Cliff Bleszinski Isn’t A Fan Of The Xbox Scorpio
At E3 this year Microsoft announced that they would be releasing a brand new console, the Xbox Scorpio. This new console will be an advancement on the Xbox One with the ability to play games in stunning 4K and will also be compatible with VR. All of this coming with a whole lot more horse power under the hood.
But not everyone is a fan. In a recent interview Cliff Bleszinski of Gears of War fame (he had just a little input into the first three games in the franchise) gave us his opinion on the new console and he pulled no punches.
“I think it feels like an apology move for them for not making the console as powerful as it should have been in favour of making sure the Kinect was boxed in with it. So now they have to play catch-up. In a way, you can trace this all the way back to their well-intended E3 from a few years ago — where they were trying to go fully digital, etcetera, etectera, and the internet backlash made them back pedal.
When you do that, you genuinely tend to see games that don’t fully shine on the high end. Like we saw with this past console generation [publishers] were hedging their bets with a chicken-and-the-egg thing. They were putting the games on PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and basically you get higher resolution textures but it’s still a masked texture instead of being dynamically generated. So they’re kind of hobbling themselves in regards to that kind of scalability. It’s trying to have your cake and eat it too.”He also went on to talk about the cross-play multiplayer feature that Xbox and Microsoft are currently so proud of. And once again he didn’t have many good things to say, and unfortunately he seems to make a lot of sense on the matter.
“If you make a game and it’s on the cheaper console and it’s 30 frame per second and 60 frames on the other console, that could affect the performance in a twitch shooter, for example. It’s the same thing with Cross Play for action games which I don’t understand the desire for. I can understand with co-op games but if you have a shooter and one player has a controller and another player has a keyboard and mouse and the controller person is at 30 (fps) and the mouse-and-keyboard person is at 60, most of the time the keyboard person is going to completely dominate. So good luck with your match making.”
So that’s one of gamings biggest names coming out against the Xbox Scorpio, will others follow suit? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.