Avalanche Studios CTO Calls PS4 a PC Killer

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We've been hearing for years that smartphones and tablets are going to be the death of the PC. But if you ask some in the gaming community, the console could put the PC out to pasture.

It's no secret that many current gaming notebooks outperform the current generation of consoles. However, in a recent interview Linus Blomberg, CTO and Avalanche Studios cofounder, believes that the upcoming PlayStation 4 console could be a potential console killer. Although Sony hasn't revealed the full specs of its machine, Blomberg says 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."

In addition, Blomberg believes that Sony made the right decision using "off-the-shelf" components such as the 8-core x86 CPU, 8GB of GDDR memory and an enhanced GPU. The move allows Sony to make the "incremental improvements" necessary to sustain a long-cycle console.

As far as creating games for the PS4, Avalanche Studios is excited for the upcoming possibilities. “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." 

Via Gamespot

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  • My Laptop Says:

    my laptop has 12GB ram and a 3rd gen i7 (technically only 4 cores + hyperthreading makes it perform like 8 cores while using about 5% more power than a standard quad like AMD) but only a nvidia 640 mobile graphics card (2GB)

    so what's my incentive?

  • Kage Says:

    Ok, before all the PC elitists spam this page, the CTO is not saying it's going to kill OFF the PC. What he's saying is that it might kill YOUR PC, because it might not even HAVE 8GB of total RAM or half the number of CPU cores that the PS4 has.

    Developers are not going to pander to weak PCs for very long after the PS4 launch. If you want to keep up, you're going to have to procure some serious hardware, because the PS4 doesn't have an API overhead like the PC.

    Rigs with dual-core processors, DX10 graphics cards, and anything less than a bare minimum of 8GB of system RAM are going to get slaughtered soon. You got an AMD 8 core? You got an i7? You got a GTX670 or HD79xx? Do you have 16GB of RAM? DON'T WORRY.

  • Fred Says:

    What the heck does this clown know about anything?

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