Strong statements from a lead programmer discussing the power of PS4.
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As we near launch for the next-gen consoles, you will see developers start to come out more on how powerful each system is. RESOGUN developer Housemarque is one to make such statements and this time in reference to the Playstation 4. The infamous indie developer who has come out with games such as Dead Nation and Super Stardust Delta revealed some interesting things. Here is what Harry Krueger, Lead Programmer of RESOGUN had to say:
“We have worked on many platforms in the past. On development side the two are not all that different; only instead of hard-to-program SPUs that require assembly-level programming if you want to extract the full potential, we have compute shaders that are easy to program and most of the cumbersome scaffolding is now in the GPU hardware. One difference is that when things go wrong, PS3 GPU crashes but PS4 GPU hangs"
“As for power, anyone can look up the figures on paper. It is powerful enough to blow your pants off.”
There were some interesting things that Krueger revealed like how they will be using the touchpad on the DualShock 4.
“We will be using the touchpad, and not only to scroll menus. We can’t go into details now but we believe people are not expecting what’s coming.”
RESOGUN is expected to launch in North America on November 15th and in Europe on November 29th. Krueger had a bit more to say at Gamingbolt.