Xbox One X Is ‘Substantially More Powerful Than PS4 Pro’, Says VooFoo

It is also extremely easy to develop for.

Posted By | On 19th, Jul. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Look, we don’t need people to tell us this, because the numbers speak for themselves. Sadly, fanboys will argue even facts staring them in the face, so here is yet another developer reiterating something we all already know- the Xbox One X is far, far more powerful than the PS4 Pro is.

“Yeah, it’s a pretty cool piece of kit,” VooFoo Studios told WCCFTech in a recent interview. “It’s substantially more powerful than the PS4 Pro, but the downside is that it comes with a price point to match. Whether that’ll put consumers off, we’ll have to wait and see, but this really is the most powerful games console on the planet. Microsoft are really throwing a lot more into the devkit itself too, really going that extra step to make development a breeze, which is great to see.

“We did have to drop a few minor things on PS4 Pro, such as some of the particle effect detail, and lower precision shading (which actually, is not really noticeable). We can go the other way on Xbox One X, adding extra detail. We already scale both ways for a range of hardware specs on PC, so it’s relatively straightforward for us to take that over to console too. As an added extra, we’re throwing in some anti-aliasing on Xbox One X at 4K. We had to drop this on PS4 Pro – we were happy to do that because with pixels so small, a bit of aliasing isn’t a problem. But when we can do it, it adds a whole extra layer to the crispness and clarity of the image. It’s still early days yet, so we are looking at other areas we may be able to ramp up too – we have some interesting options here, but I don’t want to promise anything specific just yet.”

Okay, so let’s get this very clear- the Xbox One X hardware is impressive, and is far beyond the PS4 Pro hardware. This is indisputable and inarguable, and if you actually contest the point, you need to learn about math and computers. That said, power alone means nothing. It doesn’t matter- unless there are exclusive games that actually manage to leverage the hardware and make for compelling purchase propositions, the hardware’s power and resources don’t count for anything.

So yes, Microsoft has the more powerful system. Don’t deny it, it just makes you look stupid. But also, Microsoft doesn’t have any compelling games to populate their new powerful system with- and I would argue that is a bigger problem to have than having a weaker system (just ask Nintendo with the Switch).


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  • Brian

    “This is indisputable and inarguable”
    I bet there will be more than a few who show up to try to prove that statement incorrect. 😀

    • Holeybartender

      Pro has barely sold 1.5 million since November and XB1X will sell even less. I hope these mid-cycle refreshes die.

    • mongoose1

      I agree with you completely but Microsoft didn’t have much choice, Sony has killed them this generation. The original Xbox One has been trashed by the gaming media due to resolution, framerate, and over all power, Its still my favorite console but it definitely needed an upgrade,

    • Holeybartender

      They were trashed due to how they treated their fanbase at launch and lost their credibility with all the 180s they did. The fact that the console was weaker didn’t help the situation either but it wasn’t the main factor of Microsoft’s failure to maintain sales with Sony. Yes they needed an upgrade but did they need such a high-end expensive one? No.

    • Alistein

      I doubt it. The mid gen refreshes give the consoles new leg and life as the base consoles are already maxed out. Also the mid gen consoles might begin to gain traction soon as more developers seem to be pushing that way.

    • ProAssassin84

      Base consoles aren’t maxed out. God of War at E3 2017 was running on a Standard PS4.

      There is so much garbage non sense on spec this resolution that that Sony and Microsoft are trying to cash in on the hype.

    • Alistein

      Yes they are. god of war running on ps4 doesn’t show anything new. The game looks cool but doesn’t push the graphical envelope or CPU boundaries to new heights. The base consoles have hit their stride which is why there is talk of PS5. I’m sure there’ll be more great games this gen but you need new more powerful hardware for revolutionary genre blowing games. Anthem for example pushes the graphic envelope but I imagine nextgen games will go further probably will be the gen for amazing VR games

    • ProAssassin84

      We keep getting better hardware and no developer is pushing anything. You know why? Its because Game development costs especially AAA has risen exponentially. Game development has surpassed Movies in cost to make. Next Gen it will go even higher. Eventually I think the bubble will burst and there will be a Gaming crash like the housing market or we will be paying $100 per game in the next 5 years.

      Well its already happening with Season Passes, DLCs, Microtransactions and games releasing half now then DLC later.

    • Holeybartender

      They are good for a transition into 4k and that’s it .Once 4k becomes the standard like 1080p there’s only so much farther they will progress. Unless the refreshes cost as much and replaces the base console like the Slim models do then the demand will stay limited.Noone will want to spend launch prices every 3 years,there’s already a huge concern about this already. As far as developers are concerned,they are being pushed because they are given no option.It’s work on both models or else.

    • Alistein

      Developers aren’t being pushed, if anything they are the ones pushing for more power. Agreed they are good for 4K transition. You might be right about no one wanting to spend on constant refreshes. I’m sure they will gauge interest before doing this though also I think we are getting close to visuals and graphic limits.

  • Holeybartender

    What’s sadder than clickbait articles? That game developers are using them to self promote themselves as well.

  • Wei Feng

    If it was Ryzen and Vega based, yes.

    It’s still just another jaguar based checkerboarder only with the most
    “truest” of fake 4k out of the two.

    • shinningserpent

      you wish,they have more NATIVE 4K games then the suckstation does.

  • Mr Xrat

    Yes, we know.

    At least Mantis Burn Racing will be native 4K unlike those vague announcements recently.

    • Jose Arcadio Morales

      Hahaha fagstation damage control

  • ProAssassin84

    Who is VOFOO. Nobody. Lets move on.

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  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Of course! It will be more expensive too!

    But, more important is that https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6a65990d4f09fcaa1a64dfe9eaf2d47b5a731947e30b3644f8818843449e8ae.png Sony’s studios are substantially more talented than MS’s ones.

    • Troy Marcel

      How many people will still be playing HZD once no more dlc is released, while sea of thieves is an open adventure game that has no end in sight where you play with friends, something HZD doesn’t have.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Who knows? How many people will buy sea of thieves to begin with? The fact that the game “has no end” doesn’t mean it will be played forever. How many people are still playing for honor? Just 5 months after.

      How good will it be sea of thieves? You don’t know! Horizon Is a proven success critical and commercial.

      So you better hope sea of thieves reaches that success to begin with, and then let’s see how many months gamers keep engaged.

      But we already know that sea of thieves WILL NEVER look remotely as good as horizon.

      So, horizon is a complete success in scores, sales and graphics. Sea of thieves can only be a success in two of those three categories, CAN, as in not yet, not sure it will be.

      I’ll take horizon any day any year over sea of thieves!

    • shinningserpent

      you do know that sea of thieves is going to sell more than HZD who only sold a low 3.5 million worldwide so far?

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      LMAO! No I don’t! nor do you!

      Specially considering that no xbone exclusive not named halo 5 has ever sold more than Horizon’s “low” 3.6 Mill!

      Try again fanboy! Or don’t! cause xbone exclusives cant compete with ps4 ones in sales, scores or graphics! No wonder none of them has ever been even nominated for GOTY!

      LOL

      #xbonehastheworstexclusivesever

    • shinningserpent

      gears of war 5m titanfall9m FH 3.5. you try again suckstation fan.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      look, yet another ps4 exclusive launches today! there are more than 20 this year but where are the xbox exclusives?…?…?

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      look, yet another ps4 exclusive launches today! there are more than 20 this year but where are the xbox exclusives?…?

    • Troy Marcel

      And how many are actually worth spending your hard earned on?

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      More than 95%

      Funny how you didnt answer!

    • Troy Marcel

      You seem to think that i care about exclusives? I play games on the platform that I like. I have alot more multiplatform games than exclusive.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Good for you! except the best games this year ARENT multiplatform.

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  • Dougdec92

    you arent bright, are you?, what has his comparison got to do with actual women?

  • Wei Feng

    The damage controlling the “uncompromised 4K” claim is where the fun is.


 

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