Well, maybe the next PlayStation will have a Cell as the brains after all. Drive Heaven contacted IBM
and a spokesperson said that only one CPU development cycle has been halted. Plans for for other CPUs in the Cell processor family are still going on.
Contrary to what's been reported earlie
r, it might be that the PlayStation 4 will go on as planned with a new Cell processor. Since there's been so much hype around the Cell and how Sony has really pushed that part of the PlayStation 3 as a core piece of the console, it would have been a pretty big surprise if the Cell died a quick death. Now, it seems it will go on as planned with a new one for the next generation of consoles and other equipment in the future.