Xbox One "Crazy Bandwidth" A Benefit To Developers Says Microsoft

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Microsoft's Ken Lobb counters criticisms of the Xbox One.
Published on Sep 24, 2013


Sony has made much of the close relationship that they are fostering with developers and has been at pains to point out how the company consulted developers closely when designing the PS4.
When it comes to the Xbox One, developers have been critical of the console, even going so far as to describe the Xbox One as "horrible" to work with.
Microsoft's Ken Lobb claims that, on the contrary, the Xbox One will actually be great for developers to work with due to the Xbox One's eSRAM.
“They maybe have a little more GPU,” said Lobb, referring to the PS4, in an interview with Edge. “We have eSRAM and crazy bandwidth to that eSRAM.
"Which is going to be better in the long run? We’re going to see as the games go head to head," Lobb continued. "A lot of it will come down to – as always – which exclusive teams push a piece of hardware best.”
Lobb's statements contradict claims that we previously reported on, in which a developer said, referring to the Xbox One, "it’s a pain to use its eSRAM".
Edge also spoke to Microsoft's Phil Harrison, who claimed that Microsoft are "winning the games message."
"We had over 100 awards coming out of E3 for games on our platform," said Harrison.
"That is more than twice as many awards as any other platform. So the media recognised our games on Xbox One as being the best lineup – including Titanfall, which is the most awarded game in the history of E3, coming to Xbox One and to Xbox 360.”
Lobb's right about one thing: when it comes to both console power and games, we'll have to wait to see who comes out on top in the long run.


Thought, I would publish this!
 

wafflespunch007

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How will they utilise all the bandwidth? which is more higher on xbox one then ps4?
 

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But which devs have said it's actually "horrible" to develop for?

Off topic: Strahovski is a goddess
 

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Yep it seems the ESram is the biggest gripe with XB1, I don't care for awards btw.
ESram is not the biggest grip...Its the biggest factor that will push the X1 better. Without that ESram MS will be in a disadvantage.

Also rewards are a big deal if a game like Titan Fall won so many in E3 history. That should tell you that its going to be a killer game and X1 have that exclusive to console.
 

wafflespunch007

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...but have you seen Titanfall!?

David Vonderhaar take notes, you prick.
A7MAD,Help us find a link which developers said it was a pain to develop for?

Vonderharr needs a kick in the "backside"lmao
 

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ESram is not the biggest grip...Its the biggest factor that will push the X1 better. Without that ESram MS will be in a disadvantage.

Also rewards are a big deal if a game like Titan Fall won so many in E3 history. That should tell you that its going to be a killer game and X1 have that exclusive to console.
My guess in the next few weeks when the NDA's are lifted we will have a number of devs speaking out about the differences. I just don't care for awards, who awards these merits some guy in a closed room? I use my own judgement when it comes to entertainment, A game could of won 100's of awards but it doesn't make a difference to me if the game doesn't interest me. BTW I'm not saying TF doesn't look good it does.

A7MAD,Help us find a link which developers said it was a pain to develop for?

Vonderharr needs a kick in the "backside"lmao
http://ps4versusxbone.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/developer-comments-timeline/
 
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Which devs said it was a pain to develop for? Oh yeah. No named ghosts. I have yet to see a named dev come out and say it sucked to develop for the XBOX ONE. In fact the majority of the comments I have seen from named devs has been pretty much the same. Both consoles are nearly identical when it comes to power and multi plat games will pretty much look the same on both systems.
 

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Lets pretend that the "It's horrible to develope for X1" statement is true. How horrible would that be, as hard as it was developing for the PS3 this gen or would they be just exaggerating? I mean, I'm sure Microsoft has the right tools to make a system that's easy to work with.
 
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Lets pretend that the "It's horrible to develope for X1" statement is true. How horrible would that be, as hard as it was developing for the PS3 this gen or would they be just exaggerating? I mean, I'm sure Microsoft has the right tools to make a system that's easy to work with.
I'm pretty sure most all of it is exaggerated.
 

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1 anonymous dev who is evidently some inexperienced indie dev somehow is being treated as more credible than actual devs, even industry legends like Kojima and Carmack. Unbelievable.
 

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1 anonymous dev who is evidently some inexperienced indie dev somehow is being treated as more credible than actual devs, even industry legends like Kojima and Carmack. Unbelievable.
That anti-microsoft hate campaign is really obviously being orchestrated by ~some one~. Is it bloggers doing it for hits, or is it, Sony, Google, Apple money hatting, I don't know, but it is real.
 

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1 anonymous dev who is evidently some inexperienced indie dev somehow is being treated as more credible than actual devs, even industry legends like Kojima and Carmack. Unbelievable.
But to be fair, why should Kojima or Carmack be taken seriously when they can't even get it right that the PS4 is 50% faster, when even anonymous indie devs know that? :smash:
 

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But to be fair, why should Kojima or Carmack be taken seriously when they can't even get it right that the PS4 is 50% faster, when even anonymous indie devs know that? :smash:
uhhhh, please dont forget the orientation power of the PS4, as its double the X1....i dont know why people keep dismissing that.
 

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uhhhh, please dont forget the orientation power of the PS4, as its double the X1....i dont know why people keep dismissing that.
That might matter for some people, but my HDTV is an old, old rear projection unit and so I can't orient it vertically to take advantage of that additional orientation POWA the PS4 gives. :crazy:
 
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That might matter for some people, but my HDTV is an old, old rear projection unit and so I can't orient it vertically to take advantage of that additional orientation POWA the PS4 gives. :crazy:
very few games at launch are supposed to take advantage of it, so that should give you enough time to get a new tv.
 

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1 anonymous dev who is evidently some inexperienced indie dev somehow is being treated as more credible than actual devs, even industry legends like Kojima and Carmack. Unbelievable.
Unbelievable... but expected. It makes me cringe too, man.