Crucial PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, development specifications have been leaked, including word on a new controller and multiple user accounts interacting simultaneously.
Kotaku reports that all information is from "official Orbis documentation".
PlayStation 4 'leaked' specs
- 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
These specs are from a development kit, which means they aren't exactly what will be available in your living-room. Of note, we can speculate that there won't be two ethernet ports, but will be more than 160GB of HDD space.
The documents are also said to confirm previous rumours that Sony is working on a new controller. However, the DualShock 3, Sixaxis and PS Move are also compatible.
The key addition to the new controller is an LCD touch screen, similar to the Vita and Wii U GamePad.
Sony is looking to revolutionise user accounts by allowing "multi-user simultaneous logins." This means more than one person can be signed-in by linking controllers to user accounts, rather than the system.
If you're playing four-player co-op, for example, all four players will unlock trophies.
By Ben Salter