Microsoft Working On Improving CPU Performance On Xbox One & 360,Cloud Compute & Advanced Techniques

A listing for Senior Software Development Engineer indicates further research into unlocking both console’s power.

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When the Xbox One was first announced last year, Microsoft made it clear that the console will have a clock speed of 1.6ghz, however they managed to boost it to 1.75ghz. Now Microsoft is currently looking to optimize it even further according to a recent job listing for a Senior Software Development Engineer. Obviously this does not mean that they will boost the clock speed again but they are definitely working to improve and optimize the CPU’s performance.

The job listing states that they are looking for someone who has experience in CPU performance and optimization along with C/C++ compiler architecture. “Experience in any the following areas is a plus: low level debugging on Windows platforms; CPU performance tuning on one or more platforms; C/C++ compiler architecture; assembly languages; digital signal processing; Direct3D and general 3D graphics concepts,” the listing reads. The last point could indicate DirectX 12 involvement.

Furthermore, the concerned candidate should have deep technical knowledge about cloud computing and games development. The job also involves optimization of all platforms, including “working directly with game developers to understand and address their technical problems; researching and developing incubations, samples, and white papers that illustrate advanced techniques”. This is fairly typical of any console manufacturer – the Xbox One may be fairly powerful but it will take time to efficiently utilize all of that power in the coming years.

We’ll see what advanced techniques are in store and how Xbox Live Compute is further improved down the line. What are your thoughts on the listing? Let us know in the comments.


  • Michael Cardwell

    Getting rid of Kinect would be a start..

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      For sure

    • Me

      Kinect isn’t going anywhere so give it up with these silly comments over and over again.

    • ineedgames

      I hate the “get rid of Kinect” argument, People don’t realize how much this could potentially backfire.

      Microsoft have already invested Billions in Kinect, without any support for it it would just be more paper weight and a waste of money.
      MS were smart to try and aim for Multimedia with it, They know Most hardcore gamer’s would not like it so they aimed for the TV crowd.

      They are still improving the kinect as proof with the latest update. We even got some interesting Kinect games coming in the future as well.
      MS didn’t become one of the most successful company’s in the world by making dumb decisions. It won’t make money now but it will earn its keep in the future, give it time.

    • Guest

      Get rid of it, NOW!!!

    • ps4lol

      Kinect will be unbundled for a $100 price cut. You must enjoy gobbling mountains of crow and being constantly wrong..

    • Jerjef

      You know this comment could’ve been left at “Kinect will be unbundled for a $100 price cut.” but you just had to go with your crow gobbling again. You’re not here to defend Sony, you’re just here to troll.

    • ps4lol

      It’s an accurate observation that microsoft fanboys are consistently, constantly wrong in their claims and predictions.

    • ps4lol

      Kinect will be unbundled for a $100 price cut. You must enjoy gobbling mountains of crow and being constantly wrong.

    • Guest

      Kinect is not going anywhere. Stop Q.Q about it.

    • Reason Freeman

      Kinect is about to go out my window

    • ps4lol

      Kinect will be unbundled for a $100 price cut. You must enjoy gobbling mountains of crow and being constantly wrong.

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    How are you going to have job requirements with cloud computing and game development hand in hand?! Is this technology not something that just came about in maybe the last couple of years at most?

    And I really do not get how one position/person could possibly do or change so much.

    Are they saying that the people who designed and developed the console itself do not know how to use it…..?

    • James Fitzgerald

      Its all about get rid of kinects. They know they need to dump it to lower the price.

    • Guest

      It won’t happen. They’re committed to the Kinect and it does add value to the entire package.

    • James Fitzgerald

      Yeah its added so much value its in third place. E3 they will announce a kinectless bundle that will out sell the original.

    • Gamez Rule

      Or just leave kinect as it is, and lower the console price more than before and keep it there.

    • James Fitzgerald

      They never lowered the price that was retail sales and they have already ended the sale. Yeah I can see them keeping the Kinect while losing 125$ a console. Um yeah not seeing that the more likely senerio is they ditch kinects lower the price 100$ and move more console because kinects is keeping a large number of people from buying it bexause they dont want it.

    • Gamez Rule

      To be honest people I know that had 360 and no PS3 now have the PS4 and no Xbone ( 26 people )

      So I asked them Why no Xbone and the jump ship to Sony and PS4?

      22 people stated they wasn’t interested in Kinect AND that they felt Xbone was behind in the graphical hardware compared to Sony.

      4 people when asked that same question just replied with….PS+, have I seen it? It offers more for the gamer than XBL, and it’s supporting multi-platforms too. ( 12 of the gamers also went and bought PS3s this year ) due to PS+.

      So IMO Kinect is a no no to many people, and lets face it most developers don’t take advantage of it anyway, so lowering the price may not be the only answer to gamers. It might even be the network offers ( or lack of ) nowadays? that are swaying gamers to Sony.

    • James Fitzgerald

      Just about everyone I know ( 135 gamers) did two things;

      1. jumped ship (cancelled live, bought PS3 & PS4)
      2. Bought or built gaming pc (ugh god I hate PC gaming)

      the main reasons; attempted killing of the used game market/stripping of consumer rights to ownership, forced kinects to draw even more casual douches into gaming, higher price point for lower specs and lastly distrust of MS.

    • Gamez Rule

      Yeah MS will never be forgiven by gamers for those stunts pulled

    • Guest

      I’d wager you on that never happening, much less at E3.

    • James Fitzgerald

      go ahead Ill win

    • Psychosious

      What value is that, sitting there collecting data on its users?

    • Guest

      No more so than every other piece of tech you use. Tinfoil hat?

    • Guest

      Oh it adds to the entire package aright, It adds an additional $100 to it. Dump the POS.

    • Guest

      I’m sorry you’re poor and can’t afford it. Perhaps you’re more financially suited to get an Indie Station 4 instead.

    • ps4lol

      LOL “I’m rich because I can afford a more expensive, less powerful games console!” Microshill total

    • SiliconNooB

      Cloud computing + game development = maybe someone who worked for OnLive, or another game streaming service like that.

      Perhaps MS are looking to make 360 titles available through streaming?

    • maybe

      I do remember seeing something about microsoft working on a 360 emulator. Can’t remember where but it was a rumour.

    • Don Karam

      Yes, I read about that as well. However, I have doubts that Xbox One would be able to emulate Xbox 360 when apparently a PS4 isn’t powerful enough to emulate a PS3 since Sony have apparently decided to use streaming for that instead.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      That would make sense…… Totally forgot about those online services even though I was a beta tester for it years ago. Ha!

    • http://www.reddit.com/r/X1UIMockups/ ilovegoogleglass

      I’m guessing they need a lead or technically a manager for that kind of stuff. It wouldn’t make sense for Microsoft to boast about the cloud if they haven’t made it yet. I guess they need someone to better it and manage it.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      Imagine having that weight on your shoulders……!

    • http://www.reddit.com/r/X1UIMockups/ ilovegoogleglass

      Yeah

  • John Place

    The kinect is awesome. Ive been a gamer for 34 years and getting rid of Kinect would be stupid. That is what sets the console apart from the bland PS4. The Xbox One is an all around better cobsole than PS4. Kinect integration is awesome and it is something Sony will never have. Dont follow Sony’s footsteps, because they are headed toward bankruptcy. 7 million consoles sold at a 60 dollar loss per console….not very smart. 1.3 billion dollar loss on profits shows just how reckless and stupid Sony is when it comes to money. The great games are on Xbox One and the Xbox Live community is The Best!

    • Bobby Griffin

      I couldn’t agree with you more. Great way to wrap everything up . Xbox is the future and once it launch in China sells will be the greatest ever for any gaming console.

    • Guest

      Oh so now China is the new sercet sauce. You fanboys are just the most pathetic pack of morons I’ve ever seen. China is a small market for consoles. Face it, its a facts. You people are sad, you’re so desperate. Face it, the X1 is dead! its dying a slow death, just like Wii U

    • Camile Malono

      Oh you phony ponys gets so defensive when xbox comes up,what are you afraid of pony lol

    • Jerjef

      It seems like the only people looking for secret sauce are the Sony fans. Everytime something positive comes up for the X1, the Sony fans start yelling about this being “The new secret sauce” or “there is no secret sauce”. I fail to see the point of a supposed secret sauce when those who own the console are happy with it as is. I waited a few months before I made my next gen purchase so I knew all I needed to know about both consoles including specs, titles offered, console fucntionality, online services and I chose the X1. I didn’t buy it looking for what it might be 3 years from now, I bought it for what it is today and I’m glad I did because when I go over my friends places, who bought PS4, they’re always just watching TV and aren’t even playing anything on it.

    • ps4lol

      LOL misterxmedia’s blog. Enough said about “people looking for secret sauce”.

    • ps4lol

      “Tier 2″ markets and China won’t do jack for Xbox sales. When they finally launch later this year they’ll have all the sales force of a wet fart. You must enjoy grasping at straws and gobbling mountains of crow.

    • bong

      Lol.. Spew crap much? $60 loss per console? Bwahaha.. Google is only a click away.

    • bong

      The issue with fanboyism like you is disregard for the obvious. Lumping the ps4 with sony’s various sectors is like lumping the xb1 with ms and windows is, surface, etc. And yes. 7 mil consoles sold vs 4. The public has already spoken.. Stop trying to make yourself feel better because you bought the wrong console. Thanks for playing!

    • BigDickKaman

      BoreStation 4

    • Guest

      Borebox One

    • Camile Malono

      Pieceofshit4

    • ps4lol

      Go back to misterxmedia’s insane asylum and stay there, please.

    • Alex King

      Never mind enjoying both. Its most important to pick things in life that are the most popular. Buying something unpopular means its garbage. Even if that means 200 million dollars in 6 month unpopular. BTW Justin Beiber is coming out with a new album. The people have spoken. Its gonna sell 7 million copies so you know its gonna be your favorite album. Also since COD is the highest selling game franchise. Clearly there is no reason to play any other game than COD.

    • melrex

      Soo true. Thats the best i have seen it put. The most sold and/or popular don’t mean its the best and yes i am a fanboy i’m a fanboy of GAMES.

    • Alex King

      These days it seems that the consumer thinks these corporations care. They don’t. I use them for games like you.

    • DX12

      Oh shut up guy, thats not what he meant. He meant that more people realize the PS4 is better than the X1. Nice Microsoft Defense Force tactics there though

    • Alex King

      I own both. How about just playing games you like and leave the corporate greed and pretend fake consumer friendship up to the corporations.

    • ps4lol

      How about admitting the microsoft fanboy shills invading this blog are dumb, demented, and constantly wrong? Look at misterxmedia’s blog. It sets a new record for complete fanboy insanity.

    • Jerjef

      …and this affects you how?

    • ps4lol

      Uhh because they’re constantly invading forums and blogs like this one?

      They keep stating complete falsehoods and making delusional predictions that always end up wrong. It’s a mountain of disinfo, lies, spin, and crow.

    • Jerjef

      Ok well no different than the Sony fans, but again this affects you directly how?

    • ps4lol

      I’m stating facts and reality, they’re dumb and constantly wrong. See the difference?

    • Alex King

      How about I say what I want because I can share my opinion of things however I want. You act as though Xbox fans have not had endure lengthy criticism for over a year from wonderful individuals as yourself. You are not much different than the fanboys you hate. Only cure I see is buying the other console and playing it.

    • ps4lol

      Is your as* really that sore because PS4 is the most powerful console, has more dev support, and will be 1st place in sales for the entire gen?

    • Jerjef

      If all these things are true, why are you even here and shouldn’t the PS4 be able to win this gen without the help of it’s owners and on merit alone?

    • Alex King

      You sound upset. I own a ps4 am I cool now. Do I fit in to your one sided world? I can’t wait to be popular.

    • mac

      I had the Ps4 sucks compared to xbox traded it back in for more xbox games

    • Guest

      And I had the Xbox one and it sucks compared to PS4, so traded it back in for more PS4 games, which also has more games that run at 1080p. Unlike the X1 and its 720p graphics

    • brad

      Guess what? No PS4 exclusive games run 1080p 60fps. Unlike the Xbox one, which does.

    • ps4lol

      WRONG

      Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion

    • Camile Malono

      I had a ps4 and it got the blue light of death,i already wanted to return it after playing crap knack and failzone lolso i got a refund for a console with a batter line up of games,beter remote,better online,and better features , unlike the ps4 with its blue light of death which you cant fix at all ,crap online(expect a psn down often hahah)

    • ps4lol

      Is it delusional microsoft fanboy storytelling time, now?

    • Head Blackman
    • ps4lol

      You’re such a demented, malicious, dumb as rocks microsoft shill that you take cherry picked screenshots from where a texture was 0.01 seconds from fully loading and try to use it as proof PS4 has worse textures. Disgusting and reprehensible.

    • G

      Nice try Troll. The trolls are out tonight.

    • Dylan Harris

      the only fanboy here is you, if you think that the ps4 is the “right” console and the xbox is the wrong one. Get a life, there are plenty of good things about the xbox one, and the ps4 exclusives are still pretty boring, they focus on graphics more then innovation, unlike microsoft so have fun with your ps3.5, moron.

    • Camile Malono

      oh you mean cuss its sold in more places then x1
      lol 13 places vs what 42 lol stop trying to make yourself feel better for buying the wrong console lol

    • ps4lol

      “Tier 2″ markets won’t do jack for Xbox sales. When they finally launch later this year they’ll have all the sales force of a wet fart. You must enjoy grasping at straws and gobbling mountains of crow.

    • Jonah Thrillz

      Idiocy at its finest. Sony is not losing money on hardware. Simple Google search will tell you but I gather you fail at even the simplest of tasks.

      Here are the facts:

      1. The Xbox One is getting outsold in NA
      2. The Xbox One is getting outsold in UK
      3. The Xbox One is getting outsold worldwide by the PS3.
      4. The Xbox One is selling just a bit more than the Wii U WW.
      5. The Xbox One had the quickest price cut in history.
      6. The Xbox division is run by someone who wants to sell it.
      7. The Xbox One is giving away their biggest game.
      8. The Xbox One’s biggest game is multiplatform.
      9. The Xbox One is technically inferior to the PS4.
      10. The Xbox One is more expensive than the PS4.
      11. The Xbox One has inferior multiplats.
      12. The Xbox One still has Day 1 editions available.
      13. The Xbox One has retailers creating their own incentives.
      14. The Xbox One’s flagship exclusive title is (mid) 2015.
      15. The Xbox One has not backed up the cloud hype.
      16. The Xbox One had/has 25% of the consoles on shelves.

    • cusman

      The PS4′s biggest titles are also a multi-plat (CoD and FIFA have sold the most). The Nintendo consoles are historically the only consoles where exclusives sell more than the most in-demand 3rd party games.

    • Jonah Thrillz

      Wrong.
      Sony’s exclusive Killzone: Shadowfall has so far outsold Titanfall.

      The numbers don’t lie.

    • shadyiswin

      really? killzone has been out since last november and was a pack in for most people to even be able to purchase the ps4,that said titanfall has been out for about a month and is at 1.5 million and killzone is at 2.1 million,mind you this the ps4 that is in 70+ countries vs the xbox 1′s 13,yet it software sales are doing better than ps4′s….funny,numbers dont lie.

    • Gamez Rule

      Have you got the official Titanfall sales figures for each platform then? Or just going by 3rd party sites.

    • Stephen Perry

      Third-party sites what everyone so far has been going off of for PS4 statistics…VGChartz most of the time.

    • Gamez Rule

      PS4 statistics ( console sales ) is from Sony themselves and not 3rd party sites like VGChartz ( same as Infamous game sales ) which came from the game makers themselves with the official figures.

      Titanfall has ( NO official stats ) when it comes to game sales and MS has NO official console sales ( up to date )

    • ps4lol

      Titanfall is a pack-in and they’re giving it away for free. Sad.

      It’s always sad looking at amazon’s sales listings and seeing the Titanfall bundle somewhere between 30-50th place while PS4 is always in the top 10.

    • cusman

      My comment was about your point #8 being a stupid kind of hypocritical ignorant self-imposed standard.

      Refer to numbers that show Killzone is #4 on the PS4 best sellers list:
      http://www.vgchartz.com/platform/69/playstation-4/

      Learn to read and comprehend, rather than react.

    • Stephen Perry

      5. Yes, but in certain markets and by a select few retailers.
      6. True, but Elop is an idiot anyway and can’t make the final decision to sell the division no matter how much he may want to.
      7. So? At least it’s a big game instead of something like Kinect Sports Rivals.
      8. And?
      9. We know this now; you can stop beating the dead horse…it’s dead already.
      10. Yes, and it comes with something that is technically superior to that PS Eye.
      11. Last I checked, a game will play the same despite the platform it’s being played on.
      12. Where? I haven’t seen any for sale at any physical retailer.
      13. Retailers are free to do whatever they please with whatever merchandise they purchase.
      14. Point being? There are also a couple of other exclusive titles that have already launched: Deadrising 3 and Forza 5.
      15. Yes it has. Titanfall does it very well, and Forza does it in a different regard. Do you even know what cloud systems are capable of, especially Azure?
      16. Everywhere I go here in Texas I see just as many PS4 units on the shelves as I do X1 units.

    • Guest

      5. Cuz its not selling well.
      6. And? fact is, he wants to sell it.
      7. Its a big deal.
      8. Its,…. its biggest game and they are giving it away for free!
      9. At least you acknowledge that.
      10. “Techincally superior to the PS eye”, lol, its still more expensive for some crap most people dont really want (except you bots).
      11. They are still inferior though. FACT!
      12. They exist. I also have never seen a black hole, but they exist.
      13. Still retailers are creating their own incentive to sell the thing! why? Cuz its selling so well!? Hello!
      14. And, Infamous and KZ and a few other have released already for the PS4, whats your point?
      15. Aha ha ha ha ha, are easily impressed man, talk about low standards. I wouldnt go around bragging too much about that. That one made me laugh.
      16. And? Fact is, PS4 is selling alot more than the X1, period!.

    • Camile Malono

      So when sony does the same with thier games by giving them for free then its cuss it suck, or they give away games for free cuss they know psn suck…… Phony pony check lol

    • Jonah Thrillz

      Listen skippy, when the XBone has to give away their biggest game in order to sell a system then you know there’s a problem.

    • sd

      Infamous bundle with PS4…….

    • Gamez Rule

      Infamous bundle with PS4 sold consoles / Titanfall bundle with Xbone didn’t sell consoles.

      Infamous released sales figures Nine days after release, Titanfall has not released sales figures for Xbone?

      Makes you wonder why..

    • sd

      Titanfall on Xbox One has outsold Infamous. Does that make your point invalid.

    • Gamez Rule

      Where are the official sale figures for Titanfall? ( Xbone version ) as until you show them you’re only hoping that’s the case☺

    • sd

      The first place I looked was Vg chartz. Check it out yourself if you want, the information is there.

      Just to be clear, I am not being negative towards the PS4. Its an amazing console. But the Xbox One is also an amazing console, both have positives and negatives.

    • Gamez Rule

      VGChartz is not official figures.

    • sd

      Vgchartz figures are reasonably accurate. If you have any figures to dispute this then please do so. Otherwise I am the only one providing a decent source.

    • Gamez Rule

      You stated “Titanfall on Xbox One has outsold Infamous”

      Just back up your claim with official sales figures?

    • sd

      I backed them up with figures from VG chartz, they seem pretty accurate to me. But you won’t class these as “official” so what else can I offer at this moment.

    • Gamez Rule

      So all you done was failed to back up your claims that “Titanfall on Xbox One has outsold Infamous” It’s not the end of the world, but until those sales figures get released you are still only guessing what you tried to claim.

      Here’s official for you…

      “within the first nine days of launch, global sales of inFAMOUS Second Son exceeded over 1 million units*, making Second Son the fastest selling inFAMOUS title to date”

      http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/04/10/infamous-second-son-powers-1-million-sales/

    • sd

      I said pretty much straight up that I was going by VG chartz. I do actually think their figures are pretty good. You should note the * on the blog though. VGchart figures don’t include digital for either system and the 1 million sales mentioned in that quote took into account digital copies.

      I don’t mind being wrong, I own 2 out of the three systems and will add a Ps4 when TLOU comes out. But i am pretty certain Infamous is being outsold by Titanfall. Its a FPS so thats no real surprise though as they always sell extremely well. Hopefully this will be confirmed soon (let me know if you do see better figures for both).

    • Gamez Rule

      “EA’s noticeable reluctance to release any information about sales of the game on their end indicates they’re hiding what would be a disappointing figure”

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/05/06/ea-net-revenue-down-releases-no-titanfall-sales-numbers/

      “EA is the only body that can produce accurate numbers, as all other outlets simply give us retail estimates with no accounting for digital download”

      Update: Respawn told Game Informer that Titanfall sales numbers are “EA’s to distribute.” That is…an unusual response.

      Update 2: Official response from EA to is that they have nothing at all to add to the call regarding Titanfall sales.

    • hoppsy80

      No it hasn’t, titanfall on all available systems has outsold infamous but x1 titanfall isn’t even close

    • sd

      Are you sure. Titanfall on X-1 has sold just under 2 million, but under 1.5 million on the PS4 (both have done well). Thats whay VG chartz has recorded. They also show Titanfall weekly sales as nearly doubling infamous. I am more than happy to be wrong if you show me a source that lists the sales differently.

    • Arnold Stallone

      Just let them suffer with jealousy. Playing on a system while knowing there is a cheaper system, much more powerful(most games on ps4 are using at least 2 Xbox one power, like tomb raider double frame rate, or most 1080p vs 720p, which is 2.25x more power).

      Just let jealousy burn them inside, when knowing there are dozens millions people waiting for a ps4 to be available so they can buy it, while stores in Europe and us have tons of unsold green boxes nobody wants.

      Let they dream of esram, directx12, CPU optimisations, 2015-16 halo-gears games, clouds, and all the huge BS they swallow everyday, from microsoft press.

      They attack because they feel insecure.they choosed the wrong horse, and now, they have to keep it until it dies.

      Such miserable delusional people. Just let them burn with jealousy. Jealousy. Their lives must be so sad, knowing gamers are annoying the best games and versions on the console made form the gamers, instead of their console made by Americans for Americans, that people outside north america and UK don’t give a crap, with 99% of its features not working and behind paywalls. They wanted TV TV TV sports TV guide etc TV TV, kinekt krap and 720p games? They have it all. + 10 times more power from the clouds. They wanted it, not, just let them swallow it.

    • Stephen Perry

      I’m not suffering with jealously over my voluntary decision to purchase the Xbox One, the system where more of the people I play with are currently playing or will be playing in the near future. I don’t buy consoles because of hardware power. If millions of people are waiting to buy the PS4, I can refer them to Amazon, or any number of retailers that currently have several units in stock here in North America. I checked today as well; the closest retailer to me has the same number of X1 units in stock as PS4 units, just sitting on the shelves. We don’t dream of ESRAM; the ESRAM model used in the Xbox One is very similar in concept to what the Xbox 360 has as well; the cloud is a presence that is only going to grow in gaming, and Microsoft is already well ahead of the curve in that regard compared to both Sony and Nintendo; DX12 will improve things for the X1 as well, and anyone denying that it will has no idea how important API optimizations can be to hardware. There is no such thing as a choosing a wrong horse when it comes to consoles because it’s a voluntary choice based on several factors that are personal to each consumer. Your rant is that of a typical Sony fanboy who lacks understanding of the gaming and entertainment industry in general.

    • Camile Malono

      oh ouch oh , we got better games , oh man you got crap, man psn gets taken down a lot oh man ouch ouch lol

    • Gamez Rule

      Worse still ..

      “when the XBone has to give away their biggest game in order to sell a system then you know there’s a problem” ( When it isn’t a console seller then that’s a problem )

    • Stephen Perry

      It’s A big game, not THE biggest game they’re releasing. Yes, it was hyped up greatly, but the fact remains that the game is still a good game regardless of how many people hate on it.

    • Camile Malono

      listen pony for psn sony had to give away free games to hide the fact that psn gets hacked so easily, you know there is a problem =)

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, 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.

      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. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion

    • ps4lol

      PS4 is currently outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally, 7 million to ~4.2 million as of April 6 2014. The sales gap is growing wider despite price drops and free Titanfall bundles. PS4 is still very supply constrained in some non-US countries.

      MS shipped 5 million to stores, sold ~4.2 mil to consumers, with ~800k rotting on store shelves. Most console gamers are ignoring MS fanboy apologizing, denial, and damage control and buying PS4s.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. China LOL just more straw grasping. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      PS4 sold 20.5 million software units as of April 1 2014, that’s a 2.92 attach rate.

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS isn’t going to throw endless billions into Xbox.

      Xbox One will be a net LOSS, not profit. Only question is how much they’re going to lose.

      Your favorite piece of plastic is getting dominated by PS4 in sales, games performance, and dev support, causing you to harbor fevored delusions of Sony going bankrupt. Sorry, not happening.

      The Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions of dollars, Xbox One will lose them further billions. MS shareholders (that don’t exist to please delusional microsoft fanboys) will continue demanding it be sold off or shut down. It will be sad for you when that happens.

      Sony is selling or splitting off their lossy businesses (Vaio, TVs) and focusing on their profitable divisions. This means they’ll soon cut their losses and start turning a profit. You should be worried if Sony WASN’T cutting those losing divisions, but they’re making the right business decisions. They won’t ever be an empire again but they aren’t going under.

      The gaming division and first party studios are well funded and making a profit. During the quarter ending 31st December 2013 the Game business made a profit of $172m off the back of an impressive 64.6 per cent rise in sales year on year. Sony is in for a year or two of losses and restructuring, then provided their profitable divisions stay profitable, they’ll be on solid ground.

      Sony is still worth 18.5 billion. They just aren’t bringing in enough revenue or profits to bring that number up, and for a time, and probably for a few quarters here or there for the next few years, they might lose money. They also obviously have working capital, because they have games in development right now, and are able to market their newest system and do what they have to do to sell their products. If Sony were on the brink of bankruptcy, we wouldn’t be seeing AAA game announcements with budgets ranging from $50-100 million dollars. If they were on the brink of bankruptcy, they wouldn’t be buying Gaikai, or investing in new tech such as Morpheus or the PS4. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

      Sony’s market cap is 18.65 billion as of today (2014).
      Market cap in 2013 was 17.6 billion it has gone up since then.
      Sony is ranked #80 in world as the most valuable brand 2013.

      Sony is ranked #506 in the global 2000
      #87 in Sales
      #171 in Assets
      #547 in Market value
      78.52 billion dollars in sales in 2013,

    • Stephen Perry

      Xbox One so far has not been a net loss and has a higher profit margin than the PS4 currently despite the PS4 having a sales lead. You can throw statistics around all you want, but it still doesn’t change the fact that people willingly choose the device they want. If you can link up to a reputable link showing that the Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions, then you’ll have a point; until you do, your claim is baseless. Xbox may have a budget set by Microsoft, but the fact still remains that Microsoft can turn a profit year over year whereas Sony is having difficulty doing so even after shedding unprofitable divisions. Sony constraining supply in some countries only shows that Sony cannot even properly manage their supply chain, not because of how many consoles they sell. Sony may have a market cap of 18 billion, but Microsoft has a market cap of 325 billion; Microsoft also has a higher stock price than Sony, as well as larger volumes and average volumes; Microsoft also has a higher enterprise value than Sony; Microsoft has a higher PEG ratio (Sony’s is actually negative at the moment); Microsoft also has much better ratios than Sony does. Microsoft’s financials are in much better shape than Sony’s, and Microsoft has much more cash to play with than Sony does.

      On that same list from Forbes showing the world’s most valuable brands, Microsoft ranks 2nd; Nokia even ranks higher than Sony on that list by 8 spots. Nintendo ranks 63 on that same list as well.

    • Guest

      Notice how the xbots get way more thumb ups, for spewing nonsense and garbage, then you only get 2 thumbs up for stating facts. Xbots are so dispicable and this site is so ms fanboy infested, its sickening.

    • Camile Malono

      If it helps you sleep better at night pony:)

    • ps4lol

      They usually swarm here from misterxmedia’s blog. Truly a pestilence of ignorance, stupidity, and wrong-ness.

    • G

      The truth hurts doesn’t it. The xbox is so great but Microsoft gives away their flagship game for free. Microsoft is thinking about stop production due to demand. That’s pathetic. Why aren’t more people buying the console if it’s so great? Hey you getting Titanfall for free and you have the greatest racing game ever Forza. Right?

    • shadyiswin

      microsoft has made it clear they have a partnership with EA to supply flasgship titles witht he console,hence the fifa bundle and now titanfall bundle,there will be more,it’s simple business practice and incentive to get people on bored.

      Let me get this right,you get titanfall for free,it’s such a huge deal microsoft loses out on $65.13??? when most of those people will turn around and by the season pass,and obviously will buy more games. Microsoft loses $60 makes over $4000 in games alone over the course of a few years,suddenly that $60 give away seems to make sense.

    • Gamez Rule

      Have you got the official Titanfall sales figures for each platform then? Or just going by 3rd party sites?

    • ps4lol

      Probably a contract deal from before launch, before they realized PS4 was going to outsell Xbox near 2:1 globally. It will be much more expensive for the Xbox division to pay for these kinds of deals now. They are better off investing in 1st party studios.

      But when they launched an underpowered, overpriced console with mountains of bad PR and raving delusional microsoft fanboys, what did they expect?

      Probably a contract deal from before launch, before they realized PS4 was going to outsell Xbox near 2:1 globally. It will be much more expensive for the Xbox division to pay for these kinds of deals now. They are better off investing in 1st party studios.

      But when they launched an underpowered, overpriced console with mountains of bad PR and raving delusional microsoft fanboys, what did they expect?

      Titanfall is a pack-in and they’re giving it away for free. Sad. It’s always sad looking at amazon’s sales listings and seeing the Titanfall bundle somewhere between 30-50th place while PS4 is always in the top 10.

    • sd

      Most of your points are incorrect.
      1) The last week of reported sales has the Xbox One outselling the PS4 in NA. ( of course its only 1 week and might not continue)

      3) The latest sales figures have the x-1 selling twice what the PS3 is selling.

      4) the Wii U was recording weekly sales of just 30k by this time last year, compared to 90k for the xbox 1.
      6) If MS are giving away their biggest game ( I assume you mean the Titanfall bundle), the Sony are also giving away their biggest game with infamous.
      9) Technically inferior? depends on your perception, i.e with kinect etc.

      15) The cloud hype has always been for the future. This is technology that, if it works will change gaming for the better. Of course it isnt doing much now, but then neither are the VR headsets.

    • Don Karam

      On your point 3: that happens only extremely slightly and only on some weeks but overall PS3 is not doing better. You should have added the word ‘occasionally’ to that statement. Also, this is judging from VGChartz which is slightly inaccurate so your statement might be completely untrue since the apparent win by PS3 is so slight that it might be within the error of VGChartz.

    • Alsybub

      Seriously, Jonah Thrills? He was talking about losses per unit.

      Sony sold 7 million units, at $60 loss per unit that’s a total loss of $420 million.

      I’m not sure where the $60 loss figure comes from but based on your argument you seem to think that numbers sold = money in the bank. I thought I’d just point out why that isn’t always the case.

    • ps4lol

      According to IHS, MS loses $28 per console at $500, Sony loses $18 per console at $400. Sony loses less per console than MS. With $50 price drops and free game/12 month Live bundles, MS loses even more per console.

      http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2427757,00.asp
      http://technology.ihs.com/467389/microsoft-xbox-one-hardware-cost-comes-in-below-retail-price-ihs-teardown-reveals

      As usual, that microsoft fanboy shill is COMPLETELY WRONG.

    • mrimpatient35

      My thoughts EXACTLY! Without Kinect, X1 wouldn’t have anything that sets it apart from PS4. WITH the Kinect, it feels like more than just a gaming console. That’s why I bought it instead of PS4. People love smartphones instead of regular phones right? Well X1 is like a “smartconsole” to me.

    • ps4lol

      Kinect will be unbundled for a $100 price cut. You must enjoy gobbling mountains of crow and being constantly wrong.

    • Psychosious

      This dude spitting crap out his mouth, somebody get him a doctor.

    • Camile Malono

      Dont worry ill get you one lol

    • Guest

      “The kinect is awesome. Ive been a gamer for 34 years and getting rid of Kinect would be stupid. That is what sets the console apart from the bland PS4. The Xbox One is an all around better cobsole than PS4. Kinect integration is awesome and it is something Sony will never have.”
      Thats a cool story bro, but Kinect is garbage and utterly useless, just like the X1 and its fanboys and the 33 etards who agreed with you. Have fun using that useless device that jacked up the price of the system and made it technically inferior to the PS4. All the meanwhile the rest of us will continue to buy the far better system.

    • Agent_Blade

      Here ya go boy.

    • Arnold Stallone

      Yeah, just choose being deeply fukked by crosoft in every possible way over choosing a real console with great games.
      *massive facepalm*

      Your perfectly represent the superior smart white race, and because of people like you with such stupidity, airplanes fall from the sky and buildings collapse. Superiority, arrogance, and forcing others to to the same as you.
      What a shame, really. I guess we can be more indoctrinated than you already are. Leave the matrix, neo. The real world is much better than that.

    • Don Karam

      Some people can be not so smart but can still be smarter than everyone else. Also, an average doesn’t tell you anything about the range. Just because there can be the dumbest people in the world in a certain country, doesn’t mean there are not also extremely smart people in that country that can pull that country’s average intelligence up to the highest in the world.

    • ps4lol

      Clearly the microsoft fanboys drag down the intelligence average of any given location.

    • ps4lol

      Sony is losing about $18 per console not $60, delusional WRONG microsoft shill.

      PS4 is currently outselling Xbox almost 2:1 globally, 7 million to ~4.2 million as of April 6 2014. The sales gap is growing wider despite price drops and free Titanfall bundles. PS4 is still very supply constrained in some non-US countries.

      MS shipped 5 million to stores, sold ~4.2 mil to consumers, with ~800k rotting on store shelves. Most console gamers are ignoring MS fanboy apologizing, denial, and damage control and buying PS4s.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. China LOL just more straw grasping. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      PS4 sold 20.5 million software units as of April 1 2014, that’s a 2.92 attach rate.

      Xbox does not have access to all of MS’s money, they’re given a budget by shareholders and expected to turn a profit. MS isn’t going to throw endless billions into Xbox.

      Xbox One will be a net LOSS, not profit. Only question is how much they’re going to lose.

      Your favorite piece of plastic is getting dominated by PS4 in sales, games performance, and dev support, causing you to harbor fevored delusions of Sony going bankrupt. Sorry, not happening.

      The Xbox brand has lost Microsoft billions of dollars, Xbox One will lose them further billions. MS shareholders (that don’t exist to please delusional microsoft fanboys) will continue demanding it be sold off or shut down. It will be sad for you when that happens.

      Sony is selling or splitting off their lossy businesses (Vaio, TVs) and focusing on their profitable divisions. This means they’ll soon cut their losses and start turning a profit. You should be worried if Sony WASN’T cutting those losing divisions, but they’re making the right business decisions. They won’t ever be an empire again but they aren’t going under.

      The gaming division and first party studios are well funded and making a profit. During the quarter ending 31st December 2013 the Game business made a profit of $172m off the back of an impressive 64.6 per cent rise in sales year on year. Sony is in for a year or two of losses and restructuring, then provided their profitable divisions stay profitable, they’ll be on solid ground.

      Sony is still worth 18.5 billion. They just aren’t bringing in enough revenue or profits to bring that number up, and for a time, and probably for a few quarters here or there for the next few years, they might lose money. They also obviously have working capital, because they have games in development right now, and are able to market their newest system and do what they have to do to sell their products. If Sony were on the brink of bankruptcy, we wouldn’t be seeing AAA game announcements with budgets ranging from $50-100 million dollars. If they were on the brink of bankruptcy, they wouldn’t be buying Gaikai, or investing in new tech such as Morpheus or the PS4. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

      Sony’s market cap is 18.65 billion as of today (2014).
      Market cap in 2013 was 17.6 billion it has gone up since then.
      Sony is ranked #80 in world as the most valuable brand 2013.

      Sony is ranked #506 in the global 2000
      #87 in Sales
      #171 in Assets
      #547 in Market value
      78.52 billion dollars in sales in 2013

    • Guest

      well not everyone think like thats…kinect is a reason why microsoft goes for cheap gpu…kinect is another reason for xbox one sales fails behind ps4 in certain country..what i heard kinect still not stable…there are respon from user that sometimes kinect not really working…and currently kinect most supported english language..other language like sweedish still in progress..thats what i heard…another reason why people need to know english and not all place really can talk in the language..looks for japanese for example….
      lol where you hear that sony goes bankcruptcy?sounds really like fanboys who tried hard to cover up for xbox one…even major nelson said kinect is useless and even him didn’t use that
      what xbox one need now is gpu upgrape..dont play with worlds saying xbox one is better just because you are lovers…then how about microsoft who recently like to claiming false things,who talk big,then lose 2 million behind ps4 sales,every bussiness has gain and loss …even microsoft trying to ditch xbox division before..who reckless now?
      what i see the one who reckless is microsoft..betting on kinect,forcing people to use it,and because of its xbox one goes for cheap gpu..and afford esram for countermeasure ps4 gddr5 which is resulted in bottleneck and cause problems to devs…since launch,devs has praise ps4 for easier development and bold move for 8gb gddr5 instead 4gb,and even until now xbox one still had problems since launch..last time i hear hardiks problem…and even you see how in both console looks like?compare to ps4 which is similiar to ps3 slim design ,xbox one looks like mere cheap console where things inside…still had heat problem compare to ps4…dont talk shits…not everyone sony lovers..but dont be stupid because you are xbox fanboys..use head…be cool dont try to hard just because you butthurt

    • Kumomeme

      well not everyone think like thats…kinect is a reason why microsoft
      goes for cheap gpu…kinect is another reason for xbox one sales fails
      behind ps4 in certain country..what i heard kinect still not
      stable…there are respon from user that sometimes kinect not really
      working…and currently kinect most supported english language..other
      language like sweedish still in progress..thats what i heard…another
      reason why people need to know english and not all country they people really can talk
      in the language..looks for japanese for example….how u expect they use kinect?
      lol where you
      hear that sony goes bankcruptcy?sounds really like fanboys who tried
      hard to cover up for xbox one…even major nelson said kinect is useless
      and even him didn’t use that
      what xbox one need now is gpu
      upgrape..dont play with worlds saying xbox one is better just because
      you are lovers…then how about microsoft who recently like to claiming
      false things,who talk big,then lose 2 million behind ps4 sales,every
      bussiness has gain and loss …even microsoft trying to ditch xbox
      division before..who reckless now?
      what i see the one who reckless is
      microsoft..betting on kinect,forcing people to use it,and because of
      its xbox one goes for cheap gpu..and afford esram for countermeasure ps4
      gddr5 which is resulted in bottleneck and cause problems to
      devs…since launch,devs has praise ps4 for easier development and bold
      move for 8gb gddr5 instead 4gb,and even until now xbox one still had
      problems since launch..last time i hear hardiks problem…and even you
      see how innner both console looks like?compare to ps4 which is similiar to
      ps3 slim design ,xbox one looks like mere cheap console where things
      just put inside…not mention ugly design for appearance…not mention those resolutiongate issues…still had heat problem compare to ps4…how can xbox one better than ps4?from specs to design…dont talk shits…not
      everyone sony lovers..but dont be stupid because you are xbox
      fanboys..use head… dont try to hard just because you butthurt..if you are really dedicated fansboys…accept things as they are..dont talk nonsense

  • Reason Freeman

    One system was built for the future in mind. One system was built for the present. I’ll let you figure out which one fits where

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Xbox One FUTURE!

    • ps4lol

      Same old delusional, constantly wrong misterxcultist doomsday prophecies. Just wait for E3, GDC, and NDAs lifted, you’ll be sorry! Like some bonkers cult suggesting dates of the end of the world. Dates that forever change to keep their followers in check.

      You’re like the flat earth, anti-vaccine, perpetual motion, fake moon landing crowd of console fanboys. Totally ignorant, delusional, and wrong cranks. No different than a crank who thinks free energy devices really work, Einstein was wrong, and reptiles are controlling the world’s governments.

      Sorry, you’re wrong, your conspiracy theories are dumb and insane, you’ll always be wrong. PS4 has the more powerful hardware for gaming graphics performance. Keep gobbling up mountains of crow being constantly wrong.

      Thank god forums like beyond3d and neogaf exist where facts and knowledge can come to light, rather than the mentally ill ravings of misterxmedia cultists and cranks.,

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Hello…

    • ps4lol

      So when will the NDAs finally be lifted and the stacked chips revealed? LOL

    • JerkDaNERD7

      ???

      I never mentioned NDAs or stacked chips? Your reaching buddy. Keep your drivel to yourself.

    • ps4lol

      Keep yours to yourself and stay on misterxmedia’s blog. Nobody sane believes you.

    • JerkDaNERD7

      You’re on my nuts everywhere I go, LOL!

      Also, mistX can stick himself. Only time I knew about him ever since you mentioned the kook, which you are no different.

      Now if you have nothing relevant, which is no different from misterX, I suggest you once again STOP mentioning to me your drivel.

    • ps4lol

      Oh yeah, you’re totally not into misterx even though everything you say is out of his crazy playbook.

      PS4 will have better performing games for the entire generation as it has more powerful hardware.

    • Neil Riley

      PS4? must be as the other one hasn’t the grunt for today never mind tomorrow.

    • Guest

      Oh hey, look who it is again, its super fanboy. You mean the system running last gen res? Yeah, thats a really crappy future you bots have in store. Hope the extra hundred dollars and inferior graphics were worth it.

    • Camile Malono

      Mmmm crap launch games,more fetures on xbox,resolution to be fixed soon,better fall line up for xbox, better online,remote

      …… Mmmmm hope the 100 you saved for a boring system was worth it lol

    • Failz

      Both consoles are running last gen res. Go back to playing Knack, and Killzone’s PURE 1080p MP lol
      Sony – MAKE.BELEIVE

    • ps4lol

      Only BF4 runs 900p on PS4, every other game so far can display 1080p native.

      Wrong and malicious mentally ill microsoft shill making things up.

    • ps4lol

      Same old delusional, constantly wrong misterxcultist doomsday prophecies. Just wait for E3, GDC, and NDAs lifted, you’ll be sorry! Like some bonkers cult suggesting dates of the end of the world. Dates that forever change to keep their followers in check.

      You’re like the flat earth, anti-vaccine, perpetual motion, fake moon landing crowd of console fanboys. Totally ignorant, delusional, and wrong cranks. No different than a crank who thinks free energy devices really work, Einstein was wrong, and reptiles are controlling the world’s governments.

      Sorry, you’re wrong, your conspiracy theories are dumb and insane, you’ll always be wrong. PS4 has the more powerful hardware for gaming graphics performance. Keep gobbling up mountains of crow being constantly wrong.

      Thank god forums like beyond3d and neogaf exist where facts and knowledge can come to light, rather than the mentally ill ravings of misterxmedia cultists and cranks.

    • Jerjef

      Wait you already said this. Can you respond to someone without spewing a boat load of insults? The man asked a question and within your four paragraph bout of tourettes you didn’t even answer him.

    • ps4lol

      His “built for the future” is nonsense based on misterxmedia’s blog, which is so insane it doesn’t need to be “disproven”. Much like anti-science cranks claiming “free energy” devices work.

  • John Doe

    This is definitively a good point, even if things seems to start a bit too late, I mean obviously after the device launch. Microsoft is listening to game developpers, and want to ensure the Xbox One is easy to develop for.
    Let see how second wave games will perform, taking in account all those efforts ^^

  • GHz

    It’s a big company, and is expanding. They will always have to look for new talent. Think new 1st party development houses. They’re investing heavily in that area.

  • Manoj Varughese

    I think focus should be on improving their policies.

  • madbads

    Console “optimization” process:

    http://i.imgur.com/Y7xKHou.png

  • Johnny

    This isn’t anything they are hiring all the time. JEEEEEEEZE

  • scotmacb

    MS are awesome keep the monthly updates coming the consoles alot better than it was last year and has some good games already driving=forza fighting=killer instinct shooting=ghosts,titanfall,battlefield. The xbox one will be amazing in a couple of years so far so good

    • Guest

      Cheer it baby, cheer it. GGGOOOO MS!!!

  • me3x12

    Kinect>>>PS cam Live>>>PSN MS Azure Cloud>>>Sony Now DX12+Tiled Resources>>>Open GL = X1>>>POS4

    • ILoveXboxOne

      PSN>>>>>>>>>>>LIVE

      PLUS>>>>>>>>>>>LIVE

      Kinect====PS Eye (equal both useless crap)

      PS Now>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Azure (Azure isnt even doing anything right now. What? the crap they are doing on Forza or Tearyfail? Completely useless!)

      OpenGL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DX

      http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/996/5734/original.jpg

    • TSD

      The amount of bulls*** in both of your comments, it’s not even laughable.

    • Camile Malono

      Live rapes psn, titanfall rapes failzone,kinect rapes eye sore

    • Jecht_Sin

      The PS4 rapes the Xbone. There. Amen. ^_^

    • me3x12

      You are so wrong it’s not even funny I stopped reading right here **PSN>>>>>>>>>>>LIVE** As soon as I saw that I knew I’m dealing with a moron

    • Failz

      How’s those downtimes treating you?

    • ps4lol

      Same old delusional, constantly wrong misterxcultist doomsday prophecies. Just wait for E3, GDC, and NDAs lifted, you’ll be sorry! Like some bonkers cult suggesting dates of the end of the world. Dates that forever change to keep their followers in check.

      You’re like the flat earth, anti-vaccine, perpetual motion, fake moon landing crowd of console fanboys. Totally ignorant, delusional, and wrong cranks. No different than a crank who thinks free energy devices really work, Einstein was wrong, and reptiles are controlling the world’s governments.

      Sorry, you’re wrong, your conspiracy theories are dumb and insane, you’ll always be wrong. PS4 has the more powerful hardware for gaming graphics performance. Keep gobbling up mountains of crow being constantly wrong.

      Thank god forums like beyond3d and neogaf exist where facts and knowledge can come to light, rather than the mentally ill ravings of misterxmedia cultists and cranks.

  • Psychosious

    Reading these comments makes me laugh.

    My god people is it so difficult to understand this is not an ad for a CPU engineer, its a job listing for an adviser to help developers who are having trouble maximizing the CPU output on the Xbox One.

    They are not going to squeeze much more out of that CPU until DX12 comes about, thus I am firmly set as this being an adviser role to third party developers who need assistance with the CPU optimizations most dev’s seem to be having trouble with.

  • dakn45

    Oh look gaminbolt got out of their hidey hole and decided to post troll bait nonsense again.

    I bet this is how Ravi shinha looks

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/92Okubkvhns/hqdefault.jpg

    Anyway, xbox one cpu is more powerull than ps4, xbox one hardware is irrelevant since cloud comptuing is real therefore it will have constantly better graphics as time passes, sony lost 1 billion last year like every year, ms spend 1 billion on exlusives, therefore xbox will have better games and finally xbox tv shows will connet games with tv shows and elevate gaming.

    The only issue is that ms is far behind right now, cloud isnt working, they havent optimized xbox one drivers, they havent launched in as many countries as sony and overall they need time.

    Which they gonna get because sony is running out of money while ms has enough to burn.

  • Squinty

    Sounds like they’re just looking for someone to work on DX12.

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