Carmack: Sony made wise engineering choices with PS4

Carmack: Sony made wise engineering choices with PS4
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

February 25th 2013 at 1:37AM

Id Software's technical director praises new console design

Graphics guru John Carmack has given the specs of the PS4 his blessing.

Though previously underwhelmed by the next-generation consoles, the id Software co-founder has taken a more positive tone now that the key specs have been revealed.

"I can’t speak freely about PS4, but now that some specs have been made public, I can say that Sony made wise engineering choices," he said over Twitter.

It remains to be seen whether Microsoft's new console will gain Carmack's approval, but it should be noted that Carmack's objections had little to do with computing power.

"Sony and Microsoft are going to fight over gigaflops and teraflops and GPUs and all this," he told Games Industry International. "In the end, it won't make that much difference." 

The PlayStation 4 specs were unveiled at an event in New York City last week. The console boasts eight x86-64 processors, a GPU capable of 1.84 teraflops, and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.