Tetsuya Nomura Thinks the PS4 is “Too Much”; 8 GB RAM Will Help Considerably with Kingdom Hearts III

Sony Computer Entertainment published a new interview with Director Tetsuya Nomura about Kingdom Hearts III, as part of the “Conversations with Creators” series.

During the interview Nomura was asked what he thought of the PS4, and his answer was quite funny and interesting at the same time:

I thought “That’s too much” (laughs)

The expression he used is “yari sugida na”, which means exactly that. He continued by explaining that the console offers a lot of possibilities in the things you can do, but it’s also a challenge, as developers will have to decide what they can use and what they can’t, and expectations are increased.

He also mentioned that the PS4’s sizable RAM “helps a lot” because thanks to it the world can be made as seamless as possible and more data can be permanently resident in the memory. The number of actions, animations and effects can be increased.

The power of the PS4 also increases the ability to make full use of a considerable variety of actions in wide areas, and to fight a large number of enemies.

The use of the features of the DualShock 4 hasn’t been decided yet, but Nomura would like to use the touchpad in some way. He’s also considering the use of external devices as companions, like the PS Vita and tablets, but nothing has been finalized on that yet, as development is still at a rather early stage.

You can check out the full interview just below and a detailed summary of the whole Q&A here. If you still didn’t watch it, you can also enjoy the full gameplay trailer of Kingdom Hearts III released yesterday.

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  • RealityCheck2013

    PS4 = “too much…of AWESOMENESS” 😛 😛 😛 + Not all of the 8GB can be used tho??? Because some is used for the PS4 UI i think??? Oh well not long to go 😛

  • TristanPR77

    Interesting that every developer asked about the PS4 has always give praise over praise but on the other side of the coin the x1 had received a lot of negative feedback.

    • Yeah but a lot of that negative feedback is from people not even interested in buying the system. Certain overzealous PS4 fans and news outlets make it their daily goal to disparage the XB1 in some way or other.

      • J.j. Barrington

        Even if you put aside the assertion that it’s only people who hate the XB1, there’s still a massive shortage of positivity coming out of the XB1 development camp.

        People just aren’t as happy about it as they are about the PS4. Overall, be it PR people, developers, or gamers.

        • cell989

          good point, its not just people, its devs, industry leaders and gamers

          • J.j. Barrington

            If it were, we could say it was nothing more than fanboyism, but that’s obviously not the case.

      • Miles Greb

        But they are fans, and against it, not based on picking red or blue. They picked a side cause one side is much better than the other. And the bad sad is actively dishonest

    • cell989

      definitely very interesting

    • Rock

      Yeah because Microsoft prefers to use their money on getting new games and content for their fan base like free dedicated servers for each dev and not waste their money with paying developers to lie about the other side.

      • V8Supercar1

        Thats interesting, because the PS3 was the console that had the most new IP exclusives this gen, and it was also the console that had most of its 1st party multiplayer games on dedicated servers. And microsoft didn’t use their money on free dedicated servers, they used their money on “virtual servers” that will be used throughout their company, not just the xbox division.

    • Miles Greb

      Xbox is bad for gaming.

  • Infinidecimal

    I hope they make good use of it =/

  • EX+

    Awesome that the PS4 will run this game well. This game already has Pixar quality graphics and the scale looks huge, so I can’t wait to see the final version on a TV screen. YT is terrible when it comes to quality. This game will look amazing in 1080p.

  • Guest

    $0N¥ = lies, overhype and underdeliver!

    • EX+

      Tetsuya Nomura is talking. Not Sony. Get lost.

    • Bankai

      Guest = loser with no life who goes around hating on everything/everyone!

    • Sorahearts

      You’re on the wrong article. Your failed console Xbox One is the article you need to go!

  • Jessenia Lopez

    the most powerful game console ever made

    • cell989

      I second that one

    • Guest

      in low IQ paupers’ minds.

      • EX+

        GTFO troll. You’re starting to annoy me. We’re not paupers just because we’re not buying into MS’ PR BS.

        • You are flat out wrong

          Ignore him, it’s probably Zaire Johnson or some other Youtube sub-cretin.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130


          • EX+


          • Sorahearts


      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130


        Why the hate?

        • Sorahearts

          Cause he has no life

      • Sorahearts

        WTF are you saying!? go back to your Xbox One articles you stupid troll!

    • Sorahearts

      Glad to know 🙂

  • FlameWater

    So I’m assuming 1080p 60 fps?

    • EX+

      I highly doubt it. 1080p 40-45 fps I’m guessing. This game is on a very large scale.

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  • Crapgamer

    Looking forward to this game, on Xbox One though.

    • T Dot M Dot

      fat boy trolling again… this is the 4th website i have found you trolling
      F off into the cloud you fat moron

      • Dylan Harris

        I’m looking toward to this on Xbox one as well. Like the small power difference will make a difference. Better controller, better features, better online and exclusives, hell yeah.

        • Truth

          50% difference isn’t that small, game devs helped redesign the controller so PS4 wins, PS4 has better features with the PS Vita and other devices, better online= getting free stuff with PS+, and the only exclusives that are better are timed-exclusives so they aren’t really exclusive.

          • Crapgamer

            There is no 50% power difference you complete idiot. There are no confirmed developers who has come out and said this. You are referring to an Edge Magazine article that used the term “anonymous sources”, which is journalism speak for utter BS.

            The Xbox 360 had the best controller of the generation, and Microsoft improved on that even more with feedback in the triggers and the better D-pad. I’m not knocking the PS4 in any way, but I just don’t think it’s going to be much of an improvement.

            You bring up Vita, but nobody has a Vita, it’s sold worse than the Wii U, and it’s been on the market longer. So how is this something a lot of gamer’s will take advantage of?

            How is PSN better online when they don’t have an infrastructure set up with online servers as a standard? Sony owns 0 servers, they rent from Rackspace, which is a place where anyone can rent from.

            Microsoft’s advantage from owning their own servers:

            – They own all the servers. Thus they’re free to use by MS.
            – Can give them away, in exchange for exclusivity
            – Azure doesn’t just support storage (similar to Rackspace) and broadcast(similar to Gaikai), it also supports server side computations on a massive scale. Using this, games can offset computations and code in the cloud to free up resources on the console. Sony rents from Rackspace and owns GaiKai. Neither of those services offer server-side computations.If Sony wanted to do this they’d need to rent from Microsoft or Amazon. Sony can no longer afford to set up their own Azure-esque server farm.

            The exclusive part of your argument is opinion, I think at launch Microsoft has the better lineup. I have Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct Ultimate Pin Edition, Forza 5 all pre-ordered. I’m also downloading Crimson Dragon, LocoCycle, Zoo Tycoon and Powerstone Golf on release day of the Xbox One. Sony delaying Drive Club is one less game for PS4 owners at launch.

            Next year Microsoft has the better announced lineup with Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Fable Legends, Titanfall and of course Halo 5. And that’s just what we know of. I’m sure the PS4 will be a good system eventually, they need to get some software on it for me to bite though.

          • You are flat out wrong

            “Muh servers!!!!”

            Kind of sad you have to cover up your crap launch games and two confirmed 2014 “exclusives” with that fig leaf.

    • Anonrickroll4Ever

      In 900p like Ryse LMFAO! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      DewritoBox One LOL!

      • Crapgamer

        OMG, you’re so clever! You must be the wittiest kid at your preschool. The Xbox One and PS4 are essentially the same hardware, don’t kid yourself into believing rumors and things written by “anonymous” sources, unless you want to believe the same types of rumors about the PS4. Like the overheating issues and things like that.

        At the end of the day, play the console you like. I picked Xbox One because they have the better launch lineup and better 2014 announced lineup. I feel right out of the box the console has more options, and I play online quite a lot, so going with a trusted service that is allowing dedicated servers on every game is a natural choice. To each their own my friend, but I will say my TV is only 720p, so any knock on resolution is surely lost on me. I do know the game looked stunning at the Xbox One Tour.

        • You are flat out wrong

          Stop trying to justify your crap purchase at every opportunity. If you’re a marketer, you’re doing a very bad job of it.

        • Anonrickroll4Ever

          You picked the DoritoBox One because you enjoy licking the DoritoCheese from your fat fingers AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

          “ComcastBoxOne, turn on my PS4!” <— What every XTrashOne console was meant to do (LMFAO!)

  • Eduardo Teixeira

    o que adianta ? , o Xbox one vai nivelar o game por baixo .

  • hittz

    was not the ps3 the most powerful?

  • hittz

    alot of games lagged all over the place

  • hittz

    like boxing you have speed and power but if you cant use it than what?

    • J.j. Barrington

      You’re referring to technique. And, to be sure, many developers failed in their execution(technique) when it came to the PS3.

      That shouldn’t be a problem with the PS4, which is said to be as easy to code for as the PS1; at least, its “time to triangle” is about the same.

  • err

    I thought “That’s too much” (laughs)
    Why he said that? Bcause Japan developers are lightyears behind West…. go back to 90ties u f****

  • Ritsujun

    “>” > “<"

  • BrothaDave

    We’ll see what the developers do with said power once the system is released. If past generations (or anything to do with computers for that matter) are any indication then there will be a learning curve, but a smaller one since the architecture was set up to be “developer friendly” from the beginning.

    I’m hoping for the best but we’ll just have to see how far developers can and will go

  • Miles Greb

    Come on. Make it ps4 only! Please, don’t downgrade the game cause of xbox.

  • Sorahearts

    Pre-ordered KH3 on PS4, I can’t wait for it

  • Steven Morrison

    Just make it look like Advent Children throughout the entire game, that would be fine.

  • Budgiecat