You can compare Horizon to the PS4 version, but that doesn’t change that it looks much better on a platform that exists now and we’re talking about coming back to games years down the line. Exodus (PC), like Horizon, is part of that. And PC is always compared to console, so claiming that this is now, somehow, unfair, is silly.
I get what you’re saying, but let’s take a different approach. When thinking back to this gen, I’m going to remember it as a package (like every other gen).
Also, and in fairness, we compared Horizon to 2017 PC releases (and if the graphics thread was anything to go on, people felt it took the year, even with graphical juggernauts like Battlefront II out in the wild).
Just another way to gauge it. ;p
Perhaps you are right, CGI and maybe it is fair but one thing is for sure, everything this gen has been playable on hardware at a similar price to one of the ps4's models price at release, Metro won't and on top of that it adds tech that consoles have never seen before. I'd count all RTX games out this gen alone simply for the console not having a chance to compete with that regardless of the price but I also do agree with some of your points and mjk45 makes a great point about games having to parity OG consoles. Hmm, it's a tough one but for me personally, I think it's time to draw the line at RTX. We weren't comparing Crisis to PS2 games or are currently comparing pro consoles to switch and RTX feels like that natural line in the sand.
Still, perhaps you are right and there shouldn't be a line in the sand but it really feels like punching down.
We were comparing Crysis to PS3 games because they released during the same period. No one was comparing it to PS2 games. And, actually, quite a few multiplatform games have been compared between the Switch and Pro consoles.
Still, many of the pics I posted of Metro in the graphics topic don’t even have RTX on (I did that for a reason), but that’s very much besides the point. I will continue to compare it to games of this era (as will everyone else in this industry). No matter the price/graphical deficiencies, that’s the way it has always worked.