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Xbox One’s 8GB RAM Allows “Robust Particle Effects”, Hypervisor Is Awesome – Killer Instinct Dev

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Mystogan1460d ago

nobody is talking about Hypervisor because it's a positive thing for the X1. We only talk about the negatives. AA batteries..pshhh.. right guys?

staticdash221460d ago

Yep. Are we still living in 2003? I thought MS was trying to push us into the future? lol

malokevi1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

"why push us away from something that's readily available and easily accessible to everyone?"

:p

pedrof931460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

If that's true Ps4's particles will even be better.

Since it has better ram and all.

NewMonday1460d ago

it's going to be close to impossible to make the the XB1 standout technically in a way that will impress core gamers, because other than Kinect the specs are inferior across the board compared to the PS4, so anything the XBone dose the PS4 can do better.

PFFT1460d ago

Lets see, Direct X 11.2(Xbox Only), Tiled resources Microsoft is a Software company SO it will have better Tools and Optimizations. if that doesnt impress anyone well that just means you are a Sony sheep.

nukeitall1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

@newmonday:

"it's going to be close to impossible to make the the XB1 standout technically in a way that will impress core gamers, because other than Kinect the specs are inferior across the board compared to the PS4,"

That is what was said about the Xbox 360 and PS3, and we know how that story went. That is of course, ignoring the fact that console market has changed signficantly from being game centric, to be more of an all around entertainment console.

"so anything the XBone dose the PS4 can do better."

That is of course ignoring features (remember how PS3 couldn't get cross game chat with supposed superior hardware) and content.

No matter what PS4 can achieve, I still can't play Ryse on it. Software and platform is the differentiating factor. Hardware is useless without software!

Seafort1460d ago

@PFFT
You mean megatextures that were already in Rage the game by id software?

Direct X 11 has been on PC for years but most of it's techniques have hardly been utilised because the console ports were DX9.

Most devs are just lazy and will not put any effort into any games they don't need to do. Look at the PS3 games this gen. The 3rd party devs couldn't be arsed to learn it's architecture so it got piss poor ports from the inferior xbox.

It's all about parity and not developing the games to the strengths of each platform.

HammadTheBeast1460d ago

@PFFT

11.2 doesn't even matter, most games still use DX 10 or 11, there's maybe a 5% that bother to go ahead.

NewMonday1460d ago

@@PFFT

you know DX is only relevant on MS based platforms because it is the only way they allow devs to access the hardware, it doesn't give you anything the hardware isn't able to handle.

@nukeitall

the 360 had better architecture, the PS3 had more raw power but was bottlenecked by RAM and the difficult CELL, that's why most 3rd party games were better on the 360 and only exclusives showed the PS3 potential.

this time around the PS4 architecture is better AND the power difference is much bigger, meaning 3rd, 2nd and 1st party games will all stand out on the PS4.

next gen you will hardly see any XBone vs PS4 face-off because the XB1 will loss every time

mikeslemonade1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

Killer Instinct is going to be a flop. It's a small-time developer that hasn't made a good game ever. They have no good reputation. Double-Helix made Silent Hill Homecoming which was there best game in 2008..

JackOfAllBlades1460d ago

@PFFT

DirectX 11.2 will also be available to PC gamers thank you very much. I am a PC gamer but will eventually pick up a PS4 for the exclusives. The Xbox looks alright, but I probably won't pick one up for years, and only then if it doesn't have problems and has a nice selection of exclusives I'd like to play.

Gozer1460d ago

I would say MS is pushing us into the future. Who thought of Achievements?Who thought of cross game chat? Who thought of using voice recognition in a console? Who had 8GB of RAM and forced sony to add 4 more GBs?

Who has 300 thousands servers ready to make dedicated servers part of their online gaming service? Who has a special algorhythmm in their online service that matches you with the best people for your online game? Who allows you to review other players and give them an online reputation? Who allows in-game video chat?etc,etc,etc

Ive noticed most people here choose to focus on the negatives of a MS consoles instead of what they have done to improve gaming. Sad state if you ask me.

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tokugawa1460d ago

as per usual, the trolls arrive and the useless mods do nothing...

DragonKnight1460d ago

@Gozer: "Who thought of Achievements?" Individual games have had achievements well before Live was created.

"Who thought of cross game chat?"

PC

"Who had 8GB of RAM and forced sony to add 4 more GBs?"

Where's your proof of that?

"Who has 300 thousands servers ready to make dedicated servers part of their online gaming service?"

Firstly, there's no indication that there will be 300K physical servers. Secondly, that's not a move towards the future. That's simply taking what already exists and adding more of it.

"Who has a special algorhythmm in their online service that matches you with the best people for your online game?"

Ummm... are you serious?

"Who allows you to review other players and give them an online reputation?"

Again, how is this something that moves anyone towards the future? This kind of thing already exists in other forms across platforms like the PC.

"Who allows in-game video chat?"

*sigh*

"Ive noticed most people here choose to focus on the negatives of a MS consoles instead of what they have done to improve gaming. Sad state if you ask me."

What Microsoft has done to improve gaming they did with the original Xbox, and that was Xbox Live. Since then they haven't done anything to improve gaming. With the Xbox 360 they were perfectly fine with retaining the disc medium of the previous gen, they didn't ship their console with built in wi-fi, they didn't allow for the user to swap out harddrives with anything but their own proprietary hard drive.

Unless you consider a paywall to be moving the future forward, what did the 360 do to move gaming forward? Remember, Live already existed with the original Xbox so the most you could say was "they improved Live."

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andrewer1460d ago

stop flooding staticdash22 inbox lol

Gozer1460d ago

@DragonKnight
The only thing you did was pick and choose and avoid over half of my response. I feel like Ive already wasted too much time on you obvious troll attempt. So good luck with your P2P servers and inferior online community with plain jJane features.

MazzingerZ1460d ago

@Gozer
All that was Bungie's ideas, Halo 2 online features, MSFT just took them and implemented them as theirs

Evilsnuggle1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

PFFT** I love XBOTS Only they can make a disadvantage looks like an advantage. Example kinect PFFT DIRECT X 11.2(ONLY on xbone) is not hey advantage its a disadvantage The ps4's opengl based API like PS2's API & PS3's libGCM offers much more low level access to the hardware without the need to go through nearly as many abstraction layers as DirectX does. This lets developers to take advantage of the performance benefits it offers over DirextX. do not offer much low level access to hardware. It has to go through numerous abstraction layers and isn't that efficient. Back in 2011 AMD's chef was complaining how much DirectX holds back pc performance. [source] http://www.tomshardware.com... http://www.bit-tech.net/har... numerous 3rd party Xbox360 developers have talked about how the custom DirectX for Xbox holds back performance. [source] http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

The ps4's opengl based API like PS2's API & PS3's libGCM offers much more low level access to the hardware without the need to go through nearly as many abstraction layers as DirectX does. Sony is also offering a highlevel wrapper giving developers easier tools to work with [source] http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... PS4 also uses Direct X 11.

DragonKnight1460d ago

@Gozer: "So good luck with your P2P servers."

Oh, you mean like Xbox 360's Live service? And I'm interested in seeing the information you have that says the PS4 is going to have P2P servers and what the features of PS+ are going to be. You clearly don't know what they are and it's laughable that you think that tv integration is such a necessary, innovative feature that is for real gamers.

trafalger1460d ago

can anyone explain why sony fanboys continue to come into xbone topics and not discuss the actual article?

"The Xbox One has a ton of memory in the form of 8GB DDR3 RAM, so we asked them about how the team benefits from it, to which they replied, “Higher resolution textures, dynamic high quality music, and robust screen/ particle effects are just a few things that we are able to do with all of the glorious memory.”"

so instead of talking about how extra ram helps developers some users are talking about the disc medium on the x360???

am i missing something here?

listen carefully, if the xbone doesn't interest you then bugger off and take your personal issues somewhere private.

Gozer1460d ago

@DragonKnight
You tried to play off my op with nonsense. You didnt come across with anything informative, thats not my fault.

Sony simply hasnt been investing enough in their online infrastructure, Ms spent billions on theirs. But sony has been in diar straights financially so I imagine they are spread pretty thin. PSN will still not be the equivalant of Live next gen. But it will be worth the price they are chargging.

MS has grown the online gaming industry with Live. And yes dedicated servers for all games was lacking this gen with the 360, but next gen Live will be the place to be for online gaming. With snap mode, dedicated servers on all online games, in game video chat{hey look we dont have to wonder if the chic we are talking to looks like a circus tent}, Smart Match, as welll as the tv features, all combine to make a very compeling purchase.

With the ps4, simply put,you get a more powerful ps3 nothing more,nothing less.

JP13691460d ago

@Pfft

The fact that you think Direct X is an advantage makes you the sheep. Sigh, this site is full of morons.

corvusmd1460d ago

nevermind that the controller itself is a huge improvement on top of already being the most comfortable an accurate console controller ever...lets focus on the fact that it gives us the OPTION to use AA batteries, get a rechargable battery, or plug it in directly with ANY USB/Mini Usb cable (like the one a PS3 uses) and have the most accurate controller you can have without using any battery....nope...that's WAY worse than a controller that loses half it's "upgraded functions" because the system doens't come with the components to make it work

corvusmd1460d ago

Well Hammad

have fun with that open gl then...whether the XB1 uses the available and exclusive DX 11/11.1/11.2 their drivers are much better than the Open GL PS4 will use. YES, I know it was mentioned back in March that PS4 would utilize DX 11...for blu-ray play functionality....but for games it's always been Open GL....but since you think it's a waste of time and worthless to use these drivers that every developer loves...don't worry, it won't be a problem of yours

Blacktric1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

"That is of course, ignoring the fact that console market has changed signficantly from being game centric, to be more of an all around entertainment console."

Spoken like a true MS PR guy. Keep this up and I'm sure they'll make you host the next E3 conference.

I mean that second half of the quoted sentence alone is enough to make anyone, who at least knows some basic stuff about the industry, throw themselves out of the nearest window...

rainslacker1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

@Gozer

I find it odd...being a "Sony dominated site", that you would get a well said when not a single thing you listed can be credited to MS.

"Who thought of Achievements?"

Any number of games that came out before the Xbox. Star Ocean 3 seems popular on Gaf as one of the first. That's what I found with a cursory look up on google. I can remember them being implemented in some games before that, although can't remember specifically which ones. I guess they could be credited as being the first to have system wide achievements in a structured setting though.

"Who thought of cross game chat?"

PC. Been available for a very long time. On a side note, until recently, MS was considered to be one of the worst providers of voice chat software. Skype uped their service considerably when they brought it. I remember using cross game chat back when I used compuserve over 20 years ago.

"Who thought of using voice recognition in a console?"

Nintendo in 1998 for the N64 with the game Hey You, Pikachu! as recorded by the guiness book of world records.

http://www.guinnessworldrec...

"Who had 8GB of RAM and forced sony to add 4 more GBs?"

Dunno. MS never confirmed it's 8GB of RAM until the reveal. Dev's were asking for more RAM, so I guess they forced both companies.

"Who has 300 thousands servers ready to make dedicated servers part of their online gaming service?"

No one. Not all those servers are dedicated to gaming, despite popular reports. Even if there were, it doesn't match up to the actual number of servers that MS has for cloud. They wouldn't dedicate that many physical resources to X1 when there is much more money in other applications. 300K if true is probably virtual servers, in which case they should have just aimed high and said 1 million since no one who keeps throwing out this number researches Azure anyways.

"Who has a special algorhythmm in their online service that matches you with the best people for your online game?"

Steam announced this feature back in 2008.

"Who allows you to review other players and give them an online reputation?"

Social media sites. Pogo did this back in the day before the EA takeover. Probably after as well. I recall not wanting to play with people who had one star.

"Who allows in-game video chat?"

PS4 does. Wii U does for some games(Tanks, Tanks, Tanks being the only one I know of for sure).

Now, I won't say that MS doesn't provide features for their users, because they do indeed offer those things you listed. But they are hardly the forerunner, or the creator, of any of these innovations that you give them credit for.

gcolley1460d ago

Another xbox article taken over by trolls. Mental problems much?

Ritsujun1460d ago

Xbone180's dead before release.

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Mounce1460d ago

Lets talk about the Powerglove.

Lets talk about Hypervisor.

I feel a similar fate coming here.

theWB271460d ago

Are you trying to compare tech that is already proven and been around for years to a add-on peripheal?

Desparate much Mounce?? LOL seriously...we can't take the hypervisor out and play with it.

Loki861460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

No comment.

I will however say that hypervisor is in someway in both consoles because they can both suspend/resume, it just has better implementation on the X1 because it can free up to 7.5g for gaming and transfer that Ram usage on the fly to snap bars or new processes.

PFFT1460d ago

Take a break Mr.Tryhard!