A normal PC case housing the next PS4 development kit is reportedly on its way to developers, housing an AMD A10 APU as the base chip.
VG247 is running rumours of the machine from what it cites as “multiple sources”, indicating that a meeting was held last week with major publishers detailing the machine’s purpose: to run 1080p games at 60 frames per second in 3D “with no problems”, on a machine intended to run in both “today and tomorrow’s market”.
The development kits reportedly have either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, with a Blu-Ray drive, wi-fi, ethernet and of course HDMI out. The system is designed to allow seamless background downloading, switching between games and other apps, and an improved UI.
Sony is widely expected to announce the PS4′s final specs — currently codenamed ‘Orbis’ — shortly before or at E3 next year. According to sources, those specs should be finalised around January to give developers maximum lead time.