The new Xbox 360 is no doubt one of the most successful game consoles currently available and it is ramping up a successor. So it’s no surprise that Sony decided to launch its own next-gen system. The company will be unveiling the new PlayStation 4 (PS4) - internally known as Orbis - tomorrow, with sales to begin just in time for Christmas. Prices will be somewhere in the $450 area.
First rumors we have on the PS4 suggest it will get a CPU based on the AMD’s R10XX architecture, 4GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive which will support up to 50 GB discs. The graphics will from AMD and will most likely include a Radeon GPU with 18 GCN units. The PS4 will also get a Dual Shock pad with a large touch pad replacing the previous Start and Select buttons.
What does the launch of the new PS4 and all of that techy mumbo-jumbo mean for us, car addicts? We don’t know about you, but we are already dreaming of a new-for-the-PS4 Gran Turismo. This new console will allow the game to deliver more realistic races and, of course, cars that are even truer to real life than they already are.
The game will also offer more accurate vehicle damage and other matters of depth that will make the game shine. You should also expect to see the ability to further customize the look of your car, like you do in other racing games. You will be able to select colors, graphics, vinyl layers, tuning parts, engine/drivetrain swaps and aero mods.
Also, it has been rumored that the new PS4 will allow you to record up to 15 minutes of game play, so you can watch after playing, allowing you to learn from the things you have done wrong.
Do not expect this to happen though until the Gran Turismo 6 finally arrives in stores and you may even have to wait a few years to see the PS4 used to its fullest capacity. Additionally, it is rumored that we will get a first preview of Gran Tursimo 6 tomorrow’s PS4 launch.