Evolve Dev About PS4/Xbox One Parity, Console Wars Being ‘Tedious’

Producer Chloe Skew talks about keeping the core experience for each version.

Posted By | On 27th, Jan. 2015 Under News


“Parity” seems to be one of the more problematic issues with today’s current gen consoles. When Turtle Rock Studios said it would be going with graphical parity for the Xbox One and PS4 versions, what influenced the decision especially when the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox One?

GamingBolt’s Kurtis Simpson recently spoke to producer Chloe Skew who said that, “Well…I could find alot of people that would disagree with you (laughter). But we want it to be an equivalent experience…console wars are so tedious. It’s like if you like that controller better, if you feel like that’s stronger than do what you want to do but we want to provide an equal experience for everyone.”

Skew further said that it’s the core experience that matters. “I think that getting into adapting things for different systems, you know PC is always going to win.

“But you know we do have parity between all three and I think that’s really helpful. You know it kind of silences that ‘Oh such and such is better’.” As for the Twitter wars about which is better, Skew said, “Yeah, nobody needs that. It’s better to talk about which characters you like more.”

Evolve is out this February for PS4, Xbox One and PC. What are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for our full interview with Chloe.

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  • Reason Freeman

    ‘What influenced the decision especially when the PS4 is more powerful than the Xbox One?’

    Dev: Well…I could find alot of people that would disagree with you (laughter).

    DIrectX 12…….

    • Guest

      Ok, buddy, keep believing that. This article seems so hacked up, it hardly makes any sense. But keep being a dumb fanboy, and believing stupid ish. And we’ll keep laughing at you clowns.

      Oh and its funny how Saints Rows on the PS4 just wiped out all the SDK and extra core advantage the X1 supposedly has (according to you fanboys) by having the better frame rate and slightly better settings. Also, Witcher 3 being 1080p on the PS4 while only 900p on the X1.


      Wardell, your MS fanboy go to guy for all things DX12 said that Sony fanboys have something to look forward to (hinting at some new API coming).
      And nice picture, you’ve never looked better. Fanboy on, fanboy.

    • dock gamer

      A new sony api sure that won’t do anything for ps4 right lol but I guess you didn’t read the following tweets hate to bust you’re bubble but he said it had nothing to do with a new api because he didn’t say that and saints row dev isn’t using dx12 .

    • You serious

      Let me guess, you’re one of those fanboys who think DX12 will make magic for Xbox one?

    • dock gamer

      Let me guess you’re one of them sony fanboys who knows it won’t you whant to put some money on that son.

    • You serious

      Can you re-write what you wrote, but in a less retarded way?

    • dock gamer

      Trying to live up to your name kid.

    • You serious
    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      A whole 5 FPS on a game that drops to 28 on PS4.

      Wooooooooow. Such an advantage. I’m in awe as I play SR4 on Ultra settings with 8xMSAA at 60FPS with no drops on my PC and will be playing The Witcher 3 at that rate too.

    • bigshynepo
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  • andy

    Says the guys making a game that I wouldn’t buy for 1c. A game I haven’t been interested in for one second since its debut on Gameinformer.

    Oh and the console that supports Planetside 2 on the online side (AND has games since around launch like Killzone Shadowfall and Infamous Second Son, 2 full 1080p titles with unlocked framerates, something that Xbone has yet to get and probably will NEVER even match), what’s so funny about that dev??? It doesn’t matter what morons want to believe Directx 12 will do for Xbone (even after Phil Spencer confirmed pretty much nothing), Xbox Live will ALWAYS hold back Xbone anyway.

    This game is going to bomb, BIGTIME. You heard it here now.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      Wow. Mad because developers said “It doesn’t matter and PC is going to always provide the best experience anyway” and then blaming the bone for PS4’s lack of performance. That’s a new one.

      But then 37FPS being something to boast about is pretty pathetic. Especially as both those games drop down to the low 20’s FPS wise and look like last gen games. Or running Planetside 2 on medium at 30FPS (And it’s already been proven by PC Players that the devs were lying about Ultra settings as the game is completely missing Ambient Occlusion. That digital foundry look will be interesting). It really is starting to get pathetic that the PS4 has no defense when faced with superiority on PC so it’s fanboys have to blame the xbone.

    • Guest

      Its obvious that you are not really some PC fanboy but rather just some MS fanboy pretending to be a PC fanboy. How weak and lame of you. Youre aweful defensive about the X1. What he hurt your baby? Pathetic! Btw the PS4 is more powerful than the X1, period, so if the PS4 is unimpressive for not being more powerful than the PC then the X1 is even more unimpressive for not being as powerful as the PS4. Saints Row just came out and has a better frame rate than the X1 version and Witcher 3 has a lower res than the PS4 ver. at 900p. So what happened to the lasts SDK advantages and the 70-80% of the 7th core advantage and all the already implemented DX12 features? Once Sony updates their SDK it’ll be even worst for X1. But im sure you’ll take offense to all this since you’re really just a MS fanboy.

    • dock gamer

      No one knows the witcher rez someone mentioned a 3 month old article after it was shown again and uninformed people are talking about it like it’s a new fact .

    • kbozz71

      What’s pathetic is all the whining, b1tching, moaning, and crying you ps4 fanbois do all day everyday. Parity is here to stay, and all your aforementioned daily activities will not change it. You get 1080p vs 900p most of the time, so take it and be happy.Get used to it and enjoy the games. Nothing is gonna change, sorry. The fact is your consoles have cheap, slow, budget laptop chips in them and no amount of GPU/DDR5 will ever be able to compensate for their lack of processing power. Oh before I forget, I do own both consoles and enjoy each of them equally. My PC is where I go to get my graphics fix when I need it. If only people could just enjoy the games……nah, that would be too easy.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      Once again. Sony fanboys immediately blaming MS whenever someone criticises their console. You proved my point perfectly.

      I just find it amusing to point out the hypocritical nature of Sony fanboys like yourself boasting about such pathetic things like 30FPS and having some real problems with your genital sizes that you Sony fanboys freak out when someone rightfully points out the console war is pointless because PC is better. And that’s a fact.

      I’ll keep on amusing myself by laughing at you and your small D*ck, thanks.

    • Jimmy Jangle

      “full 1080p titles with unlocked framerates”

      Yeah, they’re usually unlocked around, what, low 20s? 😉

    • dock gamer

      Unlocked because they can’t hold 60 unlocked framerates are bloody awful.

    • mars mayflower

      yea, unlocked because 60fps lock is unachievable and 30fps lock would be horrible with too much judder and input lag. I’ll take 900p/30fps solid lock any day of the week.

    • dock gamer

      Forza 5 1080p locked 60fps never have don’t kid yourself.

    • Guest

      With major graphical downgrades. Like low polygon count. A lot of aiasing, bad texture filtering. prebaked lighting, hence no day/night cycle, cardboard cutout crowds and the lists goes on and on. I would now use that game as a benchmark. Btw, Ridge Ricer 7 on the PS3 at launch did 1080p locked 60fps. So by the measure the PS3 is just as impressive. Good job just matching that. Welcome to 2006

    • dock gamer

      Ah ridge racer was 1080i which is basically 720p or don’t you reamer that .

    • kbozz71

      By your standards the Wii U is much more powerful than a ps4 then.

    • marc Berry

      Wrong way to set that up sir. What if it was 30FPs like DC,

      “major graphical downgrades” but DC still can’t match them even when FMs5 is doing more than DC A ARCADE GAME VS A SIM.

      Then there’s FMS6, that will be 1080p 60fps with day and night and weather and not a ARCADE. but a SIM. DX12, FMS 5 was DX11.
      Look at the downgrades.
      low polygon count = where ? (that’s what i was told”)
      bad texture filtering = DC too, but this was fixed in FH2 .
      day/night cycle = DC too, only game that has real day and night is FH2.
      prebaked lighting = DC too, the only game that it is not is FH2
      cardboard cutout crowds = Take a look at DC where are the crowds.

    • mars mayflower

      unlocked framerates are a good thing now? keep drinking the Kool-Aid.

    • jimstarooney

      killzone isnt full 1080 u moron, is this your 1st time on the internet?http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/6/5975983/sony-sued-killzone-shadow-fall-1080p

  • dock gamer

    The whole point here is the developer was asked why there is parity for xbox one and ps4 if ps4 is more powerful and he said he knows a lot of people who would disagree . It’s as plain as the nose on your face what he is saying but still fanboys try to twist and turn there way out he’s a developer and he knows something that kids in there bed rooms texting don’t so I wouldn’t even try to argue with him I’m not a developer like him or the lots of people he knows.

  • marc Berry

    I have always said that XB1 was more powerful. We are still at the start with XB1.
    AS the NDAs drop off we get more info. Take a look at MS’s games they are all unmatched by Sony’s games. Even UC4 is not = too Ryse, still no Skin Translucency from the so called most powerful system. Go back to the PC VS. PS4 Unreal video XB1 was the PC.

  • albatrosMyster

    I think the explosion in the image for the article is a good choice, there is nothing else to say about it, these guys gimped all versions to the lowest common denominator… likely because of their partnership with MS.

    Anyway, with the DLC plan attached to the game it was on the no buy list of many many people already… now its just part of the flame wars…

  • V3

    Notice how the ultimate question of whether the X1 will be 1080p at launch is STILL being dodged. “Parity”? Did she specifically define what that even means?

  • Basiclife1

    So in short… “We could make it look prettier and run better on PC but if we did, everyone would say the PC version is better and that might hurt sales on consoles”

    Thus, screw you PC gamers.


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