Xbox One Scorpio’s Power Is Reserved Mostly For The Biggest Developers, Agony Dev Opines

If you think about it, he sort of has a point.

Posted By | On 16th, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One Scorpio promises to be the most powerful home console ever made- though the question of just how that power will be tapped, given that Microsoft are mandating parity with the standard Xbox One, for all games, is one that remains unanswered.

So when GamingBolt had a chance to sit down with Tomasz Dutkiewicz, CEO of Madmind Studio (the developers of the upcoming game Agony), we decided to pose just this question to him. How would this extra power be used meaningfully?

“It will be totally up to the developers. I believe there will be many titles that will show how powerful this console actually is, but the important thing is that making improved version of the game requires lots of money and time. So I guess this power is reserved mostly for the biggest companies.”

It is important to remember he is not being literal- he is making a point about budgetary constraints, and how the Xbox One further adds to them. If you think about it, he’s not wrong: for the Xbox One Scorpio, and the PS4 Pro as well, it’s likely to be the biggest developers who can benefit from the additional resources the most.


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  • kma99

    He doesn’t have a point. Windows uwp is scaleable so you onlu have to make one version of any game.

    • Nekroido

      UWP is just a set unified APIs and controls for apps and has nothing to do with game scalability. Tomasz is talking about targeting two devices thus making two versions of the same assets, if they want their game prettier on Scorpio. But even this is kinda misplaced as most of the modern game engines are built with scalability in mind, read different graphic settings for PCs with different hardware. I can’t see nothing considerable that might stand in their way: just make the game look dope on Scorpio/Pro and reduce shaders/textures/polycount for regular Xbox One and PS4.

    • lygamnt

      Your correct. Now a PC dev can spend less money by making one game with super graphic setting and then bump them down automatically when put the game in the OG Xbox one. It’s not rocket surgery.

    • kma99

      The entire windows platform is scaleable. All they have to do is build for the highest spec and the platform scales to the machines specs. The xbox one is essentially a windows 10 device. Microsoft has already come out and stated this thus making it more cost effective to make games.

    • Nekroido

      Have you ever developed apps or games for UWP? Apps can be scaled, because their UI is either HTML+JS or XAML. APIs are almost the same across all the devices. I used to have many compiler conditions in my Windows Universal code, but not anymore.
      But games have different ways to be scalable: simplifying resource-intensive calculations, reducing LOD and texture quality, using vector-based graphics for the UI. It has nothing to do with UWP. I would love to be proven wrong, but I haven’t seen any articles or tutorials about GAMES becoming scalable with UWP. Sure, I can use Unity and target all Windows devices at once, but I can also target iOS and Android for the same project, because it’s the engine’s feature.

  • kee1haul

    Where is the interview?

  • efnet

    Can you guys start showing proof of these interviews?

  • crazy_black_man-

    Can you guys show proof of these interviews? LOL. Hilariousness.

    • efnet

      Well I don’t think they be having them ….I think they just take from other sites is all …

    • chaz

      We have the interviews. We run individual stories from them before we run the full interviews. The same as any other site. Why is that a problem?

    • crazy_black_man-

      I know right? What exactly are they crying about?

    • efnet

      Do video interviews…. Makes it more believable.
      When available of course

    • crazy_black_man-

      Wow. This is a sad day indeed. The use of Scorpio’s power being in question has led to an official inquiry request for the names of confidential informants to be made public at GamingBolt.

    • efnet

      The power is in question?
      My request has zero to do with the Scorpio but more so with the sites authenticity.
      Ive never seen a interview presented like other sites , it’s always ” this is what was said” in the authors own words …
      I know you’re looking for entertainment but you won’t find any with me

    • crazy_black_man-

      Your crying aint got nothing to do with authenticity. Youre whining because you’re associating what was said in an interview as negativity towards your future console of choice.

    • efnet

      Yes! You’re absolutely right …

    • crazy_black_man-

      How is it negative if its the truth? And after you hear it from the developers mouth on some ‘other site’, how will you feel then? Will you come back and apologize to Chaz for questioning his ethics?

    • efnet

      Who said anything here was negative?
      You’re reaching again.

    • crazy_black_man-

      What? You just confirmed it a minute ago.

    • efnet

      I did no such thing lol
      I didn’t find a single thing negative about the article , nor did I say anything remotely close to and or about this article being negative lol
      I just made a suggestion that would give this site a more believable look on their interviews, kinda like the comparisons between games on different platforms they used to do, you noticed they stopped right?
      They didn’t give any details on what equipment they where using or technique’s to obtain their end results which resulted in people no buying into it .
      I’m not exactly sure what you’re looking to gain from all of this reaching but it’s getting old and boring now …

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Listen fool, as long as I’m doing the interrogating, and your doing the replying, I’ll reach my whole arm all the way up inside your damn uterus to get to the facts of the matter. Are we understanding each other, Carlton Banks?

    • efnet

      Enjoy this last reply,
      Its ashame someone damn near 50 behaves like this ….ah well i blame myself for entertaining your juvenile behavior so it’s time to put an end to that here and now https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/143137f83c35489d31d73c83c01c89ed1a02efffe61bcee03330b51fa420af02.png
      I am truly sorry that this ( whatever this is)
      Brings excitement to your life, no one should have to live a dull life like that, it’s down right crule.
      But anyway man have fun.

    • crazy_black_man-
    • Luke Skywalker
    • -youjustgotburned-

      No his making fun of efent who asked the question, he just forgot to put it as a quote so it seems he was asking too but its not like he questions what he reads sometimes or cries about like calling the write a hater because he said something negative about his favorite piece of plastic…oh wait.

  • Note5

    Tomasz Dutkiewicz nails it!
    MicroSanto is going for the power play route again.
    This time they are going all out on the “Only the Strong Survives”
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  • This might be the most pointless article ever written. First of all DUUUUUUUUUHHHH. Of course it would cost more to make more than one version of a game. Second of all why do you guys keep interviewing low level game devs. I mean does anyone at all care what this person, who no one has ever heard of, thinks. Thats a big F****ng NOOOOOO

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      Gamingbolt is trying to tell everyone that MS is evil for making the Scorpio way more powerful than th PS Pro…:)

      When they interview executives of investment groups daily about gaming then you know they are desperate trying to push their agenda lol

  • Mr Xrat

    The power is reserved for making those ass-looking exclusives run at 4K.

    • Cenk Algu

      salty boy.Everytime crying without missing.

    • Mr Xrat

      Read up, Munchkin, it’s the entire point of the Shitpio. “Xbone-quality exclusives at 4K.”

    • Cenk Algu

      And the precious PRO using the same assets with the X1 plus it is sub 4K. Scorpio will crush your WeakStation. Deal with it.

    • Mr Xrat

      It better do if it’s a year behind.

      The really sad thing for you is, you’re getting all hyped up over something that still won’t do 4K for most games and has no exclusives, just because Xbone was such a mess. It really is a barren desert of disaster over on the green side of the fence.

    • Cenk Algu

      ok ok salty boy.I will see you around when the Scorpio crushes your weakstationPRO.Why did you get fake accounts? in 13 minutes 4 likes.This is how you confirm yourself?

    • Mr Xrat

      Remember when DX12 was saving the Xbone? Go look for another straw to cling to.

  • Luke Skywalker

    Thinking about it, that’s a weird answer to that question. Basically he’s saying that bigger dev houses will be able to take advantage because they have more money /resources….so how can that be classes as power being reserved?


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