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New Details Emerge on the PS4


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New details have emerged on Sony's next generation console. The console code named "Orbis" will have built in PS Move support, and a new controller to go along with it. While developers are reportedly using a hybrid six-axis/dual shock 3 controller with their dev kits, there is speculation that this new controller will use Vita's technology to implement a touch screen while retaining the iconic button set up. Aside from what can only be assumed to be inspiration from the Wii U, the controller is also rumored to have a RGB LED light and much improved motion detection technology.

The dev kit specs never exactly match the final console, but here is what developers are currently working with:

  • 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

For more details, check out Kotaku's full report:

http://kotaku.com/5977849/the-playstation-4-has-a-new-controller-fancy-user-accounts-and-impressive-specs-so-far



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Wow, the screen looks like a infrared node on an 80's TV remote. I hope they shape that thing up, Its hideous, I'll take the boomerang controller any day.

 

Dang.... I didn't notice that screen until now.... Once again I've lost interest on the PS4....

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There is no excuse to have a controller that bulky when there are phones with touch screens as thin as they are on the  current market. The controller should only be wider between the joysticks. Hopefully we will see something different in 6 days.

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There is no excuse to have a controller that bulky when there are phones with touch screens as thin as they are on the  current market. The controller should only be wider between the joysticks. Hopefully we will see something different in 6 days.

 

I really hope this controller flops like the PS Move. Copying Nintendo doesn't guarantee Sony success. Just awkward failure.

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The only thing I'd like a screen on my controller for is for a Map you'd normally have to pause the game to look at, or access to menu items that normally require a pause.

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When I heard the new controller would have a touch screen, I thought we'd see a merger of the PS Vita and a PS3 controller.. instead its a bulky ps3 controller..

 

http://kotaku.com/5984699/new-ps4-controller-image-raises-more-questions-about-whats-actually-in-the-controller

 

And I just saw this article:

 

http://kotaku.com/5984710/report-the-next-playstation-will-stream-ps3-games

 

wtf. So instead of downloading and installing games like with the PSN / PS3, the games will stream instead? If thats the case, they must have some powerful servers running games for streaming. I can only assume this will be Sony's way of eliminating used game sales. Seeing as you'll never have a copy of the game or even a downloaded DLC, then there will be no copying or selling a used disk. But if this is only for PS3 games to be played on the PS4, then this could also be their way of making everyone have to re-buy all their old games to get them to play on the new system.

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Looks like the PS4 might be having its own version of xbox's kinect:
 
http://www.vgleaks.com/orbis-dual-camera-whats-this/

 

When we unveiled Orbis, an enigmatic device called “Dual Camera” was also listed within the info.

“Dual Camera” appears to be an evolutioned HD Eyetoy instead of a Kinect device, based on the features offered right now.

It contains a pair of wide-angle cameras. Each camera offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (720p).

Sound is processed by a 4 microphone array working at 48 Khz.

The device can perform some non gaming tasks such as:

- Recognize the user and log in the system

- Video chat

In the gaming field it supports head and hand tracking as new game inputs. Currently it’s not clear if this device will support body tracking in the future as Kinect but it’s almost sure that it will be bundled with every Orbis system.

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