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'Everyone Is Using 100 Per Cent Of Xbox One' Says Forza's Creative Director

NowGamer: 'Even people who are upscaling are still using 100 per cent of the box' says Forza 5's creative director. (Dan Greenawalt, Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One)

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TimmyShire  +   661d ago | Well said
Wow. That's pretty damning if true. I mean, I know devs say this exact phrase all the time (and it's not likely they've maxed out the X1 so soon) but it speaks volumes if the devs are using as much as they can get at this stage and can't manage 1080p.
JimmyLmao   661d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(25)
jackanderson1985  +   661d ago
not really it's just saying that certain devs are gonna take time/skill to get the ESRAM working as best they can...it's evident that the X1 can do 1080p (think 4 games so far are confirmed at that) so why would those games be able to achieve it but the X1 is incapable of it in general?
mcstorm  +   661d ago
People will just pickup on any scraps they are given to put down the xbox one. Games will look better on the WiiU, Xbox One and PS4 in 12 months time as developers will have better looking games on all 3 consoles through out the generation.
NCAzrael  +   661d ago

Except, of course, that the WiiU is on par with last generation's hardware, so it's doubtful they'll be improving on the visuals too much.
Blackdeath_663  +   661d ago
yes but that argument is null as it is true for both. as the xboxone is improved the ps4 will also be improved it doesn't work just one way if the gap is there already it means it will always be there if not get bigger in a few years time
kneon  +   661d ago
Well I'm sure both consoles can also do gaming at 4K resolution, so long as you don't want to play anything much more demanding than pac man ;)

Not all games have the same resource requirements, so just because some can run at 1080p doesn't mean that all can run at 1080p.

As for this 100% crap, it's easy to use 100% of resources with crappy coding. All devs will be working on optimizing their engines throughout this generation.
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andrewsqual  +   660d ago
Not really, Naughty Dog said after Uncharted 2 that they still weren't tapping the PS3, the only developer allowed to say such a thing. Uncharted 3 came out and turns out, yeah they were right.
NeoTribe   660d ago | Trolling | show
medman  +   660d ago
It's interesting to note that the creative director of Forza thinks F1 cars achieve 220 mph around the track. F1 cars aren't geared for 220 on race day, and track design prohibits achievement of those speeds. So you're telling me the guy making the game knows nothing about motorsports? Oh, I forgot, it's a Microsoft developer. They never let pesky facts get in the way of their utter bullshot.
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rainslacker  +   660d ago
If devs didn't take a lot of time to learn the Cell this gen, what makes you think they're going to take the time to learn ESRAM optimization next gen? First party games sure, but multi-plats will go the easy route more often than not. For reference, see aforementioned this gen and Cell processing.

The ESRAM set up is similar to this gens set up, however, from my understanding, MS is utilizing it to make up for a weaker GPU, and allowing things that aren't really meant for a cache memory setup...such as tiled resources. This isn't unlike the Cell being able to be used to enhance the GPU of the PS3. Very few devs took advantage of it. Only in first party, and a few 3rd party exclusives, did it really show off it's potential.
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christrules0041  +   660d ago
Developers on PC have been using ESRAM on the GPU for years already. The PC uses DDR3 RAM and then GDDR is baked onto the GPU. Developers know how to use ESRAM. On the contrary the PS3s CELL architecture was completely different as you could use the SPUs to carry data around but they had to use tons of tricks to do that efficiently. Another thing that hasn't been done before is having an extra BUS inbetween the GPU and CPU so they can pass 20GB/second bypassing the reading and writing. You can google Killzone Shadowfall demo postmortem and there is a slideshow but on one of the slides it gives how much data is going where and only about 128MB/second is being used. Whether that wil increase or if it'll make a difference I don't know.
AndrewLB  +   660d ago
Andrew- When they said they "weren't fully tapping" the ps4, they were referring to optimization. unoptimized code is the result of not cleaning up and streamlining processes, pi$$-poor code is the result of the same thing, along with not using all the resources available. I have a feeling the launch titles for both consoles are not only poorly optimized, but many don't even use all available power.

But what do you expect from many development firms who have many programmers that have limited experience creating games for x86 architecture. Both consoles will improve over time but the fact that Xbone's gpu can only do 1.3tflops and PS4 1.84 tflops respectively... which just isn't that much computational power these days. PC's had that kind of single gpu power back in 2010, and 2009 for the xbox. lol.
Skizelli  +   660d ago

You're reaching. Under certain conditions, they most certainly can achieve those speeds.

Mosiac77  +   661d ago
Every dev says that for every game they develop only to find out that they never did when they develop the sequel. Even the 360 and ps3 haven't been max out.
BG11579  +   660d ago
For the 360, I don't know, but for the PS3, TLOU may have max out the capabilities of the console.
bullymangLer  +   660d ago
Sayai jin  +   661d ago
MS made a system that is hard to program for. So the learning curve is steep. The roles are reversed for next gen.
tokugawa  +   661d ago
How true is that comment I wonder?
kneon  +   661d ago
How is it any harder to develop for than the 360? It's the same basic architecture, just faster and with a different CPU/GPU
Christopher  +   660d ago
Not really. The system follows the exact same as this generation's hardware.

Hint: Xbox 360 uses ESRAM as well...
LordMaim  +   660d ago
Except in this generation the console that is hard to program for is the less powerful one.
christrules0041  +   660d ago
X86 is PC architecture and developers that develope on PC have been using RAM on the GPU for years already. If you go out to buy a PC it comes with DDR3 RAM and the Titan(Nvidia GPU) for example has 6GB of GDDR5 baked onto it. Developers know how to use it. Unlike the PS3 which used the CELL architecture was completely different and you can see how first party devs really took advantage of it.

I'm not saying there won't be a slight improvement but I wouldn't expect a huge one like the PS3 had.
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mechlord   661d ago | Trolling | show
MightyNoX  +   661d ago
1) Upscaling uses 100% of the box
2)Down the line, we'll learn to 'trick' the box

I ruined my monitor by spitting out my drink when I read those lines. Awww, man! Twice!
come_bom  +   661d ago
"'Everyone Is Using 100 Per Cent Of Xbox One' Says Forza's Creative Director"

That's not a good sign...

I have a feeling that the X1's architecture is one big mess.
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ambientFLIER  +   660d ago
I have a feeling that you simply do not understand how programming works. Every game, even launch titles, even on the almighty PS4, use 100%. The visuals get better down the line simply because the developers get more efficient as they learn the hardware and optimize more and more and develop new tools to take advantage of the console's power.
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Knushwood Butt   661d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
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Aceman18  +   661d ago
You know the higher, higher ups should tell all their people to shut the hell up because the more they speak the more they make their company and system look bad.

Its impossible to use 100% of the system this early in the systems life, and if by some miracle they did then there's a serious issue when you can't achieve a simple 1080p resolution.

For all that's holy MS tell your underlings to shut the hell up.
dmeador  +   660d ago
I think maybe you need to be the one that doesn't speak when you dont know what you are talking about. Just about all games use up all of the resources of a console, it is just with better optimizing and new techniques that games look and play better.

Devs do need to not say the 100% statements (even though they have been for the past 10 years) because most people dont understand what they mean, like you
christrules0041  +   660d ago
Even the higher ups have made stupid comments. Adam Orths #dealwithit or hows about the if you don't hage an internet connection, we fortunately have a product for you. It's called the Xbox 360.
JackBNimble  +   660d ago
What dmesdor said is true. It seems that 99% of you guys misunderstand what the 100% statement means.
Guwapo77  +   661d ago
With CURRENT tools and knowledge of the system devs are maxing out the system. Later in life they will get tool upgrades and tips, tricks and optimizations to improve the games. We hard this same thing with the first wave of games for the PS3... Remember they didn't even know how to the use the SPUs but the system was at 100% *rolls eyes*.

With that said - I know there will be improvements but how much is another story.
christrules0041  +   660d ago
Yeah that is what I'm thinking. Devs that do make games on PC already use RAM that is baked onto the GPU. They know how to get most out of the system. I think there will be improvements but not like the PS3. Like no one knew how to use the SPUs efficiently which is why there was a steep learning curve. But now that both architectures are x86 they can get way more out of the consoles then they could with the PS3 at launch. Only time will tell though.
Volkama  +   661d ago
It's a common-sense statement. No dev in their right mind deliberately opts against using the resource available to them.

Games get better over time because devs get better at using the resources the consoles already have, not because they feel like using more of the power as time goes on.
JackISbacK  +   660d ago
yeah they are provided 100% power to them but it is on them that how to youse that power ,its simple with time they will learn esram is an new thing to work on it is not simple and linear to work with gddr5 ram because almost all devs know how to work with that ,but this ram is new and is very diiferent from edram from xb360 wait for some time for only some months as they learn more they will be able to deliver waht we are getting on ps4 and yeah i am little disapointed with ms becuase even at the time of e3 devs were not provided with dev kit of xb1 ,its ms fault but now every dev is having it in monts they will learn and will deliver best and stiil xb1 dev kit is not complete as it willl get better games will also get better .devs and ms is working hard.dont be fanboys keep calm.
MysticStrummer  +   660d ago
"That's pretty damning if true."

Agreed, but I doubt it's true.
assdan  +   660d ago
Thats very bad. Before we could say maybe they just aren't good at using its new arcirechture yet. That excuse is gone.
ambientFLIER  +   660d ago
Um, wrong. Infinity Ward said it was a challenge to learn the new architecture and that their games down the line will improve significantly. I'd trust their word over your opinion anyday.
Magicite   660d ago | Trolling | show
3-4-5  +   660d ago
"But the truth is that I get asked are we using 100 per cent of the box? Of course we are. Everyone is. Even people who are upscaling are still using 100 per cent of the box. What happens over the course of years is that we get better at tricking the box into doing what we want. It’s optimisation.

"We had more time so we’re very well optimised and we will continue to optimise this game. If you think about Forza 2, it was a well optimised game, but Forza 4 looked a lot better than Forza 2. That just comes with time."
joeyisback   660d ago | Trolling | show
Mister_Dawg  +   660d ago
What the hell are you people reading?

He talks about having more time to fine tune their engine for forza5. He states he cannot speak for other devs but they didn't have the time his team has had with the XBO.

Read it more carefully fuzz balls.
Jazz4108  +   660d ago
he said nothing about maxing it out he's talking about every dev having the same resources available. I hope sony is not holding back there machine as that would be damning. He is speaking about optimization and I believe you are taking a quote out of context.
Rageanitus  +   660d ago
Same goes in reverse.... I find it all BS in the end of the day.

Just look at all last generation..... ppl kept saying we are only USING X% from the consoles power YET they struggle to hit beyond native 720p.

How little does it take to forget all these comments.
Mithan  +   660d ago
Nah, you and most of the 219 idiots that agreed with you are just clueless. Re-read what he said.

It will improve a lot with time.

If you think the Xbox1 is maxed out, the PS4 will be maxed out the day it releases as well, being easier to develop for.

The truth is, they both have a lot of room and games we see in 5 years from now will make todays games look like garbage. CHILL.
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showtimefolks  +   660d ago
So we can't even get 1080P with 60FPS yet developers are using 100%? If this is the case than how is is next gen than?

Developers always say we maxed out this console but fact is with time developers will figure out of to get the most out of ps4 and Xbox one, launch titles will not stand the test of time in few years when games truly look and play next gen
LogicDoc  +   660d ago
Basically he says that their studio is using the XBOX One at 100% efficiency. Basically it took them 3 years to fully understand the hardware since they said its been development since Forza 4.

Forza released in 2011 so it had to be in development since 2010.

Means next year or early 2015 is when the 1080p 60FPS games on X1 should be the norm.
HighResHero  +   661d ago
Not sure if the title is more of a compliment or an insult, but TBH it's kind of a misleading title (unfortunately heh heh ;x).
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OlgerO  +   661d ago
Yeah he obviously didnt mean it negative at all, but it doesnt sound all that positive.
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HighResHero  +   661d ago
Considering who they work they could be more careful for a while. :P
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Orpheo  +   661d ago
Completely agree, this is bad press for Microsoft.

You can tell the Turn10 developer didn't mean it in a negative way but if true, which I expect it isn't, than this could be trouble.

Essentially what Turn10 has said is, prior to X-Box One even launching the full 'raw' power of the system has been utilized; you will see improvements through our optimizations but what you're seeing now is pretty much what you'll be getting.

Isn't this what CBOAT said? Doesn't this just confirm his leak?

Still, while said with the best of intentions I find it hard to believe that Turn10, or any developer for that matter, has fully tapped into the 'raw' power of either console.
Hellsvacancy  +   661d ago
Poor choice of words
pyramidshead  +   661d ago
Definitely lol. Maybe the 100% can be even more balanced in the future or something...hopefully..
BobBelcher   661d ago | Off topic | show
tigertron  +   661d ago
100%? so we're only going to be getting 720p/30fps for most games?

Unlikely that developers have fully utilised the console's power at launch, but fact that launch games have been struggling with 1080p is concerning.
DeadlyFire  +   661d ago
I expect 720p 60 fps is more likely with some games stretching to 900p or 1080p with 30 fps with the rare 1080p at 60fps title.

So far Ryse is 900p, Froza is 1080@60fps, and NFS: Rivals is 30 fps at 1080p.
ambientFLIER  +   660d ago
Um...launch games ARE SUPPOSED to struggle. And later on games look better and better. That's how it frikkin works EVERY SINGLE GEN.
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Manic2014  +   661d ago
"We had more time so we’re very well optimised and we will continue to optimise this game. If you think about Forza 2, it was a well optimised game, but Forza 4 looked a lot better than Forza 2. That just comes with time."
BobBelcher  +   661d ago
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"What happens over the course of years is that we get better at tricking the box into doing what we want. It’s optimisation."

"We had more time so we’re very well optimised and we will continue to optimise this game. If you think about Forza 2, it was a well optimised game, but Forza 4 looked a lot better than Forza 2. That just comes with time."
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of course we'll just leave this part out all together right? Gotta love the internet...
Click whores.
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cl1983  +   661d ago
Just because an person uses all of a resource doesn't mean that they used that resource wisely. Yes I believe it will be interesting to see how the future goes.
Bathyj  +   661d ago
Shut up
Shut up!

God, everyone working on Xbox needs to be slapped with a gag order.
bunt-custardly  +   661d ago
Ha, funny you dropped that in here. I was just reading the comments and thinking to myself, Microsoft needs to just shut up, and there you are with my exact sentiments.
InTheLab  +   660d ago

Especially when the people saying things like 100% are making a game that's 50% of Forza 4.....
Mister_Dawg  +   660d ago
Why should he when he's just stating the obvious?
PS4isKing_82  +   661d ago
Who cares. Forza 5 looks amazing and is a blast to play. I played it this weekend at the mall and loved every minute of it. Can't wait for it!!!
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wenaldy  +   661d ago
Thats a BOLD statement.
NoLongerHereCBA  +   661d ago
A similar article was here over a month ago. He simply stated that everyone always uses the max of a console. People are just using code that is far from being optimized, which can mean that games can look 5x better with more time and knowledge of the systems.

Counts for PS4, Xbox One, 360, ps3 etc etc.
mhunterjr  +   661d ago
Smh, people don't understand how development works... Every AAA game is going to use 100%. As the generation goes on, developers get better at using that 100%.

Killzone SF, is using 100%... That doesn't mean we've see all of what the PS4 is capable of...

I mean really do you think a good developer is going to stop adding features and effects to a game if their only using 80% of the hardware. They want each game to look and play as good as possible, every time.
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Gekko36  +   661d ago
Bollocks Title

Bollocks Author

Bollocks N4G

I think someone at N4G needs a kick in the testicles for letting this one through with a misleading title like that
fattyuk  +   660d ago
B**cks Gekko
Christopher  +   660d ago
These are the people who let it through:

eezo (2) | 16h ago
jackanderson1985 (1) | 16h ago
DarkLordMalik (2) | 17h ago
dodgeuk19 (1) | 17h ago
M-M (1) | 17h ago
Lukas_Japonicus (1) | 16h ago
TimmyShire (2) | 17h ago
Binnsy (1) | 17h ago
Gekko36  +   660d ago
Thanks so much

Let the testicle kicking commence! - lol
ufo8mycat  +   661d ago
Pacman can use 100% of a CPU if the optimisation is poor enough.
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TwistingWords  +   661d ago
Please... Let's not have another generation of claiming that x game is using 100% power, then a year later saying it only used 50% and then saying x console has 'untapped' power...
Volkama  +   661d ago
The stupidy of those claims are what the guy was addressing, more so than any commentary on the console's power. It's plan dumb to think that devs aren't using all the 'power' they can, and this developer decided against saying any different.
MasterCornholio  +   661d ago
No one is using 100% of the console at launch. Same goes for the PS4.

Nexus 7 2013
dmeador  +   660d ago
False. Read the article
Goku781  +   661d ago
XBox One has a hard time bench pressing 1080p without cutting corners, we all see it weather some of us believe it or not. 720p is looking like it average so hopefully whatever game people buy for this system that game better have a better than 8 score based on gameplay cause if not that $500 could have been better spent on direct TV or something. "The Content Experience" indeed.
bornsinner   661d ago | Trolling | show
1080pgamer  +   661d ago
Dat UI though, forget resolution and games. lol
GirlOnFire  +   661d ago
lol at your name. That's hurtful! ^~^
Jdoki  +   661d ago
Bit of a stupid comment by the devs.

Many games use '100%', but 100% is never 100%. Optimisation gets better, developers get more experienced with the hardware, SDK's get refined and improved.

So a game that uses '100%' in 2013 is not going to be as refined or optimised as a game that uses '100%' in 2014, or 15 and so on.
5eriously  +   661d ago
Unfortunately I am not prepared to wait another few years for 1080p native gaming, that's just bollocks. Why can the PS4 do it but the XB1 can't without some serious compromises? You just cannot tell me that all the devs are useless with the coding and optimizing? M$ must pull out some magic NOW! else they are dead in the water.

Switch on the dGPU /s
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boeso  +   661d ago
Well, 90%, lets not get carried away.
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TristanPR77  +   661d ago
Well that is not good. If they are using 100% of the console and it still cannot match the PS4 and have problems with 1080p then that's really bad news.
dmeador  +   660d ago
Read the article
bleedsoe9mm  +   660d ago
reading is hard , headlines are enough for me . yup must be true there it is "Dan Greenawalt says xbox one is trash" right there in a headline
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