The Xbox One X releases in November of this year , yet even before its release there has been criticism surrounding the console. Some of the criticism has been largely uncalled for such as the recent price point debate by Michael Pachter which talks about how you can get each a base PS4 and a base Xbox One for the price of a Xbox One X.
I for one though believe that such predictions are premature and we need to wait till the holiday season rolls around to truly gauge the public’s reaction to the One X. Recently in an interview with Trusted Reviews Slightly Mad Studios Stephen Viljoen who is the Game Director for the upcoming Project Cars 2 called the Xbox One X a “Fantastic Piece Of Hardware”.
Here is what he had to say about the games performance on the Xbox One X
“I can’t tell you exactly what all the various sliders will be at when you’re on Xbox One X versus on PS4 Pro, but obviously they’ll be higher, so there will be a significant, a noticeable improvement, because you have better hardware.”
Slightly Mad Studios have previously also confirmed that Project Cars 2 will run in Native 4K and 60 FPS on an Xbox One X . Hence a better performance than a PS4 Pro was always going to be a guarantee.
Numerous other devs have also come out and praised the Xbox One X’s power and its potential to be a game changer within the industry . one such name is Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently had this to say about the console.
“We like very much what they are doing because instead of having a Kinect or something this time the industry went after more power for the machine, so more immersion, better AI, and overall better games.”
“We like that because it means the industry will grow because the better the experiences, the more people want to have it. We think it has a good potential. If Microsoft is really behind it, it can do well.”
Hence it will be better if we save our judgement on the Xbox One X after its release , all other talk of doom and gloom for the console at this point seems premature.