Many game developers were unaware of the PS4's RAM increase
Originally Posted by Digital Foundry
Naughty Dog lead Engine and Graphics Programmer:
I can’t speak freely about PS4, but now that some specs have been made public, I can say that Sony made wise engineering choices.
Tiago Sousa [R&D Principal Graphics Programmer at Crytek. Worked on Far Cry, Crysis 1, 2 and 3 + all CryENGINE iterations]
Thanks for the great event in NY @playstation - Very pleased with the commitment to 8gb of GDDR5 memory. Other specs are beautiful too!
Stefan Boberg (Frostbite Technical Director)
8 GB unified mem as baseline for next tech iterations makes me very, very happy. Fun times coming ^_^
"Dev-friendly platforms FTW"
Rendering Architect at DICE working on Frostbite and future DICE/EA games
lots of memory is essential for both the CPU & GPU to create large & alive game worlds
If Killzone was running with 4gb gddr5. Well fuck. Great move by Sony providing they can shift the hardware come release. Developers seem very, very happy with this.
Epic co founder seemed very happy on Game Trailer's after show
Sony Rick Roll'd Devs. Devs were unaware of there being 8GB of GDDR5 RAM in the PS4.
The official specs are in for the PlayStation 4 and what we have is, by and large, confirmation of existing DigitalFoundry stories - with one outstanding, exciting exception. At the PlayStation Meeting yesterday, Sony revealed that its new console ships with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, not the 4GB we previously reported. It was a pleasant surprise not just for us, but also for many game developers out there working on PS4 titles now and completely unaware of the upgrade - a final flourish to the design seemingly added in at the last moment to make PlayStation 4 the most technologically advanced games console of the next gaming era.