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Epic Games VP on PS4: “It’s Like Giving You the World’s Best PC”

April 2, 2013 Written by Jonathan Leack

Once upon a time gaming PCs were too expensive, but 2013 is changing everything.

Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein is more excited for the PlayStation 4 than just about anyone else on the planet. While speaking to CVG he said:

It’s like giving you the world’s best PC. ‘We’re going to make it super convenient, we’re going to make it easy for you to get games on there, we’re going to start the games running while you’re downloading them and we’re going to perform your updates in the background.’ You’re not going to turn this thing off… you’re just going to sleep it and it’s going to come back on.

He added:

The kind of stuff that they announced that they’re doing, the level of convenience and things like that… they’re making a really perfect gaming PC.

Epic currently has no confirmed releases for the PS4, but its upcoming engine, Unreal Engine 4, supports the platform. Its new engine is already being used as the foundation for Fortnite, which is presently PC exclusive. But the PS4 makes ports much easier than the PS3 ever did, and if it sells as well as analysts are expecting, it’d be a mistake for Epic not to share Fortnite with PlayStation’s install-base.

Sony appears to have learned from the few costly mistakes it made last generation, and has turned around to make something that benefits developers and consumers alike. If PS4 is as good as it looks, Sony can devote its time to further improving its capabilities rather than trying to dig itself out of a hole like it did with the PS3.