The PS4 is a 'gigantic leap for the industry'

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At the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, EA’s chief technical officer Rajat Taneja has called Sony’s PlayStation 4 a  "gigantic leap for the industry," saying that Sony’s next gen console offers "eight to ten times the power" of the current crop of consoles.

"We no longer have to constrain our games or ration computer graphics, memory or bandwidth," Taneja said.  "We can let the games really flourish; 1080p, 60 frames a second" on the newly announced PlayStation  giving gamers "a level of gameplay experience that is unprecedented."

"We are excited about Sony’s news and the launch of the next-gen of consoles. At EA, we have never been as prepared or more ready for the start of a new console."

They’re particularly happy that the system utilises standard PC architecture, allowing them to do things a little quicker.

"What used to take months in the past will now take days to do," he said.

EA’s also hinted about when Microsoft’s next console might be available for purchase.

During the conference, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said he assumed that Sony and Microsoft would be "more aligned in their timing" of console release – making the whole transition between generations a little easier for everybody.

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Last Updated: February 27, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • xxCoreGamerxx

    Blue Balls!

  • The Lying Dutchman

    The header is a fake. The shadows aren’t parallel AND the flag is waving in the wind… wind on the moon!!! I call conspiracy!!!

    • HvR

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      • Admiral Chief Erwin


        • Brady miaau

          4 (as at 16:19PM). why the lack of love?

          • Admiral Chief Erwin


    • Stanley Kubrick had a hand in this…

    • ALKi1234

      I want to go to the Moon ;(

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    All hail the PC, father to all!

    • Deon Steyn

      It’s sad that PC gamers feels the need to constantly remind everyone where gaming started and how superior their hardware is.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Its sad that people don’t get jokes.
        Each idiot downvoting proves that he/she/it cannot take a joke
        Oh look, some more.
        Guess that proves it

        • Brady miaau

          Um, PC rules, um, ok? Is that ok?

          But on a more serious note, PC and video game systems have never been closer, hardware wise. I think that can only benefit all.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Agreed, I’m all for gaming in general, but this console fanboi(s) is/are just proving my point.

          • Johan du Preez

            You are right that its becoming very similar because the consoles is becoming a PC more and more, notice that you have to install everything just like a PC soon you will have your ps5 and xbox whatever pc.

        • Deon Steyn

          I guess they are sick of the same jokes every time good news pops up about consoles.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            If they/you, are sick of it, then you must be sick of the truth.

          • Deon Steyn

            Everyone knows the truth. It will never change. You win. Sorry if I pissed on your battery.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Its cool, you must have had a bad day, apology accepted.
            Please note, that on Lazygamer, and in general, I joke a lot, its just the way I am.

          • Deon Steyn

            No worries 🙂

      • Brady miaau

        I am just sad

        Also, read this please, a stunning summary:

      • Willem Swanepoel

        boeta, jy kort handroom en ‘n boek met mooi prentjies en dan moet jy bietjie gaan stoom af blaas.

        Is al die console gamers so suur gat ?

        • Deon Steyn

          Well here is a child commenting obviously . By your recent comments I see you don’t like Sony and loving using the term fanboy, very mature.

          I play PC and PS3 but I don’t brag on the comments section every time they post a game that will not come to PC. In fact I lament it because a large part of the gaming community will miss out on say Metal Gear Rising for instance.

          Maybe ask your parents to proof read your comment next time, “afblaas” is one word genius.

          • Willem Swanepoel

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    • All hail the Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device

      • Admiral Chief Erwin


    • FoxOneZA

      Have an upvote sir

    • BeatzByChrisBrown

      Bloody Agent!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Is that your profile pic? 😛

        • Banana Jim

          Ah comeon, why are they posting pictures of me.. WE ALL WORK ON OUR PCs in our UNDIES!!

          What it;s JUST ME? DAMNIT!!

  • Eetcarr

    Dont this rubbish the previous post about EA and microsoft-tollie exclusivity?

  • FoxOneZA

    The PS4 may just leave even the fastest of fast PC’s behind simply because PC’s don’t have that much GDDR5 memory available to them. On the plus side though, games will have to be dumbed down for PC 😀

    • Johan du Preez

      Actually its not even as fast as a PC, Sony them self said that the ps4 is still slower than high end PC’s. If you are interested I can supply a link.

    • Willem Swanepoel

      DDR5 will not make PS4 superior … sorry BRUUUUUUU 😉

  • Johan du Preez

    ROFL I love how they punting the ps4 as next gen but its actually current gen graphics, the pc will move on from directx 11 very soon what will they call it then ?

    • Willem Swanepoel

      at least the graphics will look proper on the PC games now… you know all those lazy ass developers who want to do direct ports 😉

  • I heard this before – specifically when the PS3 came out. Also there were a couple of articles discussing the imminent death of PC gaming – I distinctly remember an article in NAG with corpse in morgue with the toe tag reading PC gaming. Guess what? hardware power alone doesn’t make a gigantic leap or revolution in the gaming industry (I doubt the developers today can use the PS3 to its full capacity) – its more about the actual games released on the platform – nobody will really remember the PS3 a couple of years from now – it will just be platform on which Nathan Drake and Little Big Planet first appeared. Oh and the PC still isn’t dead to gaming 😀

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