February 2nd, 2005, 02:24 AM
Lord of Wallumbilla
I just read somewhere that sony's processor for the PS3 going to work at 4.6ghz. HOLY BEJEESUS CHRIST! That is if its not just a big hype machine.
I wonder what things developer's could do with 4.6ghz? Then again... I know exactly what they're going to do with that. Another GTA, a few more GTA clones, some more Metal Gear, some more fighting games, more of the same. Perhaps this increase in power can not only provide better cosmetics, but can it actually open up new gameplay possibilities? Can it allow for some truly original ideas?
February 2nd, 2005, 02:30 AM
Oh yeah, it's gonna be amazing.... just a matter of when it comes out (I think 2007), and as long as they keep the Final Fantasies coming, it's all good for me
February 2nd, 2005, 02:51 AM
Lord of Wallumbilla
Amen on the final fantasy thing.
February 2nd, 2005, 07:36 AM
I think 2007 is at least a year too late. The only solid facts regarding PS3 I've seen is that the chipset is being made by Nvidia, is supposedly the newest GeoForce, and is set for late 2005 production - fitting in with a timeframe for PS3 release in mid-2006.
Bear in mind this could all change if Microsoft steal a march on Sony with a big X-Box 2 announcement.
February 3rd, 2005, 07:35 PM
Originally Posted by kater
Ps3 will have to allow for games already in production, I doubt it will have top of the line graphics when its released for that reason alone.
February 4th, 2005, 10:24 AM
It's not. Internet games will reign in the PS3 because of the low amount of people playing online for the PS2. They want to jump up the amount of net players. The good news is that they will continue to make PS2 games while the PS3 is out, unlike the old PSone.
February 4th, 2005, 10:33 AM
In the near future there may actually be real-life games like the .hack series, with millions of players online in one big game. That would be immense.
February 4th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Not necessarily, most of the major third-party companies got handed development kits to get started but with production of the new GeForce completed by christmas, supposedly, there may be at least a few months for developers to code for extra speed and capacity. Plus I would imagine the big companies got development kits that had or soon will have prototype copies of the new board. There are so many rumours out there at the moment, its hard to tell - have you seen some of the 'pictures' of the PS3?
Originally Posted by Lowrent
February 5th, 2005, 12:36 PM
I heard it was due late next year.
with an ear to the ground
February 6th, 2005, 12:39 PM
There are some concept pic's of it here
I like the Idea of the dual disk.. But please not that stand up silver one!
Last edited by Lowrent; February 6th, 2005 at 12:42 PM.
February 6th, 2005, 03:03 PM
The one at the very bottom looks really good, but the stand-up silver one reminds me of an industrial appliance....
February 6th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Ha - thanks Lowrent I haven't seen some of those before, the logo I have seen and is quite clever. That silver one looks like an industrial torch, it will be interesting to see the design because the PS1 and PS2 were quite different. I guess it depends on what Sony are including all together regarding media and ports, as well as the possibility of a HDD which would make it a bit more chunky like the X-Box.
February 8th, 2005, 03:38 PM
I certainly will not believe a single thing written about the Playstation 3 chip. I still remember the ludicrous claims made about Playstation 2's Emotion Chip and how it would be able to give every single member of the crowd at a sporting event a different emotional reaction to the match, all with different expressions.
The fact that early games looked pretty similar to Playstation 1 games was not exactly overwhelming.
February 8th, 2005, 04:01 PM
My apologies to Gregorious_H - the recent Solid States Circuits Conference in San Francisco has just displayed the PS3's 'Cell' chip and it does run at a frightening 4Ghz So sorry Greg. Sony also announced that the PS3 will appear before E3 in May but not at the Game Dveleoper's Conference in March, so everyone can have a good look at the next-gen platform fairly soon.
February 8th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Acolyte of Cainism
What no one has mentioned yet is that the PS3 is planned to have 4 cell processors in it, meaning that by today's standards it would be classified as a supercomputer.