Sony’s Jim Ryan says it’s completely up to developers and publishers.
If you’ve been keeping track of Destiny 2, then you’ve probably heard that it will run at 30 FPS on Xbox One X, not 60 FPS. Instead, 30 FPS will be the standard across all platforms. Could it be that Sony Computer Entertainment is telling publishers to not make the Xbox One X version of certain games better (as ridiculous as that sounds)? Eurogamer spoke to PlayStation global sales and marketing head Jim Ryan about the same and basically asked if Sony was encouraging or telling publishers to not make the Xbox One X version of a game superior to the PS4 Pro version. Ryan said he has no knowledge of such a deal
However given that the Xbox One X is much powerful than the PS4 Pro and Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s statement about there being no technical reason why a game coming to both platforms shouldn’t look and run better on Xbox One X, and whether that was a comparison problem, Ryan said, “Well, we’ll see when they launch in six months’ time.
“The number of partnerships, and yes they are big titles, I won’t dispute that, it’s small. There are a handful. There will be hundreds of games published this year and those games, market forces will prevail. If a developer or publisher wants to take advantage of the supposed power of the X, they will do that. If they don’t, they won’t.”
It will be interesting to see how game developers treat the Xbox One X. A game like Destiny 2 should ideally have no problems running at 60fps but then how will developers manage the multiplayer component because there is no way Xbox One will be able to run it at 60fps.
Xbox One X is out on November 7th. What are your thoughts on certain games not quite looking better on the platform? Let us know in the comments.