Microsoft: Xbox One will offer 'the best-looking games in the living room'

Xbox One's chief product officer March Whitten has claimed that the console will offer "the best-looking games in the living room" - despite PS4's specs appearing to provide more raw power to developers.

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windblowsagain2030d ago

Just no!

I'd look at what PS4 brings personally, as most of the best looking titles are on the PS3.

Naughty dog on PS4. Ahh I cannot wait.

BiggCMan2030d ago

Actually yes it will, because I won't be using my PS4 and PC in my living room :D

thechosenone2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )


and of course Mr.Whitten is lying mofo.

greatest gif ever conceived
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BigFnHooters2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

"Of course he's lying."

He knows he's lying.
Gamers know he's lying.

But this means that unlike Nintendo, Microsoft is going to:

* Continue to spout BS about the Xbox One being in the same league as the PS4 in graphics

* Microsoft's huge number of gaming media drones are going to feed off this BS to make sure they trash every amazing PS4 exclusive's graphics

* Microsoft will continue their sickening practice from last gen of using contracts to force third party developers to gimp their games graphically down to Xbox levels instead of utilizing the full power of the PS4

Just look at what Nintendo did with the Wii and Wii U. They made systems that were weaker than the PS3/PS4 but they were completely honest about it.

The tiny number of Xbox fans left are constantly crying about how unfair they feel the gaming world is treating them. It's crap like this...

aCasualGamer2030d ago

Okey, lets put this to perspective just from the two console reveals:

1. Killzone: Shadow Fall looked better than Call of Duty: Ghosts( do remember, Call of duty will also come to PS4 so it's not even an exclusive )

2. Driveclub looked better than Forza 5

3. Infamous: Second Son looked better than Quantum Break

4. The PS4 specs that were shown from Sony event are better than the Xbox One specs that were shown from Microsoft event

5. Inorder to run the OS of Xbox One, there seems to be lots of RAM required more so than the PS4 atleast, which in turn means that the 8GB DDR3 in the Xbox One isn't enough to even touch the 8GB GDDR5 in the PS4 and means that Sony has more RAM and power for their exclusive titles and in the hands of the top graphical developers out there, there is no chance Xbox One can produce "the best looking games"

There, I just gave this delusional March Whitten five reasons why Xbox One won't have the "best looking" games.

That-Guy2029d ago

Microsoft, show us the games and then we'll talk.

Braid2029d ago

How about the bedroom, or the attic, or the basement? Will it have the best looking games there as well?

Oh cut it will you, they didn't even talk about the type of RAM and the GPU specs. They didn't even show any actual gameplay, and then comes this. Very convincing, if you ask me.

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delicia2030d ago

He just means we'll watch NFL and pretend it's a Madden game.

Nodoze2030d ago

You know; Football (fantasy), Basketball (fantasy), ESPN, NFL etc

Those games. At least that is what I got from the conference.

They are not talking about videogames, they are talking about basketball games, football games etc all the TV content.

mmccarthy42030d ago

15 apparently im geussing 6 or 7 out of that will be core games though which still isn't terrible

LoveOfTheGame2030d ago

So X1 has no games and the PS4 only has games but no console.

If only we could combine the two.

shinrock2029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

Will offer. Read.

DonFreezer2029d ago

15 exclusive games you stupid a** ps drone.

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nypifisel2030d ago

Actually tech savvy people have already analysed the two consoles. According to them the PS4 GPU is up towards 50% faster (all parameters included) than what's in the X1.

quenomamen2030d ago

There you go using facts, we dont like facts round these parts partner.

nypifisel2030d ago

I'll just assume you're being sarcastic. So even though I thought there were no need to publish a source since it had already been published above me I will do it, Here you go PARTNER!:

Christopher2030d ago

*plugs PC into TV*

I'm sorry, what were you saying?

Maddens Raiders2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

you mean like the 360 didn't? #stoplyingmicrosoft the PS4 is more powerful. #dealwithit

I_am_Batman2030d ago

So Playstation 4 has more raw power and is easier to develop for but Xbox One will have better looking games? sounds legit.

The thing with the additional processing power through the cloud is:

1. Most people do not have the bandwidth to benefit from it yet.
2. Sony has the possibility to do the same thing with gaikai.

mmccarthy42030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

both use x86 architexture and not really any info on xbox specs(8gb of ram but not what type of ram not that ram directly = power) to say ps4 has more power so .......

I_am_Batman2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

@mmccarthy4: Microsoft didn't specify the ram in the conference but they confirmed that they will use ESRAM in the Architecture Panel show. So it's save to say that the type of RAM they are using is DDR3 (Therefore it's save to say it'll be harder to develop for compared to a system with GDDR5 unified memory).

They also said that The Xbox One GPU will be capable of 768 operations per clock. Which means they are using 12 compute units compared to the 18 compute units on the PS4 GPU.

Boody-Bandit2030d ago


"not really any info on xbox specs to say ps4 has more power so ....... "

Fast forward to reality:

You were saying?

Boody-Bandit2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

I think it's sad that any one from MS would make such a statement when they did not show ONE game with actual in-game graphics from a gamers perspective. Even Infinity said here is the premiere of Call of Duty Ghost using the in game graphics engine. Yeah cut scenes using the in game graphics engine which all gamers know is more polished than actual gameplay graphics. Even still they didn't look all that great. So what does that say about the actual in-game graphics? Sorry MS. I'm a huge fan of the 360 but I'm not biting on this bait.

Sony didn't show their actual console at their reveal but AT THE VERY LEAST they showed actual games up and running and not trailers and cut scenes.


leogets2029d ago

they were to busy designing the remote control to fit in his pocket for the fake voice controlled demonstration
along side the fake applause to go with it.

Hercules1892030d ago

The ps3 is "supposedly much more powerful" than the 360, yet the 360 is still neck and neck with ps3, compare halo4 gears crysis to kz3, uc, only noticable difference is maybe special effects, lighting and textures are just about the same and im predicting itll be comparable next gen too. If you disagree youre probably just a troll and it doesnt bother me if you disagree, and just remember the ps3 launch games looked like shit compared to the 360 games at the time.

sourav932030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

Well, the 360 gpu was better than the ps3's, but the ps3 had a better cpu. Both were of completely different architectures. This time round, they have the exact same suppliers for the innards and have almost identical architectures. Only different this time round is, MS opted for a weaker GPU (1.2 TFlops vs Sony's 1.84 TFlops) and dished out for the 32MB high bandwidth ESRAM (though actually system RAM is 8GB DDR3), with Sony going for the high bandwidth 8GB GDDR5 unified memory. The CPU for both is of the AMD Jaguar architecture.

So when it comes to games (if there any for the One j/k), I think multiplats will look more or less similar for both, with ps4 having a slight edge. Slight only because the devs wouldn't want to make one system look weaker than the other. The biggest difference will be seen, once again, in exclusives. Let's see what they've got in store for us at E3.

cooperdnizzle2030d ago

I think its funny you say, if anyone disagrees they are a troll/fanboy. I think you are the fanboy, there is no way that the ps3 and 360 are close, last of us, beyond two souls, God Of war A, killzone, and uncharted are hands down better than anything 360 has.

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Lior2030d ago

is it me or its the wii u burial at E3 when sony and microsoft show off the games

MRMagoo1232030d ago

i think its gonna be a burial for the xbone, i am thinkinh a wiiu is looking better than it at the mo. ps4 seems to be miles ahead at the mo

Cyfyxtfg2030d ago

Xbox possibilities got me hype. the show however did not excite me as much as i had hoped

3-4-52030d ago

So it's in the living room and the cable is hooked up and somebody wants to watch a show, but you want to play games.......

Now what ?

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Blank2030d ago

Great link here goes the MS PR speak normally im not negative about console but their conference didnt show squat sure there is E3 but if it really is THAT GOOD AND "BEST" show it after kinect 1 they had me fooled in the xbox one reveal nothing but CGI trailers but nevertheless im still keeping one open eye for their E3 conference no matter how dwinled my faith is in their vision.

maxgamehard2030d ago

That article is a good read

I was concerned about the following statement though --> "The funny thing about game consoles is that it’s usually the lowest common denominator that determines the bulk of the experience across all platforms."

I hope that the game developers try to utilize as much of the power as possible. It would be upsetting if they don't utilize that extra PS4 power.

Boody-Bandit2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )


This is what defined the direction MS is headed vs their competitor' "quoted from the article: The Xbox One still gives game developers a significant performance boost over the previous generation, but also attempts to widen the audience for the console. It’s a risky strategy for sure, especially given the similarities in the underlying architectures between the Xbox One and PS4. If the market for high-end game consoles has already hit its peak, then Microsoft’s approach is likely the right one from a business standpoint. If the market for dedicated high-end game consoles hasn’t peaked however, Microsoft will have to rely even more on the Kinect experience, TV integration and its exclusive franchises to compete."

In other words MS made sacrifices for gaming to go after a different demographic (social media, tv, sports fans) other than gamers. This is what I'm worried about and I honestly think this will bite them in the ass.

Even though I'm a 360 fan I have always said MS appears to only have 1 foot in the door of this industry. Now it's as if they just have the door open and pulled back the one foot while pondering to shut the door and head in a different direction.

From a business standpoint this might turn out to be a good move for MS but for gamers we will have to wait and see. I not only have my doubts but I'm not hopeful they have their once core audience interest at heart anymore. I went from an absolute 1st day camp out over night if I have to must buy to a wait until E3 and maybe even weeks up till launch. Right now MS has to win me back because, although I will more than likely get an XBOX ONE, I'm less than thrilled with the direction they obviously are headed.

If Always on, Kinect camera has to be connected at all times and used and rental games fees are a reality? I might possibly sit this one out. At the very least wait for several months or upwards of a year.

isarai2030d ago

i like hw people disagree to a comparison of facts

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greenpowerz2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

"Xbox Can and will use Azure cloud computing plaform. Its hardware specs are just to assist with cloud computing streaming for more advanced applications and gaming needs. MSFT's new cloud system and new servers are not just for content.

MSFT is trying to do something HUGE and BOLD and people are just not getting it. XBOX One's specs don't really matter because it true specs are in the cloud on advanced servers.

Xbox One in reality does not have console hardware limitations. It will be pumping out games on par with PC long after other consoles are maxed out, that is MSFT's vision and design.

I'm very excited... MSFT invested most of Xbox's One's capability in the Cloud with powerful state of the art servers to help Xbox One off laod computing for perfomance not possible on any hardware and some PC's because it's processing is streamed from hardware not possible to own"

Really excited. What people are complaining about mostly has all to do with misunderstanding this. I'm not sure how people are claiming PS4 is more powerful based on an unknown custom Xbox One CPU and what type of RAM used with the rest of the hardware in each platform.



It would mean always online for enhanced games or versions of games not possible anywhere else. That doesn't mean people can't use the lesser versions of games or standard multi plat and exclusive games. Yes if you wan't PC level games for years to come you need online, it doesn't mean people without online will have nothing.

It will be essentially a high end PC marketplace for full games or just to enhances and game in general if developers wan't to. It means Some Xbox One games will be released along side PC version Virtually Unchanged long after other consoles are maxed out.

Fixed processing power on the console itself is a thing of the past with XB1

I honestly think this is the real root of the haters crusade.

Double_Oh_Snap2030d ago (Edited 2030d ago )

How much cloud computing will they honestly be able to offload to people with broadband connections?
Maybe MS is looking to the future when more people have fiber.
At least then the idea seems to make more sense.

Also PS4 has Gaikai, same exact future concept.
They even touched on it back in February.
Along side there plans for remote play and game streaming instantly.

Munky2030d ago

But that would mean that "always on" would be required, which in the end is not a good thing for gamers.

ThatCanadianGuy5142030d ago

Hilarious.Specs don't matter now? It's all about the magical, fantasy specs floating in the cloud? Well isn't that magnificently convenient.

Do you even look at the stuff you write sometimes?

kenshiro1002030d ago

Please step away from the Microsoft koolade sir. You'll develop a brain freeze and stop functioning like a normal human being within seconds.

hot4play2029d ago

I think you meant Microsoft "waterkooler"... :p

thechosenone2030d ago

And do you think they'll offer this cloud gaming service to everyone who buys XBone or just the ones who pay for gold memberships?

McScroggz2030d ago

I'll help you out on this one.

When a game developer is making a game, they are NOT going to design it to use the cloud as more computational resources. That would mean for everybody who isn't connected to the cloud for whatever reason will have parts of the game that simply will not function correctly. It's like building a calculator that needs another calculator to do multiplication.

Now, I'm not a game designer. I suppose it's possible developers could design a game for the PS4 and use the Cloud as a way of making up for the difference in power, I just don't think it works that way.

But even IF the Xbox One used the Cloud for computations, thus increasing the power of the console in a way, the PS4 would have the same capabilities with Gakai. Simply put, putting your stock into Cloud computations as a way of making up for the XBO being less powerful than the PS4 is kinda weak dude.

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Optical_Matrix2030d ago

AndandTech and Digital Foundry says you're lying. In fact, the goddamn specs say you're lying. Please...stahp!

SlavisH22030d ago

since m$ offically stated i can play games at 4k this may be true

McScroggz2030d ago

Sony is leading the charge of 4K TV's, and even then the PS4 will not play 4K natively. There's almost no reason to think the XBO will.