Crytek asking for PS3 and 360 successors to feature 8GB of RAM

Crytek knows graphics, and it definitely knows tech. Their own series, Crysis, has been munching up PCs for the past few years, and, as we all know, Crysis 2 is currently sitting on top of both the PS3 and 360’s graphical offerings.

They want to take their visuals to the next level, but for that to be a reality they need the next gen systems to come around, and be vastly improved when they do. R&D principal graphics engineer Tiago Sousa has made a call for the next systems to offer as much as 16 times the RAM currently available on PS3 and 360. He told Digital Foundry: “My finger-pointing at Microsoft/Sony would really be on the memory side. It’s way too low, and the biggest crippling factor from a visual perspective.”

So, given that 360 and PS3 currently hold 512MB of RAM, how much would Sousa like? “I would really like to see next-gen console platforms with a minimum of 8GB.”

Ouch; tall order. We’re still a long ways off from any new Sony or Microsoft systems. Maybe they’ll live up to Crytek’s hopes.