With reports of Sony’s PlayStation 4 out-playing Microsoft’s Xbox One in terms of power, gamers ask the question: ‘will muilti-platform games play better on PS4 than the X1?’
According to DICE general manager and vice president Karl-Magnus Troedsson, who is currently heading up Battlefield 4, “more is always better.”
Game Informer recently asked Troedsson in an interview, “People have made a lot about the difference between the PlayStation 4 having 8GB of GDDR5 RAM versus the 5GB of DDR3 RAM allotted toward the gaming partition on the Xbox One. Do you see that as an advantage for the PlayStation 4, or is that overblown?”
Troedsson answered, “More memory or more CPU or GPU power – whatever kind of power we get out of a machine – more is always better, especially for the kind of games that we build.”
He added that though next-generation hardware is impressive, it won’t be long until they become dated.
“We have a long heritage of PC, and PC is a platform that has been scaled very well over the years. Naturally we’re very excited now seeing consoles that actually close in on what the PCs of today can do - even though it won’t take long before the PCs can do even more.”
Troedsson also spoke more on the idea of integrating peripheral devices like the Kinect, revealing that Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One will have some sort of motion control capability that he ensures will make sense.
As with Battlefield 3, it looks like PC is the way to go when Battlefield 4 drops this October 29, at least visually, but we’ll have to wait and see which becomes the preferred next-gen console to run this particular shooter later this year.