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For those of you who may not know Sony recently announced the PlayStation 4, the official successor to Sony’s previous popular video game console the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 4 is due for release in Q4 of this year and the future definitely seems brighter for Sony and the PlayStation.
So lets go over the bulk of the information that Sony gave in their February event.
First of all the PlayStation 4 will be the first console released by Sony that will embrace the x86-x64 system architecture, which as many geeks may know is widely used in today’s modern PCs. The previous architecture that Sony was using was the Cell architecture. The reasoning behind this change was to make it easier for developers to develop applications and games for the upcoming console. Seeing as modern PCs are based on x86-x64 architecture, games and applications could be tested natively on the very same development system rather than in some sort of emulated environment.
An interview was held with IGN on March 22 concerning Max Payne 3. Dan Houser (a writer for the GTA video game series) revealed that the Multiplayer game mode of GTA V will allow for what Rockstar calls “Crews”. Crews will be introduced in Max Payne 3 and will supposedly be featuring in future Rockstar video game titles.
Crews essentially allow clan-style groups to be created, in which you are rewarded for playing with other crew members and completing objectives together. You will also be matched with other players of equal ability, this theoretically ensures that all players will cooperate efficiently and should be able to complete the objectives that are set.
An extract of Dan Houser’s interview is shown below.
So if you’re familiar with the hugely successful gaming console known as the Xbox, you may also know that a new version is due within the next couple of years. The Xbox is made by Microsoft, the very same company who creates the Windows Operating System. The Xbox has only had two major releases, first with the original Xbox which was shadowed by the Sony PlayStation 2 which is still the most sold console in history with an amazing 154 million units shipped worldwide. The second generation Xbox known as the Xbox 360 was a major hit as it was released in 2005 the technology behind the Xbox 360 was far more advanced than the PlayStation 2. The only other semi-major release of the Xbox was the Xbox 360 slim. Which was essentially the same but with more “polish”. The third major iteration of the Xbox has been named by many as the Xbox 720.
So we all know that GTA V was announced last year, but it seems some of us know more than others. A post was written on GTAForums.com in November from who was apparently a UK PlayStation Magazine employee, who’s colleagues had exclusive access to a demo of GTA V a couple of days before writing the post. It is not clear if the information within the post was a load of nonsense or actual things we can expect to see within the game. However let’s hope these things are true because it all sounds rather amazing to say the least.
So the post is below, enjoy.