Sony PS4 hardware vs PC longevity from dev

By Alan Ng - Mar 11, 2013

We know that the PS4 is looking pretty impressive with 8GB of RAM, but just how do some of the developers that have previously built games for the PS3 feel about it? We have some interesting comments to share with you now from the co-founder of Avalanche Studios, who believes that his team are now in a very commanding position with regards to future game development on Sony’s new console.

Avalanche Studios have been responsible for previous games such as the Just Cause series and more recently, the Renegade Ops game which came out in 2011. Although nothing has been announced yet, it is highly likely that they are already working on games for the PS4 and their co-founder has boldly said that the Sony PS4 now has the hardware to ‘out power most PCs for years to come’.

Linus Blomberg has also said that the new PC-based architecture within the PS4 hardware will now make it much easier to perform incremental improvements via updates than what we saw with the PS3, which was notoriously difficult to develop on according to a lot of studios.

What we and probably most PC owners would like to hear though, is whether he was referring to the average consumer PC or a PC that has been specifically built for gaming purposes. While the PS4 may be equipped with exciting specs at the moment, there is always going to be a PC that has better hardware than the PS4 as long as consumers are willing to pay a stiff premium price for it.

8GB of RAM is obviously very good news for the PS4 compared to the PS3, but it’s also true that many PCs were running 8GBs of RAM years ago. If you are an intrigued PC owner with a specialist rig reading this, let us know your thoughts on the comments from Avalanche’s co-founder.

Would you be interested in picking up Just Cause 3 on next-gen consoles?

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