Dev Says Xbox One + DX12 is the Console He'd Pick

When a developer was asked if he felt PS4+GLNext, or X1+DX12 would come out on top. Brad Wardell responded that he would pick the Xbox One. Brad is currently working with both GLNext & DirectX 12 and is scheduled to deliver talks on each at GDC 2015.

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christocolus3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

Brad seems to be quite impressed with DX12.i think his studio will be showing off their DX12 engine at GDC. I just hope devs(1st and 3rd party) working on upcoming games decide to use DX12 as the standard on Xbox One also whatever surprises MS has planned for GDC must be good..been hearing some good things..cant wait.

HaydenJameSmith3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

I hope to see 3rd party developers use DX12 on Xbox One/PC as standard as soon as possible too, I mean a universal API between PC and Xbox One alone should warrant them to use it as it makes development easier and faster.

I say this as a consumer who just wants the console used to it's full potential to get the best version (to what the console is capable of) of every game released on it. And every developer should be using the full potential of all platforms (including PS4) when making a multiplatform games anyway and it goes without saying for first party studios, I mean why wouldn't they use the full potential of the consoles.

uptownsoul3212d ago

Look, I can appreciate his opinion. But his timing…I mean, whenever Dx12 news appears to be slowing down Brad Wardell jumps back in to try & start the conversation back up. Mr. Wardell stop hyping & Just let GDC show off everything & let Dx12 do its dog-gone job

christocolus3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )


i totally agree. every platform should be used to its full potential and if DX12 opens up PC/xbox one and brings coding a lot closer to the metal then every dev working on xbox one/windows should use it. MS should make it the standard.

halfblackcanadian3212d ago

Anyone old enough to remember the Genesis/SNES days where the same game/franchise on either console could be remarkably different to make the best use of each consoles strengths? I kind of wish we could get back to that mentality and allow each console to speak for itself instead of being at the mercy or whichever console the game is developed for as the lead.

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Ballsack3212d ago

Lol the guy working with microsoft picks the xbox one

Damn who'd have guessed..

Next time ask a developer with no ties to either console

Moldiver3212d ago

"Funny thing is a real dev who got their hands on dx12 had to sign NDA. So who is this."

Err.... He only wrote his own game engine in DX12?


See...This is why its good to use google, when you are going to comment on somebody you never heard of. Just because you never heard of them, that does not mean, they (or their own works) dont exist. lol

Andofaus3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

Yeah totally agree, however l just can't see third-party taking full advantage of dx12 it would mean to much of a disparity until Sony's api catches up... If it does that is.

I think Microsoft are doing all they can though. With win10 cross platform development will be super easy, and the fact if you use win 7 or higher you get win 10 upgrade for free, this will mean there's a huge potential customer base for win10/DX12 games.

imt5583212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

Really odd that you write a comments in any DX12 related news. What, MrX taught you well? Don't play a nice guy here or how i should say : flip-flop

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" And every developer should be using the full potential of all platforms (including PS4) when making a multiplatform games anyway and it goes without saying for first party studios"

Oh, really you mean that? I don't think so :


rainslacker3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )


"Real Devs" do have to sign an NDA.

For DX12 the NDA's don't prevent you from talking about your excitement for what you've seen but may prevent you from saying what you've seen.

It doesn't mean you can't speaking in generalities of what you yourself are working on(assuming you have permission to speak on such topics). The NDA does prevent you from speaking about specifics of DX12 unless otherwise authorized to speak on them or if what you speak about has already been announced officially by MS(no third party or rumor "announcements").

It doesn't prevent you from saying that you're working with DX12, although some companies may have their own NDA's which prevent their employees from discussing such things. MS's NDA has no such clause...at least I hope it doesn't else I'm in trouble.:(

Wardell hasn't really given many specifics on the tech outside of what has been officially released, and when he talks specifics it's usually in regard to practical implementation, although he does more often than not just sound like a PR person hyping up DX12 to make more of a name for his own company.

Kal0psia3212d ago

If anything Brad Wardell is just a super nerd. You can tell at least mostly for the benefits PC get that Brad is very excited.

mikeslemonade3212d ago

By the time X1 is optimized better it's already going to be dead by then. Just like how PS3 took so long to gain traction and finally edge out the 360 at the end. Only this time the X1 is not the PS3. PS3 is the successor to the PS2 which sold over 155 mil. So it already had a foundation to start off with.

NuggetsOfGod3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

Yeah MS wants dx12 to take off for pc gamers as well.

A free windows upgrade helps lots lol

Still I refuse to believe pc will be used to it's full potential.

unless it's star citizen I have little faith that devs won't let consoles hold back my games.

Unless it's pc exclusive I expect to run console ports 4k 60fps soon.

Though I rather 1080 60fps with ps5 graphics.

With that said I can't wait for 4k gaming or what pc devs will do with ue4!

Why he chose xbox is probably because dx12 will do great things for cpu bound games like open world mmos and xbox has a faster cpu.

He is s cpu programmer not much a graphics programmer.

fullmetal2973212d ago

Hopefully DX12 will alleviate the half baked ports for the PC. I am tired of seeing games being sold full retail price but struggles to run pass 60 frames and/or have no thought in the keyboard layout so game controls are arkward.

hay3212d ago

The premise is to utilize most native pipeline for the platform, it's obvious most respectable devs will migrate as soon as possible. At least when humanoid penises in suits called managers let them do that in some cases.

bubblebobble3212d ago

thats it dev said something time to through my ps4 away i mean come on dev said something

user55757083211d ago

all i know is direct X 12 on the WiiU is going to be amazing

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Neo_Zeed3212d ago

Is it really suprising that someone who primarily makes software for Windows likes the new Windows API?

I don't know if they even have any console games under their belt.

4Sh0w3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

Wow. 1 dev says he'd pick X1 if he had to choose and some of you guys like GameNameFame flip out like little babies. pffft, Guess what Im sure some favor ps4, some others X1...but most all of them will happily continue making games for both....unless of course they sign an exclusive deal.

turdburgler10803211d ago

First five hour order with cutscenes playthroughs now a single developer prefers xbox one with directx 12. what's next, is the sky falling?

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TheSaint3212d ago

It's almost like people have different opinions on what console they'd like, astounding.....

jebabcock3211d ago

Most Intelligent thing I've read so far in this post.. Kudos!

Reddzfoxx3212d ago

1st party should see benefits as they will use the latest engines designed around Direct X 12. 3rd parties will likely wait for licensing costs to go down before they even consider touching a Direct X 12 engine for their games. So it will be a while before cross platform developers upgrade their toolsets.

Azzanation3212d ago

DX12 is something special. This time around it seems DX will be the better API over OpenGL. Considering OpenGL gets updated more often, DX11 has been around since 2008. As a PC and Xbox gamer, I cant wait to see what DX12 will do for both my machines.

Gamer19823212d ago

This dev also said on his blog
The PS4 hardware is better. Significantly. There's no amount of hand waving that make XBO's choice of DDR3 go away.

This is the founder of stardock.. A company thats only really done PC stuff in the past and never really touched consoles. Also there biggest selling product of all time is windowblinds. I would take a console devs word over a PC devs word. Especially one that hasn't actually made a game for consoles before.

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srd44843212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

you can have all the power in the world but if the system can't use it efficiently then what good is it? A system not as powerful can still become a better system just by making it work more efficiently. I don't understand why people can't grasp this. DX12 is here to do such. Make a weaker system more powerful than it is.

But i get it. Nothing positive can ever be said about XB1 and nothing negative can be said about ps4. Otherwise, you get people like you who are invested in taking any person or any article down. Good for you.

Foehammer3211d ago



I guess this developer isn't the only one excited about the benefits of DX12.

Looking forward to GDC

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aceitman3212d ago

im sorry that guy is full of crap , he stated in an interview that the ps4 has better hardware , now he says dx12 with x1 will be better. lol. he is like mister x.

christocolus3212d ago (Edited 3212d ago )

so bottom line,he is full of crap cos he stated his personal opinion? there are many articles here on N4G where certain devs have stated their preference for ps4 and its api but im sure those devs are awesome and aren't full of crap.right?The guy obviously has his reasons for going with DX12&Xbox One.does he have to explain it to you? There is always something wrong when its a positive for Xbox/MS..its either a lie, dev is full of crap or MS paid them....smh. you guys need to chill.

aceitman3212d ago

no he is full of crap for flip flopping , when u say one thing then say another and its against each thing said it is crap. I respect opinions only when they stick to what they say not say the opposite in another interview.