Now I don’t play much Playstation.
I own a PS2 and only actually play one game on it, or at least, one series of game on it, and thats Grand Theft Auto, a game which I simply cannot be parted from, I can sit there for hours.
I much prefer the PC for gaming, Medal of Honour, Halflife, Doom3 etc.
But, Sony today unveiled their PS3, set to debut in Spring 2006 and man, is that looking sexy.
PS3 combines state-of-the-art technologies featuring Cell, a processor jointly developed by IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba Corporation, graphics processor (RSX) co-developed by NVIDIA Corporation and SCEI, and XDR memory developed by Rambus Inc. It also adopts BD-ROM (Blu-ray Disc ROM) with maximum storage capacity of 54 GB (dual layer) , enabling delivery of entertainment content in full high-definition (HD) quality.
To match the accelerating convergence of digital consumer electronics and computer technology, PS3 supports high quality display in resolution of 1080p(*) as standard, which is far superior to 720p/1080i.
With an overwhelming computing power of 2 teraflops, entirely new graphical expressions that have never been seen before will become possible. In games, not only will movement of characters and objects be far more refined and realistic, but landscapes and virtual worlds can also be rendered in real-time, thereby elevating the freedom of graphics expression to levels not experienced in the past.
So in other words, games will come on media that can contain up to 15x more information, which will be output in better than HDTV quality (for screens that support it) and computing at 2 teraflops (2 trillion floating point operations per second) whereas the PS2 was just out of reach of 1 teraflop. This thing really does sound like a beast of computing power that could and will bring us some amazing virtual reality over the next few years.
As long as it’s backwards compatible, and Rockstar North bring out a GTA series game on it, I’m definitely in.