The Artful Escape Dev On Exclusivity: “Can’t Go Back” After Seeing 4K on Xbox One X Dev Kit

Creator Johnny Galvatron says that 4K/60 FPS on the Xbox One X is "on the cards."

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Sm00thNinja49d ago

While this game is beautiful I doubt it's anything the PS4 Pro couldn't pull of as well

fiveby949d ago

Pretty hard for a business to ignore a 60+ million user install base because it looks pretty. Money talks.

oSHINSAo49d ago

They are not going to be ignored, they only will have a little lower resolution and definition game, but the same

JonnS49d ago

To bad the 60 + aren't always there for the games ,cough Cliffy B cough Boss key studios cough .

Woolly_49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

Where were the 60 million user base for LawBreakers? Or even Gravity Rush 2? lol

XMarkstheSpot49d ago

Tons of PC games in general don't release on any console platform all the time ignoring the console community in general. So ignoring a platform shouldn't always be brought up

uptownsoul48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

@Woolly_ - "Where were the 60 million user base for LawBreakers? Or even Gravity Rush 2? lol"

While it is easy to cherry pick any individual game on PS4 and ask where the 60M user base was...The PS4 still has an 8.07 attach rate as of June 12, 2017 (487.8M PS4 games sold divided by 60.4M PS4 consoles sold) - which is phenomenal for that size install base


bumbleforce48d ago

Worked fine for lots of developers on of Xbox or for the makers of xenoblade on Wii u

shloobmm348d ago


Looks pretty exclusive to me based on these comments.

However, at E3 2017, The Artful Escape creator Johnny Galvatron had truly transcended from music to game development. As the lead guitarist for The Galvatrons, he decided to bring his game to consoles via the Xbox One and Xbox One. Of course, it’s coming to PC as well but why not other platforms?

GamingBolt spoke to Galvatron about the same and he said that he made the decision, “After seeing it play at 4K on the dev kit. Can’t go back after that.”

Stogz48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

@Woolly_ you sure you wanna go there? How many copies did they sell on Halo Wars 2? Did that pass 1 million yet? How about Quantum Break? Recore? See how this is a dumb thing to bring up?

darx48d ago

Stogz...I think you missed his point.

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spicelicka49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

But why would that be relevant? The developer is saying they "can't go back", which implies going back to previous consoles like the original Xbox One. They made absolutely no claims that the Pro couldn't pull it off with this game.

nitus1048d ago

Sure the developer could say the XB1x version will be the best compared to the PS4pro but like it or not the game will be coming to the XB1 base and slim models which are not as powerful as the base PS4. It looks like the PS3 and XBox360 could easily handle a game like this.

The game is 2D and IMHO the animation is sort of "Meh!" with a "Simon Says" music playing mechanic. still if you like that style of game then fine.

Actually, if you like classical music how about Eternal Sonata which was 720p with 3D environments, much better character display and animation on both the XB360 and PS3. Even though the game was 720p it still looked so much better than The Artful Escape.

spicelicka45d ago

"Sure the developer could say the XB1x version will be the best compared to the PS4pro but like it or not the game will be coming to the XB1 base and slim models which are not as powerful as the base PS4."

But again, the devs never even mentioned PS, why do you need to shove it into the discussion as if you have to defend something that's not even being attacked?

Bigpappy49d ago

Maybe. But the pro is definitely NOT X1X equal. Not even close. Right now it has a hard time demonstrating it's power over the X1-s and base PS4. It is a lack luster upgrade, while the X seems like a full next gen system. That is the problem the pro has.
Having said that, the pro will look better on 4K TV's than any of the base units, due to its better resolution bump.

SurgicalMenace48d ago

You are aware that all this resolution talk will NOT overshadow the lack of development skills shown by Microsoft. It is true that the XB1X is more powerful than the PS4, but so was the original Xbox over the PS2. History told that tale and this one is only a repeat in high definition. Sure resolution equates to sharper images, but place that on top of games like Recore or Quantum Break's low res matted texture. What you will find is all the evidence needed, showing a lack of development talent. Now, talking exclusives, Sony has in house as well as 3rd parties with so much faith in their Pro or otherwise that they've not cancelled their projects in favor of native 4K. This FACT cannot and will not be ignored by individuals grabbing at hopes that a console released with only 3rd party support will turn things around. Ask yourself, if the 3rd parties are so taken aback by XB1X, why are none of them willing to develop exclusive titles for it? Finally, releasing a 500.00 console in the wake of the holidays will only spell disastrous for XB when placed against the PS4 and Swith momentum. Remember they both have games that will stand apart from the 3rd party while still including them. Options are always better. Please stop acting like the release of the XB1X is going to stop the PS4 or Switch from out selling it.

spreadlove49d ago

Well, he saw 4k on Scorpio and couldn't resist. Very few games on PS4 Pro is native and almost none of them is AAA current game, except for maybe one.

Sm00thNinja49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

Except I have 2 on order and can probably bet my gamerscore out does yours. This game doesn't look taxing. Maybe a game like Assassins Creed origins or Anthem will show off the Xbox One Xs true capabilities but not this. Even though it's a gorgeous title

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Ghost_of_Tsushima49d ago

Just another Gamingbolt article about another indie developers opinion.

Razzer49d ago

Seriously. I’ve never heard of 99% of the games/devs they talk to.

LordJamar48d ago

Your own ignorance is your own

Razzer48d ago

lol....perpetuate your fraud all you want.

Kiwi6648d ago

So do you want me to list every single person just to make you a happy camper ?

Razzer48d ago

No, just cut cutting the bullshit broad generalizations will be fine. Thanks.

TejasTV48d ago

Yeah I'm always like ...... okay

-goes back to playing the awesome games I already own.

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letsa_go49d ago

It is a bunch of indian dudes writing clickbait articles to get revenue from fanboy americans in between shitting in the street and harassing girls on facebook asking them to open bobs and vagene.

SynKakarrot48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

LMAO...I just read that exact comment from you on another article, not sure if you hate the writer or indians

Woolly_48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

lmao! what the hell ...

combatcash48d ago

Not sure why everybody has their panties in a buch. If we're going to keep it "REAL" the PS4 Pro will not produce the same visual quality as the Xbox one X, but just because the X is much more powerful doesn't mean it will translate into better games.

letsa_go48d ago

@SynKakarrot Naw I don't hate them. It is just jokes. I think the are goofy fuckers over there. They have figured out how to exploit and manipulate fanboys for ad revenue, which is probably a lot of money in their country!

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nRicosS49d ago

You'll see another articles about this developer in few days.
Like Aaero dev right LoL

Kiwi6648d ago (Edited 48d ago )

So why do people have a good opinion of indie devs when they say good things about PS4 yet downplay them or say they haven't heard of them when they have praise for Xbox ?

Razzer48d ago

It is a conspiracy, obviously.


TheUndertaker8548d ago

@Razzer: I believe that qualifies as fanboy, not conspiracy.

Above you can clearly identify fanboys seeking a conspiracy. Not the first time either.

Razzer48d ago

It is neither. My sarcasm wasn’t obvious I guess, When some dude references “people” then it means they are generalizing specific actions towards no one in particular because they are dreaming up double standards without directly referencing them. It is just bullshit.

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marquisray49d ago

face it the pro out shines the xbox s, the xbox x outshine the pro, facts, the ps5 will outshine the x, the x 5 will do the same just live with it lol

spreadlove49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

Pretty much. Isn't progress in technology wonderful?

For now though, the Xbox One X is the most powerful console, and it has future compatibility. Something Sony has been very vague about and by vague, I mean spoken out against it on several occasions.

robleroy48d ago

“Future compatibility...”
Another lame term MS has invented.
Real future compatibility would be xbcx one x being able to play xbox two games.
That does not make sense at all.
If it would ,the ps3 would also be future proof with its internall bluray player and wifi...
Future proof but not having VR...
Give me a break!

Ghost_of_Tsushima48d ago


“the xbox x outshine the pro”

In all areas except the most important ones. Worldwide appeal and exclusives.

jasonpugh48d ago

Don’t need exclusives necessarily when you have the best of all multi-platform games. You know, what helped the PS4 originally sell so much because it sure wasn’t all these 8hr single player exclusives that took years to come out. Just saying.

Ghost_of_Tsushima48d ago (Edited 48d ago )


“Don’t need exclusives necessarily when you have the best of all multi-platform games”

Typical Xbox fan response. No wonder Phil don’t care about Xbox exclusives anymore. Smh.