PS4 has been very well received by the media and gamers alike, as Sony has sort to, and accomplished, the goal of painting the console as one that’s friendly to the gamer and built as a games machine first. And alas, everything Sony has shown proves that to be true — even down to the specs, with Fergal Gara, VP and managing director at Sony Computer Entertainment UK and Ireland, confidently stating that PS4 is “the most powerful console ever conceived”.
It was in an interview with TechRadar that Gara divulged this info, adding that although they’re ahead in numbers now, they plan to keep their heads down and race to the finish, recognizing that the console generation game isn’t a sprint.
The thing I’m most pleased about is the entire design principles about the PS4 are being focused around the gamer first. So how can we create a platform that’s great to develop for and easy to develop for, because that unleashes the creatives and if they can create the best experiences that’s going to lead to satisfaction for gamers.
But secondly to design a piece of technology like that it’s very easy to deliver one or the other, in particular I’m talking about the price and the performance trade off. It’s very hard to deliver both and for me the balance that’s been delivered across those two is outstanding. So it’s great to be going to market with what we believe is the most powerful gaming device ever conceived and certainly ever developed and at a price that feels very acceptable, certainly based on the pre-order volumes that we’re seeing.
We have the most uncompromised memory spec that we could pretty well dream up and if you talk to developers, if you talk to first party, third party developers, you’ll see that that opens up the possibilities for them and it’s about as high spec as they could have ever imagined, 8GB gives them huge headroom to continue developing fantastic games.
PS4 launches holiday season 2013. There’s a rumor claiming that an exact launch date will be revealed at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany this August. We’ll keep you posted.