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February 22, 2013 // 9:05 pm - Following up on yesterday's confirmation of PlayStation 4 video game pricing, today Sony CEO Andrew House also confirmed that the PS4 won't support CD and SACD (Super Audio CD) formats.

To quote from ReijiAsakura's Tweet (via twitter.com/ReijiAsakura/status/304699622717267968):

"ソニー・コンピュータ・エンターテンイメントのアンドリュー・ハウス氏、インタビュー終わり。まずプレイステーション4ではSACD、CDはサポー トしません。

Andrew House said PS4 does not support CD and SACD in interview.

So no CD music ripping."

Those seeking to rip disc audio tracks will have to use Sony's Music Unlimited service.

As always, feel free to share your thoughts on this news in the discussion thread below guys!


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#3 - PS4 News - February 21, 2013 // 1:24 am
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That is exactly what I said, and what CJPC replied with HEHE. Below is the PS4 logo from the video footage as well:


And from the wiki (ps3devwiki.com/wiki/PS4) are some more details:

PS4 Console

  • x86 CPU
  • PC common GPU (capable of 30K polygon rendering)
  • 8GB unified RAM
  • Harddrive storage
  • PS Cloud storage (Gakai) - buy/install part and download the rest while playing, demo's, uploaded gameplay videos (Share)

Controller

  • Lightbar (Move)
  • Touchscreen
  • Share button (live gameplay videostreaming or screenshots to friends or Ushare)

Addon

  • Dual camera (move like)

Interface

  • no longer XMB, but using a Metro like GUI

Crossplatform integration

  • PS Vita (RemotePlay)
  • Tablets
  • Phones

Mediaservices

  • Video Unlimited
  • Music Unlimited
  • MLB.tv
  • Hulu plus
  • Crunchyroll
  • Crackle
  • Vidi
  • Netflix
  • Laugh
  • Epix
  • Neon
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • NHL.tv
  • PlayStation Plus
  • Cinema now

Titles

  • Killzone Shadowfall
  • Driveclub (sorta Need for Speed Clubbing)
  • Sucker Punch
  • The Witness (low res Myst/Riven with indypuzzles)
  • Deep Down
  • Final Fantasy
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Diablo III
  • Destiny

PlayStation 4 Middleware Developers List

The recently announced PlayStation 4 has specifications inspired by developers and will give gamers multiple ways to interact with each other and share their gameplay experiences. The following is a list from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan showing the middleware companies lending their technology to PlayStation 4 development.

Game Engines

  • Bitsquid
  • Blitz Games
  • Crytek
  • Epic Games
  • Terathon LLC
  • Vicious Engine

Physics/AI/Animation

  • Babelflux
  • Havok
  • NaturalMotion
  • Nvidia
  • Xaitment

Art/Graphics

  • Allegorithmic
  • Autodesk
  • Confetti Effects
  • Geomerics
  • Matchlock
  • OC3 Entertainment
  • Rad Game Tools
  • Silicon Studio Corporation
  • Simul Software
  • Speed Tree
  • Umbra Software

Audio

  • Audiokinetic
  • CRI Middleware
  • Firelight

Network

  • Agora Games
  • Jenkins Software

Other

  • Deja Tools
  • Xoreax

#2 - matt101 - February 21, 2013 // 1:13 am
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would of liked to see the console... prob have to wait till E3

#1 - accurateguy - February 21, 2013 // 12:04 am
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wowww it gonna be interesting keeping my eyes on ps4news.com