There's still many questions going around about the Playstation 4. It seems that, even though Sony gave away a lot of info at their press event, there's so much they didn't give away. Thankfully, they've sent out a press release detailing the specs of the PS4, and for those out there that understand all of this, prepare to be impressed.
The Playstation 4 will come with an 8-core 64-bit x86 "Jaguar" CPU, which was developed by AMD and a Radeon GPU, which will bring 1.84 TFLOPS to your TV (provided it can handle that). Of course the system will have a Blu-ray drive that runs at 6X and 8X for DVDs.
Of course there's still the 8GB unified GDDR4 RAM, 802.11n WiFi capability, USB ports, Bluetooth 2.1, ports for optical audo, HDMI, and analog AV outlets. The console will have internal storage but there's no word on how much.
Now, the next question, where was the console? Sony showed off the new controller (above) and the camera that comes with it, but what about the actual console? When asked where the console was, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's World Wide Studios answered back with: "Why do you care?"
Of course he was only joking. He told Kotaku when pressed for info about when they'll show off the console, "it was almost the other way around. When we planned for this event, obviously we discussed what we should show and talk about."
Alright, makes sense so far.
"As far as the DualShock 4 is concerned we wanted to do the live demo. And we were like, yeah, we have to show the controller, because it's awkward not to show the controller when someone is doing a demo. And also the feature that the DualShock 4 has, the share button, is a very key idea behind the design of the PS4... We really wanted to explain what we've done with the DualShock 4, but as far as the system itself we have to keep something new for later. Otherwise you'd get bored." said Yoshida.
Okay, fine, he's got a point. E3 is right around the corner in June and there's no doubt the console will show up there. It's just questionable, them not showing off the console and expecting it to launch before years end.
The Playstation 4 is expected to launch holiday 2013.