IGN News - PlayStation 4 Dev Kit Specs, Controller, and Multiple User Accounts Detailed

Uploaded by IGNentertainment on 23.01.2013

With E3 fast approaching, the floodgates for next-gen rumors are fully open. Kotaku has
secured new details about current PlayStation 4 development kits, offering insights into
the system's potential power, controller, and unified user accounts.
According to 90 PDF documents, the latest PlayStation 4 development kits issued for
January 2013 include four dual-core AMD64 "Bulldozer" processors amounting to a total
of eight CPU cores, an AMD R10xx GPU, four USB 3.0 ports, two Ethernet connections, a
Blu-ray drive, a 160GB HDD, as well as HDMI and optical audio outputs.
The information falls in line with recent rumors and prior development kit leaks. Of
course, due to the fact that these specs are based on development hardware, the consumer-grade
version of the system could differ.
The information comes by way of SuperDae, the same individual that leaked early images
of Microsoft's Durango dev kits and even attempted to sell one on eBay last year.
What's more, SuperDae's developer documents suggest that the PlayStation 4 could maintain
the traditional DualShock 3 and Sixaxis controller designs, contrary to the touchscreen, PS Vita-esque
controller rumored last week.
Finally, Sony could allow multiple users to be logged into the system at any given time.
According to a diagram used in the documents, each user will have localized saves and be
able to log-in and associate their Sony Entertainment Network account to each additional controller.
The benefit is if four people are playing local co-op, each can earn trophies as they
This feature has been available on Xbox 360 for seven years.
With the leak based on development hardware and an official reveal likely months away,
the final version of the system could be an entirely different beast by the time of release.
The takeaway from all this: Sony and Microsoft should probably stop giving dev kits to SuperDae.
For more on the next generation of video games, stay tuned to IGN.