I have no idea if I want the next generation to be here or not. On one hand, there is a wealth of juice left in the current generation of consoles. If Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs can somehow run on the Xbox 360 and the PS4 even remotely like the demo shown at last year’s E3, then I’m content. On the other hand, technology advances fairly quickly in this day and age, and that means that the next-gen will be quite powerful. How powerful? The rumors making the rounds say that it will be pretty powerful.
Well, as shown by the recent Ebay Durango mess, it’s apparent that the work on next-gen consoles is well underway. As far as the PS4 is concerned, the Dualshock will be remodeled into something more modern. By modern, it seems Sony means that the next controller will have a rear touchpad like the PS Vita’s. A new “Share” button is also included, which probably has something to do with the social networks, Facebook and Twitter. Surprisingly, the dev kit supports both Move and the existing Dualshock 3 so it’s possible that the retail PS4 will support these two as well. Another interesting thing is that the accounts are somehow linked to your controllers, in addition to the console. So this means that if you’re playing with a friend locally and unlock a trophy on your PS4, it will also give your friend the trophy, thanks to his controller. Sounds really interesting.
But here’s the real deal, the meat within the machine.
- System Memory: 8GB
- Video Memory: 2.2 GB
- CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 “Bulldozer” (so, 8x cores)
- GPU: AMD R10xx
- Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
- Drive: Blu-Ray
- HDD: 160GB
- Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels
That sounds really powerful. But you should probably take it with a grain of salt, as all of this is not confirmed. And probably won’t be until Sony decides to unveil it to the public. But here it is, folks! And we’ll be sure to keep you updated!