The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One pack 8GB of RAM, which seems to be enough to play most modern day games. However, with more and more PC games coming that ask for 12GB of memory, questions begin to arise over whether or not the PS4’s 8GB of memory will be enough in the coming years.
John Hable, a former Naughty Dog developer and the founder of Filmic Worlds, does think that it will be enough. In an interview with GamingBolt, Hable discussed how the PS3 and the Xbox 360 only had 512MB of memory, yet were still able to play fairly modern games.
In general, I would not worry about the consoles becoming outdated. Remember, the PS3 and Xbox 360 have only 512MB of RAM, but the PC versions of the same games usually require 2GB or more. On consoles you have more control over memory allocations. The 8GB of RAM in both the Xbox One and PS4 should be plenty for the remainder of this console generation.
Whether or not current-gen consoles will be able to even somewhat keep up with PC’s over the next few years remains to be seen. Do you think they will be able to?