Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4 in February but has only given the barest of hardware specs for its next generation console. Microsoft hasn't even announced the successor for the Xbox 360 game console, but there's been plenty of Internet leaks that allegedly go into detail about what will be inside the next Xbox.
But will the final hardware of the PS4 and the next Xbox end up being different than what's been presented in the Internet rumors? Computer and Video Games chatted with Patrick Bach, the executive producer for the Battlefield first person shooter series at Electronic Arts's DICE studio. He stated:
I don't know if anyone has the next-gen hardware to be honest - really. There are versions of it, but does anyone have the final hardware? Do we really know what the final hardware will be? There are specs and alpha hardware, but nobody knows exactly what it will be.
That's an interesting statement, and it seems to imply that both Sony and Microsoft could make hardware changes to their next-gen game consoles before they finally launch.
DICE and EA revealed Battlefield 4 earlier this week with a long 17 minute in-game trailer. The trailer shows pre-alpha footage for the Frostbite 3-based game and Bach says, "Without going into detail about what it could look like on a lower spec machine or a higher spec machine, we will have the scalability to bring the most out of any piece of hardware." The game is due out in the fall of 2013, around the time where both the PS4 and the rumored next Xbox are supposed to launch.
Source: Computer and Video Games