President of SCE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, speaking with Gamespot, revealed that the PS4 originally only had 4gb of RAM. The idea to double the RAM came from developer feedback and proved to be a smart business move for the Japanese giant.
“And because we chose expensive memory…we really liked the performance, but it’s pricey, right? So going to 8GB was a bit of a business decision,” said Yoshida. “But we were able to make that decision because of a lot of the feedback from developers.”
The PS4 is set to make its debut this November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.
In other news, Hideo Kojima revealed that a torture scene, which is featured in the latest Metal Gear Solid game, will not be playable. Following the controversial torture scene in Grand Theft Auto V, which is playable, Hideo was interviewed by Eurogamer concerning this topic.
“It’s something that needs to be done,” Kojima said. “As the expressiveness of video games goes up, if you want to go beyond that it’s not something you can avoid. Of course not all video games have to do this, and in my case it’s not something that I want to go through. If the violence will give new emotions that are important to the game, I want to put it in there, especially with this game where one of the main topics is revenge. I don’t want to walk around that.”
The scene in question is only a cut-scene in the game, a complete contrast between what GTAV contains.
Metal Gear Solid V is set to launch in 2014. Grand Theft Auto V is available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.