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Gamewire over next-gen gaming systems

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Gamewire heeft een artikeltje gepost over next-generation gaming systems, zoals de Dreamcast, Playstation 2 en natuurlijk onze eigen PC. Dit stukje over de zwaar overhype-te PSX2 is denk ik wel interessant:

Then we have the PSX2. Nothing is really certain about this system, not even the name. The whole thing seems like it was made to divert attention from DreamCast, and I bet Sony is really sweating their boots to push something final out the door. Its initial response was that of awe. With just basically some private shows and some chips slapped together, rumors spread like wild flowers. The specs on this thing are immensely high, and set it up to be 10x more powerful in polygon count then some of today's SGI workstations. Technology that is hardly even out of spec sheets is scheduled to be used on this baby. However the technology is so sophisticated it's hard to imagine Sony getting this thing out the door for less then 500 dollars (Recent rumors say it will cost $300. I'm not saying this can't happen but it is very unlikely), which is still cheap when you look at a SGI Workstation that is priced at a standard of about 10k. A bigger question then price is even if they can provide the hardware to pull this off. The emotion engine is being manufactured by Toshiba and uses a .18-micron. That is very hard to pull off and neither Toshiba nor Sony has done it before (Not even very many companies that do this for a living can say that they have done this before). There is bound to be a lot of problems in developing the amount of chips needed in the time provided. On top of all that Sony has plans to release this thing next year in both Japan and North America. By pure specs alone the PSX2 is going to be a system to watch and speculate about.

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13-08-1999 • 03:38

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