More praise for the PS4's hardware, this time from Ubisoft

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Ubisoft MontrealDevelopers are really digging the PlayStation 4's hardware architecture. The latest to speak up about Sony's new console is Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat which called the PS4 a "really pleasant surprise." Mallat's comments come not long after Epic Games VP Mark Rein referred to the PS4 as a "really perfect gaming PC."

Mallet believes the transition to a new console will be "less complex" than in the past, partially because of Sony's decision to use "off-the-shelf" PC parts. "From what we can talk about, which is the PlayStation 4, it's been a radical change from those guys," he told CVG.

"I'll tell you an anecdote: When I was the producer on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time we managed to get our hands on a very good programmer who's still on the Assassin's Creed core team," he elaborated. "One day on his desk he had a black book all written in Japanese, and I was like, 'what is that?' It was the documentation support for coding for PS2. 'That's why I wanted to have Japanese lessons,' he said - to understand and make the most out of the machine."

"That day I understood how complex it was to develop on PlayStation 2. So we were eager to find out what the PlayStation 3 would be in terms of architecture, and it was pretty much the same but more complex."

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