Verdun Dev On PS4 NEO And Xbox One Scorpio Upgraded Power: ‘Ultimately Nothing Will Change’

4K support, the great equalizer.

Posted By | On 12th, Aug. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The PlayStation 4 NEO and the Xbox One Scorpio are almost here (or at least one of them is), and they promise a very interesting change for the console gaming market. Since they are so different conceptually from everything we have had before, we love to muse on just how they will change things on the developer and consumer side.

So when we got the chance to chat with Mike Hergaarden, co-founder of M2H, and developers on the upcoming Verdun, we decided to pose the same question to them- how do the Xbox One Scorpio and PS4 NEO change things from a development perspective?

“Ultimately nothing will change: because of the new power everyone will expect 4K support and then we’ll still be optimizing games just as hard as today,” Hergaarden said.

That does make sense- but if they had the chance to choose how they would utilize the extra power in the Scorpio, would they go for a higher 4K resolution with lower framerate, or a relatively lower resolution, such as 1080p, but with a higher framerate, something like 60fps? “If we need to choose, 1080p/60fps. Smooth gameplay is more important on the long run,” he said.

Hergaarden also sounded off on Microsoft having the more powerful system on the market over the PS4 now, noting that his own games, written in Unity, are CPU bound, and so unless he can be sure that the Scorpio has a better CPU than the base Xbox One, the extra power doesn’t add much from his perspective.

“On the Unity engine we’re mostly CPU bound,” he said. “So for us the CPU seems to be all that matters for performance, it’s unclear if Scorpio has a better CPU. So we’re not sure just yet…but it might not differ so much.”

And do M2H plan to support the NEO and Scorpio with games unique to those systems? “We have no plans for games specific to these platforms. We’ll keep making the games we envision and then check the suited platforms.”

All of that sounds good- and it sounds like, as far as M2H are concerned, there really isn’t much of a change from the status quo, even with the Scorpio and NEO coming up.


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  • Psionicinversion

    errm you do know its a rule that no game can be exclusive to the NEO so no there wont be any game just for that!!

    • Donnamcreamer4

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  • Nintengods

    Nintendo confirmed to win next gen since NX will actually be next gen

    • extermin8or2

      It’s easy to win if your the only one competing for several years… Nintendo are basically a generation behind atm. So whilst it’s their next gen, it will likely be in line with current gen. I’m hoping they just do something completely different. Hopefully the recent handheld rumour.

    • Dashedchris

      Sorry no Nvidia is not involved at all with the NX it was trash talk it has now been confirmed that AMD, which competes with Intel (INTC) and NVIDIA (NVDA) in the CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit) market, dominates the gaming console market. It’s the sole supplier of semi-custom processors for Japan-based (EWJ) Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox. It has also won an order for Nintendo’s upcoming console, (codenamed “NX.”)

    • Eddie Battikha

      LMFAO an ARM Processor from Nvidia that is weaker than Xbox one that came out in 2013 in a 2017 System is Next Gen LOL good luck buddy.

    • Nintengods

      LMFAO outdated AMD technology that can only do 1080P 30FPS

      Embarrassing famalam.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ef80bac9e381b3e06beb9967686aee5a49583da9327c0ae42bf6a662c2452c2.jpg

    • Eddie Battikha

      Nice try, It’s showing that PS4 Neo is doing 30 fps at 1800p and everyone knows that Sony bumped up Neo specs and final dev kits are getting sent out in September, have fun with cell shaded Zelda in 2017.

    • Nintengods

      Zelda will be a better game than Boreizon Zero Yawn and you aren’t even getting 1800P. Oh and the Vice writers said there was no upgrade at all. Only a small chance of a slight overclock

      Enjoy your $599 1080P 30FPS “Upgrade”.

    • Hans Olo

      You and I have clashed in the past, and the only thing I respond to is things I have read or sources. Have you heard the latest rumor about Nintendo NX? AMD apparently won the NX order seen here: https://mynintendonews.com/2016/08/12/amd-has-won-an-order-for-the-nx/ which upon further digging I found this link on reddit which claimed back in 2014 that the NX will be a handheld (to take on the go) and also have…wait for it…. BASE UNIT. Now if AMD won the Order for the NX and Nvidia is supplying the chips, the NX is ONLY the handheld to the BASE unit of the NX. Which means this article on reddit claims the NX (handheld) will be on par with XBOX ONE running at 900p 60fps..not bad for a handheld. Now if this is true of the AMD then the Home Unit will run GPGPU: Custom Radeon HD RX 200 GPU CODENAME LADY (2816 shaders @ 960 MHz, 4.60 TFLOP/s
      This reddit seems legit especially with recent news on AMD released today. And if true the Scorpio will be running at 6 Teraflops, the Nintendo NX(home unit) will run at 4.60………….and the PSNEO will run at 4.1. Maybe this is why Sony is recently rumored to postpone their system and make it stronger….because if all this is true then Sony is coming in 3rd as far as horsepower.

      Sorry forgot to add the article on Reddit enjoy: https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoNX/comments/427et6/nintendo_nx_leak/

    • Dashedchris

      no Nvidia is not involved at all it was trash talk it has now been confirmed that AMD, which competes with Intel (INTC) and NVIDIA (NVDA) in the CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit) market, dominates the gaming console market. It’s the sole supplier of semi-custom processors for Japan-based (EWJ) Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox. It has also won an order for Nintendo’s upcoming console, (codenamed “NX.”)

    • Eddie Battikha

      Nice try buddy everyone knows they’re gonna use Nvidia Tegra X2, it’s easy to search the Web and find out things.

    • Dashedchris

      not sure what going on here and yes it is easy to search the web but this has come direct from AMD themselves here is the link….http://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-revenues-hit-weakness-semi-130735686.html we will have to wait until September to find out what is right or not but my moneys on AMD NVIDIA may be in the handheld but not in the home console,

    • Eddie Battikha
    • Dashedchris

      i saw that it was only being used in the handheld dev kit as they are waiting for the new chips from AMD the console itself is X86 and the handheld is indeed arm

  • New_gamer

    “If we need to choose, 1080p/60fps. Smooth gameplay is more important on the long run,” — THIS! Not 4K, just yet, computer graphics are better than PS4/XBOX. Wake up people, you do not need 4K!

    • Nintengods

      Good news! P$4 Neo is so weak that Digital Foundry found it can’t do 1080P 60FPS and you will be stuck with 30FPS

      That’s $599 plus PS Plus subscription tip

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    • kreator

      LOL

    • riccy

      Good news! You’re absolutely clueless about hardware/API!. You’re the retarded one here, thinking you can compare PC hardware to PS4. PS4 has more efficient API, drivers, OS, software tools, etc.

    • Nintengods

      lol

    • riccy

      Enjoy your block retarded feg

    • Troy Marcel

      like Phil said its up to the devs to decide what they want to do with the hardware. If the devs choose to go 1080p/60fps for a rock solid experience I’m all for it, as long as they go all out with the visuals.

  • Mr Xrat

    Xgimps are very quiet now.

    • Nintengods

      And $ony gimps are shaking in fear because of the $599 Neo announcement and Nintendo stabbing them to death in the middle of the Tokyo Game Show floor.

      Going to be hilarious when $ony bleed out and Nintendo wins 🙂

    • messiah23

      SonyMites is how I refer to them. The funny part is most of the Sony nitwits prolly do not even get it. I hope every console gets good games but I get tired of the whining by sony fans ohh we had the weaker ports last gen so now that we have the better ports were going to talk shyt relentlessly. As my PS4 continues to collect dust since UC4.

    • kreator

      Are you STUPID??

    • XbotMK1

      Apparently you are.

    • Nintengods

      Oh poor $ony $hill. Crying and gnashing his teeth because the P$4 Neo can’t do 1080P 60FPS and will be $599

      Nintendomination awaits

      http://i.imgur.com/lJ2wl6A.jpg

    • riccy

      You’re the retarded one here, thinking you can compare PC hardware to PS4. PS4 has more efficient API, drivers, OS, software tools, etc.

    • Nintengods

      PS4 is worse than PC. Console optimisation is a myth

      Neo is already trash and will be destroyed by NX 🙂

    • kreator

      8=======)~~~

    • Troy Marcel

      he’s more of a lost cause that likes spreading FUD to justify his purchase

    • Mr Xrat

      Nope. You’re dumb though.

    • Nintengods

      $599 for 1080P 30FPS

      What a joke

      Seems you are just as dumb as the xgimps, $onygimp. Losing all your games to PC and No Man’s Lie in one week. Your tears are delicious

      Nintendomination awaits

      http://i.imgur.com/lJ2wl6A.jpg

    • riccy

      What a joke. You’re the retarded one here, thinking you can compare PC hardware to PS4. PS4 has more efficient API, drivers, OS, software tools, etc.

    • Nintengods

      Sonygimps shaking in fear because of the NX and rehashing the console optimisation myth

      delicious


 

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