It appears that Sony has stealthily unlocked the PlayStation 4’s seventh CPU core for developers. NeoGAF user, [email protected], spotted something interesting in the changelog of the recent FMOD (audio middleware) update, which shows that Sony updated its SDK to allow developers access to the seventh core.
Firelight Technologies FMOD Studio API
Detailed Revision History
17/11/15 1.07.03 – Studio API patch release (build 69975)
LowLevel API – When using System::recordStart the provided FMOD::Sound can now be any channel count, up/down mixing will be performed as necessary.
LowLevel API – Improved performance of convolution reverb effect when wet is 0 or input goes idle.
LowLevel API – PS4 – Added FMOD_THREAD_CORE6 to allow access to the newly unlocked 7th core.
Worth noting that Microsoft has already unlocked the seventh CPU core, with FMOD getting support for the seventh Xbox One core back in January this year.
Sony hasn’t officially confirmed anything yet, but we’ll update our readers when we have more information.