Like most of you who suffer from debilitating injuries from years of rough sports and motorcycle accidents, I too am a man in pain. A severe case of technolust has left me with a pain that few can understand, and with the Playstation 4 being sort of revealed this year, it’s starting to flare up all over again. Especially when I hear comments about how just how damn awesome it might be.
“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,” gushed Epic Games vice president Mark Rein to CVG.
Let’s not forget it has 16 times the memory we had in PlayStation 3 – that’s not insignificant. Knowing that every machine has that, we can do crazy, ridiculous stuff with that.
The other exciting thing is that when you think about Windows, even Windows for most people is tied to about 2GB of addressable memory space. This really opens up beyond what most PCs can do, because most PCs are running a 32-bit version of Windows. It’s like giving you the world’s best PC.
As for those other touted PS4 features, such as background downloads, Rein says that they’re “super convenient”.
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.
I’ve always said that the things in the next-generation that aren’t just brute force hardware are all about the service and simplicity of the experience – the things that make it as fun and easy to get a PS4 game as it is to get a game on your iPad.
And Rein has a point. In this day and age, it’s first-world infuriating to plop a game into your drive and be hit with an “update required” prompt, although that’s a problem that is more prevalent on a certain other console COUGH “PS3” COUGH!
Last Updated: April 3, 2013