Epic Games Boss Calls the PS4 a “Really Perfect Gaming PC”
The boss of Epic Games, Mark Rein, is championing the PlayStation as a “really perfect gaming PC.”
Speaking in an interview with CVG, the developer praised Sony for its move to embrace PC architecture in their latest console. The move, he said, allowed Epic to do a lot more with the Unreal Engine 4 on the console.
“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,” said Rein. “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.”
Rein was enthusiastic about the new features set to grace the PlayStation 4, calling the background downloads and its ability to allow players to share their gameplay on-the-fly as “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,” he said.
“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.”