Developer: PS4 is an “adapted PC”

Developer reaction to the PlayStation 4 has been overwhelmingly positive. Sony built the console with developers in mind, and practically all of the console hardware is based on PC parts. It’s no coincidence the PS4 is called a “supercharged PC”, but we would call it a lot more than just an “adapted PC”.

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BitbyDeath2056d ago

RTS has always been a genre that consoles have not been able to transfer correctly, hopefully the PS4's touchpad will mean we could see games like Total War: Rome 2.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II2056d ago

Developer: PS4 is an “adapted PC”

Believe me that can only be a good thing.. Expect a non gimped version of BF4 and possibly faster development.

Ju2056d ago

I don't agree with that. What it'll lead to is PC ports without really taking advantage of the platform. I guess we'll get a lot of gimped ports. But w/e. As long as it looks good, so be it.

HammadTheBeast2056d ago


PC ports to platform is what basically happens most of the time. Or should happen anyways. With the new PS4 architecture, a few tweaks can make the PC/PS4 ports easy and quality.

classic2002056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

Imagine at E3 sony comes on stage and say, total war 2, starcraft 2 and every single major strategy game will be available for the PS4.

It would be interesting because the Playstation 4 would be doing something that no other console manage and that is to take everything possible from the PC platform and bring it into the living rooms on consoles.

It seems that where they are heading because bohemia the makers of arma is working on a title for PS4 and that could be arma 3 port while blizzard is bring diablo 3.

Ares84HU2056d ago

I only want Total War Rome 2. Man I used to play a lot with the first one. Total War games are the best strategy games. Nothing compares.

landog2056d ago

honestly, Total War Rome 2 would NOT run on ps4 in anything but sub-hd, way dialed down unit detail and a huge limit to unit cap

shogun 2 stresses modern high end pc's with cpu's 10x better than the mobile chip in the ps4

ps4 could handle starcraft 2 on medium settings in 1080p, still be a slideshow in a 200v200 unit battle

diablo 3 will be fine on ps4, crisp 1080p, even some aa and maybe even 60 frames, with slowdowns only in heavy mob areas

Total War Rome 2, not possible in any respectible settings on ps4

look at shogun 2, impossible on ps4;

the different detail on each and every unit, 1000's of individual a.i.'s on screen at once, thats insane sumber crunching right there, and ps4's 1.6 ghz cpu is NOT up to it....sorry

Ju2056d ago

You know that crowd dynamics is a perfect use case for a highly parallel machine, right? Like one with 8 cores, for example.

Irishguy952056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

Have to say Langod is quite right about the Total war games. It could run it on lower settings though landog, it wouldn't be maxing it out. They'd have to redesign it as well probably and adapt it to the Ps4's hardware. The CPU is just a bit too weak to handle all those units.

The GPU of the Ps4 is quite good and would have no problems with the Total war games. But that's just they way RTS's are these days. CPU must be all well and good.

However again landog, even I can 'run' shogun 2 on my PC, which is a Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz. It just looks like **** and has a low FPS..I mean...I wouldn't call it playable...but it runs!

BitbyDeath2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

@landog, when you're proven wrong.
Are you going to -

a). stay in denial
b). go really really quiet
c). leave the site
d). accept you are wrong

All consoles are PC's but they are built differently, they are built for gaming.

Hence why a game like God of War Ascension can run on 7 year old hardware with 512mb of ram where a PC of equivilant specs couldn't even run it on the lowest of settings.

Ju2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

Actually, I found a nice article. You guys should probably look at this (and keep the disagrees coming guys ;)

Since it includes Dice (you know, the Battlefield guys) you might actually care...

Qrphe2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

landog has been developing console and PC games since the 1980s. He also knows a lot of hardware engineering...

He reminds me of all the naysayers from 2005/2006. There are always detractors and supporters at the start of every gen.

dcbronco2056d ago


I think you're ignoring the fact that the guys that make the game say it's possible on the next generation consoles. The architecture of the APUs allows more efficient use of the GPU to help the CPU. A lot of the needed power is there in the GPU. The PS4 has part of the GPU specifically set aside for compute functions. Not many people have really seem what this architecture can do. Even fewer with the modifications that each console maker will design. And add to that the optimization specific to the specs and there is no reason to believe that Total War isn't possible on the new machines.

As for controls, I'd like to see that taken in a whole new direction. Forget the mouse and keyboard. And the game pad. To me RTSs are the perfect game to make Kinect a buy for me. With it's voice recognition the best controls would be your voice. Just like it was really done. Call for defensive stance. Tell the Calvary to attack the enemies left flank.

Tell the archers to loose their arrows. Yes we will hit our own troops too. But we have reserves.

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ATi_Elite2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

Dude the PS4 is a PC!

don't make up a bunch of Lame terms but just call it what it is which is a PC.

x86-64 Kernal is the same as a PC.

Console Machines are DEAD
Long Live the PC!!

EDIT *PS4 = supercharged PC, Don't make me Laugh!! Your not Encoding or Transcoding video on a PS4. Your not running a small business with a PS4. Your not burning Blu-ray disc on a PS4. Your not controlling your Home security system on a PS4 so kill that Supercharged PC crap*

It just irks me how fanboys take stuff way outta proportion and then RAGE like Idiots when someone CORRECTS them on their LIES!!

KwietStorm2056d ago

"It just irks me how fanboys take stuff way outta proportion and then RAGE like Idiots when someone CORRECTS them on their LIES!!"

Pot, meet kettle.

smashcrashbash2056d ago

You mean RAGE like an idiot like you are doing now?

FlameBaitGod2056d ago

I just hope the ps4 supports M&K for all games

showtimefolks2056d ago

It's a very good thing

This time around developers have no excuse for lazy ports

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2055d ago (Edited 2055d ago )

Does it even have enough room to ship fully??? Touch pad is tiny..

WeedyOne2055d ago

PS3 could have easily played RTS games because you can plug in ANY USB mouse and keyboard and they work on the ps3 just fine...

Only a few games actually let you play with a mouse and keyboard though, one being unreal tournament 3.

So i dont think we will suddenly see RTS games on the PS4 because we have a touchpad now. Ever play an RTS with a touchpad? It SUCKS!

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ziggurcat2056d ago

all consoles are adapted PCs.

dc12056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

You're purposely distorting the intentions of the quote.

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KillrateOmega2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

Consoles are basically PCs with static hardware. Anyways, it would be cool to have a Total War-like experience on the PS4.

KwietStorm2056d ago

Except the architecture has never been PC level like this before, so while people have made a habit of saying consoles are some kind of PC over the years, no that's not really true at all.

KillrateOmega2055d ago (Edited 2055d ago )

Obviously the architecture is different, but the same hardware components are there. You have a CPU, GPU, motherboard, RAM, HDD, monitor (TV), etc.

Maybe I should've clarified my first post by saying, "...LIKE PCs with..."

RememberThe3572056d ago

Where do these "PC is dying" comments even come from? Are people so ignorant of the past that they forget that this is always how it goes? PC is always "the" platform at the end of console generations because as console stay the same throughout their life spans while PCs are ever changing. It's not a hard concept to wrap your mind around: When consoles come out they push PC. A few years in, PC has passes consoles again. It happens every time and it's gonna happen again. And we're only talking performance, quality is relative.

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