Xbox One X's Albert Penello impressed and 'surprised' by PS4 Pro

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever made, but coming a year after the PS4 Pro, we wondered if Microsoft was concerned about being seen as a bit late to the party. But Albert Penello, who leads marketing for Xbox consoles globally, told MCV that he was full of admiration for the PS4 Pro:

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Deep-throat432d ago (Edited 432d ago )

I am not impressed by the Pro because it ain't pro enough!

No, the console is fine but it's weird Sony didn't bother updating their big games...

Uncharted collection
Gravity Rush remaster
God of War 3 remaster
Killzone shadow fall
Until Dawn

WePlayDirty432d ago

"It's weird Sony didn't bother updating their big games"...

It's the developers that choose to update their games.

Bigpappy432d ago (Edited 432d ago )

All of the games he mentioned are PS4 exclusives. I agree with him. Sony has enough influence to keep content off of other consoles, but cant even get their w exclusives updated?

Can't let you put this one on developers.

Deep-throat431d ago

Bro I'm pretty sure that's Sony's decision. They can hire any studio to update their games for the Pro.

S2Killinit431d ago

But you should be impressed considering they are killing the competition by

Death431d ago


I was under the impression it was the larger global appeal. Game sales don't justify your opinion since we see how many these games sell and how sales impacted some of the developers. Attach rates between PS4 and its closest competitor are the same. I'm not sure how you can conclude releasing more games resulted in higher sales.

Cryptcuzz431d ago


I'm sure there developers are busy creating new exclusive games rather than updating old games that have been released prior to the Pro's release. Almost all, if not all those franchise mentioned are already having their next game developed now and you can bet that it'll have Pro support.

bouzebbal430d ago

i've got to agree with him on this one..
developers do the update, but the publisher pays the ressources. not sure you know the difference developer/publisher.
i am also surprised not many 1st party titles are patched.

Unspoken430d ago

No good counter arguments from the Pony's. Just means they are losing...and sore at that.

Those tears are delicious, but they won't make the PS4 any more powerful.

FoxyGotGame430d ago

@UNSPOKEN "No good counter arguments from the Pony's. Just means they are losing...and sore at that.
Those tears are delicious, but they won't make the PS4 any more powerful."

MSFT show admiration to Sony for PS4 Pro and all the likes of you can do is bare your insecurities in what amounts to nothing more than imaginary console fanboy warfare. Whether kiddin' or not, you've displayed true embarrassment to the game community ...


pinkcrocodile75430d ago (Edited 430d ago )

@WePlayDirty I'm happy for you to say it's not Sony's fault, just down to the developers because that is the exact same rule of thumb for Microsoft. [email protected] is always down to the developers for all vendors so Sony and Microsoft's job was to build a system they believe would do the job and its now down to the developers to make their games shine, not Sony's and no Microsoft's. End of!

spreadlove430d ago (Edited 430d ago )

If it is the developers that choose to update their games, then developers seem to prefer to update Xbox games for the power of Xbox One X. I wonder why. Is it because it is so much more awesome somehow on Xbox?

Captain_Tom430d ago

I don't buy that at all. Sony is the leader of their own ecosystem and it is up to them to take the initiative and simply tell devs they need to update these games.

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DivineAssault 432d ago

Some devs get incentives but most of them choose to do this.. Practice for next gen as well as making their game more appealing..

k2d430d ago

Not at all weird if MS opts to go the extra mile to polish their xbox 360 for xbox one x..

On the other hand - why should Sony spend money and resources on PS3 upgrades, when they can focus on new PS4 Pro titles? It's not like they've got MS breathing down their necks quite yet..

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WePlayDirty432d ago


Whatever influence Sony has to keep content off other consoles has nothing to do with developers updating their games for PS4 Pro.

Games released before the Pro came out are supported with the Boost Mode feature on the Pro.

Outside_ofthe_Box432d ago

You're not impressed by the Pro, but have no qualms or suggestions to improve the hardware...

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lukferr431d ago (Edited 431d ago )

You know what they are doing without a doubt? FOCUSING nearly all of their attention on NEW Exclusives. More massive games that can only be played on Playstation. Horizon Zero Dawn is the best looking open-world game this generation. Just breath takingly amazing. PS4 is where it's at. This is my opinion of course, but it's an opinion shared by the vast majority of gamers.

Kavorklestein430d ago

Actually, out of that VAST majority you speak of, only about 10% bought HZD. More people chose PS4 for performance. An edge Ps4 AND Pro are about to lose.. whether by an inch or by a mile... these days, power wins.
Exclusives are the last hurrah of people trying to de-value competition and general enjoyment.
The best gamers see value everywhere they look.
Fanboy losers see nothing more than reasons to hate on everyone/everything till they die.

lukferr430d ago

@ Kavoklestein, who in the hell said they were choosing PS4 for the performance boost? They chose it because of Playstation's history and brand name and what that means for games in general.
I also meant that the vast majority of gamers think PS4 is better than Xbox console. Because it is.

Kavorklestein426d ago

I actually think playstation is great and I would totally get one if I didnt already have xbox. Someday I'll definitely have both. But Oh well life goes on haha we all have our own way of seeing value and preference.

MrFisher21431d ago (Edited 431d ago )

You really went out of your way to name actual big games. And they all did get updates. Lmao. And bloodborne is helped by boost mode. I can confirm that.

Kavorklestein430d ago

I'm oh So glad I can count on you to confirm that.

ocelot07431d ago

Do have to agree about Sony not giving a Pro patch to some of their own first party titles. Mostly Uncharted Collection, Until Dawn, Driveclub and Bloodborne is the real kicker considering DS3 got a pro patch and greatly benefited from it in my opinion.

Elda431d ago (Edited 431d ago )

I'm a Pro owner & I agree knowing most of those games are owned by Sony. Especially Bloodborne & Driveclub.

letsa_go431d ago

I don't agree with your first statement because the Xbox One X is only "slightly better" than the PS4 Pro. (Am I doing it right?)

However I do agree that Sony should update all those games. All the games your mention are First Party titles (minus bloodborne) so there is no reason why they can't enable higher graphics settings. I definitely think driveclub would benefit, even though the developer is no longer around. There has to be someone at Sony that can patch it.

Ju430d ago

Of course. The Janitor. Anybody can do it

letsa_go430d ago (Edited 430d ago )

@Ju You aren't wrong. Theoretically, a janitor can move a few sliders in the video settings. More than likely though it would be a config file that you manually edit the entries.

and haha no thumbs up? Do you sony fanboys not want these games patched or something? I am confused. I have a ps4 pro and own the majority of these games, and would love to play them at higher than 1080p. Or play Driveclub at 60fps. Why would you not want that too?

Or did I upset the xbox fanboys for saying "DA BEAST" is only slightly better than ps4 pro? Just using your favorite term from the first 4 years of this generation, and your explanation of the 40% more GPU horsepower on the base PS4.

Razzer431d ago

How about Forza 5/6, MCC, Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Gears of War Ultimate. Did they get 1X support?

Rude-ro431d ago (Edited 431d ago )

Pssssst... because they spend time and money making new games while the old games still are impressive. That is what happens when you deal with a game developing company.
Unlike Xbox that never even hit this gen, now, their old library of sub hd games will be this gen if you buy their new hardware.
Is it really that hard to understand?

Razzer431d ago

It is a valid point. Sony has been moving forward. The game library is the proof.

DarXyde431d ago

I wouldn't consider remasters "big games", though The Last of Us Remastered did receive an upgrade.

I think you're assuming these games will not be receiving an upgrade eventually. It also depends on how busy the studios are with current projects (Evolution withstanding).

Hardiman430d ago

While it's a treat to get Pro patches for older games I'll tell ya what's even better......getting NEW games that have pro patches such as GT Sport, God of War, Days Gone, Spider Man, Detroit Become Human and so on. Not to mention third party titls and I see you guys always downplaying checkerboard rendering but the X will be utilizing CBR for most AAA third party titles and only some indie and the few Microsoft exclusives that look cartoony such as Sea of Theives will be native 4K.

MegamanXXX430d ago (Edited 430d ago )

Why do you have over 80 degrees then LMAO What's also hilarious Bigpappy post this article

blackblades430d ago

Why, they're old and been played by most. It'll be a waste it's better just to move on.


I see your point! but then you should make the case against sony and not the ps4 pro!

Gwiz430d ago (Edited 430d ago )

These games that are coming out now are build with HDR in mind,some of these games listed don't even make sense as they were PS3 titles.(remember how 3D was basically the same thing with the PS3?)

rainslacker430d ago

I'm not impressed with the X because it's not X'ey enough. Too little X. Plus, X is a variable of unknown quantification for function analysis and processing, and is a lame marketing moniker which is meant to attract the feeble minded. At least the Pro denotes that maybe it's a professional system....which it isn't, so yeah, I guess it's not pro enough. They say everything seems cooler with an X at the end. Since it's not MS 10th console, the X is pure marketing.

Anyhow, both are comments are stupid. What does not pro enough, or not X enough even mean? It's just a name.

SpinalRemains138430d ago

You're upset about old games? To each their own I suppose. I prefer new games myself.

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freshslicepizza430d ago

Oh, so you still think the Xbox One X was a reaction to the PS4 Pro?

RegorL430d ago

Yes, it is almost certainly so.
What do you think?

Microsofts whole E3 announcement 2016 was a panic reaction to PS4 Pro. But they had nothing to really show
- the motherboard was CGI rendered

But they had certainly worked on it since the first rumours of PS4 Pro earlier that year (possibly even late 2015)

blackblades430d ago

Pretty much, pro is a midgen nothing to big because it's just midgen. X on the other hand ms went all out for a midgen why, sounds desperate.

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XtaZ430d ago

We all know the Pro was a reaction to the Scorpio. The Scorpio rumors started before the Pro and the proof is all over the internet, and let's not forget all the N4G articles about the upgraded Xbox rumor where PS fanboys rage-circle-jerked and said they would never support a company if they made a mid-gen upgrade (Funny how fast opinion changed the second the Pro rumor appeared, lol) Sony feeling they had to create the Pro when they had both the sales and power advantage made zero sense unless they felt threatened.

MasterCornholio430d ago (Edited 430d ago )


"We all know the Pro was a reaction to the Scorpio. The Scorpio rumors started before the Pro and the proof is all over the internet, "

You really can't develop and release a new console in a span of a few months so they can't be true.

"PS fanboys rage-circle-jerked and said they would never support a company if they made a mid-gen upgrade"

Didn't people say that the Pro is selling horribly? So how is it being supported by consumers if the base models outsells it by a vast amount?

What's with your obsession with Sony fanboys?

hamburgerhill430d ago

"You really can't develop and release a new console in a span of a few months so they can't be true."

No, but the pro is such a minor upgrade that I wouldn't be surprised if it were one of the actual release PS4 designs. Sony watched the MS announcement and went with the cheaper more affordable PS4.

"Didn't people say that the Pro is selling horribly? So how is it being supported by consumers if the base models outsells it by a vast amount? "

Now that's some serious spin.

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XiNatsuDragnel430d ago

Yes dude it's called opportunity when it striked and pro was the calayst.

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Pantz431d ago

I love my PS4 Pro, but that just means I'm going to love my Xbox One X even more. It's nice to see Microsoft has embraced HDR more than Sony has. I will be enjoying both wonderfully powerful consoles on my beautiful 4K HDR HDTV in November!

xX-oldboy-Xx431d ago


Maybe get a PC, you don't seem short of cash.

Nothing on the market looks as good as HZD, and that's just the start for PS4PRO

Pantz431d ago

Thanks, you're right about UHD. Ultra is the name for this. I am saving up for a new PC, but I know it will cost at least $2000 to beat the Xbox One X's graphics. So it will take a little while. And that doesn't even include the cost of an Ultrawide HDR monitor with G-Sync. Anyway PC's are more for all the old-style indy games it seems.

xX-oldboy-Xx431d ago

Fair call mate, I usually build a PC every 3 - 4 Yrs - depending on what card is getting released. It does get expensive.

DJustinUNCHAIND430d ago

Or let him do what he wants?

Condemnedman430d ago

how many games do hdr on the PC? pro is just a minor resolution bump and the X will be pissing past that

xX-oldboy-Xx430d ago

Condemnedman - PlayStation 4/Pro are better supported, throw in PC and you have a great set up.

Xbox/MS are pale imitations of how good gaming companies should operate.

The X is a great bit of kit, it just won't be supported by it's maker.

I'll happily eat crow if MS can prove me wrong over the next few years.

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Atticus_finch431d ago

"It's nice to see Microsoft has embraced HDR more than Sony has"
What?! Lol. Every PS4 is HDR ready since 2013, all 65 million of them.

Pantz431d ago

It's been out nearly a year and not all that many games that came out during that time opted to use HDR. Microsoft's already come out with quite a few HDR games for the Xbox One S even before the Xbox One X came out. Just saying I wish they would have pushed developers to use it more.

Atticus_finch431d ago

There is a ton of games with Infamous, Rachet and clank, uncharted, GTs and HZD being the best looking. And you can bet every Sony 1st party game will support it.

nitus10430d ago (Edited 430d ago )

Seems a strange thing to say when all PS4's support HDR while only the XB1s and the XB1x support it. The original XB1 does not.

Well if you have the money you could get a beautiful 8K TV (they are available now) and then you really could have bragging rights. You would then definitely be PS5 ready when it comes out.

SierraGuy430d ago

@pantz...are you lost? My vanilla PS4 enabled HDR via software update long time ago. Talk about embracing it. "Microsoft has embraced HDR more than Sony has."...again wtf? Your Pro there has native HDR support unlike X1X middleware HDR. Maybe do some searching next time.

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TheColbertinator431d ago

Nothing inpressive about it to me.

Signed, an intellectual

Kavorklestein430d ago

That dude's cock is huge! Said your mom, sister, cousin, ex girlfriend etc..

"Not impressed."
The guy on the internet.

Tazzy430d ago

Well I haven't been impressed by anything Xbox has shown for the Xbox One X the most powerful gaming console that has no games coming just updates to Xbox One games. For being called the most powerful console Halo 5 is having limitations and thats an Xbox One game am I supposed to be amazed by Cupheads doing 4k 60fps or Super Lucky Tales doing it because I'm not.

Signed Mr. Facts

Kavorklestein426d ago (Edited 426d ago )

Cool beans bro..that's all good man.
Everyone's got opinions lol
Everyone's got different tastes too.
It matters less to some and it feels vital to others, and every other way under the sun too lol