Sony’s upcoming console, the PS4, which has already had its pre-orders sold out shortly after it went live, does seem as though it is set to be a winner in its own right by the time it arrives on store shelves, virtual or otherwise. Do expect this holiday season to be a frenzied one for sure, as the crowds do anticipate a rather strong showing by the PS4 as well as its rival, the Xbox One. Well, we have uncovered one new thing about the Sony PS4 today – it will apparently limit game developers to just 4.5GB of its 8GB GDDR5 memory total, at least according to internal development documents that Sony showed off.
Why is this so, you ask? Well, a total of 3.5GB has been set aside for the PS4 operating system, similar to how the Xbox One has decided to cordon off 3GB of its system memory for the operating system itself. Apart from that, it seems that 1GB of “flexible memory” has been made available to game developers from the PS4 OS itself, where it could be used to help boost elements of the game in some way or another.