PS4 news: dev kit specs and new controller info allegedly revealed

Another day, another dollar… and another juicy PS4 rumour. According to official PlayStation Orbis documentation Kotaku has apparently received, final specs and seemingly concrete details on PS4′s controller and account system have been unveiled.

PS4 specs

Here are the rumoured specifications for development kits that several developers likely already have…

  • 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

If this documentation is to be believed, the PS4′s controller may largely keep the DualShock design that has been serving PlayStation so well since the late ’90s. According to Kotaku, current PS4 dev kits support both PS3′s SixAxis and DualShock 3 pads.

The leak also mentions a new controller that is reportedly being internally labelled as ‘the Orbis Development Tool’. The new pad allegedly keeps the DualShock’s legendary face buttons, twin sticks and shoulder triggers, but it will also have a ‘capacitive touch pad’ that could be similar to the one on the back of the PS Vita.

The leaked PDF documents also suggest PS4 will radically change PS3′s user login system. Sony’s next-gen console will apparently promote ‘multi-user simultaneous logins’, with multiple gamers being able to login simultaneously to one PS4, with each account linked to a pad. Of course, the Xbox 360 already supports multiple user logins, so this would be a very welcome feature if true.

Until we hear official word from Sony, though, which likely won’t come until around E3, all the above are just unsubstantiated rumours.

Thanks: CVG