Attack of the Fanboy

PS4 power allows for crazy and ridiculous things, says Epic

by William Schwartz


When games finally start to arrive for the PlayStation 4, gamers will likely be seeing their fair share of Unreal Engine 4 based titles. Unreal Engine 4 is developed by Epic Games, so when Epic is happy about the decisions that Sony has made for their new system, it’s kind of a big deal.

In a recent interview with CVG, Epic’s Mark Rein tells the publication that Sony has made a bevy of wise choices with their new console. Among these wise decisions is the move to increase memory exponentially from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4.

It’s like giving you the world’s best PC.

“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… It’s like giving you the world’s best PC.”

Just how crazy can things get? We’ll likely find out just what developers plan to do with all this memory at E3 2013 in June. Back in February, Sony showcased a number of games at their reveal event for the console, but have since went dark. At the reveal we saw that a number of games on the platform will definitely have upgraded visuals, and an Unreal Engine demo saw some of the possibilities that the new hardware was capable of.

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