“The PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come.”

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Those are the words of Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios’ chief technical officer Linus Blomberg, who’s putting a lot of faith in Sony’s next console.

Speaking to GamingBolt, Blomberg said that PC’s have overtaken consoles – and that this new cycle is one that way overdue.

“The consoles desperately need a boost since having been overtaken in terms of performance by PCs several years ago, and also losing market share to mobile platforms,” he said. “I’m glad Sony decided to go with 8GB RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come.”

Now before you elitist members of the master race are up in arms, it’s probably worth noting that he’s probably quite correct. Most PCs are used for things like word processing and keeping secretaries busy with challenging tasks like Minesweeper, Freecell and Spider Solitaire.Though taking a look at the average gaming PC, Steam’s latest hardware survey shows that the most prevalent GPU is the Intel HD Graphics 3000; hardly bleeding edge stuff.

It’s not just about the specs though; the extra social layer is apparently good for something.

“The PS4 will not only be a very powerful gaming machine from a hardware perspective, but it will also be a social tool and integrated marketplace more akin to the successful mobile devices,” he said.

“It’s the best of all worlds in a way; great performance for demanding high-end gaming, good social ecosystem and connectivity, and integrated business marketplace.

“For Avalanche Studios as an open-world games developer this is super exciting and opens up many new opportunities. It’s a perfect fit for the types of games we do, and we are confident that we’ll bring open-world gaming to a whole new level because of it.”

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Geoffrey Tim

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.

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