PS4 Specs Revealed Via Dev Kits + PS4 Controller Details

Gamers are eager to find which next gen console will have the best graphics, will it be the next Xbox or the Playstation 4? We’ve found details regarding the current PS4 dev kit specifications. These are the units that game developers are using to test their games for Sony’s 4th home console, currently code named Playstation Orbis. Most of the specs look like they’ll probably stay in the final unit except for minor things like having a small hard drive and 2 ethernet ports. Things like that will be changed upon the actual release of the Playstation 4 (aka Orbis).

PS4 Dev Kit Specs Sony Orbis Specifications

These PS4 Specs based are on Playstation 4 Dev Kit model #DVKT-KS000K, which was made available as recently as January 2013…

  • 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

PS4 Dev Kit Controller Sony Orbis Controller

The PS4 controller will also supposedly remain similar in shape to the current (tried and true) Dual Shock design. Developers have been testing their games with the current gen Playstation 3 Sixaxis and Dual Shock 3 controllers. So far, these are the (unconfirmed) details regarding the Playstation 4 controller we’ve found…

  • Familiar Playstation controller shape
  • 4 face buttons, triggers, 2 thumb sticks
  • Capacitive touchpad
  • Vibration
  • Improved Motion Controls
  • RGB LED light
  • Share button

Kotaku posted an image supposedly out of the documentation from the Playstation 4 dev kits that reveals new functionality for the Playstation Network and Playstation IDs. Currently, the Playstation 3 only allows one PSN ID to be signed in at a time. The Playstation 4 will allow each player to sign in once they activate a controller, similar to Xbox 360’s Xbox Live. By doing this, multiple users can play on the console each with their own save files on the PS4 console. Some reported features of this will include  multiple players earning trophies in games at the same time. Assuming this image is actually real, it also confirms the shape of the PS4 controller and also connectivity with the Playstation Move (Move 2?). You can see the image below…

Playstation 4 Network Controller PSN Sony Orbis

Most of these details havent been found based on Kotaku’s recent report on the PS4’s technical specifications. It’s important to know that these specs are not confirmed to be final PS4 specs and definitely are not officially announced. It’s only based on a PS4 dev kit and anonymous tips from game developers. The Playstation 4 does not have a release date yet. More details should be revealed in the months to come.

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