(Pictures) Possible PS4 devkit revealed

Last time we heard about the Ps4, aka Project Orbis, it was from Sony’s site where they invited us to see the future and gave us a date: 20/2/2013.

Today, roughly 5 days before Sony’s unknown announcement, I’m here to show you what could potentially be a PS4 devkit unit. Last time this sort of thing happened it was with the Vita, and the end result ended being similar to the reported rumors.

The image below shows what could be the system itself and a controller that resembles that of the traditional DualShock, with enhanced joysticks, a touchpad (or is it a touch screen?), and lack of Start and Select buttons. It also features a glowing blue thingy at the top, as well as what seems to be a speaker, and a jack audio output, most likely for earphones.

The sources mention this devkit having 4 dual-core AMD CPUs nicknamed “Bulldozer”, an AMD R10xx GPU, 4 USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-Ray drive, two ethernet ports, HDMI and optical audio output. Other sources also mention the PS4 being sold at about $400.

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Now I’m a bit skeptical about this, 4 CPUs just seem way too much, specially for a $400 system, and as videogames history has shown us, having more than one CPU can be a real pain for developers, meaning less quality games and less sales. On top of that the screenshot looks like a normal PC with a cheap ps3 controller hooked on it (is it even wireless?). That being said, sources close to Sony and companies already working on PS4 titles have allegedly confirmed that this is what the PS4 devkits look like.

Neogaf also provided an additional picture of the controller, where you can more clearly see the jack audio output.

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But lets just wait for Sony’s announcement the 20th of February. What do you think?

Sources: Destructoid, Neogaf

    1. SMOKE’s avatar

      How come everyone must be the first to reply here?!?
      I don’t get it

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      1. Kashin’s avatar

        He can’t reply to you right now, because he’s currently being swarmed by naked groupies who love guys who post first.

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      2. Death_489’s avatar

        Maybe he’s the one who write the articals.. lol

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    2. DS_Marine’s avatar

      And you got a good icon this time too :D

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  1. VivaLaVita’s avatar

    it looks like ouya controller with the track pad lol

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  2. solidsnake’s avatar

    hey, you hear about that meteor in russia????

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      think i made a wish .did not get to see it live… heard a dash came….

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      1. gunblade’s avatar

        think it will push the current arms race into orbiting asterrod torrents n more space then nucler would be shitthin to have satlilllies that can snipe u from a few thousand mile away but heard the russian 2013 metrite shower had large caslultys n structual damage..

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        1. GodDamnYourEnglish’s avatar

          imma need a bible to translate your shit

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  3. Jmqm’s avatar

    Pretty cool dual-shock controller btw. Definitely looks very attractive. (Also looks like it’s soft :3)

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  4. solidsnake’s avatar

    geez

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  5. Jmqm’s avatar

    Though I prefer the 1st one. The 2nd one was just too skinny.

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  6. solidsnake’s avatar

    You say that they are going to sell a Ps4 with 4 cpus in it for $400. I think that this devkit is made with completely different hardware that in turn is a mime of the real Ps4.
    Sony would not want to hand out the exact hardware as a devkit because they dont want it hacked. So what they end up doing is building a PC that has the same basic functionality and raw power of the Ps4 without giving developers the exact chipset or processor or bios or anything else that can be copied or hacked. When they ship the real Ps4, it will be locked down tight but still be able to run the games the developers made on their similar mimed hardware.
    Please disagree with me if I am sounding stupid for I cant really explain what I think I mean in real terms…

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      It would be very difficult and pointless for devs to work on a devkit that is not an exact copy of the real hardware. Historically devkits for Sony’s consoles have always had the exact same specs as the real consoles, but twice as much Ram to allow devs to focus on the gaming experience before focusing on optimization. (I am of course not talking of the design)

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    2. Miotepx’s avatar

      I agree with your statement, it actually makes much sense and seems to be correct. (It seems to be, though I’m not sure.)

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    3. gunblade’s avatar

      wana get a next gen dev kit guessing they got annaul fees n wat not ..still the sony one looks prety nice to opean up..

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  7. HerperOfManyDerps’s avatar

    I just hope the final design is a bit sexier. I like my Play Stations nice and sexy.

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    1. yoretro727’s avatar

      sexy like PSone LOL

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      1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

        or a 60GB Ps3, that’s the sexiest PS3 ever made

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  8. Criminal’s avatar

    Mmmm….It looks like a karaoke machine with a chinese knock-off controller…i doubt that’s what the ps4 would look like, because from the past Sony has put in a lot of effort for making their products “attractive” on the outside as well as the components inside.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      You misread. This is a dev environment, it has nothing to do with the design of the retail product.

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      1. gunblade’s avatar

        they made a mean case for the dev units dough looks like more of a lock box for like a nucler trigeer wish it was made of full titanium..controlers remind me of a psx controler i had look like a bomerang..so the bottom or under the controler has thouch pads that moniter my heart rate?.. does it have rumble pack realy miss the rumble..

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        1. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

          …what? Not sure what you mean by the rumble, it’s been around still. It went away for the PS3 launch for a short time, but that’s about it…

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  9. Tricky’s avatar

    I’d be more skeptical, but this seems pretty elaborate for a simple mock-up, especially with what looks like a Wii NDEV on top of the supposed PS4 kit.

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  10. One time’s avatar

    Shit’ll probably weight bout 40lbs…

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Haha, yeah, if the evolution of the weight of the playstation iterations keeps on the same trend :)

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  11. Kenster240’s avatar

    It seems that the controllers may have a USB cable at the end. It would be awesome if you could plug it into your computer and use it as a gamepad as well!

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    1. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

      I can do that with the DS3 :)

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  12. solidsnake’s avatar

    The blue light sensor looking thing coming from the top of the controller must be an iteration of the ps move controller.

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  13. azrayl’s avatar

    As Acid_Snake implies the PS4 is definetly going to cost more than 400$ with those specs. I mean c’mon try to build your own computer with parts to match the rumored specs of the PS4. Add a shiny new controller to the set and an operating system. Tadaaa there’s your 600$ computer.

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      guessing if anything the bundles will be around 500 they custume make there bothereboard so they dont realy pay all to much like say there graphic card are samlller n cost them less to make pc u can custume build but mainly based on the mother board think the price is also due to the ouya hope on that n the nividia controler…ooh on a litter note n all n think i donated jus about ten dallers prety nice hope it goes to a good couse all good … thaks a lot sony….

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    2. gunblade’s avatar

      os would be nice on the next gen consoles

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    3. gunblade’s avatar

      an even if u make the 600 daler pc u still mostliky is gooing to trow in the extra 250 to push the board

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      1. gunblade’s avatar

        running linux on my next heavy duty meachine windows 8 think it work more for tablet wish 8 did have so many miner system updates the taskbar n start menu no good unless u got like a touch screen moniter lucky if anything i probly get a gaming pc running 8…so working on getting two new pc..nice…

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  14. gunblade’s avatar

    look boos seee the controler jus got a touch pad no lcd?looks biger lighter iam guessing same buttons as the ps3 audio jack.usb. unit looks like got two usb guessing the ports by the usb r for the vita comez with thing comes with 8gigs and i want to triple the ram…nice core think it got the fx8150 or 80170 unless there saving power but 95 watts chips think microsoft would be pushing sumthing nice in there xbox 720..

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  15. gunblade’s avatar

    can i opean the can of bean of is it need for the berito cuz ive been wating a while for the psn to load nice one on that u did it cool new screen layout..thought sony jus updated there network n lucky i was able to get uno so iam good on the vita for now ,might get assassins agian as did not finsh the whole game yet…alog with a memory card i guess.

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      W@t was the date sony arested that guy fo the ps3 hack -hes prety nuts- think the date was a thing ..shity on that case..think the last team did it in five minutes….good job…jus saying…010…

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  16. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

    Gunblade loves talking to himself, and half the time, I don’t understand what he’s talking about, lol xD

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    1. poop’s avatar

      right im going through the comments n every time i cant understand i look at who posted and its floppin gunblade babbling but random shit lol

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  17. Fran’s avatar

    Its a 3D render… U.U

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  18. EIREXE’s avatar

    in the ps3 devkit the controllers can go wireless

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  19. d1ru’s avatar

    wololo, for whatever my credibility is to you, I work for FedEx customer service, and actually had Sony call and schedule a pickup for pallets of devkits, so i could reasonably confirm that this may be the devkits, and at the very least that they are out there.

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    1. d1ru’s avatar

      acid_snake i meant, my bad lol

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  20. svenn’s avatar

    I don’t think 4 CPU’s is much, but maybe there talking about a dual core with 2 threats each, resulting in “virtual” 4 CPU’s. As PS3 was already a good calculator, I assume the next version will also be a good calculator…

    Then again, it doesn’t really what juice a machine has, its the game-line-up and the software that makes it cool.

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  21. illLoGIQ’s avatar

    AMD’s Bulldozer was an all right CPU desktop wise i have a 6 core in my backup gaming PC. It could not compete with Intel which is what they were marketing as BUT with little to no effort and not really any bump in voltage these Bulldozer CPU’s could be overclock to 4.5ghz. What are they running these at? Also they are extremely cool (they don’t heat up like previous consoles, i.e RRD and YLOD).

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  22. big mike’s avatar

    Sony always loses money with their systems. The ps3 cost then 1,200. Each to make when it first came out..

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  23. Marshall’s avatar

    4-CPU as in a 4 socket motherboard? That just seems absurd. Those are such a pain in the ass to develop. Maybe they misunderstood and it’s a hyperthreaded quad-core chip?

    Or I dunno, maybe Sony is providing libraries/OS that does most of the heavy lifting with respect to the threading…

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