Microsoft joining in on the fun.
Sony’s reveal of the PlayStation 4 Pro yesterday was a bit of a disaster – and the machine itself appears to be a bit confused. It’s a half step product, not much of a power jump over the standard PS4, but just enough of one, a machine where developers can’t actually utilize the extra power in meaningful ways, a 4K machine that doesn’t have a 4K Blu Ray drive… it’s a mess overall, is what I am saying.
General reception to the PS4 Pro has been fairly negative so far- and Microsoft, who saw the reception to their Xbox One S and Xbox One Scorpio reveals earlier this year be exceptionally positive, have decided to join in on the fun a bit with two tweets poking fun at Sony and their new console. The first tweet, by Aaron Greenberg, links to Sony’s spec sheet for the PS4 Pro, cheekily saying that Microsoft are “proud to bring True 4K gaming & most powerful console ever made coming with Project Scorpio,” a reference to the Pro mostly being unable to render games in 4K natively.
The other tweet is by the official Xbox account, which also cheekily makes a list of all the features available on the Xbox One S, not available on the new PlayStation (or available in a more limited sense only), before advertising the One S’s lower price of $299.
I’d say that Microsoft should be above this, but then I remember Sony’s shots at Microsoft earlier in the generation, when they were stumbling, and so I tell myself- have at it, Microsoft. Have at it.