDR5 and it's SUPERCHARGED. They told me so in the presentation video!! So it's over 9,000,000 that it even beats the supercomputers which are nothing more than a bunch of PC's linked together.. MAN!! So you mean to tell my that NASA needs to talk to SONY and so does The Oak Ridge National Laboratory?? Man that Titan Supercomputer is weak compared to a PS4!! OH man!!! I LOVE YOU PS4.>> You are my DADDY!!
I skipped the PS2 for the most part and did all my gaming on the PC and a great time I had too, what became annoying was the continual need to upgrade and having all manner of problems running games, so I bought a PS3 mainly for the blu-ray and got into gaming on it, no more hassle running games I knew whatever I bought for it would run as it was supposed to, PC,s can be powerful but also fustrating, I miss my PC gaming but not enough to go back.
PS4 will be the best console of this generation!
I see fanatical and lame pczzzzzz has a new account and is now "PCpower"....
I see that you cannot refute my facts. The PS4 will never compete against a PC with an i5/i7 CPU with an HD7870 or better video card. I'd put money on it. Either put up the money or shut up. The PS4 is a gaming machine ONLY! Also, I think it's funny that you assume on I am somebody who made a new account. Shows how pathetic you are.
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This is what PS4 hardware would look like...the greatest console i'm sure every intelligent People will admit http://i239.photobucket.com...
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