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Sony: We pledge 10 years of PS4 support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Jun 2013 8:37 User comments (3)

Sony: We pledge 10 years of PS4 support

Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Computer Entertainment's first-party game boss, said during an interview this week that the company has pledged 10 years of support for the PS4.
The company expects the console will have as long of a lifespan as its predecessors, namely the PS2 and PS3.

"I would say the same or similar," says Yoshida, "because the PS4 has an incredible amount of RAM and I don't think any launch titles need that 8GB of RAM. So there's room for growth in both game content and system features".

One of those features, the oft-requested cross-game voice chat for the PS3, was never made available because system-level limitations made it impossible to launch. The PS4, however, can adapt and evolve. "In the middle of PS3 we really hit the limit with what we could do on the system side. We wanted to add the cross-game voice chat that many people asked us about, but we had no room in the system memory at all to add it. So the PS4's enlarged, very fast memory allows us in the future to improve and add more new features. And at the same time we are continuing to invest and add onto the online services so that, three years from now, the PS4 will be much, much better than PS4 this holiday - and that was the case on PS3 and PS Vita."

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3 user comments

116.6.2013 12:27

brilliant stuff

216.6.2013 14:10

No room in the system memory? If I recall, most PS3s have 16MB NOR and the rest of the firmware is on the HDD... That's enough space Sony.

316.6.2013 16:55

I pledge 5 years of my life. After that my PC takes over again.

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