Adrian Chmielarz says the next year is going to be very, very interesting.
Adrian Chmielarz, Creative Director and Co-owner at The Astronauts caused a bit of a storm before the respective releases of the Xbox One and PS4 by stating that the latter was more powerful. Of course, Chmielarz clarified later by saying that weaker hardware didn’t mean worse games and even clarified the entire remark about the PS4 being 50 percent more powerful than the Xbox One.
In an interview with GamingBolt, Chmielarz was asked about the statements, especially with regards to certain games being held back by the Xbox One’s hardware and delivering lower resolutions/frame rates. He stated ,”Yeah, when I said PS4 is 50% faster a lot of people assumed I meant that Xbox One could not end up on top. But Betamax was superior to VHS, and Super Audio CD is superior to MP3 – guess what won? Things are never as simple as you’d think just looking at the specs.”
“The war is very far from over. Anyone with even one eye open can see that Sony is on the roll, with great hardware, great sales, and great attitude. And they’re about to introduce VR into the mix. And there’s going to be Uncharted 4. But trust me, Microsoft has some aces up their sleeves as well, and the next year is going to be very, very interesting.”
This week’s GDC should be pretty interesting given that Microsoft is all set to reveal DX 12 support for the Xbox One. Plus there are reports that they may even demonstrate cloud and how it can apparently make the Xbox One more powerful.
Adrian Chmielarz and his team are currently working on Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which looks awesome by the way. We will have more on the game and from the interview in the coming days.
What are your thoughts on the whole ordeal? Does better hardware make for better games? Let us know what you think in the comments below.