Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios co-founder Linus Blomberg has spoken openly about his optimism for Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4, praising the hardware and saying it will "out-power most PCs for years to come."
"It's always very exciting with a new console cycle, for a number of reasons," said Blomberg in an interview with GamingBolt. "The consoles desperately need a boost since having been overtaken in terms of performance by PCs several years ago, and also losing market share to mobile platforms."
Speaking about Sony's intentions for the PlayStation 4, Blomberg said the device "will not only be a very powerful gaming machine from a hardware perspective, but it will also be a social tool and integrated marketplace more akin to the successful mobile devices."
"It's the best of all worlds in a way; great performance for demanding high-end gaming, good social ecosystem and connectivity, and integrated business marketplace. For Avalanche Studios as an open-world games developer this is super exciting and opens up many new opportunities."
Avalanche Studios has been frequently teasing at least one upcoming title with enigmatic screenshots, with many speculating that the developer is gearing up to formally unveil Just Cause 3.
Blomberg thinks PlayStation 4 is the right match for Avalanche Studios. "It's a perfect fit for the types of games we do, and we are confident that we'll bring open-world gaming to a whole new level because of it. I'm glad Sony decided to go with 8gb RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come."
Blomberg also speculates that Sony's decision to use off-the-shelf components "makes sense from a pricing and heating point of view, but it also means that Sony more easily can make incremental improvements of their system."
"If that's actually their plan I don't know, but it could help preventing the inevitable loss of market shares that the long console cycles entails."