Sony may be giving developers more power with the PS4 system.
Additional CPU resources available in the PS4 may now be accessible to developers that previously weren’t that could increase the performance of future titles.
An investigation into the data that is behind the latest update details for the audio tool FMOD that was released earlier in November has been debated over on NeoGAF over a part of the code that reads “PS4–Added FMOD_THREAD_CORE6 to allow access to the newly unlocked 7th core.”
If this is correctly, it appears that Sony is now allowing game developers to access seven of the eight cores that are available in the PlayStation 4. Previously, two cores were restricted for use of the operations of the system.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unlocked a part of the Xbox One’s seventh core in order to increase performance for the console.
Many PlayStation 4 games already appear to have better performance on Sony’s console than Microsoft’s Xbox One, with numerous games clocking in at 1080p on the PS4 while running at 900p on the Xbox One, including Batman Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V, Project CARS and Evolve.
What do you think could come from additional power open to developers on the PS4?