Arkane Studios says PS4′s 8GB of RAM is “a joy”

Saturday, 9th March 2013 17:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dishonored developer Arkane Studios is rather pleased with PS4′s 8GB of GDDR5.

Speaking with Eurogamer at the BAFTA awards, with lead designer Christophe Carrier said this was “a joy,” to hear, as many times developers have to cut content to meet internal memory requirements.

“We need memory, you know? As a level designer we are struggling against memory every day,” he said. “We cut things, we remove things, we strip things, we split the levels, we remove NPCs from levels because there’s not enough memory.

“So knowing that memory is something that is going to be improved in the next generation of consoles: to us, it’s a joy. It’s something that we were waiting for. We were PC gamers at the beginning.

“We love PC games, and we had to make games on consoles. But the main problem was memory. The processors are good, but the memory, for our games, is the most important. So it’s great.”

Dishonored took top honors at the British Academy Games Awards Tuesday night with the award for Best Game.



  1. adge_uk

    Just a slight typo, but there isn’t 4GB of RAM is the PS3.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Max Payne

    PS3 didn’t have 4gb.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. adge_uk

    Also, I find it very humorous that many developers (like this dude and Carmack) are actively praising the PS4 architecture (based upon seeing it) and many internet commentators are actively dissing the PS3 architecture (based upon limited knowledge of it).

    Hmmmm, who do we trust? Skilled developers with hands on experience or l33thax00r who installed his own graphics card and put a new fan on his CPU… It’s a tough call.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Froseidon

    8gb is more than ample when it comes to it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Hcw87

    No, the PS3 has 512mb SHARED memory.


    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 &2 I am batting 10000 today. I’m going back to bed and let this stomach virus finish me off. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Okay, I am calm now. Just deleting it entirely.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. adge_uk

    Should have changed it to “as opposed to the 700 petagigblitterflopmaster 8000 in the PS3″.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 I like that better actually. :P

    #8 2 years ago
  9. xxJPRACERxx

    PS3 don’t have shared memory, the 360 do. PS3 is 256 MB RAM and 256 MB VRAM.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gajda

    PS3 can’t run cross-gaming chat due to the lack of memory.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    PS3 does not even have decent OS to begin with.

    PS3 is already a failure with 256 MB Of Ram and it’s OS is super heavy for PS3.

    Can’t imagine how developers were made porting something to the PS3 or making something Working there.

    My PC in 2003 had already 512 Mb Of ram and it was not really good. Lol

    Now, Sony is making a PC with PS4. Dumb idiots.

    #11 2 years ago

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