PlayStation 4

We’re suffering an uncharacteristic heat wave here in the UK at the moment, and that’s raised some questions about the PlayStation 4’s ability to efficiently cool itself. While the console has been lauded for its slender design, any kind of hardware hiccups could instantly undo all of the goodwill that the manufacturer’s built up over the past six months. Fortunately, lead architect Mark Cerny doesn’t foresee any issues.

“I think that it will be fine," the industry legend told Game Reactor International. "They know how to design the console so that it doesn't overheat. If you notice that the PS4 is smaller, it's because power consumption is less – simple as that."

While we trust the words of Cerny implicitly, we suspect that the weeks immediately after the console’s release will be somewhat nerve-racking for Sony’s engineers. The platform holder generally produces high-quality hardware, but there’s always a risk that something could go wrong – especially given the pressures associated with a major system launch. Keep everything crossed.