During an interview with Game Informer, PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny revealed the decision of the PlayStation 4 receiving 8GB of GDDR5 RAM was decided at the very final meeting.
At first, it was going to only be limited to 4GB but Cerny knew that GDDR5 is far superior and made for the perfect system, he waited until the very final moment and came prepared.
Mark Cerny informed to Game Informer:
“On the decision to have 8GB of RAM…I’m supposed to look at the hardware and talk to the developers. I am not a business guy. There is an organization Andy runs, which is the business organization.
So you don’t want to speak up too soon. If you speak up too soon it’s like, “That’s a billion dollars we are talking about. Mark is good with the bits and the bytes but he doesn’t understand this whole business thing.” I very intentionally waited. They asked, “What do you think Mark?” I said, “Well, let’s get feedback from the developers.” I did not speak up until the very final meeting on the topic, and then I said, “I think we have to do this.”
Andrew House then stated:
“When he finally did get his opinion, he had a PowerPoint presentation prepared, a list of feedback from developers with reasoning behind this. He certainly made a case when he made his case. And it was a good one, and we were gravitating toward that decision.”
In the end, Cerny made the right decision for the team. We should all thank him for his input and delivering one powerful console for this current generation. Are you happy with the decision of 8GB of RAM? Let us know by simply leave a comment down below.