Mark Cerny: They Know How To Design PS4 So It Won’t Overheat
Cerny talks about the hardware design of the upcoming console.
Sony took the wraps off its much anticipated Playstation 4 console this E3; the hardware design was met with general praise and good feedback, with players remarking how much it evoked the design of the Playstation 2 hardware design. Mark Cerny, the chief hardware architect behind Sony’s upcoming game console, spoke highly of the new design as well.
In an interview with GameReactor Spain (reported by GameReactor Europe), he spoke about the game console’s heat dissipation (the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 were both notorious for poor heat sinks, with the latter in particular suffering from a widespread RROD issue because of a heat buildup). Cerny had this to say: “I think it will be fine. They know how to design the console so it doesn’t overheat. If you notice that PlayStation 4 is smaller, it’s because power consumption is less; simple as that.”
Hopefully, the Playstation 4 will not suffer from the same heat related issues that the Xbox 360 suffered from.