Dev Explains Why Drifter Isn’t Coming to Xbox One At The Moment, PS4 Version May Support 1080/60fps

Celsisus Game Studios founder Colin Walsh says an Xbox One port could happen “at some point” though.

Posted By | On 31st, May. 2014 Under News


While games like Star Citizen are still a ways off, there are still titles like Celsius Game Studios’ Drifter that will tackle deep space exploration and fill in the gaps. Of course, that’s for PS4 and PS Vita – the indie title isn’t currently planned for Xbox One.

GamingBolt spoke to studio founder Colin Walsh about why there was no Xbox One version planned and Walsh replied, “There’s certainly no technical reason preventing Drifter from running on the Xbox One and I haven’t ruled out a port. The only real issue is that adding yet another port to deal with would be incredibly time-consuming.”

The dreaded ID@Xbox launch parity clause may also determine whether it comes to the Xbox One at all. “Assuming that the much talked about launch parity clause for titles on Xbox One doesn’t prevent Drifter from going there I could see a port happening at some point.”

Speaking about the PS4 version and whether it would run at 1080p/60 FPS, Walsh replied, “I can’t say for 100% sure because I don’t have the game fully running or optimized for PS4 but given the PS4’s system specs I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t run at 1080p and 60fps.”

Are you looking forward to Drifter? Do you want to see it arrive on the Xbox One as well? Let us know in the comments.

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  • kevin


  • You Are Flat Out Wrong & Salty

    PC & XB1 fans wont miss those simple low-budget games, rubbish games can stay on the PS4 😉

    • Dude I’m an Xbox fan but a fan of gaming overall. We need more space exploration games period. More games the better. From Indies to AAA. Gamers crave games no matter the system.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      You want space exploration, and play the best the way it’s suppose to play? Get a PC.

    • Utedude

      1080p/60fps isn’t the way it’s supposed to play? so much butt hurt, sorry to say.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Of course because PC can’t achieve 1080p/60fps too, right?

    • GodGamerDerp

      Depends on the PC.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Who doesn’t have a PC that can run a game like this past 60fps at 1080p? You can buy a $350 lapto and play all indie games with ease, especially with an AMD APU or powered by an Intel i3.

    • GodGamerDerp

      PC is a different market from consoles.

      I hope more indies arrive on Xbox One then maybe xbox fanboys will stop hating on them. They’re good games.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      No body is hating them, just stop using it as a lame argument point. Until PS4 has more triple A exclusive the argument would be back to the PS3 days.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Don’t worry PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on superior multiplats alone, and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Way to tell yourself that. We’ll see coming E3 with a lower priced XOne already announced? Your in for a rude awakening, just because your a fanboy.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Xbox will never catch up to PS4 in global sales this gen.

      I’m constantly right, remember that.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Actually, you convince yourself on moot points that your right. Which is a typical fanboy thing to do.

      All the while you forget that it’s only be a couple of months and the numbers are only off by a couple mil. Not too significant when you consider a 7-8 more years left, also with a sever financial problem to handle? Sony not looking too god overtime.

    • GodGamerDerp

      PS4 has cleared 8 million by now, Xbox is somewhere around ~4.5 million. The gap is about ~3.5 million and growing. Sony will announce 8+ million at E3 or earlier.

      Xbox has a slight chance of taking the USA back and maybe UK, but globally they don’t have a chance.

      Sony isn’t going bankrupt, sorry.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      I doubt you have notice the fillings the past 2 years. It’s coming, but not saying there would be anything wrong with the PS brand, however that turns out hope it still is here….just stating the facts.

      Again, way too early for you to have a set opinion. Microsoft is no slouch.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Nope not going bankrupt.

      Xbox needs more than a price drop and some exclusive games to regain sales momentum.

      The May NPDs are going to be brutal for Xbox by the way. Brace yourself.

    • Jason Mounce

      Why are you giving the little creature attention? He’s only clearly interested in what he has to say and isn’t open to alternate opinions or variables.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Brace myself that the 900PS4 and Xbone get outsold by the Wii U.

      Consoles. LOL.

      PC remains master race.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Derp thinks consoles alone will save sony. Hilarious.

      As much as an expert on finance as an expert on tech (IE knows squat)

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Derp it takes 15 minutes of my day to prove you wrong all the time and all you can respond with is the same old shilling copy paste job as you simply cannot prove me wrong.

      Keep thinking a netbook CPU and GPU is “Mid-Range PC Hardware” and I will prove you wrong every time.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Like Watch_Dogs 900PS4 30FPS edition, right?

      lol. Can’t wait till Destiny is something pathetic like 792P or 960×1080 or something equally as pathetic so you defend that.

    • KeeseToast

      Can’t wait to see how Destiny runs on your PC. Oh wait, it is not coming to PC!!!

    • Axe99

      Sorry, but the game can be good regardless of platform. The idea that PC = space exploration is silly. You can have (and have had) quality space exploration games with a pad. The only genres that stand out on PC vis-a-vis console are those that can only really be played with a mouse and keyboard. Now of more ‘PC gamers’ actually played these games, then PC gaming might have more of a distinct identity, rather than be the home for console ports with higher fps/res ;).

    • Mike McKee

      Yep. One word: EVE.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Yes I hope more indies arrive on Xbox One then maybe xbox fanboys will stop hating on them. They’re good games.

    • I don’t mind indie games at all. State of decay was one of my favorite indie games from the 360. There are some hidden gems that come from indie games.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Yes MS really wants more indies on their platform with the ID@Xbox program.

    • Oh yeah. I think they know how important having a place for Indies is. They had a spot on the 360 just not as visible. Indies reflect the purity of gaming experiences and its good that the ps4 is getting those games. ID@xbox will really start to shine when all consoles are able to be converted into dev kit. They can be used as great fillers in between big AAA titles as well as used for free to play titles and giveaways. Some Indies turn out better than some AAA if you ask me.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Yes time for all fanboys to stop hating on indies just because they aren’t on their platform of choice. Xbox will get lots of indies eventually.

    • slugslime

      name quote? name quote.

    • Guest

      PC will always be better for indie anyways. It’s such a joke that $0N¥ has to attract indie crap to hype the PoS4. Definitely a pauperbrand on the way out.

    • datdude

      Has Microsoft ever won a generation in console sales? Didn’t think so. More of the same. PS4.

    • Graf Ulrich 88

      Xbox finished 2nd, Xbox 360 placed 3rd and now Xbox One is in 3rd place again in world wide sales. Xbox 360 probably had tens of millions of customers being forced to re buy because their system red ring or had other issues. I owned 5 and my sons 2 (they got their 1st one in 2010, because they enjoyed their Wii more) and I have had no issues with my PS3 and PS4. M$ is desperate so they dropped the Kinect to lower the price and try to get their sales up. However, Sony just keeps bringing more and more games out. After June 3rd Sony will have over 75 games for the PS4, well Xbox One is still in the mid 40’s last I counted. Yes, the PS4 has a lot of indies, but they just added another F2P game War Thunder. Xbox One just can’t compete with the amount of games and variety the PS4 has. Oh, and PvsZ Garden Warfare a supposed Xbox One exclusive is coming to the PS4 19 Aug and it will be the definitive edition according the developers.
      Lastly, Sony is bringing out some games this year that M$ are afraid of: Planetside 2, H1Z1, and the Last of Us Remastered.

    • If Xbox is your favourite console, Why do you keep comparing PS4 with PC instead of Xbox One? Let me answer:

      You don’t trust Microsoft and you know that PS4 is better than Xbox One and that’s why you keep comparing PS4 with PC.
      Keep lying to yourself and keep your BS comments. You are the loser because you try to belive the lies you created.

    • Utedude

      PC is not a console! PS4 is the strongest console…. Hence why so many devs choose to develop for it first/only by choice.
      At least Sony doesn’t toss money around for pseudo third party exclusives that end up on other systems anyways. Cough Garden Warfare. All this is happening because of the devs own choice! PS4 is the console they want to develop on.

    • GodGamerDerp

      You sound upset that PS4 has more powerful hardware, more developer support, a large number of 1st party studios, and is outselling Xbox by ~3 million. Keep shilling and spinning while everyone else ignores you and buys more PS4s. It’s good to know you’re completely wrong and raging against facts and reality, and nothing you say will happen. I’m constantly right, you’re constantly dumb and wrong.

      You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1” like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

      PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt.

      It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that you’re left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Same old copy paste that contradicts itself Derp. Especially you understanding hardware specs.

      PC remains master race :^)

    • TristanPR77

      Keep telling yourself that. This is not the only developer recently that have decided to skip the X1, there are a lot right now including indies and third parties. More and more developers are deciding to stay on PC and PS4 and that’s just bad news for X1 but I don’t expect a blind fanboy like you to understand that.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Of course it’s not the only developer, nor has there been a major developer to NOT develop a game for XOne unless it’s an exclusive.

    • GodGamerDerp

      MotoGP 14?
      Bound by Flame?
      Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends?
      Tropico 5?

      I guess those aren’t major developers. Amusingly some of those are coming to 360, PS3, PS4, PC, but NOT Xbox One.

      Microsoft needs to shape up their dev support fast.

    • JerkDaNERD7


    • Poor thinking.
      I can see you’re a casual kid gamer.

    • True_Fan

      LOL no one even cares about these games, if these articles didn’t post that game was not coming to XB1 no one would click it.

    • Utedude

      So “play the games, not the resolution” was BS all along. X1 fans don’t care about games apparently. This looks like an awesome space exploration game and for some reason nobody should care about it?

    • GodGamerDerp

      I hope more indies arrive on Xbox One then maybe xbox fanboys will stop hating on them. They’re good games.

    • GodGamerDerp

      I hope more indies arrive on Xbox One then maybe xbox fanboys will stop hating on them. They’re good games.

      PS4 has the superior visuals on all console AAA multiplats, more dev support including indies, a large number of first party studios, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

      PS4 games not on Xbox One: Killzone, inFamous Second Son, Dynasty Warriors 8, Final Fantasy XIV, Warframe, DC Universe, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, MLB 14 The Show, Bound by Flame, Injustice Gods Among Us, Knack, Natural Doctrine, Transistor, Uncharted, Planetside 2, Dragon Ball Z, MotoGP, Deep Down, Driveclub, The Last of Us, The Witness, The Order, and a ton of indies including Resogun, Rime, Transistor, etc.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up.

      Don’t worry PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on superior multiplats alone, and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Look at all those games that are on PC that run at superior resolutions and frame rates.

      Why need consoles derp.

      (Here’s where you start your “But I have a 780Ti” lie)

    • Jason Mounce

      The butthurt Xbot-troll is beginning to use my avatar. I don’t recall assimilating you. If I actually did such a thing, you’d infact become intelligent.

    • The Wolf 47

      Nah he’s right.
      This game is far better off on the PS4, PS Vita, PC, Mac (Wii U?)
      The Xbox One doesn’t need this game, it doesn’t need Any games.
      It’s a TV box. Who plays games on their TV xBox. Not me!

    • XboxSupportersHaveNoPrinciples

      You scared me for a second until I read your last sentence! LOL! 🙂

    • Axe99

      How is trashing games you know nothing about helping gaming? Hurting people around you just to paper over your emotional insecurities is something that’s worth growing past, and as soon as you’re able.

  • datdude

    This game wasn’t even on my radar…I was looking forward to No Man’s Sky but this game looks great also!! Microsoft better get savvy and real soon because title after title is going to the ps4 and pc and xbox only gamers are losing out big time. I’m playing the heck out of Transistor right now…it may end up being the highest rated title in May. It wouldn’t surprise me if it ended up on some game of the year lists. How long are xbox only types going to tolerate not being able to play some of these fantastic indie titles?

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Don’t make it seem like XOne owers are missing out on anything MAJOR, lol! There are enough indies to fret over about on XOne that is satisfying.

  • JerkDaNERD7

    Oh look, a game worth playing.

  • MrZweistein

    Indies and small developers do right to concentrate on a single platform in the beginning. if the game is good and has success they have money to port it over to other platforms. Saying that as a Xbox One owner.

  • FayZ_

    crap games could always go to the indiestation 4, i’m all for support for indie devs & games, but when you release crap there’s a reason why not many people care, sony only gave a monkey because it gives them a chance to give them a ‘free’ ps+ game to make it seem like it’s better than xbl, this game is not a system seller so this shouldn’t even make headlines.

  • HercTheMerc

    Last gen MS had 2000+ indie games that were exclusive to the platform, the indie section of the Xbox marketplace FYI not the arcade section. the ”arcade” games are the games like Super Meat Boy, Castle Crashers, Bastion and the indies released on 360/PS3/PC. MS were the initial supporters of indies in the console space and I doubt these games won’t come over eventually and that MS won’t have strong indie support again. Especially if they offer dev tools in each Xbox One as they claimed last year.

    I bought a grand total of 7 indie games last gen, of the 1000s available, and I’ve seen nothing I’ve wanted on either next gen marketplace yet. Doesn’t bother me, but the issue still shouldn’t persist either way.

  • ME3X12

    I know who the freaking cares about all these low budget indies. The only reason POS4 is the indie box is because Sony is freaking broke and is having all these indies to make up for their lack of first party

    • XboxSupportersHaveNoPrinciples

      Are you normally this much of a MS puppet? How much of Don Mattrick’s jizzed filled your tiny little brain huh?

      Stupid, gullible and Naive Xbox supporting scumbags.. you clowns don’t have a clue!

  • Marcus Jackson

    Looking forward to seeing gameplay. I know i can see PC gameplay but it’s different when comes to consolez. PC, Sony, and Nintendo for life.

  • Choming Girl

    I can’t believe on this news because of

  • trfe

    Ps4 is becoming like steam with loads of crap games out there just so Sony can compensate for such few AAA exclusives.

  • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

    No PC version. No sale.

    Exclusive games like Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen show there are a market for space games. PS4 owners would just want to make it into call of duty in space.

    • XboxSupportersHaveNoPrinciples

      No console version.. NOT GETTING PLAYED BY ME. Seriously its past your bedtime man.

    • Jecht_Sin

      You meant “No PC version. No Piracy” right?

  • Lewis Thomas Rigby

    Do people still think xbox1 is a better console hahahahahahahshahahahah av got both xbox1 graphics are well worse,wake up! Spuds

  • Guest

    You mean I can’t play an indie? Excuse me while I don’t care.


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