- 29 Jun 2012
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So a one, two, three and.......The SixthAxis said:In a lengthy post over onGamasutra, PlayStation 4 systems architect Mark Cerny has described all sorts of technical bobbins. Bus speeds, GPU bottlenecks and “bypassing its own L1 and L2 caches.”
Exciting stuff I am sure you will agree, but not as exciting as this: news that will thankfully see the end to a billion ‘humourous’ comments on websites across the globe.
Mark describes a number of dedicated chips on the PS4 and says “by having the hardware dedicated unit for audio, that means we can support audio chat without the games needing to dedicate any significant resources to them.”
The PlayStation 3 does not have cross game chat because there was simply not enough resources for it. The PS4 seemingly has a dedicated chat chip, it has cross game chat built in!
What does this mean for me? Well my friend, the Xbox has had this feature for a while, and quite a dandy little feature it is too. Imagine for a moment, your currently spamming your smithing ability on Skyrim, whilst talking to Martok whilst he is playing the new Star Trek game. It really does make life easier in gaming, and I hope its as quick and easy as it is to initiate a conversation with someone on the 360 too. For all you random gamers like myself, you can quickly find out and discuss if someone wants a game or two of something whilst theyre on, or simply just shoot the breeze or whatever. Doesnt mention Parties (where a group of you can all talk whilst playing different games), but I dare say that could be a cert anyway, given that the PS4 has a dedicated chat chip.