Once again, Kotaku is at the forefront of anonymous rumours from "gaming industry sources" - and this one's a doozy. Following a rumour/leak/gaffe from financial magazine Forbes (who claimed that AMD will be making Sony's PS4 graphics card), Kotaku's insider report states that Sony will be ditching their 'Cell' processor in the next PlayStation... and won't use anything remotely like it.
If true, it's likely that the PS4 will boast a more PC-like architecture, which in turn will make it much easier to develop for. Especially since even Sony President Kaz Hirai was willing to acknowledge the Cell processor's awkward and obtuse design back in 2009.
"It's not easy to program for the PS3. I wouldn't say it's endless in terms of what the console can do, but we pack so much depth into our consoles that it takes a while for anybody, including first party studios, to really harness the power."
Whether this rumour is based in reality has yet to be ascertained... but it's an interesting idea that might see AMD playing a key role in more than just the GPU department.