It’s no secret the PlayStation 4 is based on PC hardware. Sony even calls the console a “supercharged PC”. It features a standard, x86 8-core CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a Radeon-based GPU.
According to developer Creative Assembly, creators of the upcoming Total War: Rome 2, the PlayStation 4 is even less of a console and more of a PC. Speaking to Eurogamer, Creative Assembly’s Dom Starr said that the PS4 is “an adapted PC”, when speaking about the PC’s demise in the gaming world. Starr said,
“PS4 seems to pretty much be an adapted PC just goes to show that the platform is strong and [we're] likely to not see the death of it any time soon.”
Developer reaction to the PlayStation 4 has been overwhelmingly positive. Sony built the console with developers in mind, and practically all of the console hardware is based on PC parts. It’s no coincidence the PS4 is called a “supercharged PC”, but we would call it a lot more than just an “adapted PC”.