Additional RAM Unlocked For Devs Use [Playstation 3]


Interestingly Playstation University [yes there is one] have picked up on an interesting little fact. Well 70mb little that is.

SCEA’s Patrick Seybold confirmed to Joystiq that Sony upgraded the PS3 over the past few months to unlock additional 70mb of usable RAM for developers. This comes with the latest firmware. The Playstation University discovered this as they noticed the reduction in the system OS’s memory footprint, from 120MB to 50MB.

Seybold told Joystiq. “Since the launch of the PS3, we have been continuously making efforts to reinforce our support system to game developers, allowing them to express their creativity freely on the PS3. As part of this support for game development, the size of the PS3 OS memory footprint has been reduced through network update for the game developers.”

The added memory is not insignificant enough to make drastic changes to future PS3 games but it might allow extra effects resolution or dynamic lights or something.

Via [Joystiq]

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