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It’s thanks to Knack that the PlayStation 4 has more RAM

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More Ram,say you?

A console may never have hardware that can equal a PC, but those devices sure as hell can utilise what they’ve been given in a far more efficient manner. Even if it had shipped with an original 4GB of Ram, chances are that the PlayStation 4 would have been home to some great games. But thanks to Knack, Sony doubled up on that specific component before they launched their home console.

Speaking to Inside Games (translated via DualShockers), Senior Producer Yosuke Watanabe, Outsourcing Manager Seiichiro Funayama, Game Director Takamitsu Ijima, Lead Artist Yoshiaki Yamaguchi and Lead Programmer Tsuyoshi Murakami spoke about how the development of Knack led to that bump upwards in RAM.

According to the team, they were asking Sony what the console specifics would be before launch, with Sony replying that they were settling in at 4GB of RAM. The Knack team asked Sony for more hardware, Sony acquiesced and thus was born a more powerful PS4 which could handle the mind-bending physics of Knack.

It’s just a shame that the game was so unfairly criticised upon release, as our resident narcoleptic and office doctor Geoff will gladly tell you how Knack was actually an old school blast from the past. Since it launched, the game has actually begun to develop a cult following, with other reviewers and gamers praising the style and charm of Knack. It is pretty much the ZombiU of the PlayStation, a Wii U game that was unfairly derided upon release a couple of years ago.

Knick Knack paddy whack, I didn’t mean to give that Irish slur a bone…

Last Updated: June 24, 2014

14 Comments

  1. Or you could just “click here” to download more RAM.
    *snigger

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 24, 2014 at 14:43

    More RAM is good for the soul & makes you more attractive to your preferred sex.

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  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 24, 2014 at 14:52

    I still think Knack was pretty awesome. Yeah, I know I’m in the minority, but it hit my nostalgic button, with a platformer that essentially paid homage to titles from the PSOne and PS2 days.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    June 24, 2014 at 14:57

    Thank heavens, imagine the XBOX One had more RAM 0_o

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    • Sith JJ

      June 24, 2014 at 15:05

      Don’t think that helps the 1080p issue though 😉

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 24, 2014 at 15:09

        True, oh well I’m sure the PS9 will get us there.

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 24, 2014 at 15:26

      The RAM is stored in the cloudzzzz

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    • ipeedonyou

      June 24, 2014 at 23:55

      If the Brobox One had more RAM it’d still suck. Being owned by Microsoft does that to things 🙂

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  5. Kensei Seraph

    June 24, 2014 at 15:00

    Darryn, if you are just giving away Xbones I’ll take one.
    I’m of Scottish descent and I don’t mind making slurs towards you.

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  6. FoxOneZA

    June 24, 2014 at 15:26

    Lies! the underlying OS uses 3-4gb of RAM #fact

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    • Bullshit Detector

      June 25, 2014 at 04:28

      Reference?

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    • fred

      June 25, 2014 at 10:25

      go home xbox fan ur drunk!

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