The long awaited unveil of Battlefield 4 may have been one major highlight of GDC 2013 so far, but you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that Sony has also decided to drop further information on the PS4. Perhaps more importantly, Sony has again reiterated the advantages of having 8GB of DDR5 RAM fitted inside the system this time around.
Sony’s showing at GDC 2013 was very much focused on the technical side of things, so they didn’t have any major new announcements regarding software – this will obviously come at E3 2013 which takes place in June. What they did reveal though is the fact that the 8GB DDR5 RAM is more efficient than many high-end PCs out on the market today.
Sony’s Chris Norton explained that using DDR5 RAM inside the PS4 will mean that the system will be able to produce a higher quality of games than some high-end systems that are only equipped with DRR3 based memory. He also mentioned again that the 64-bit x86 architecture will make it much more easier for developers to build games on, than what was previously possible on PS3.
In other areas, we also have heard at GDC, that users will be given the choice of using a real name as a PSN ID with additional options available for those wanting to link their PSN to their Facebook account. Users will also be able to hold down the share button on the DualShock4 controller to take a screenshot at any moment they like, with spectators able to comment whilst viewing at the same time.
While we want to see new PS4 games as most of you do, we think it’s great that Sony has taken to GDC to give another mini showing to explain a few more features of the system. You can read this article here for a full insight into some of the more technical areas of the system.
PC owners – are you now starting to warm towards the Sony PS4, considering the new setup with 8GB of DDR5 RAM?