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Epic's vice president has sung the praises of the PlayStation 4 and Sony's decision to switch to a more familiar architecture for the upcoming home console.
"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," Rein told CVG.
Rein was also impressed with the PS4's 8GB of memory and its convenience features like playing games while they are downloading and background updates. "It's like giving you the world's best PC," he said. "The kind of stuff that they announced that they're doing,
the level of convenience and things like that... they're making a really
perfect gaming PC."
Making the PS4 more friendly to developers with its x86-64 AMD CPU was something that the system's lead architect, Mark Cerny, says was a conscious choice.
Epic is currently working on Unreal Engine 4, which is being used for unnamed PlayStation 4 and other next-gen titles.
Rein also mentioned Microsoft and its next Xbox in the interview, noting that he expects it to be similarly powerful and developer/user-friendly as the PS4.
For CVG's full interview with Rein, click here.
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On the one hand, I'm glad Sony finally became developer-friendly.
On the other hand, the PS2 was unfriendly to developers and it's arguably the best console ever.
Don't think it really matters on the end. We've seen plenty of buggy, unplayable games on developer friendly platforms and polished gems on unfriendly.
And this is the dude that thinks the Wii U can't use Unreal Engine 4. Yeah, its scalable all the way to little little mobile friendly games. So, tell me another one?
I will definitely go PS4.
As a fallout/elder scrolls fan, this makes me very happy. This is the only thing i wanted to not switch to xbox next gen.
Sony's real smart with the PS4. That is product that is going to succeed in every level.
i need a price and a pic of what it really looks like
I know the ps4 is going to be awesome but come on now I think thats a little too much they just do this to get people hyped up its just there marketing strategies.
Let the console wars begin!!!!!!!!!
my first thought of the picture up top if it is ps4, "holy shyaitt" but i really think thats a cinematic tho of diablo 3.. sigh i havent it yet :\
but hearing this.. i have a 500gb ps3.. i hope they will bring our a bigger ps4 so its worth buying.. please sony.. let it be out soon, i guess now its the race for the consoles