Recent rumours - and it must be said, speculation puffed into 'news' - about the death of the Cell processor that sits at the heart of PS3 and the PS4(!) have proved to be groundless according to IBM, which makes the damn things.PlaystationUniversity
stated, "It's has been confirmed that IBM will be pulling out of Cell development, with their current PowerXCell 8i to be the company?s last entrance in the technology", back on November 20th.
IBM doesn't appear to agree, with its spokesperson Ron Favali telling Kotaku
, "As long as we have a contract with Sony we will continue to manufacture Cell processors for use in the Sony PlayStation."
Not only that but, "the core technology of the Cell processor will continue to proliferate throughout the IBM product line", said IBM's vice president of deep computing, David Turek.
Still, it did enable some "PS4 Dead" stories to circulate... which must have been good for someone.