What specs will the Playstation 4 have? Still too early to say, but it ought to be pretty tasty. In fact one analyst reckons Sony’s commitment to high-end hardware – along with the fragility of the US economy – may be what’s holding it back from launching the PS4 in the near future.
There is very little information regarding the PS4 now, but what we heard is:
• 3D gaming
• Social games
• Motion gaming
• More online options
• Backwards compatible
There have been some rumors that Sony could move to an IBM PowerPC processor for the PS4, but that currently seems unlikely – in December, Sony bought the factory that makes the Cell processors from Toshiba, which suggests it’s commited to this platform. And sticking to Cell would simplify matters for software developers.
“I don’t think either Sony or Microsoft are interested in a new console until they can advance the technology, and they certainly don’t want to launch at a $600 price point. It may take some time to get 2TB hard drives, uber-fast CPUs and state-of-the art graphics, and sell at $400.”
Check back for more updates about the PlayStation 4 launch soon.