Ori Dev Clarifies Xbox Scorpio Comments Further, Apologizes For PS4 Pro Remark

“It’s pretty clear where things are heading…”

Posted By | On 27th, Jan. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Thomas Mahler, a developer onΒ Ori and the Blind Forest, has created quite a stir recently in the last few days, thanks to his comments alleging that the Xbox Scorpio will be a full fledged generational upgrade, and callingΒ the PS4 Pro is ‘half assed.’ Now, in what seem to be the final bunch of posts he has made on this topic, Mahler has tried to clarify what he meant when he called the Scorpio next gen once and for all, stating that the traditional understanding of discrete generations no longer applies- on either the Xbox or PlayStation side.

“It’s pretty clear where things are heading – here’s my prediction: When Sony announces their PS5 (which will probably happen after Scorpio releases), you’ll hear that it’ll also be compatible to your entire PS4 library (since it’s – like the PS4Pro – going to be another hardware upgrade based on the same architecture),” Mahler said.Β “You’ll also see games that are going to be announced that will not be exclusive only to the PS5, since it just hurts developers. A new console comes out and we go from a hardware platform that has 50 or so million installed units to, say, 5. So automatically, I would reach a MUCH smaller audience. So a lot of games will still be ‘forward-compatible’ – whether Sony forces that or not will be up to them.”

Speaking about how this change will no longer make any functional difference to game development – until now, a new generation has been a full reset for developers, and provided them a new baseline spec to work for – Mahler pointed out that no games now exist that couldn’t have been scaled back to work on existing systems- and given the scalability of game development pipelines, having rolling hardware upgrades won’t result in any changes.

“Are there any next-gen games out there that purely in terms of gameplay couldn’t have been done on a last-gen console? I have a hard time coming up with any,” he said.Β “Devs will just have to treat consoles like PCs, having multiple hardware configurations that they’ll adjust their games to. Having to make this distinction between ‘cross-gen games’ or ‘well, those were DIFFERENT games cause they were shipped for different boxes is just really bogus. Wouldn’t you have preferred to buy Titanfall ONCE and then being able to play it on your 360, PC, Xbox One – Instead of having to buy a separate version? That’s EXACTLY what Microsoft is doing here. You buy a game for the Xbox Platform, which means you’ll be able to play it on any of the Microsoft platforms.”

Mahler also apologized for his remarks about the PS4 Pro and clarified that it wasn’t his intention to offend anyone. “This is the second time already that I took part in some discussion on GAF only to then see something I thought was a somewhat innocent comment (again, calling a platform half-assed definitely wasn’t the nicest way of putting things, I know. I’m not a native English speaker and sometimes my wording can come off as a bit rude) to blow up in my face after the press picked up on it. I’m just a dev who loves games and take part in these passionate discussions πŸ™‚ Sorry if I offended anybody, wasn’t my intention!”

Generally speaking, I can see what Mahler is saying, and I even agree with it- in fact, I made this point last year, when I pointed out how traditional gaming console generations may be coming to an end.


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  • kevin barsi

    Maybe he should listen to Mr cerneysaid about his vision for the ps5 might know a bit more

    • Eddie Battikha

      AMD counts launch dates as a year, PS4 2013 and PS5 2018 is 6 years perfect time for PS5. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/142-playstation-area/2635633-ps5-date-features.html

    • Psionicinversion

      can you even do maths? since when is 2013 to 2018 6 years hahahaha sums up console owners!!!

    • Eddie Battikha

      Ur pretty slow, it’s ok rookie blue I’ll explain it again for u. AMD counts launch dates as 1 year, counting 2013 to 2018 is 6 years, I can teach u division next I’m sure I could help u out.

    • Psionicinversion

      if you counting it including year 0 sure but thats not how normal people think.

  • FinalFantasyXNemesis

    too late for this dev
    he made himself look like a total idiot and exposed himself as a microsoft fanboy
    this dev works for microsoft and makes xbox and pc exclusives
    this dev couldnt make it any more obvious with the way he is shilling for microsofts terrible universal windows platform

    • Living While Alive

      Best performance, no. Mediocre, meaning 50/50, yes!

      Pony

    • Hvd

      dont bother you are talking to a brick wall..lmao

    • Clawson_J

      the nutbag promised a vita version of his game(Ori) and outright cancelled it…

    • Hvd

      yea right…lol

    • Hvd

      it is half-as*ed…lol

    • Eddie Battikha

      Scorpio has a 4gb memory advantage compared to XB1 not even close to next gen but for sure the GPU is cause it’s 4.5x stronger than XB1, point is Scorpio will be tied down to XB1 like how the Pro is with the PS4. PS5 will be a clean slate, AMD counts launch dates as a year so 2013 to 2018 is 6 years perfect for PS5 which will run on a 7nm APU and wipe the floor with Scorpio. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/142-playstation-area/2635633-ps5-date-features.html

  • crazy_black_man-

    “Half assed” is what the Xbox One was from day one all the way up to tomorrow. Who would even bother listening to this guy who is clearly on Phil’s payroll? Those may have even been Phil’s words coming out of his mouth. Sounds like straight up propaganda for hire.

    • EmpeRawD

      Only two upvotes? And none from the usual clown squad? Did somebody forget his other passwords?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74dde5f249e2dcf2a3f832410f20dc4123decadea3314e10fb892f2abc01a117.jpg

    • crazy_black_man-

      When you read these comments from people criticizing your console’s performance issues, is it really the number of upvotes that hurt you the most? I never would have thought that. I always thought it was constantly hearing the truth in those comments that hurt you so much.

    • EmpeRawD

      Simple question Doggy. Did you or did you not? Do you need me to repeat the question?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/55f9ebd80e4673f744f7f01d552892d7d22ab4bbdb9e0f347c0edf2fc3856ecd.jpg

    • crazy_black_man-

      What was the question?

    • Riggybro

      Ronald McDonald reporting in!

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Uppss hes got more upvotes than you! (and I didnt even give him mine).

    • Luke Skywalker

      what are you talking about? don’t you know that crazy dude upvotes himself? which was what @emperawd was making reference to

    • crazy_black_man-

      I do? That’s news to me. Apparently you guys lose more sleep over who’s upvoting who than you do about what’s being said in these comment sections. What a sad little group of Xbox fans you are, needing the support of each other to make it through each day in these comment sections like an Alcoholics Anonymous member needs a sponsor.

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    • EmpeRawD

      “What a sad little group of Xbox fans you are, needing the support of each other to make it through each day in these comment sections like an Alcoholics Anonymous member needs a sponsor.”

      Says the guy who “mysteriously gets the same upvotes in 95% of his comments. LMAO. Did you look in the mirror while typing that?

    • crazy_black_man-

      Dude, what is it with the upvote thing?

      Just let it go. Just let it be. Why don’t you be you, and I’ll be me?

    • EmpeRawD

      Ha ha, Doggystyle wants me to leave him alone now. Ha ha ha.

      Wait a sec…that’s odd…this clown with multiple accounts (allegedly) and can’t shut up about the glory of Sony, wants me to leave him alone. The comedy never stops with you. I’ll tel you what…pray to your lord and savior Hirai. See if it helps

    • crazy_black_man-

      Why are you being so mean to me?

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      But you can only do that once… Oh! You mean he created other accounts just to upvote himself?

    • crazy_black_man-

      Yes, he thinks that I am several people and I have the most amazing variety of writing styles to match each distorted personality. You guys are dumber than dirt.

    • Luke Skywalker

      exactly.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Whoops, I just upvoted you! According to your dumbness, that instantly makes you and me the exact same person. Maybe it’s true, because I can already feel the dumbness of your overwhelming ignorance starting to take over me.

    • EmpeRawD

      ………..oh I’m sorry, was that supposed to hurt my feelings?

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      You tell me, was that supposed to hurt his feelings?

    • EmpeRawD

      Well it seems my comment to him hurt your feelings. 1000 apologies…was not aware of your existence. Perhaps you should step away from the keyboard. Doggy says some pretty stupid things a great majority of the time and I tend to poke fun at him.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Thank you for the apology, although it wasn’t needed for I was not hurt.

      And he’s not that wrong, if you think about it, MS has more money than Sony or Nintendo, and they had a full year head start with the 360. Honestly, the x1 should have been a beast. Maybe it’s not half-assed, but I did disappoint.

    • crazy_black_man-

      You “try” to poke fun me. Don’t let my spoken truths bother you. You ought to be used to all the disappointment with the Xbox brand by now.

  • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

    Wouldn’t want his games on the PS4 Pro anyway.

    • ShowanW

      Ori is a masterpiece… just saying…

    • crazy_black_man-

      Really? Wow. They fixed all the glitches?

    • ShowanW

      plays pretty well for the most part…
      someone’s opinion on video games will not detract me from buying their video game..

      a developer who in a scumbag in actual life (like a racist, bigot, etc) I won’t support…

      I can care less if developers, Yoshida, Boyce, Mattrick, Spencer, Andrew House, etc talk trash (within a gaming space) … don’t effect me none… if the game is good I’m getting it…

    • crazy_black_man-

      But if the dev made a universally glitchy game, took forever to fix it, and still has the nerve to claim the current leading platform is half assing their product while not ack nowledging the many errors and missteps of the platform that is hosting his glitchy game…oh just forget it. Propaganda is just propaganda.

    • Psionicinversion

      ive never had a problem with ori and the blind forest and i bought it day one. guess your just seeing 1 glitch and making up lies for the rest

    • crazy_black_man-

      And I guess your satisfying gameplay experience has now officially invalidated everyone else who purchased the game and had issues. Oh, and by the way, you’re an idiot. The typical idiot who allows these issues to persist by defending them with your unwavering loyalty. Your an Xbox kinda guy.

    • Psionicinversion

      yep exactly the same way as you playstation guys ignore any problems on your system even if other people have them hahaha fool

    • crazy_black_man-

      I don’t represent the fan base. I represent me.

    • Hvd

      thats what they do.

    • Chris Saldana

      F his game!

    • wilMaster04

      it’s overrated but ok

    • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

      fair call,
      just there has been no port begging from PS4 fans.

  • These developers should keep their thoughts and comments to themselves.

    Unless they’re willing to take on the backlash of their actions. Clearly this guy wasn’t….

    • Spencer

      Why? A developer can’t have an opinion that hurts the fragile fanboy ego? People need to grow up

    • Brandon Ernsberger

      Not if your opinion hurts the reputation of the company you work for. There would be less damage control if some of these devs exercised a little professional decorum in the PR department.

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    • Spencer

      He was having a candid discussion on. NeoGAF. Maybe if you clowns weren’t such a bunch of paper skinned man babies, we would actually get developers who speak with their community honestly. Consider the fact that maybe you fanboys are just retarded.

    • Hvd

      tell that to titanfall 2 devs.

    • Psionicinversion

      i think titanfall 2 was released when it did to soak up more players from COD and it worked although that was mainly due to COD infinite warfare MP sucking just as bad as usual. the SP was pretty decent but MP was same as usual

    • Hvd

      titanfall 2 was better then battlefield 1 and cod if.look at twitch now where battlefield 1 is below cod if…lol.as i said from the beta and until bf1 is a snipe fest.cod just had tons of hate and lived off that hate.

    • Hvd

      the the sony fan base and why im not apart of it.

  • ShowanW

    look at everyone getting triggered…
    is he not allowed to express himself?

    ive seen playstation devs comment on xbox and no one bats an eye…

    i got a ps4 pro and this doesnt bother me one bit…

  • Terminator

    LOL!! Poor dev, must have gotten a lot of death threats and what not from the cancerous PS Degenerate Drone Race for stating the truth since that’s how they roll. PS4 Pro is indeed a half-ass cash-grab rushed console. If they where so happy with the original PS4 they wouldn’t have any need for the Slim or Pro.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      your final statement doesn’t even make sense lool.. it LITERALLY has no link what so ever to your earlier statement that the system is half assed….?

      And the fact im playing games in 4k 60 fps and you’re not on whatever console you’re playing it just makes my purchase and Sony’s release all that more justified looool

    • Luke Skywalker

      so it’s justified because you’re playing and he’s not??
      anyway, the difference is only a couple months so i’m sure he will in turn be laughing at you then when he start playing better looking games at 4k 60.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      what better looking games..? loool you mean the multiplats.. the same lazy multiplats that hardly ever get optimised..?

      Or are you talking 1st party games because lord knows you cant be!! As poweful as the Scorpio is goign to be all that power is only as good as the talent behind it and if you think those games will look better than The Last Of US 2, Horizon Spiderman and whatever else Sucker Punhc are working on then you are insaneee!!!! loool

    • Luke Skywalker

      We’ll see how that turns out won’t we?

    • crazy_black_man-

      You already know how it’s going to turn out. You’re living it right now. Nothing will change.

    • Mr Xrat

      Or maybe he was another Xgimp slug like you and, after realising he spouted off without knowing what he was talking about, figured he should try and rescue his battered reputation.

  • dev should stfu and give us Ori 2 already

  • EmpeRawD

    Playstation fanboys be like

    YOU CAN’T SAY THAT, HE CAN’T SAY THAT
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a076b7d8957158e3c4cfbe1372edf5974e25c960fc705b308e9c762942a364c.jpg

    • Mark

      Ahaha

  • crazy_black_man-

    I can’t count how many times I ve read about someones frustration with getting stuck from a glitch in Ori, and they lost all their progress. Sony doesn’t tolerate such glitchy garbage on their platform. Step up your game folks.

    • Psionicinversion

      lmao yes it does otherwise Assassins creed unity would never of released on it

    • L.R

      *cough* Life of Black Tiger *cough*

    • crazy_black_man-

      Never heard of it.

    • L.R

      Yet some how you’ve heard of all these Ori glitches, but never heard about the actual trash Sony allows on PS4

      I’m just going to leave this here to refresh your memory.

      https://www.google.com/amp/www.eurogamer.net/amp/digitalfoundry-2017-life-of-black-tiger-is-the-worst-ps4-game-weve-ever-played

    • crazy_black_man-

      Who hasn’t heard of Ori? It’s like one of the “best of Xbox One” collection. Where did you find this Sony game? Did you have to look long and hard for some obscure indy game that no one has ever heard to just to defend Ori’s glitches. How pathetic is that?

    • L.R

      Uh… No, I didn’t have to search long and hard. It seems that you actually don’t pay attention to gaming news cause this game as been in the news for the last two weeks cause Sony officially supported it via it official PlayStation YouTube channel.

    • crazy_black_man-

      I follow what interests me. This hasn’t had any major press anywhere. Try again in your vindictive desperation. Youve failed this time.

    • L.R

      No major press? Haha… Okay, fanboy, crawl back into the little hole where you came from with your fingers in your ears until the next MS article, so you can talk some more crap.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Bingo! That was pretty much plan.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Refresh my memory? No. You just introduced me to the game for the first time. “Life of Black Tiger” sounds like a Bruce Lee movie. Never heard of it. Did you hear the part where I said I never heard of it? Posting links makes no difference at that point. Reading comprehension.

  • Truthhurts24

    Scorpio will be a game changer this E3

    • jacksjus

      How so? Please enlighten because I would like to know what it will offer that hasn’t been done already.

      Serious question.

    • Jonathan George Anaya

      Seeing that it offers almost DOUBLE the power of the Pro… I can see why Phony Gamers are upset. New spec leak has the Scorpio with 13 gigs of RAM and 6.3 Teraflops of power. Should be used well for Gamers and locked framerates

    • Riggybro

      Hi. I am from the “future”. We have gddr5x, over 20 GB of combined RAM. Our GPUs are clocked to 2 ghz and are 9 teraflops.

      I can tell you that without good games pretty graphics and high frame rates get stale quickly.

      Xbox needs unique games more than specs.

      From a PC gamer (living in the present).

    • Hozi Sukura

      lol…they gonna buy the next box (scorpio) to play Ori 2.

    • Luke Skywalker

      and the rhetoric has been changed, all of a sudden it’s all about the games right?
      anyway, I don’t think Xbox needs “unique” games because those are niches and niche don’t sell, niche don’t get people excited. i’m not looking for a “unique” experience, i’m looking for a great experience.

    • Riggybro

      Cool.

      Xbox Scorpio: nothing unique, just the same games you’ve already playedβ„’*

      Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m excited!

      *also available on PC

    • Luke Skywalker

      as I’ve said before I’m not looking for unique games I’m looking for great experience. eg: there’s nothing unique about rally racing games like WRC at this point or even games like RE7, the last of us, Ace combat, Forza, etc. they all of tried and true gameplay and mechanics.
      the same gameplay in farcry primal is basically the same gameplay in upcoming horizon zero dawn but both of those games gives a different experience and story.
      so with that said, let me reiterate myself: i’m not looking for unique games, i’m looking for great experiences, whether that be from old or new franchises.

      im’ also actually excited about Microsoft’s play anywhere feature. so the games being available on PC has nothing to do with how great a game is or will be. I don’t see how a game being available on PC is a negative. it’s not.

      so yeah, like you, I’m excited.

      *buy once play anywhere on my xbox or laptop

    • Riggybro

      Ok. Not a unique experience, just a great experience.

      Play anywhere… I have exactly the same thing now I can play on a PC then play on a laptop. No Xbox required.

    • Luke Skywalker

      awesome about the play anywhere you get the idea and clearly it doesn’t negate what I’ve said about it. Xbox is an addition device that the play anywhere games can be played on at no addition cost, which is a Plus isn’t it?

    • Riggybro

      It is a (very minor) plus. Not a selling point for a new customer (eg potential Scorpio customer). I can imagine some very specific situations if you ALREADY own both such as a person playing a game on PC but someone else wants to use it so you switch over to playing on Xbox and vice versa.

      But if you own a PC I think it would be rare for an average person to go out of their way to buy a new $ Xbox to play the same games with downgraded graphics for the convenience (?) of a different room (there is one guy on here who did that but he seems more interested in supporting the brand more than anything else).

      I guess what my main point is if MS had exclusives to Xbox and I really wanted to play them in the past I would need an Xbox. Now there is no need (outside convenience) for me to get one. I can use that money to get a PS or Switch. Which is fine by me no need to buy Xbox hardware, no subscription and lower priced games on PC. Not so good for Xbox as a brand though.

    • Luke Skywalker

      I think you’re missing the point. I think they’re more selling a platform than selling a console. you don’t need to buy an xbox console if you don’t want, but if you want to play their game you need to buy into their platform and it doesn’t matter the device as long as it’s one of their own, the same game is open to you.
      they start opening cross-play between games, even FPS games are getting the same treatment. for those who have PC or Xbox it’s fine, for those who have both it’s also fine. it’s one platform, same game, buy once. for an xbox gamer who then later on buys a PC this is great for him because he won’t need to rebuy those games again. so whether you want to call it minor plus or not, it is a very consumer friendly move and to me that’s very big plus.

    • Psionicinversion

      how is about 6TFLOPs double the power… can you do no math, 13GBs lol that doesnt exist

    • Truthhurts24

      The first console to bring native 4k to the public that has not been done before. And I bet there will be more innovative features that they will announce at E3. Microsoft are the known for innovation

    • Gamez Rule

      “The first console to bring native 4k to the public that has not been done before” = PS4-Pro has native 4k games?

    • Truthhurts24

      No it does not have native 4k games you mean upscaled 4k and please do not tell me those last gen ps3 games count as native because they look like every other ps3 game

    • Gamez Rule

      Yes it really has native 4k games.

  • wilMaster04

    why was this a big deal again? I have the pro..it’s great the ps4 is hands down the best platform for gaming this gen…the pro is defiantly a marginal upgrade thats it

    • Jonathan George Anaya

      The Internet is mad at MS for no reason because because MS is using real tech in a console and Sony didn’t.

    • crazy_black_man-

      The internet has never been happier. Microsoft is finally desperate enough to build you idiots the console you always deserved, and it was Sony and the PlayStation community that forced them to do it. If it was up to you idiots, you would be still playing 720 games right now. You should be thanking the people who visit these comment sections for teaching you clowns how to have a backbone and demand a better, more competitive product from Microsoft. You guys are the what’s keeping gaming from being better than it is by constantly accepting and defending the Xbox brand’s complacency. Go sit down and shut up.

  • Jonathan George Anaya

    The Pro IS GARBAGE. The Scorpio has more Raw Power than a PS4 and Pro COMBINED. It’s Not MS’ fault Sony was to Bankrupt to use Next Gen Hardware in the Pro.
    And if Sony does Rush a PS5 in 2018 to fight off Scorpio, what about the 300k Pros they’ve already sold to Gamers? They’re forcing them to buy new hardware a year 2 years after the FAILURE of the Pro…

    • Spencer

      The Scorpio doesn’t exist yet. People are playing the best looking console versions of games today, while Xbox gamers are playing the worst looking versions and waiting for Fall

    • Kilo

      You can have the most powerful console on earth, which Microsoft will, but what about the games? What can you play on it besides current xbone games? I bought a console to play games, those matter not power.

    • Luke Skywalker

      what about the games?
      are you saying there won’t be any games on the platform?
      are you saying the company won’t have any new platform exclusives or buy once play anywhere titles?

    • Kilo

      Use the force man, of course it will have games. Although right now anyone defending Xbox(which isn’t warranted for any platform), is writing about how powerful Scoprpio will be. You can’t have all of that power with no games. At this instance there is nothing.

    • Luke Skywalker

      the force is always with me πŸ™‚
      to me it’s a bit stupid when I hear people say “xbox has no games” because the statement in and of itself doesn’t make any sense.
      there are a number of 3rd parties developing games for the platform, plus first and second party studios too. E3 is coming up where there’s always a ton of games announced some release in the same year others the next or maybe more. there’s games i’m looking forward to games like state of decay 2 and it’s base building, I want to play some sea of thieves…i’m looking to sink every ship I see and steal their gold, I’m looking forward to some crackdown too and there should be forza 7, i’ll dabble in some a little halo wars later down the line but it won’t be a day one buy like the rest. those are games from Microsoft that i’m looking forward to plus number of 3rd parties that will be coming out later this year. I don’t play hack-n-slash cookie-cutter jrpgs so I don’t care about them but to each their own there are probably lots of people who like them.
      anyway, back to the point, saying the xbox doesn’t have games is pretty nonsensical.

  • Afaix

    scorpio is using “sparse rendering” aka checkerboard crap….so it’s pretty much the same as the pro lol.

    • LifeOnMars

      LOL..it will be after the 10 month wait.

    • Luke Skywalker

      not because there’s a particular feature means that devs have to use it. but none the less its great to see that’s its available if developers want to use it.
      I’ve checked online and such but saw nothing about sparse rendering without Microsoft or anyone pertaining to resolution.
      I’d like to see this whitepaper eurogamer and some other’s have been talking about because it makes me wonder how do they know sparse rendering is the same as checkerboard rendering.

      also the scorpio is more powerful that the ps4pro, with greater memory bandwidth and things like that so saying “it’s pretty mch the same as the pro” is pretty much stretching the truth.

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    I dont feel that he needed to apologize!
    He’s not that important to begin with! it didint mean much when it said it and it doesnt mean much now that he apologizes.

    But People should be able to speak their minds whithout the need to apologize every time someone feel “hurt” by their comments

    • Riggybro

      It’s ok, Phil has already given him “the phone call” reminding him of the “correct” narrative to follow and the “uncomfortable consequences” of doing otherwise.

    • Luke Skywalker

      last time I checked Mahler’s studio, which he co-founded, is still an independent studio….so what “phone call” or “uncomfortable consequences” are you referring to?

  • Mel

    I think he still feels PS4 pro is a half assed. Reading between the lines I don’t think he think much of Sony or Consoles for that matter. Sony has to release PS5 to have great games as Scorpio? I’ll tell you this you can have 20,000 TFLOPS on GPU with 1 Teraflop of GDDR5 and if you don’t have games on the damn thing you got one big expensive paperweight. If your game great which I hope his will be. It will sell on everything from Android OS to Windows. Minecraft anyone. This is just another who got the bigger dxck contest. We stand on the sidelines like girls and say I think his bigger. Jeez. In all honestly of the 3 and I play all games all systems PC to Nintendo. I say Microsoft has the weakest In-house team. Scalebound cancelled why? I was looking forwarded to that. Stop looking over your shoulder trying to complete in that dxck contest and bring together a In-house team that will make Sony, Nintendo cry. Platformer, Action RGP etc. Or if you’re happy being a version of PC gaming or Steam box then fine because that seems where you’re headed. But don’t forget icon games made Nintendo and Sony house names forever.

    • crazy_black_man-

      You just performed a perfect maneuver and you absolutely nailed the landing. I’m giving you a perfect ten score. That was great commentary. Great exclusive games still matter.

    • Luke Skywalker

      lets not fool ourselves and act as if there’s no games on the platform because they have a number of game lined up for this year.
      also I too say cancel scalebound and use that money to fund other projects. the same thing platinum games did to sega they did Microsoft.
      scalebound was in development since 2013 and they wanted to extend that into 2017?
      also Microsoft did do platformer and Action RPG etc….I don’t know what RGP means….

    • Mel

      Fun what other project Halo 35. Great

    • Mel

      I’ll add one more comment before this thing get into a console debate if it hasn’t already. These guys are clearly playing chess in this market. This editor comments, our posts keep the flame going. Sony had a choice. We need to market 4k games against PC since Microsoft buddy up their XB1 1st party or In-house games on Windows. Thus PS4 Pro but one problem cost. This editor feel they half assed it. We need to understand what a 6TFlops GPU will run you today. How do that kind of performance and stay 399.99 the sort of sweet spot for a console today? I think they chose the max hardware specs to keep the price in check, stay profitable and market 4k gaming. Only reason we don’t have Scorpio now is Microsoft waiting for or hoping the manufacturing cost of that 6TFlops GPU comes down so you won’t see a GOD forbid 599 or 699 console. Which why we’re waiting this holiday for it. Again this is chess. Hopefully Scorpio will release for a max of 499.99 plus halo rumor, I prefer gears. Then Sony will go 349.99 for Pro and explode with games. I been watching these companies play cat and mouse for 25 years. Only thing has suffer over these years is gameplay. A lot of these pretty games just isn’t fun to play as that 8 or 16bit console game. It became all about how realistic we can make it look. Nintendo still gets it. Again Minecraft anyone.

  • Dougdec92

    Some developers tend to say the dumbest of things at certain points in time, this is the 2nd dumbest comment after Respawn’s, imagine respawn making a very dumb comment about a certain platform and 3 years later they bring their game to that platform too, it just would be a shame on them. As a developer, espe ially an exclusive one at that you should realise that it is business after all and you wouldn’t know where your next click of a button would send you to, you make a comment like this and in the next several years you would be called back to a moment of offhand careless passion, he has the right to his views but you have a right to yourself not to put yourself into unnecessary trouble because of your views. Remember Cliffy B

  • Game of Trolls

    PC gamer here, You do know all those Xbox BC games are on PC with better graphics and frame rates. At least PS4 has new games early 2017 like Gravity rush 2, Yakuza 0, Persona 5, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Nier Automata, Tales of Berseria, Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn. Why do you think PS4 has sold 55 million and Xbox one has sold 26 million. I will tell you why ? It is because PC gamers can play Xbox one games on PC.
    Hasn’t the most underpowered consoles like PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4 outsold all the strongest consoles Like Sega Dreamcast, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Sony has nothing to worry about. if a PS3 which was underpowered, had bad ports, bad frame rates, bad resolutions from third part games ended up outselling Xbox 360 in 2013. History has already repeated itself. Sony sells worldwide. Xbox sells only to Americans


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