I told you already how the horrible CPU of XBO will stop devs to do some stuff the next years on Series X because the CPU really changes possible game design decisions.
But at least DF does say that as well now so that some more people will realize how bad this situation really is. Sony's devs can design their games around something much better even If the GPU will be weaker.
Just horrible for Series X.
They went from XBO which was too weak for many to "we understood that so that we will have a super powerful next gen console but the games on it will be designed to also work with Jaguar which stopped devs this gen already to do a lot of stuff".
Gamepass is nice and all but it won't help MS when they are behind again next gen. This time not with resolution but with physics, AI and so on...
I know I should've commented closer to when I voted in the previous poll, but criss has been echoing most of my thoughts here. Aside from the VR-apathetic comment in 2019, virtually everything about Series X was on the right track imo. There was virtually no chance of a XOne-level release fumble here. I really do think this qualifies as one.
Just think of how restraining this comes across for all of the new teams you've acquired. The 8th-gen tech that was kinda underwhelming (even at launch) is still being put on life support rather than having a clean break and hopping into new territory that's quickly becoming the norm on the PC side. You're effectively locked behind last-gen tech thinking when considering how to do x or y task. It's an echo of the beginning of 8th-gen, where it felt more like 2010 PC tech baked into 7th-gen-like experiences.
I can understand for the likes of Halo (as it's been in development before specs were likely finalized) and understand that unifying ideal for some 1st-party games soon after release. But locking a studio down for potentially 2 years? Absolutely dumb and I hope several of MS' internal teams speak to Booty about these ramifications.
Aside for trying to all-in on VR, this is the other critical idea they need to reconsider before the console's release. It can have staggering implications of the Series X's early health imo.
Last edited by coolbeans - on 14 January 2020