Epic Games’ Mark Rein calls Playstation 4 “the world’s best PC”

ReinIn an interview with CVG, Vice President of Epic Games Mark Rein compared the upcoming Playstation 4 to “a really perfect gaming PC,” based on Sony’s decision to use off-shelf hardware and expand memory limitations past current standards.

The Playstation 4 will have 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, according to PC Gamer, and it is that change that Rein suggests will allow video game developers more envelope to push at the launch date.

“When you think about Windows, even Windows for most people is tied to about 2GB of addressable memory space.” Rein said. “This really opens up beyond what most PC’s can do, because most PC’s are running a 32-bit version of Windows. It’s like giving you the world’s best PC.”

Rein also stated that the Playstation 4 will have 16 times the memory of the Playstation 3, a phenomenal leap from an already powerful machine.

Commenting on the next chapter for Microsoft’s Xbox, Rein said he was sure Microsoft will be doing something “along the lines” of the Playstation 4.

Patrick Rost has been with Gaming Trend since 2013. At first focused on sports coverage, Patrick has gone on to cover a wide range of games and other products for the website. Outside of Gaming Trend, Patrick writes and records music, grinds perpetually in Elder Scrolls Online (PS4), and lives day to day with his two dogs, Bob and Stella.

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