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.

Last Updated: February 27, 2013

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.

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