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Avalanche: PS4 will 'out-power PCs for next few years'


on 11 March 2013

The developer behind the Just Cause series has heaped praise on Sony’s decision to include 8GB RAM in the PlayStation 4.

Speaking during an interview with GamingBolt, Avalanche Studios’ chief technical officer, Linus Bloomberg, said that PS4’s meaty innards will give it the edge over PCs for years to come.

“The consoles desperately need a boost since having been oveortaken in terms of performance by PCs several years ago, and also losing market share to mobile platforms,” he said.

“I’m glad Sony decided to go with 8GB RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come.”

Bloomberg also praised the social connectivity of Sony’s next-generation console, and says this functionality is ‘perfect’ for the type of games Avalanche makes.

“The PS4 will not only be a very powerful gaming machine from a hardware perspective, but it will also be a social tool and integrated marketplace more akin to the successful mobile devices,” said Bloomberg.

“It’s the best of all worlds in a way; great performance for demanding high-end gaming, good social ecosystem and connectivity, and integrated business marketplace.

“For Avalanche Studios as an open-world games developer this is super exciting and opens up many new opportunities. It’s a perfect fit for the types of games we do, and we are confident that we’ll bring open-world gaming to a whole new level because of it.”

PS4 is due out in holiday 2013.


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