Sony's hype machine for the PS3 kicked into overdrive today at the Game Deveopers Conference in San Jose, California. Shinichi Okamoto, Sony's chief technical officer, revealed that development on the PlayStation 3 hardware is centering on the concept of distributed computing. This revolutionary idea means that processing duties would be handled by a legion of separate computers linked together to form a super-computer.
Okamoto's concept to use distributed computing for the PS3 will likely use a closed network that links all PS3s together with centralized processing hubs, boosting the performance 1000 times over that of the PlayStation 2. This dramatic shift in the very nature of console gaming will likely alter nearly every aspect of traditional game development. If this mind-bending news wasn't strange enough, Okamoto went on to say that "maybe the PlayStation 6 or 7 will be based on biotechnology."
Just.... wow..... :shock