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Sony Ditching Cell Architecture For Next PlayStation? 276

RogueyWon writes "According to reports in Kotaku and Forbes, Sony is planning to ditch the Cell processor that powered the PlayStation 3 and may be planning to power the console's successor using a more conventional PC-like architecture provided by AMD. In the PS3's early years, Sony was keen to promote the benefits of its Cell processor, but the console's complicated architecture led to many studios complaining that it was difficult to develop for."
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Sony Ditching Cell Architecture For Next PlayStation?

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  • by TheVelvetFlamebait ( 986083 ) on Thursday March 01, 2012 @01:47PM (#39211193) Journal

    We all know Sony will just remove the cell processor functionality in a few updates time.

  • by butalearner ( 1235200 ) on Thursday March 01, 2012 @01:52PM (#39211259)

    TOKYO, Japan -- Sony released their heavily anticipated and much hyped Playstation 4 Entertainment System today, but the games are nowhere to be found. Developers agree the hardware specs are extremely impressive, but nobody knows how to actually make games for it. Thankfully, the latest member of this venerable line of consoles is backwards compatible with the games of all previous generations.

    "I think we got it perfect this time," says Sony chairman Kaz Hirai, "we expect our internal studios won't figure out how to make games for at least another few months. Third party developers should take even longer. We figure the PS4 should be hitting its stride right when the PS5 hits the market several years down the road."

    How difficult will it be to develop games for that one? When asked the question, Hirai rubs his hands together, a gleeful smile spreading across his face.


  • by errandum ( 2014454 ) on Thursday March 01, 2012 @02:10PM (#39211577)

    Market research clearly supports your theory that removing linux had any effect whatsoever in how well it performed.

    No, really, it did! It shows that all the 5 people that used that feature stopped buying sony! That'll show them!!!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 01, 2012 @04:44PM (#39213843)

    Bullshit, /. used to be a den of self-entitled hackers, crackers, and pirates a long time ago. It was quite cool then, but these times are long gone. Recently, it has fallen prey to web-monkeys, corporate database coders, and military people.

1 Mole = 007 Secret Agents