Playstation 4 Specification Ideas

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
  • x.v.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.

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  1. Robert
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 1:10 AM | Permalink

    I don’t think there will be a PS4.

    I think very soon we are going to get a Cloud gaming service from Sony. Which will use a data center full of Cell Processors and the latest GPU’s from ATI and Nvidia. Many bluray games and movies in 2d and 3d will be moved to the cloud. Slowly over the years the PS3 will become more and more affordable and will continue having games and movies released on bluray discs but will also accommodate users who want them directly on the cloud. Eventually a number of years down the line a new PS will be released which would be a little box that connects directly to the cloud. The reason that this will be possible and why they would stick with the Cell Processor is because to start things off the Cell chip was very expensive and sony needed to sell enough consoles to get the chip really down in price. Now it’s affordable enough to start stacking hundreds of the chips into a rendering farm. With that kind of power from the chipset it means photo realistic games on par with hollywood movies. So that’s where I see the future of PS going. You still have the same functionality, peripherals will all work together in this setup. It would be absolutely amazing.

  2. Tom
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 5:44 AM | Permalink

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  3. Posted June 12, 2010 at 6:07 PM | Permalink

    I’m interested to see what is announced in the future as well. There has been plenty of speculation about the 1TB replacement, 3d, etc, but the cloud system mentioned above is a new idea (or as far as I know). That would actually be very interesting to see how it works out if that is the path sony takes.

  4. Game Forums
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM | Permalink

    I’m so excited about the Playstation Move I’ve been reading about it all day. It looks fun!