PS4/Xbox One 8GB Memory Is Not Optimal Situation For Devs – The Park Dev

Funcom's Joel Bylos believes it will "last because it has to."

Posted By | On 22nd, Jan. 2016

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8 GB has been a major talking point for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 since both consoles released. The Xbox One has 8 GB DDR3 RAM, of which 5 GB is for games, while the PS4 has 8 GB GDDR5 RAM. Much has been made about how this, along with other hardware in current gen consoles, would lead to better looking games. And for the most part it has.

However, Funcom creative director Joel Bylos, who is working on bringing The Park to current gen platforms, is a bit iffy on whether it will last for the next 5 odd years. “Hmmm, that’s a difficult question. It will last because it has to. Is it an optimal situation to put developers in? Absolutely not.

“And VR is coming – that’s going to come with hefty requirements. Who knows what will happen in the end? There are rumors that the PS4 VR has a separate box with unknown hardware inside. Maybe they’ve added a little extra hardware to help with the requirements.”

Considering the heavy system requirements for Oculus Rift, it certainly seems possible. But where does that leave non-VR titles in the coming years? Regardless, let us know your thoughts on the viability of RAM for both respective consoles in the coming years.


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