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OPINION: Cuphead, TVs, and Microsoft's Console Power Problem

Microsoft continues to push the Xbox One X's graphical prowess, but 4K resolution has nothing to do with its best game of 2017.

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FallenAngel198445d ago

"On comes the Xbox One X, which shows just how blind (or maybe just resistant) Microsoft is to their own situation. Instead of pouring more money and resources into the creation of a more compelling console-exclusive library, they focus on pure graphical power. The console is starting to seem like a Ferrari surrounded by dirt roads."

That's what I've been saying this entire time. It's especially apparent that people who aren't going to upgrade would still want Microsoft to do more to make their purchase of that console worth it

Bigpappy45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

Has more UHD support than the Pro. Its a UHD console for those who want one. Its not a cup head game machine. Its for games like ForZa7, Assassins Creed, Shadow of War, Wolfenstein, C.O.D, Star Wars, F1, Project Cars, destiny, Battle field, Madden, NBA, Enhanced virgins of all recent best sellers, with ultra texture, for free. Those and much, much more... what would you be playing on?

M$ as a publisher and M$ as a console manufacturer are to distinctly different things. They seem to have the console manufacturing thing taken care of with the X. Now if they want to b the main publisher for that device, this should make things a lot easier.
Cuphead is a nice game for what it is, but I seriously doubt it will win game of the year ahead of games like Assassins Creed and C.O.D.

Ashlen44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

Honestly, no one cares about UHD support. Physical media for video content is pretty much dead. I really stopped buying it after DVD's I only have a few Blu-ray's and I don't see myself ever buying a UHD disk. And I think that this is where the vast majority of people fall.

And you talk about all these games but they will all be on PS4, and I'm just telling you most people don't care about graphics as much as you and Microsoft want to believe. Of course people will buy the X but it's not going to be a revolution or the "everybody's" got to get this thing console that you and a few others around here think it is.

Even for enthusiasts the Pro is still the better value due to the game library. You'll be able to play all the multiplatform games at graphical fidelity that's high enough to impress plus the benefit of the exclusives. But that really doesn't even matter because the truth is the base PS4 will continue to be the best selling console along side the Switch.

GamesMaster198244d ago

UHD support. I mean does anyone even buy physical movies nowadays ?. So the UHD player in my opinion is a waste of time. I'm personally glad Sony did not bother with one in the Pro.

edeprez44d ago

When has an assassins creed or COD game won game of the year? I guess it's bound to have happened at least by accident by now, it's not a popularity contest.

jaekapow44d ago

"Enhanced virgins"
Holy hell! If the XboneX comes with enhanced virgins, I'm all in!

Skull52143d ago (Edited 43d ago )

I’m happy as shit Microsoft made a console targeted for people like me. I got a bunch of friends and family with 4K displays and we are all eager for the X. Less than a month to go! Not even out yet and it’s outsold the Pro this year. UHD disc support is awesome too, as streaming quality is still far below discs quality at this point and will be for a long time due to internet bandwidth.

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FallenAngel198445d ago

Many of those games are multiplatform and as discussed in this article, there's not much reason for the mainstream market to choose the premium option.

I can't believe you're trying to separate a gaming manufacturer from its first party titles

Dlaw7644d ago (Edited 44d ago )

Me and 20 of my xbox friend list buddies is definitely getting the One X and we're not the only ones let's go Fifa and Madden Xtify

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Bigpappy44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

They will all play best on the X. That is a reason for many people to get it.

It's no different from gamers buying higher end cards to get games to look and play best on their PC's. They also did in in the case of the PS4 over X1. You do you think all of a sudden in the case of the X, power will now not matter. This is becoming like the head in the sand scenario. There is plenty of examples of developer having games run at higher resolution on the X over the next best console. But it doesn't stop there, they are also releasing Gigabytes of data to upgrade the textures. You know about graphics right? what kind of a difference do you think 20Gig of texture upgrades mean to a 4K image? Significant, right?
All of those games I mentioned will have extra texture on the X. Some of them would even support HDR on the pro. So the author is misguided and you seem to want to accept this to win a fanatical argument, when I think you know better.

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Ashlen44d ago

The success of the Switch really goes to emphasize that it's games not graphics that are important.

X may be more powerful but Sony and Nintendo will continue selling 4x as many consoles as Microsoft.

Bigpappy44d ago

To some people I am sure that's true. Nintendo is great, but I don't want a switch. I have no problem with buying one for any of my kids if that is what they want though.

When I said Xbox is a UHD device, I was referring to 4K output not the Drive. X1X is focused on UHD which doesn't always achieve 4K natively.

Ashlen44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

@Bigpappy

By virtue of being an Xbox fan you need to realize your actually not the majority your actually the minority. You might not want a Switch but it's a pretty safe bet that Switch is going to be the best selling console this holiday.

As for the UHD thing I'm not sure what your point is then. The Pro has 4k video and 4k not always native gaming.

Bigpappy44d ago

My only point is that X1X is the Best option for those who want 4K gaming. Much better than the Pro for this and the switch is irrelevant to the conversation. It is not a matter of who is or isn't the majority. The point is X1X has a solid market of gamers and Cuphead doesn't necessarily represent that market, but gamers are not monolithic.

Ashlen44d ago

I would argue that the Pro is the best play for any gaming including 4k because it has the most and highest rated exclusives.

I would rather have a base PS4 than I would an X because of the games, just sayin.

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Woolly_44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

" Instead of pouring more money and resources into the creation of a more compelling console-exclusive library "

http://wccftech.com/spencer... I'm sure these cost money.

they've done that.. maybe not at the pace you'd like . .

It does not have to be one or the other. . You can have both powerful hardware and games. And that is what X owners will get. Beastly hardware and lots of games to play.

Not everyone wants to play PS games or Nintendo Games. It not by force.

If you're struggling to believe that people who game on Xbox are happy. . then that is your own personal problem.

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Woolly_44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

I'm not content with what the Pro offers. And, the few exclusives worth playing are not enough for me to choose a Pro over an X.

There's a reason multi_plats continue to outsell exclusives. Those are the games the majority want to play.

If you're talking VOLUME then the number of exclusives pale in comparison to multi_plats.

Once again, there is no way im picking a Pro over an X because of a few games(2-5%) I'll finish once and never play again.

Versus being able to play over 90% of my games on better hardware.

Some of the best games releasing this month are multi_plat and they'll look and play great on the X.

So long as there are more multi_plats than there are exclusives I could never pick a Pro over an X.

Its comes down to the individual. . I don't make my decision based on what most people do or want. . for me it's about what I want.

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Outside_ofthe_Box43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

♦"I'm not content with what the Pro offers. And, the few exclusives worth playing are not enough for me to choose a Pro over an X."
"Versus being able to play over 90% of my games on better hardware"♦

Yet you chose the OG XB1 over PS4 at launch because of exclusives... and even sited it as a reason not to own a PS4...

And aren't you a PC gamer now anyway lmao?

♦"So long as there are more multi_plats than there are exclusives I could never pick a Pro over an X."♦

I assume this doubles for the switch you've been praising a lot lately lol, you choosing the X over Switch that is...

♦"Some of the best games releasing this month are multi_plat and they'll look and play great on the X"♦

Will they look bad on the Pro tho? Will it play bad on the Pro? Not like the Pro is playing at 720p resolution... Pro version will look good and play great also...

At the end of the day you can play on whatever platform you want, but to downplay the importance of exclusives to justify your decision is silly. Just say you're loyal to the brand and move on... haha

Woolly_43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

The X is better Engineered than the Pro in every way. . I don't see why anyone would buy the Pro. . but you don't see me telling them why they shouldn't get one. Folks can get whatever they like for whatever reason.

As for me, I want the best hardware possible on a console. . My PC is GPU_ready but I prefer gaming on console so the announcement of the X was fantastic for me.

A lot of those PS4 games are just quantity . . when I run those games through a filter, there are very few I actually want to play. . for me that's not worth choosing a Pro for. . Also, when you think about how the Pro has been treated all this time. It's funny, it's getting a better treatment from devs now that Scorpio cometh.

@Outside_the_box

of coarse games are going to look good on the Pro if that's what you can afford, or what you already have, or you're already invested in the PS ecosystem. . . But the X goes even further in terms of performance and visuals.. . games will look even better on X. Is it okay to want the best? If the Pro was the better of the two I would get that instead. No loyalty here.

My lack of major interest in most of the PS4 games, you interpret that as downplaying exclusives . .that's your problem not mine. The funniest thing is I have a base_ps4, not bad for someone who's "loyal" to Microsoft eh? And as you've said, I've also shown Interest in the Switch. I like to try as many platforms as I can. . but it's okay to have preferences.

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Outside_ofthe_Box43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

♦"The X is better Engineered than the Pro in every way. . I don't see why anyone would buy the Pro"♦

Yes you do know lmao

It's the same reason why some chose the OG XB1 over the PS4, the Switch over the PS4/XB1... not rocket science no need to pretend

♦"My lack of major interest in most of the PS4 games, you interpret that as downplaying exclusives . .that's your problem not mine"♦

Yeah, when you say that you "don't see why anyone would buy the Pro" you're downplaying the exclusives... You're also using the number of multiplats to minimize their value...

♦"A lot of those PS4 games are just quantity . . when I run those games through a filter, there are very few I actually want to play"♦

And a lot of multiplats aren't just quantity lamo? Just because you don't have interest doesn't mean those games aren't good or worth playing.

At the end of the day multiplats are available on both consoles and will play the same. If you need the absolute best visuals for those sure get what ever is more powerful, but keep in mind you didn't go that in beginning of this gen tho... I wonder why...

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derkasan44d ago

Style can go a real long way.

mcstorm44d ago

I agree if you look at alot of Nintendo games they age well because of the art styles they use.

bluefox75544d ago

MS have had their priorities backwards this entire generation.

goken44d ago

i know what you mean, but i don't think you're quite right there.
i think they're going with style over substance. all hype little delivery.

most power console. then releases exclusives like cuphead, crackdown3, sea of thieves, best graphics ever says absolutely no one (non fanboys).

i think hoodwink is their plan, and they're deliverying it

Kyizen44d ago

If the games arent built from the ground up for Xbox One X (dumb name imo) and they wont be unless MS breaks it promise to leave no gamer behind then the 'visual upgrade' you are talking about is minor. They wont be pushing more polygons, effects, ect. It will be slighly higher res textures...is that worth $500??

omegaheat43d ago

Is the Pro worth $400? By comparison it's overpriced when you consider what the X is offering. The power difference alone justifies a $100. Do you know what a $100 can buy in today's economy? Not much.

slasaru0143d ago

i think 500USD is legit. don't forget in US you will have bundles with games and also Xmas and black friday sales. it's us third world countries paying like 800USD for XOX

DivineAssault 44d ago

I dont understand how Phil Spencer got promoted. I mean microsoft has really been going in the opposite direction one would expect or hope for.. Instead of exclusives, they did emulated BC and power.. I dont get it but oh well.. Cuphead is a game PS4 owners want.. However no matter how great it is, it is an indie game so PCs can run the base title even if the raw power isnt there.. Making what exactly an xbox exclusive for this year? Nintendo and Sony will remain selling the best imo

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