While any confirmed specifications for the Playstation 4 are a long way off, today we take a light hearted look at the future potential of the PS4 console. So, what do you make of the list? What alternatives would you prefer to see in the Playstation 4 console, and how far away from the final PS4 specifications do you think this list is?
- Holographic Disc (HVD)
- Lossless 9.1 Channel
- 220GB-1TB Harddrive, Flash, External
- 6Gb/s (SATA-600)
- Full Deep Color
- Wireless, Vibration, Motion Sense (3D), Wind, Shock
- 100 Gbit Eithernet wired, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n wireless
- QF-HDTV (3840×2160p)
- 1024MB GDDR4 Video Ram
- 1024MB GDDR4 System Ram
Another interesting prospect is the suggestion that the Playstation 4 may not have a cell processor. Paul Holmen, the Vice President of Technology for Sony Computer Entertainment in Europe has already hinted that their will be a next generation console in the future (The Playstation 4), to succeed the Playstation 3. While the use of a cell processor ensures the use of Multimedia and and vector processing applications is much quicker, many third party developers have complained it makes the Playstation 3 ‘not developer friendly’ – as proven with Sega’s release of Bayonetta port. Hardcore Sony Playstation gamers have shrugged off this idea however, claiming the cell processor present in the PS3 console sets it aside from the likes of the Xbox 360.
So there we have it, a comprehensive review of what the future Playstation 4 Console may look like on paper. With a rumoured PS4 release date of no sooner than 2012/13 however, Sony have plenty of time to contemplate the best way forward for the PS4.