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Sony: PS4 will have stronger games lineup at launch than previous generations

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2013 19:28 User comments (14)

Sony: PS4 will have stronger games lineup at launch than previous generations Sony's Mark Cerny has confirmed this week that the PS4 will have the strongest launch lineup of any PlayStation console.
The exec did not give a title count but did say developer's strong "familiarity" with the hardware led to the large launch lineup.

As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood. "The launch lineup for PlayStation 4 -- though I unfortunately can't give the title count -- is going to be stronger than any prior PlayStation hardware. And that's a result of that familiarity."

At least two games have been confirmed, blockbusters inFAMOUS: Second Son and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Cerny also noted that he believes devs will use most of the console's GPU on graphics at first but eventually share it equally between graphics and computation. "There are many, many ways to control how the resources within the GPU are allocated between graphics and compute. Of course, what you can do, and what most launch titles will do, is allocate all of the resources to graphics. And that's perfectly fine, that's great. It's just that the vision is that by the middle of the console lifecycle, that there's a bit more going on with compute."

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14 user comments

128.4.2013 20:39

Let's see if they start selling GT6 preorders at launch and then wait years to release it...



228.4.2013 20:48

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Let's see if they start selling GT6 preorders at launch and then wait years to release it...
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-...etailer-listing will be coming to PS3 this year maybe PS4 as well.


can not wait to get a PS4 hope it comes to the UK this year as well.
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328.4.2013 23:23

lets see how strong they are...

429.4.2013 4:56

Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P

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529.4.2013 6:16

Cod and battlefield 4 well there's 2


No time for Leap frog!!!

629.4.2013 9:09

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P
...or one of those AIO systems that want to be iMacs.


730.4.2013 2:40

I wonder if it'll be move compatible and or "fight lights out" sequel will also be on ps4?

830.4.2013 19:16

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P
your laptop got 8GB of GDDR5 ram?

930.4.2013 20:48

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P
The video card may be decently powerful but the 1.6Ghz AMD Jaguar core is a low power low performance core similar to the Intel Atom or AMD E-Series processors. 8 weak cores is not better than 4 strong cores. Of course these consoles will be GPU driven more than CPU driven when it comes to the graphics but comparing it to an average high end PC is a joke.

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1030.4.2013 22:49

Originally posted by brockie:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P
your laptop got 8GB of GDDR5 ram?
There is that :)

But seriously have you seen an "average high-end PC using AMD under the hood"? The statement depends on what you mean by "average".

I just built for a client a gaming system with 8gigs 2133mhz DDR3 with a massive graphics card that sports 4 gigs of DDR5 on a 256 bit bus. I assure you it's.... quick. Of course it's priced accordingly.

AMD are using modded AIO tech which I'm sure it will be very good Brockie. The power of any console really comes from games being coded specifically for it.



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1130.4.2013 23:15

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P
The video card may be decently powerful but the 1.6Ghz AMD Jaguar core is a low power low performance core similar to the Intel Atom or AMD E-Series processors. 8 weak cores is not better than 4 strong cores. Of course these consoles will be GPU driven more than CPU driven when it comes to the graphics but comparing it to an average high end PC is a joke.
Absolutely. Spot on Bob.



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1230.4.2013 23:28

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Quote:
As revealed, the PS4's architecture will be very similar to the average high-end PC using AMD under the hood.
Yeah... if it was a laptop PC. :P
The video card may be decently powerful but the 1.6Ghz AMD Jaguar core is a low power low performance core similar to the Intel Atom or AMD E-Series processors. 8 weak cores is not better than 4 strong cores. Of course these consoles will be GPU driven more than CPU driven when it comes to the graphics but comparing it to an average high end PC is a joke.
Absolutely. Spot on Bob.



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I am still amazed on how many are wowed by the Specs of the PS4... "But it's got 8 cores and 8GB of GDDR5 ram. It is just like my gaming PC"

Uh.. no. It will be a decently powerful console but just like any other console the games will have to be coded specifically to use those specific specs. The only advantage using an x86 processor core is that the porting from the PC versions of those games will be easier to some degree. In the end the PC will still win and since the announced price of the NextBox is $499 and will use a similar AMD APU Core based of Jaguar (or so the rumors say) and neither will have backwards compatibility to their previous generation consoles because of that CPU core switch the PC will look more appealing to many.

Now that HDMI is pretty much standard on any video card and all TVs sold today and in the past few years at least all have HDMI hooking a PC capable of gaming to a TV is easier than ever. I, for one, will be skipping the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft and investing some of the money it would cost for those consoles into my Quad Core HTPC in the form of a gaming video card. Then I do not have to worry about that vendor lock in and the higher cost of the games. The Sony and MS exclusives do not really interest me so I am not going to buy another console just to have two consoles to do the job of one from the same company.

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1330.4.2013 23:51

The by-word for consoles is convenience. Even more so now.


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143.5.2013 20:55

Gran Turismo 5...
thousand,jaja

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