So, here's something to get PC gamers all riled up.
Mark Rein, vice president of Unreal Engine creator Epic Games, has hailed the PlayStation 4 for the crazy, ridiculous stuff” developers can do with it, even going so far as to say that it was like giving you the world's best PC.”
I think it's a very smart move on Sony's behalf to build this sort of enhanced PC architecture and then put so much in it. Let's not forget it has 16 times the memory we had in PlayStation 3 – that's not insignificant. Knowing that every machine has that, we can do crazy, ridiculous stuff with that,” he said in an interview with CVG.
Even Windows for most people is tied to about 2 GB of addressable memory space. This really opens up beyond what most PCs can do, because most PCs are running a 32-bit version of Windows. It's like giving you the world's best PC,” Rein added.
Rein also praised the convenience features that Sony has announced for the PS4, such as sharing and background downloads.
I've always said that the things in the next-generation that aren't just brute force hardware are all about the service and simplicity of the experience – the things that make it as fun and easy to get a PS4 game as it is to get a game on your iPad.”
It sure sounds like Epic has taken quite a liking to the PS4. Then again, the company also came out in support of the PlayStation Vita, lauding it for its developer-friendliness, and while Unreal Engine 3 does support the handheld, we're yet to see Epic release a Vita game.
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