After CES 2013, definitely another consumer electronic show focusing on gaming entertainment will once again open its door for the latest games and consoles to hit the shelves this year. And we’re talking about E3, to build the right hype for the event, Kotaku revealed new details about the PlayStation 4 with specifics on its development kit, key features and specs, controller and unified user accounts.
The PlayStation 4 development kits dated for January 2013 reveals major spec details for the upcoming gaming console. The dev kits showoff 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. But you need to take these specs likely to be a prototype and might significantly differ from what it could be on its final consumer version.
The developer documents also suggest that the PlayStation 4 could maintain the traditional DualShock 3 and Sixaxis controller designs, in contrary with the touchscreen PS Vita controller rumored earlier.
Sony could allow multiple users to be logged into the new gaming system. In the report of IGN, with basis on the leaked document, there’s a diagram showing each user will have localized saves and be able to log-in and associate their Sony Entertainment Network account to each additional controller.