Linus Blomberg, a leading technical officer at Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Studios, is seriously excited for the PlayStation 4. In an interview with GamingBolt, the employee praised the platform’s developer-friendly environment and the vision behind the console’s business model. He also had a few choice words reserved for the system’s surprise inclusion of 8GB RAM.
“The consoles desperately need a boost since having been overtaken in terms of performance by PCs several years ago, and also losing market share to mobile platforms,” he said. “I’m glad Sony decided to go with 8GB RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come.”
Blomberg’s presumably not talking about dedicated gaming rigs, but more average consumer-level machines. Regardless, he seemed particularly impressed with the system's underlying philosophy. “The PS4 will not only be a very powerful gaming machine from a hardware perspective, but it will also be a social tool and integrated marketplace more akin to the successful mobile devices,” he continued. “It’s the best of all worlds in a way; great performance for demanding high-end gaming, good social ecosystem and connectivity, and integrated business marketplace.”
He concluded: “For Avalanche Studios, as an open world games developer, this is super exciting and opens up many new opportunities. It’s a perfect fit for the types of games we do, and we are confident that we’ll bring open world gaming to a whole new level because of it.”
The Swedish studio is currently rumoured to be working on Just Cause 3 and a Mad Max game. It recently hinted that one of the two would be announced at E3 – presumably for the PS4. Do you agree with the developer’s thoughts on Sony's next generation system? Let us know in the comments section below.