Sony Working On Optimizing PS4’s Performance, Implementing New PlayStation Technologies

Sony is working on new technologies for integration with popular middleware tools and engines.

Posted By | On 10th, May. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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If a recent job listing is anything to go by Sony are currently working around the clock for improving the PlayStation 4 and other PlayStation platforms, whilst implementing new technologies. Sony PlayStation is currently looking for a candidate that has in-depth knowledge of several middleware tools and engines. The candidate needs to have an understanding how Bullet Physics Engine, CRI Middle-ware, CryENGINE, FMod and other tools/engines work. In short Sony are looking for a tech heavy weight who is ultimately a jack of all trades.

Furthermore, the candidate needs to have skills in code efficiency and performance optimization, which is a clear giveaway that Sony might be working on improving its custom API, the PSSL [PlayStation Shader Language]. The candidate also needs to integrate support for new PlayStation technologies as well as implementing it in a variety of in-house and 3rd party middle-ware.

It’s interesting that the word new is being used here. Is it possible that Sony are working on a new technology that is not public yet? Or it might very well be a developer specific thing. Your guess is as good as mine. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned for more news and updates.

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  • ps4lol

    Sony can’t be hiring new people, they’re broke and have no money and they’re going bankrupt next week! A microsoft fanboy told me so!

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      xbots have had them bankrupt since November of last year, you’d think them morons would be used to being wrong by now.

    • Michael Norris

      Sony was dead in 07 haven’t you heard?

    • RiTCHiE

      Thats why ms is considering to sell the xbox devision LOL

    • Jason Mounce

      @ps4lol:disqus You must be talking about people like Dakan and all like-minded individuals like himself who craw the same thing over and over. Lol

  • me3x12

    Sony is scared of DX12

    • TomaszSzkudlarek

      If yes, then it’s good … for Sony, because if MS would be in their situation (with consoles – sales i mean), then it would do literally NOTHING.

    • Sticky Notes

      No off course not, but they understand the hype behind it and want to ensure that they are contintuing to provide the top level of performance on consoles.

    • ps4lol

      Ridiculous fanboy delusions. Both MS and Sony are improving their console software, it’s a NORMAL part of modern console development.

      Both Sony and MS have world class coders that will extract every bit of performance out of their consoles with their drivers/APIs/SDKs. The difference is PS4 simply has more powerful hardware to work with, so it will always stay ahead in graphics performance.

      Every console has a power budget that can be put towards resolution, framerate, or visual effects. PS4 has a higher total budget than Xbox. Therefore Forza 5 would run better on PS4, and Driveclub would run worse on Xbox.

    • XboxGamer33

      Are you sure you’re not extreme derp? And Forza on PS4 wouldn’t have drivatars so I prefer not… Besides Drive club is at 30fps to push visuals… Are you sure it would run worse?

    • $0N¥ PauperStation = DEAD

      He’s just extreme pauper. Which means low education, low income and lowlife.

    • Sticky Notes

      There is something seriously wrong with you.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      The definition of pauper has nothing to do with a persons level of education, thanks for proving to everyone what a true idiot you really are.

    • Guest

      And the Failbox is just a cheap POS. That cheap a$$ stingy MS skimped out on. And now all you lowlife, ret*rded xbots have to pay for it. Enjoy your unpowerful POS system.

    • Guest

      And you’re just extremely stupid. Why would anybody want to buy an inferior product for more money unless you’re a fanboy. Oh and btw, you Brits sound mad stupid using words like “pauper”, it sound stupid and is not even remotely cool. Unfortunately you fools seem to think it is. Makes your country look very unhip

    • RJ

      I lolled at this

      Xtreme Derp is all over the place trolling and placing negative comments

      As for feedback on the comment

      Can anyone here understand why the iPhone/iPad etc have a lower Dual core CPU clock rate, less GPU cores, less memory

      yet still outperforms android devices in benchmarks that have quad core high clock speed, more GPU cores and memory?

      The answer is software

    • Guest

      And the fact is when it comes to software. MS’s software is sh*t! Their SDk is sh*t! their drivers are sh*t. DX11.2 is sh*t on the X1, Their OS is sh*t. And the same is true for everything theyve done lately, Windows 8, Windows Phone. All sh*t. All their multiplatform games are sh*t in comparison to the PS4 versions. Their exclusives are underperforming (less than 1080 and often 720p) unimpressive (sh*tty framerates) games. Only you dumb xbots think otherwise.

    • XboxGamer33

      Windows 8 sold over 200 million copies so far… Sony is closing their divisions down. Windows phone entered the business how many years late? I also love how you’re comparing launch titles to those of now, there are more 1080 and 900p games then 720p games, but being a fangirl you prolly wouldn’t know that. Use Dx11 a 5 year old api… Looks good on you as well.Finally the Xbox OS allows for 5GBs to developers, PS4 only 4.5GB
      http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/02/how-infamous-second-son-used-the-ps4s-8-4-5-gb-of-ram-cpu-and-gpu-compute-to-make-our-jaws-drop/
      It will also allow the windows app store to be used on the XOne… Something the PS4 will never have http://www.dailytech.com/Confirmed+Windows+81+Apps+Will+Run+on+Xbox+One/article33581.htm

      Also the OS will allow PC ports to run on Xbox One extremely easily
      http://gamingbolt.com/xbox-one-os-architecture-explained-is-essentially-windows-8

      You can talk software, when PS4 can suspend/resume like the Xbox or run two apps simultaneously

    • Andy

      Ps4 can run 2 apps at any one time.. It can even suspend a bluray while you play a game.

    • Guest

      Sony has MS beat in absolutely every department. Software and hardware, MS is f#cked!

    • Michael Norris

      Sony makes great software as well.Their first party studios are some of the most talented programmers in the world.Sony is no slouch in software development,Ps3 was a complete mess at the beginning.

      Sony’s Ice team made up some awesome tools to leverage the strengths of CELL.The fact both Ps4/Xbone use the same hardware vender means it’s more of a spec race and Sony has the better specs.I don’t ever see Xbone outclassing Ps4 on deferred rendering game engines.Xbone is still bandwidth starved,Esram efficiency will improve over time but it will be limited by 32mb.Tiled rendering will help, but I don’t see 3rd party studios using that technique unless it’s easy and costs the same as normal development.

      MS had to overclock the Cpu to kinda make up the fact that 2% of it is uses by the OS and we don’t know how many CPU cycles it’s using to run that 3 tier OS.

    • Guest

      Of course it would run better on PS4. There’s no doubt about it, period.

    • XboxGamer33

      I will only believe that if it was a launch title that pushed 60fps… With 30fps I don’t care what you say about 60fps because none of your exclusive racers push that.. Besides you still won’t have drivatars or something along those lines.. So yeah

    • datdude

      Drivatars? Is this guy for real? LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! This poor soul is one of those unfortunates who buys into any garbage hype he’s sold, no matter how ridiculous it is. Unreal.

    • XboxGamer33

      Well I guess you’re 13 years old… I would rather have a multiplayer experience on my single player versus the words most retarded AI since Mario in Infamous… Are you kidding me? Have fun with your 50 cars dude..

    • datdude

      Sure guy. This is one of those bozos defending Titanfall’s bots that are as dumb as rocks, with 6v6 and no destruction in the environment and calling that great clouuuddzzzz technology. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! All hail dumb bots!!!! What a sheep!!!!

    • XboxGamer33

      Only retards think that Titanfall bots should have ungodly aim assist and environments should be destructible.

      There’s a reason why the bots suck and that is because noobs would literally get nothing. Killing bots actually helps the team out in some way, now if the players are really good and the bots are godly, you would have people getting 30 deaths with no kills. Now tell me how much fun it is getting a kill death ration of 0…

      As for the destructible environments, it simply is unfair to players to have titans stomping around destroying any form of cover for players. Until the very end where you have nothing for players to hide behind and the team with all the titans is destroying the enemies without anywhere to hide.

      You never played Titanfall so you don’t know anything about balance.. But keep being a fanboy

    • datdude

      When you have to defend sh*tty AI and no destruction in the environment for a new gen title as a way to prove to yourself dat clooouuuddd actually offers a benefit, you’ve lost the argument. So the cloud provides crap AI and no destruction. Got it. It’s great, way to go cloouuuddzzzz. What an advance in gameplay. Good luck with that.

    • Michael Norris

      Oh wow really? been drinking waaay to much of that MS Koolaid.Also Drive club looks way better than Forza 5.I wonder how Forza 5 was 60fps….

    • XboxGamer33

      Yeah let’s compare a launch title, that runs at 60fps, using MS terrible launch SDKs. Too a game that was delayed twice, that runs at 30fps, and just had one of the quickest DRM reversals in history… If I’m drinking MS koolaid, you must be drinking Sony’s fountain

    • Guest

      “Yeah let’s compare a launch title, that runs at 60fps, using MS terrible launch SDKs”
      But i thought MS had the best software? And were the best in the world. So why are they getting beat by Sony’s launch SDKs? Excuses, excuses, excuses. Just face it, the X1 is a pig, and MS sucks, all their software has suck bigtime of lately. They just aint got it no more. Way more people like and prefer Android and iOS to Windows nowadays and there’s a reason for that. And you’re drinking out of the reservoir.

    • Reddz Foxx

      I’m taking that as a compliment to the xbox one and MS.

      But Forza is a first party studio and has a game engine that makes good use out of the Xbox one hardware so if it were even possible to use the Forza 5 disc and put it in your PS4 it wouldnt better because they tailor made it for specific hardware & API and its tuned for that hardware. Driveclub on the other hand saying in a dream land you could use which ever disc for which ever console would run like most 3rd party developers software and yes run worse because it wasn’t in anyway shape or form conformed to the API or hardware.

      Unfortunately these aren’t PC’s which have a generic mobo CPU GPU setup and performance cannot be measured via any title that exists on both currently. I would say in a year or 2 you could compare them frame by frame and by resolution but until developers are using decent engines on both systems ” aint nobody got time for that”. And I say a year or 2 as by then there “should” be 3rd parties using modified engines to correctly use the hardware on the xbox one in line with the announcement about the holidays 2015. Which everyone assumes Christmas 2015.

    • Guest

      More fantasies and excuses. The X1 is garbage. And its architecture is garbage. MS was so busy worrying about including that worthless piece of junk Kinect and skimpng where ever they could. What kind of moronic moron, would use a low end chip like the 7790? Its a straight up low end part. At least Sony used a mid to highend range chip. 7850-7870 (its definitely better than a 7850). You keep wishing and hoping, in the meanwhile the PS4 will continue getting the superior versions of multiplats and superior exclusives.

    • momo

      Dumb dumbs get a com if you whant a gaming machine

    • Reddz Foxx

      You mad because X1 can make 1080p games with a less powerful GPU? I sense that takes away the greatness of the power of the PS4 because something with less GPU HP can meet the same benchmark…. Bro when your ready to come off your soapbox and discuss “GAMES” and quit being hung up on fanboy topics and trolling for lulz. We will talk but right now I dont feed the trolls. Okay I did a little … so sue me.

    • Guest

      i dont think there is anything great about the PS4. I just think the X1 is a even bigger piece of crap! And only sorry fanboy losers like you cant see that. And have to resorts to all sorts of lies and deception to convince yourselves of otherwise. You’re literally bragging about the X1 having a weaker GPU? are you stupid or something? And all that means is that the PS4 is capable of even better graphics and we see that every time with the multiplats, where the PS4 ver. often have higher res and better framerates. But you xbots are to blinded and stupid by your own fanboyism to see it. Its pathetic really. Sad bunch of loyalist nerds.

    • Guest

      Making good use of X1’s hardware? So in other words, the X1’s hardware is so weak that you have to resort to alls sort of downgrading tricks to get it run at 1080/60fps. Does Forza 5 even have better graphics than GT5-6?

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Sony is scared of an API update that we wont even see until the end of 2015? Nah DX12 will have about as much of an effect as the cloud did or titanfail did to help Microsoft, that being zero effect at all.

    • Michael Norris

      Hardware makers always improve there Api’s.This has more to do with optimizations.Also i find it funny how Xbots believe DX12 is the second coming of Christ.Every console made uses razor thin Api’s to get the most out of that hardware,DX12 Tiled resources will be a 1st party thing 3rd parties won’t spend the extra money to outfit there games to use it.Pc/Ps4 play along quite well together the fact that Ps4 uses Open GL4.4 will only mean updates will happen much quicker and easier.

      Sony does not need to depend on Esram to give Ps4 a bandwidth improvement.At it’s peak Esram has around the same bandwidth but has 5.4gb’s less Vram then Ps4 has.DDR3 is bad for graphics and the CPU latency on GDDR5 is negligible at best Infamous SS/The Order 1886/Uncharted/Drive Club/Gran Tursimo 7/Gurilla games RPG will wipe the floor with any Xbone title.

      I just wished Xbots would get over the fact they overpaid for that console.If you are a non fanboy more power to you.I might get a Xbone one day,right now I don’t care iplay FFXIV,Infamous SS,Killzone MP and TR DE.That is enough for me until Watch dogs.

  • ShawnDWalker

    The candidate needs to have an understanding how Bullet Physics Engine, CRI Middle-ware, CryENGINE, FMod and other tools/engines work. In short Sony are looking for a tech heavy weight who is ultimately a jack of all trades. http://num.to/904.970.893.852

  • FllyZr4

    The saying goes… “Jack of all trades, master of none.” It´s a game machine… dont make the same mistake you did with the PS3 Sony… Keep the good thing you have going…”if its not broken….

    As far as the console sales, like the previous generation it will even out more as time goes by. Most likely close to tie out or end with PS4 slight edge but meaningless. Both are still pretty well off… but outside the USA Xbox doesn’t have much of a chance since it was catered and built thinking about the USA TV structure distribution structure (maybe a bit too much focus on the non-gaming aspects of it – same mistakes as Sony on PS3 when it came out ? ) .

    I find it really odd how many few countries it has launched… missed opportunity.

  • You are flat out wrong

    More fake job adverts from $on¥ more pr bs for the ponys. You fanboys crack me up I tell story’s about you.

    • ps4lol

      Get help for your brain disease.

    • $0N¥ PauperStation = DEAD

      Get help with your pauperism, pauper.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      A pauper is a very poor person by its very definition a pauper couldn’t afford a $400 games system plus the cost of games, not surprisingly an idiot like you is incorrectly using a word you dont truly understand, not surprisingly because you and the rest of your xbot buddies dont have enough brains to understand very simple concepts.

    • datdude

      Paupers > pussbots. Case opened, case closed.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Does the story end with you telling everybody what a ginormous idiot you are?

  • $0N¥ PauperStation = DEAD

    LOLing hard at this. The company that brought you the NOTwork hack is bringing new technologies. Don’t make me laugh. $0N¥=lies, overhype and underdeliver.

    • TristanPR77

      You are a perfect example of how low a human being can get.

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  • Anon

    You can go on to the websites of nearly every single developer in the industry and see job openings. Why does it always have to be news? It isn’t!

  • Jose David Yacaman

    Its for the VR and ps4 connectivity, a 1 to 1 comnection is being worked on, so far so good, but not at the move standard.
    Lightbar is being tested at different readings, also a glove like item is being tested.

    • Jose David Yacaman

      thats what i saw in my dream anyway, also Iwata is working on a new phone. Called wii p. it will be the only phone in the market with mario cart and other classics like metroid. It will connect with the tablet. and if u pre-order now u can get ur. own wii balls.
      So go play with ur wii everyone.

  • jacksjus

    Well there goes the theory that Sony would lie down while the X1 catches up.

  • Dracule Mihawk

    I see these articles and laugh as I benchmark games on my PC, HAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Not sure why you’d bother its pretty much a given that PC is more powerful then consoles, but if this is all it takes to make you laugh maybe you need to get out more.


 

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