The PlayStation 4 is a “perfect gaming PC”, according to Epic Games vice president Mark Rein.

Speaking with CVG, Rein said he believed that due to the memory limitations of the 32-bit versions of Windows, the PlayStation 4 would surpass "most" PCs.

"I think it's a very smart move on Sony's behalf to build this sort of enhanced PC architecture and then put so much in it," he said.

"Let's not forget it has 16 times the memory we had in PlayStation 3. That's not insignificant. Knowing that every machine has that... we can do crazy, ridiculous stuff with that.

"The other exciting thing is that... when you think about Windows, even Windows for most people is tied to about 2GB of addressable memory space. This really opens up beyond what most PCs can do, because most PCs are running a 32-bit version of Windows.”

Rein was also enthusiastic about the upcoming console’s other features like background downloading and updates.

"It's like giving you the world's best PC," he said.

"The kind of stuff that they announced that they're doing, the level of convenience and things like that... they're making a really perfect gaming PC."

"I've always said that the things in the next-generation that aren't just brute force hardware are all about the service and simplicity of the experience – the things that make it as fun and easy to get a PS4 game as it is to get a game on your iPad."

All that said, Rein believed that Microsoft's next-gen effort would be “along the lines” of the PlayStation 4.

Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat agreed with Rein on that last point.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Mallat said the next Xbox would be “aligned with what Sony announced”.

“It’s going to be connected. It’s going to be social. It’s going to be immersive. It’s going to be interactive,” he added.

“That will be the entry door for anyone, even for the mainstream. It’s really going to be amazing. Trust me on this one.

“That being said, the connected aspects and the social components will be what will define the difference between a next-gen experience and a current-gen experience. And we’re eager to be able to talk about that and show that when we’re ready.”