Microsoft’s next gen console could be in for a power boost soon.
NeoGAF member and industry insider thuway is back with more information, especially clarifying the Xbox One driver update mentioned earlier this week. According to thuway, it seems that a 10 percent performance boost should be available at the very least.
On being asked whether this update would allow for games like, say, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to run at 1080p rather than 900p on the Xbox One, thuway tweeted, “@bravedwarf I can’t say anything about that, but I’ve heard 10% performance boost should be on tap.”
Considering that most hardware receive device drivers to improve performance down the line, this seems reasonable. To see one coming so soon after the console’s release is intriguing though. How much it will affect performance and whether it will make things such as 60 FPS more stable or higher resolutions possible is something we’ll have to wait to confirm.
He also remarks that back in the old days of Orbis and Durango, there was plenty of reason to believe the latter was more powerful. “In early 2012, when the PS4 had 4GB of GDDR5, a developer in the EU region claimed: “Durango tosses the Orbis in every metric.” Of course, then the official PS4 reveal arrived. “When 8 GB of GDDR5 was announced, certain developers were literally speechless.”
On the PS4 side, thuway also confirms that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV was supposed to be exclusive to Sony’s next gen console. “FFXV PS4 Exclusivity, even to this day, some insiders claim, was a thing; and these insiders are about as trustworthy as they come.”
What are your thoughts on the above, especially with regards to the Xbox One driver update? Let us know in the comments.