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Rumor: PS3 RSX Driver in Development, May Arrive Soon

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239w ago - Update: Disane has also now [Register or Login to view links] a guide (below) on coding on the PS3 (GNU Tool-chain and CodeLite 2).

As recently hinted, a PS3 RSX driver is rumored to be in development and may arrive soon.

For those who are unfamiliar with it, you can check out PlayStation 3's RAM and RSX Explained as a start.

To recap briefly: In 2007, Glaurung and IronPeter hunted for 3D graphics access from homebrew/Linux (Other OS) on the PS3.

CNLohr shared a video of PS3 GPU Use in Linux, followed by a second video courtesy of fartist demonstrating PS3 RSX access.

In PS3 Firmware update 2.10 Sony blocked a potential RSX exploit that allowed full...
 

Rumor: MotorStorm 3 in Development, Playable PS3 Demo Leaked

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240w ago - Today tzare of [Register or Login to view links] has leaked a picture (below) of what appears to be a playable PS3 demo for MotorStorm 3 in development.

It wasn't long ago that MotorStorm 3 rumors first circulated when it was discovered that the URL address MotorStorm3.com redirected you to Sony's Web site, meaning MotorStorm fans now have another piece of evidence that it's currently being worked on.

In the picture, it appears as if an unknown PSN user is running a playable version of MotorStorm 3. Although the title of the game is missing a subtitle (Pacific Rift, Arctic Edge, etc.), many feel it is indeed legitimate.

To quote: "MotorStorm 3 is a possibility although it hasn't been officially announced by Sony. An E3 unveiling is possible but who knows maybe the game will be announced before E3."
 

BioWare: PS3 Development to be In-house from Now Onward

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257w ago - BioWare has revealed an aim to do all PS3 development in-house from now onward.

This news follows the good experience it had from working on the console version of Dragon Age: Origins for the PlayStation 3.

To quote: "We think it's one of the key platforms, obviously, so we're definitely going to be doing PS3," BioWare final boss Greg Zeschuk told [Register or Login to view links] when asked whether the studio would take control of PS3 development itself.

You know, I can't say anything about Mass Effect in that regard but you know, I can definitely say Dragon Age and other things we do will definitely be on PS3."
 

IBM Announces Cell Processor Development to be Phased Out

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258w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has now received clarification on this from IBM, to quote: "only one CPU development cycle is being 'halted' which is the successor to the current PowerXCell-8i cpu. IBM have said they are planning to work on other CPU's in the Cell Processor 'family'."

Today PlayStationUniversity.com (linked above) is reporting that IBM's Vice President David Turek [Register or Login to view links] that Cell processor development will be phased out.

Apparently the planned 32 SPE Cell processor will not be made, and their current PowerXCell 8i will be the company's last entrance in the technology.

To quote: "The Cell Processor was originally the brain child of 'The Father of PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi. It was later co-developed by Sony, IBM and Toshiba; making its way into the PlayStation 3, TV's and super computers.

So what does this mean for Sony and the PlayStation 4? Will this change with IBM pulling out of their own development?

Not necessarily. Sony can still hire IBM to create a Cell Processor for their next console, without IBM being involved in their own internal development outside of the...
 

OPM Hints That Uncharted 3 for PS3 is in Early Development

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260w ago - A few weeks ago Amy Hennig hinted that an Uncharted 3 PS3 game may be in the works.

Today the Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) has added credence to her interview hinting that the game is indeed in the early stages of development.

To quote: In the latest Official PlayStation Magazine (December 2009, UK version), in the latest 'The Big 10' section, the guys over at OPM have asked Uncharted 2 Multiplayer designer Justin Richmond 'How do you top Uncharted 2?'. The answer, well it seems to all-but confirm that early work has begun on the sequel;

"Haha! More of it." he said "The guys back at the office are already starting to look at optimising the engine, getting more stuff on screen - all the stuff that we've done in this project that we could do better with."
 
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