All due to competition.
There is often a misconception that developers gimp superior platform so that they can do justice to another platform which is less powerful. The PlayStation 4 has been mostly touted as a more powerful platform compared to the Xbox One, however this does not mean the system has better games than the latter. But that discussion is for another day.
In an interview with 10tons’ PR Coordinator and Producer, Jaakko Maaniemi, GamingBolt asked whether they see developers using the extra GDDR5 RAM and more GPU compute to churn better exclusive and multiplatform games on the PS4.
“Definitely, simply due to competition,” he said to GamingBolt. “Especially AAA titles will just need to start reaching for the boundaries and then pushing them, simply because some of them will do that and the rest can’t afford to stay far behind.”
Jaakko also spoke about their perspective for Crimsonland and how high end tablets are actually offering higher resolution than the PS4. “Our perspective is quite different, as we indeed target a very wide range of platforms, all the way down to mobile. High end mobile is very capable these days though, and the hardware is refreshed a couple of times a year.”
“I’m not sure if many people realize it, but resolutions far exceeding the 1080p PS4 is practically capable of are quite plentiful in mobile. High end tablets have 2560×1600 screens, for example. That’s a lot of pixels.”