|Mr Puggsly said:
You're making an assumption I have as well, the X1X could be supported in the future while ending base X1 support. But If a game can function well on the Xbox One X, then it should be playable on a base Xbox One. Maybe it will require a dynamic resolution that goes below 720p, maybe it will struggle for 30 fps and maybe the graphics settings will be put to low/medium, but if it works on the X1X then it should be playable on a X1.
I think Ryse was actually a notable release in 2013 compared to what else was there. Dead Rising 3 was a better game but very unpolished, Forza 5 was nice but not a vast improvement over Forza 4 unless you really compared the assets. Ryse is a great looking game that showed off the potential of 8th gen graphics and was relatively fun story driven game. Its a shame they didn't spend more time patching bugs even though it sold well.
Its safe to assume Xbox One games releasing in 2020 will be prepared to support the superior specs of the next console. While some games will certainly be patched like Gears of War 5, maybe Halo 5, etc.
I'm not as sure as you are. At some point you have to stop making essentially 3 different versions of the game. Sure games that run on the X now can run on the One,but when next gen comes out the X will be the inferior version and then the One will essentially be what the 360 is to games now. I just cant see a dev making a game that runs on a console that outdated beyond maybe the first party games