Apparently the PS4 won’t overheat

Twisted Firestarter

We’ve heard previous rumours about the PlayStation 4 possible suffering from overheating and while all these rumours have been unsubstantiated the guys over at Dualshockers decided it was a good idea to approach a developer and ask them about the rumours.

The developer they decided to approach was Digital Extremes, the makers of Warframe who had the following to say

“We’ve been using a bunch of dev kits. They’ve been on almost all the time, sometimes even over night. They’ve always stayed cool, never even gotten warm so It has never suggested the threat of a problem. We have had no problems with any of the dev kits throughout development.”

Which is all good and well but then they continued on with (emphasis mine)

“As far as I know, the specs and cooling of the current dev kits are the same as the final retail consoles, and I never saw one getting any hotter than a PS3 or a Xbox 360. Our consoles never had problems of that sort, and if you’re talking about that picture with the red line, I never saw something like that.”

Now when talking about the stability of a console I would strongly recommend not bringing up the Xbox 360 as your shining example after the disaster that was the reliability of the initial Xbox 360’s.

So do I think that the PlayStation 4 has overheating issues?

Absolutely not, I played for hours on them in London and they were left on for 3 days non-stop and were absolutely cool to the touch at all times. This doesn’t really mean anything but if there was a known problem I’m sure Activision would have been told about it and would have taken measures to protect the consoles.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • That Dark Twit

    LOL @ the header image.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Prodigy FTW!

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        Indeed

      • Hammersteyn

        Twisted Firestarter

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      Yeah, lekker lolz

      • Unalighned John (JJ)

        When are you sending out the invitation for your Steam Machine party?

        • TiMsTeR1033

          PAH!

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            You may notice that I said “invitation” not invitations.
            Only I shall be there.

          • That Dark Twit

            Well played John. Well played.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Will be a far way from home young padawan… You sure wou wish to enter Snortoria alone….

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            I’m more afraid of my family that lives there than anyone else, so I should be fine.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Well good luck if you go…. Will be routing for you *cough* death to you *cough*

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            Oi!

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          I have to weed out the rabble. Bribes will be accepted

  • Deano

    Im a fire starter!

  • iAmWeasel

    Suspect the Warframe dev was referring to the more recent iterations of the Xbox 360.

    • DarthofZA

      I agree. They are silent and never get even slightly warm. When I was on leave for a week, I think mine was off for maybe 3-4 hours a day, if not less (I usually fell asleep watching netflix). Not once did it get warm. Modern cooling systems actually work now.

      • ToshZA

        I’ve had the same experience, except when (as mentioned above) I bricked my console in. All those game boxes. Meh. When I cleared a little space, no problems.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Wonder about the Xbones… If devs could say the same thing..

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Nope, the xbone OS rumour is even meatier than resolution gate!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        So apparently no issues… Seeing is believing.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      Deadly silent and cold to the touch. Just like the PS4

      • Hammersteyn

        Or my ex girlfriend

        • TiMsTeR1033

          She was a vampire…

        • Unalighned John (JJ)

          Oh snap

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Even at peak gameplay?

        • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

          yup.. well as peak as you get at the moment

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            I forgot. Which is your console of preference again Gav?
            Me not being a console gamer, but actually owning a PS that I never use, both have great appeal. (bring on the arguments)

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            I have all the current consoles.. I prefer the controller on the Xbox 360 so I go that way for any multi platforms.. I despise the Dualshock 3

          • TiMsTeR1033

            What about the dualshock 4?

          • ToshZA

            Its still not as good as the Xbox controller. Even the current one. Its a big step up, but it’s not there yet.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I suddenly wished I went to rAge to feel the controller.. Makes me want to lean towards a Xbox

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            The Xbox One controller is better for long term use in shooters… but can a controller being a bit better really be the selling point?

          • ToshZA

            Not just shooters. Pretty much any game, fighters, rpg’s etc. Its fairly universal.

            However, I think it’s not a major selling point. Its a great advantage, but I’d be able to live with a worse controller for a better console & games.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            What if made a way to use xbox controller on ps4…

          • ToshZA

            Then I’d sell it as a standalone product and make millions, if I were you.

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            That’s the thing. I’d never pick a console (if I was to buy one) on the basis of the controller, but I do think that all these little things add up in the end. Controller, exclusives and such. But to each his own. A lot of it is also personal preference.

          • Spathi

            And “better” being so subjective, especially for the next gen? Also, I think once the support for the touch pad begins to take off (like the map scrolling for AC IV), the PS controller may be “better”.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            YES!! Dude playing an uncomfy controller sucks! I never need breaks with Current Xbox 360 controller. has weight comfort, thumbs in exactly right place! Dualshock 3 felt terrible! Dual shock 4 will hopefully feel better to me..

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            It’s a huge improvement. The sticks still get uncomfortable after a few hours but the controller itself is great.

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            I have an Xbox 360 controller for my pc and I too cannot stand the Dualshock. But what of the next gen consoles? Or too soon to ask, seeing as the bone is yet to come?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            The thumbsticks feel natural on Xbox 360 controller

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            And the knobbies are concave, though I see they’ve done that on the new dualshock too.

          • ToshZA

            That’s the least of why it’s better. Its heavier, fits just perfectly, doesn’t get uncomfortable, you never have to strain, and I can game the whole weekend without any “nintendo thumbs”. Dualshock takes 2 – 3 hours before my hands need a break.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            hmmm, now I am very hesitant towards the dualshock 4! CRAP!

          • ToshZA

            No, don’t mistake me, the DS4 is vastly improved over the previous ones. My only long-term experience is with the previous DS controllers.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You got ps3 or xbox 360 at home?

          • ToshZA

            PS2, Xbox 360, and played plenty on friends’ PS3. There’s no difference between PS2 and PS3 in the controller – comfort-wise. As you can imagine, I only jam Xbox nowadays.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Why are you not playing GTA online!?!

          • ToshZA

            Because its GTA. I can’t imagine a more boring game. Its a very uncommon opinion to have, but I do find it boring.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! WHY!!! YOu mad man!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! WHY!!! YOu mad man!

          • ToshZA

            You’re meant to use a question mark when asking a question, such as “why?”. You can then of course follow it up with a singular exclamation mark, ie: “Why?!”. Also, multiple uses of exclamation marks are not grammatically correct. Even when going for emphasis.

            On a more serious note: I just don’t enjoy it. It gets so old so fast, it’s the same thing over and over and over. It reminds me (although only slightly) of CoD. Just the same thing. Yes, there’s tons to do. Yes, you get to be a bad ass criminal (or one of 3). But its boring.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            This is a forum… Not English class… I was shouting “why” Not asking well Sorta was..Dude i can’t believe you said reminds you of COD! It is nothing like COD

          • ToshZA

            That’s why I added the brackets. Its only the feeling that “I’ve done this all before” that is similar. But I load it up, and 15 minutes in I get that feeling. “I’ve done this before.” Why would I spend R700 for that feeling, when I can just reinstall another game for the same thing? I have plenty to choose from.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            It is not the same at all.. I played them all. Gta 5 is completely different to all the others. the world feels alive, Limited to your own creativity. Which mind you in the career you in, should not be the problem.

          • ToshZA

            So an open world sandbox game where you commit criminal acts and evade police, run over old grannies for their pension money, and solicit hookers is completely different to the other games where you commit criminal acts and evade police, run over old grannies for their pension money, and solicit hookers?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            It is so much more than that! The story is great, characters feel real. The missions are fun, refreshing and interesting. The things to see, do and play around with just adds life on a whole different level. Compare Gta V to older gta games and it is a head and shoulders above them completely.

          • ToshZA

            And the last GTA I enjoyed was GTA2. I’ve played the others. They all had that same feeling of meh. Been there, done that. No matter how big they got, how much more there was to do, or how real it feels or gets. Its still the same game – just with a shiny new coat. The numbers don’t lie, its a worldwide phenomenon, I just haven’t boarded that train.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You taking the wrong train!

          • ToshZA

            I like my destination. That’s all that matters. Even if the train is empty apart from that one creepy dude. Who happens to be me.

          • RinceandRepeat

            Yes. In this one you can’t steal their pension money:P But it is very different in it’s single player storyline (you can say all games do the same thing to a certain extent, shoot this person, drive here, do this mission) than any of the other GTAs).

          • RinceandRepeat

            And you know what Pratchett says about using more than one!!!?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            What?

          • RinceandRepeat

            You must be Insane :)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            That fits the bill perfectly!

          • RinceandRepeat

            My thoughts too bud ;)

          • ToshZA

            If its fine by Zuma, its fine by me.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!! :o

          • ToshZA

            No. I have a unique opinion, sure. But it’s still a valid one. Oh, and btw.

            Edit: Why did it post 3 images? Stupido

          • RinceandRepeat

            Your opinion is wrong. The Internet has decided ;)

          • ToshZA

            Please see above image. :D

          • RinceandRepeat

            ;)

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            The Internet knows best! :D

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Guess you really hungry!

          • ToshZA

            You have no idea how much I eat dude. Seriously. My first boss put it on my written reference even. “He’ll eat you out of house & home” was literally there on my reference.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            PREACH IT JIMMY!

          • melodicmizery

            believe me your better off not playing it, i found a bug in the single player that makes most the shops dissapear from the map leaving you nable to complete the game or even enjoy it. i posted the video and so far over 600+ people have had the same issue. when i wrote rockstar multiple support inquiries about it each of there responses had absolutely nothing to do with what i just mentioned. they would say something like the issue is resolved we are giving you 500k online money to fix your character from dissapearing online. im like wtf

          • TiMsTeR1033

            What is this bug?

          • melodicmizery

            its some stupid random glitch/bug/error in single player that makes all the icons dissapear and you cant use them, like the car mod shop will just dissapear from the map, itll be there but you cant go in it nor use it. also sometimes it makes even the clothing shops and stores unusable. it makes the game almost implayable and it still has not been fixed yet because rockstar only cares about online. all these stupid game companys say that adding online makes games sell a certain percentage more, thats why they almost never fix single player because online is there first priority

          • ToshZA

            Because its GTA. I can’t imagine a more boring game. Its a very uncommon opinion to have, but I do find it boring.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Since I prematurely stopped growing in 1998, the PS3 controller is fine for me! In fact, I prefer that it’s not weighty. The x360 controller is just too unwieldy for me.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You got small nana hands?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You got small nana hands?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Like Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones! I have a massive oversized head though… really annoying. :*( Can’t even buy a fedora….

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You a vertically challenged man?

          • ToshZA

            I stopped growing when I was 12. I still have clothes from when I was 11. That fit me. And the Xbox is way better for me. Are you a midget, by any chance? I was the biggest kid in primary school though. Then came high school.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            So you a short shit like me? lol

          • ToshZA

            Yes.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Perhaps I am taller!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Maybe… although it’s better to be close to the ground, tall folk have further to fall and they’re easy targets for snipers.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Well I am only 5ft 7 something soooo that shouldn’t be an issue for me..

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            5 foot 7? What the hell are you… A FREAKING GIANT?

          • ToshZA

            Doubt it. Shorty.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I like being short!

          • ToshZA

            :D

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Dude You know what women say about tall guys vs short guys… Make a loser sign. That’s tall, turn it other way, that is short.. So umm yeah Not a problem at all!

          • ToshZA

            Not if you date midgets I guess. I wouldn’t know, don’t have that problem. ;)

          • ToshZA

            I stopped growing when I was 12. I still have clothes from when I was 11. That fit me. And the Xbox is way better for me. Are you a midget, by any chance? I was the biggest kid in primary school though. Then came high school.

          • RinceandRepeat

            Ahhh, really? We know you are not real dammit!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            The bot has to add belief to its stories..

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Since I prematurely stopped growing in 1998, the PS3 controller is fine for me! In fact, I prefer that it’s not weighty. The x360 controller is just too unwieldy for me.

          • ToshZA

            PS2, Xbox 360, and played plenty on friends’ PS3. There’s no difference between PS2 and PS3 in the controller – comfort-wise. As you can imagine, I only jam Xbox nowadays.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            The best controller I’ve ever played has to be Gamecube one! Nothing comes close.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            That was a pretty awesome controller.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            That was a pretty awesome controller.

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            I see there are some mixed feelings about the Steam controller. I’ll probably have to spend some time on one before I decide to get that over the new Xbone controller for my pc.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            It looked tricky to learn… Held one briefly!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            It looked tricky to learn… Held one briefly!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            Have to agree on that. The Xbox controller feels much more natural in my hands

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            That’s what she said?

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            I wanted to say that, but hoped someone else would. Thank you.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            No problem, any time.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            No problem, any time.

  • Hammersteyn

    It should be fine as long as you don’t brick the console
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/awrA8Xy_460sa.gif

    • ToshZA

      AHAHAHA!

    • oVg

      olo

    • TiMsTeR1033

      hahahah LMAO!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      hahahah LMAO!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Yeah, never really thought this rumour had any legs, especially since the PS4 overheated in a sealed plastic/glass box.

    But any way guys, where’s the article on the xbone’s OS trouble? It’s strange that something that explosive and meaty hasn’t been covered yet.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      OS trouble? I haven’t heard anything about an OS problem?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        You haven’t? Neogaf’s been on fire about OS issues for the last two weeks ago. It followed resolution-gate. But, it seems the Gaf is on a completely different plane. They broke resolution-gate a week before it trickled down to the masses, and I suspect the OS issue will probably do the same.

        • Spathi

          Leave Gavin alone. He is busy compiling a detailed story about all the new GT6 cars, tracks and features revealed so far!

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            got an article about GT6 on the moon if that helps?

          • Spathi

            I miss Nick ;P

        • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

          I’m reading up about it now… seems to be totally bullshit though. No real backing and when I used the Xbone none of the things they say are a problem were apparent. Microsoft has also officially said it’s kak https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/394708616973803520

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            The Buttocks promised that there’s something even bigger on the horizon than resolution-gate. And, I’ve come to trust the Buttocks!

            By the way, I’m starting to suspect that CBOAT is actually Major Nelson.

          • Spathi

            Can’t be. CBOAT seems nice, the Major is a douche.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            That’s the best cover story. You’re real life persona is a dick, while your fake persona is a “darling”. A bit like me really, Banana Jim is the nicest guy you’ll ever chat to on skype – the real me hates everyone and everything, and lurks in the basement with his cats.

            It makes perfect sense.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            It would be a strange for Microsoft to admit that “Yes, our OS is broken, but we’re going to release this month any ways” – especially this close to a contested launch. I mean they didn’t even want to acknowledge the RROD issue until months afterwards, until it became impossible to deny it any longer.

            I’ll be very surprised if Mortimer is wrong on this one. He broke the resolution issue and the DRM issue – along with others (which the buttocks confirmed on both cases), so he has good sources.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          The OS is broken?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Apparently!

            It all boils down to MS being forced to do a 180 on the DRM, the OS is unfinished, which means it’s very unstable.

    • Hammersteyn

      You mean Windows?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Ho HO HO! :D

        • TiMsTeR1033

          SANTA? you look more scary this year….

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Creepy Banana Santa’s in the house, just waiting to split you in half!

          • Unalighned John (JJ)

            Don’t sit on his lap!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            It’s a trap!

    • TROLOLOL

      LAZYGAMER GOOD REPORTERS. NOT LIKE TROLL’S PEOPLE ON OTHER SITES.
      HERE THE READERS DON’T GET TROLLED, UNLESS THEMSELVES BE TROLLED.

    • Danly

      Do you understand the principles of responsible reporting? This is all going on hearsay. They have nothing to back up such claims and numerous people who have used the Xbone said it is fine. None reporting such OS problems.
      Why would they report on something like that? A stupid rumour in the console war.
      Yes, and article on the rumour could do, but you do well enough on here to make us aware of that.
      Not saying it is not true and if it is I am sure we will read about it when the time is right.

  • oVg

    Unless you update your console with the latest patch.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    I might be mad, but I really like this new feature of diqus showing when people are typing.

    • ToshZA

      It is actually cool. Totally off-topic for a base post (could’ve at least tried man) but I agree. :D

  • melodicmizery

    lol prodigys ghost. just so people know, ive had my ps3 since 2006 i leave it on sometimes 28 hours straight. its pretty much on nonstop i use it for everything and i game all damn day. but i also take care of mine. once a year i completely take it apart and do a dust cleaning. i also redo the thermal compound with arctic silver. my power source went out on it in 2008 but thats because i was using the switch in the back like a dummy. the reason ps3s got the ylod is because sony wasnt allowed to use lead in there soddering the chip to the motherboard. this cause the soddering to break when to hot on some of the old models. i doubt ps4 will have a problem. theyve had 6 years to fix this problem and we dont hear many of the slims breaking down nearly as much as the first gen

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Nice! I don’t go that far, but I do open it up and clean the insides with piramex. I do it for both the xbox and the PS3.

      • melodicmizery

        thats the main thing is just getting the dust out so thats good. but if you go all the way down to the fan you automatically seperate the thermal paste so its good to take the factory paste off and put on some good ol evenly applied arctic silver. if you dont go that far down to taking it apart then its not needed often. but i have pulled big globs of dust out of it the first time i did it

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Hectic!

    • HvR

      *soldering

  • fred

    xbox 1 more likely to over heat then the ps4!

    • wtfc

      Freddy boy, it’s “than” not “then”! How old are you? AND you’re talking utter crap!

      • wtfc

        Why are you using my name? Dude, for the love of whatever you believe in. STOP! If you are big enough to correct people you are big enough to come up with your own thing. Or if you like to troll let’s go.

  • ElimiNathan

    Beautiful

  • HvR

    All this means absolutely nothing.

    Overheating problems aren’t the whole unit getting hot (although that would be bad) it is a single component or part of a component developing heating problems overtime.

    For instance the one of main PS3 problems was the Nvidia GPU getting hot not beyond operational temps but enough to cause the BGA connections to expand and contract enough for them to crak causing the YLOD issues.

    we will only know if either the PS4 and XboxOne have a issue by this time next year.

  • Major FoxHoundR – what the fox

    WHY I WILL NEVER BUY A PAUPERSTATION 4 BECAUSE THEY OVERHEAT AND BREAK DOWN

    XBOX ONE FOR THE WIN

  • p

    Yes the video of the PS4 overheating and freezing does not exist…people just dreamed it up….its a computer generated cartoon, nothing to see here please move along

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  • Kilowatt76

    Hi, I have a launch day console and after 30 minutes of use the top of my PS4 is very warm and extremely hot air blows out of the back. The chances of them overheating I would say are possible.

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