When it launches this holiday, Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console the world has ever seen. One of the biggest benefits of all that power is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X Optimized.
4K with ray tracing . The mighty XSX is flexing its muscles again !!!
Nonsense, with ray tracing expect the game to actually be 1440p /s. 😜
Downvotes for no reason they just confirmed its 4k 60 with RT.
4k 60 with RT!? But my Sony friends said that isn't possible...
The article said nothing about 60FPS... Care to share where they did? It sounds like the game is planned to be more cinematic which may mean it will be running at 4k 30 with RT which is still great though!
It doesn’t say 60fps anywhere.
They did not confirm 60fps at 4K for The Medium. The reference on that page was for Call of the Sea, the article below it. Edit: They only confirmed [email protected] for The Medium. If they don't say 60fps, it's safer to assume it won't be there for this game.
I read the article. It doesn't say anything about 60 fps LMFAO
It's a powerful machine for sure but that article was straight up wierd. Wierd because it contradicts their own strategy. Bloomer state they can't make the game cross gen. "Unlike many cross-gen titles revealed so far, The Medium is a next-gen only game. We don’t have any porting plans for current-gen consoles, so the Xbox Series X will offer the experience we always meant for the game." That's in direct contradiction to what Microsoft say and how they are pushing games as scalable. " I also strongly believe that as we see more games developed specifically for the new generation, genuine breakthroughs and innovations will shortly follow." - Not for at least 2 years though. (On xbox). Bloomer sound like they agree with Sony on next gen.
MS first party are the only devs to honour the cross platform support for 2 years. They have not put that requirement on 3rd parties.
This game isn't scalable because of its use of the SSD in the Series X. Transition between the two realities instantly is a key part of what the game is and that aspect cannot be scaled. There is however no reason a game like Spider-Man Miles Morales cannot work on PS4. In fact a lot of the games Sony showed on their reveal were cross gen, just none made by Sony
@Fishy Well obviously or blooper wouldn't be releasing on just series X 🙄
"straight up wierd" "contradicts their own strategy" "Not for at least 2 years though" Didnt seem obvious to you dude, quite the opposite so just thought I'd help elevate your confusion...
@Cooper yes exactly. They're holding back by not fully utilising the ssd & incorporating that into design for 1st party games (the most important ones). Imo this will hurt them. Let's say everything shown later this month looks fantastic. There will be many who will still wonder if those games would look and play better if they were exclusive to series X. I'm still getting the X. Is not a deal breaker but the policy is completely anti-creative and utterly corporate.
@Fishy The whole article is about not being able to make their game on past gen. That was clue enough for anybody to twig. I'm referring to Xbox and their 1st party policy.
This isnt a 1st party game. Only MS has said they (their 1st party teams) will be making cross gen games for two years (this one and next). 3rd party are on their own if they want to follow suit or only make xbo games or only make SX games. No contradiction here... just your misunderstanding that this game is under the same umbrella as other MS games.
@Darth No my friend I'm fully aware we are talking about a 3rd party game. I'm saying that their statements throw shade on Microsoft's OWN strategy. It's wierd because it's a Microsoft article.
So I remember an interview from IGN unlocked with phil. he said that games would be allowed to target next gen only. That it was up to the developer. So, it does flip the script somewhat. But this type of game may be in the minority and the Majority would be delivered across the spectrum. Interesting
Really intrigued by the setting and concept of this game. The world shifting stuff sounds amazing and might be another great showcase of why mass storage I/O matters. Does anyone know if the July event is just for first party or also console exclusives like The Medium? I'd love to see some gameplay.
I would say mainly 1st party, but they will show deals with 3rd party, as well as any game really that is on the Series X. But primarily, the focus will be on 1st party.
I think medium will be there they've been responding a lot to people on twitter and said they were working hard on showing gameplay soon so at the event I'm guessing.
With this new console architecture I hope we start to see more games being ported from PC rather than to PC.
no... consoles need to be developed for first and foremost. they can port it to pc later. you cant have a game built ground up for an octo core cpu lots of ram and 2080ti and then hope for the best that lesser comps which is the overwhelming majority struggle to get the right settings. consoles always first....
You know they have more than one configuration on PC? Probably less than one percent of people have those type of specs on PC.
Wish it was 120FPS i mean the XSX has 12.1TF where is the extra power going.
Well obviously it's going into graphical features that matter like increased post processing because the game looks gorgeous.
Try harder :)
@ Battlestar Ray Tracing @ 4k is the extra powa that won't make a difference
Funny thing about this is the fact that so many people want to have 120FPS games but they forget they most likely do not have a TV to take advantage of 120fps.
My now broken 4K tv ( bought last March ) supports 120fps
Same with the audio for both, the majority will not have the sound system required to support all the channels.
I'm surprised they did not mention "halo, forza, gears" in the comment...
Gonna be an amazing looking game!
Big bummer it's not on PS5, i'd prefer to play it there.
Well...Microsoft gives you more options than anyone other platform holder to date. Theirs console, PC, mobile and TV through xCloud. Thank goodness for options.
Yeah, but im still yet to see Xcloud on Samsung or Sony TVs.
Yeah... I don't understand how with all that options, Microsoft is still loosing in the market and by a big gap. There is something that the 2 leaders platforms must be doing right in order to be on top.
@Thundercat Its really sad to see when everyday average consumers value sales of something over consumer own benefits. How are options a bad thing? Microsoft given gamers many ways to get at their games is wrong now??? This guy having the OPTION to play a game he is interested in on various platforms is somehow terrible now? Who said the name of the game was option OR sales??? Let the platform holders worry about that sir, what I was talking to him about is things that DIRECTLY impact him being able to play said game. As a consumer, I care more about what effects the consumer...not simply being able to brag about how many pieces of hardware my platform of choice sold...
4k with ray tracing enabled with heavy reliance of the sustained clocks of the GPU CPU with next level SSD design choices. Xbox Series X is the next gen console.
And so is PS5? You know there are two next gen consoles right? Or are you trolling?
Lol, oh Ricecake.
He didn't bring down the PS5 nor did he mention it but for some reason you saw it as a dig to the PS5?
lol, anything someone says positive about Microsoft or the Series X, somehow people read "PS5 is pants"
The sustained clocks on the puny 4tf scarlet gpu more like. Next level my ass.
So now you guys want to talk TFs again???
@timotim yes , considering the tf was the only advantage the xbox has or had now more like over the ps5. The series x is now no more than a resolution bump machine.
If the Series X is a resolution bump machine then is the PS5 actually the PS Pro 2 ?????
You guys know that puny system has a better CPU then your beloved PS5? And everything is the same as Series X except the GPU and the amount of RAM.
This looks great, it reminds me a little of Alan Wake.
looks like a good alan wake X control type of game
I am excited for this on Series X. It’s good to know that there will be Series X experiences as well as cross generational titles to play.
That's what all these haters don't understand MS didnt mandate that games had to play on older consoles, devs are free to choose to make next gen only experiences or support the whole family.
Exactly that. Yet somehow MS continuing to support Xbox One is bad and only PS5 is the "true next gen console." /s
This game is up my alley day one.
So games before we not optimised for the consoles their designed to run on? Unless this is a cross gen game, this is one of the dumbest articles I've ever read.
It’s a Series X and PC game. The article talks about Series X hardware enabled features that the developer is taking advantage of to make the game. You’re looking for something to be dumb when the only thing dumb is your comment.
Of course their taking advantage of the features, y wouldn't they not. This is not something new that has started this gen. What has PC got to do with it? Was froza and gears not optimised for xbox one cus they alo released on PC?
Nice to see a AAA title coming from an independent studio.
If the Lockhart is real which it's expect xbox and games to be hold back hugely and hence why developers are complaining to Microsoft for holding back games. This is what xbox aren't understanding if lockart its real games are going to be made to run for that sistem hold back by it and all the boxx can do is be used as raw power to enhance the same game. Key word here it's still be the same game sure it will have raytr a ceing 4k 120fps option modes . But what ps5 i doing is bringing into the pictures new experiences new ways to play and make the games without much trickery and helping devs to cut development time. It's huge hence you see devs loving the ps5 and not xbox . Sony spoiled devs and devs are showing their love back ps5 is very capable to do 120fps and rt but definitely more limited than the xbox x in raw power. but ps5 pro will solve that problem probably aiming to do rt 120fps plus 8k with chekboard on top AAAA games something xboxx wont be able tk archive. Which is rumored to be a over 13tf console
Next gen hasn't officially started yet and you talking about PS5 Pro?
I'm not asking it's a fact that is coming i am pointing out. It's not a secret specifically whe adm has patent for a over 13tf Playstation in their labs
Man this was sad to read. Especially that last part.
Aww do you want a hug?
Hey if you're giving out hugs I won't say no.
I just have to say Microsoft is doing a fantastic job of getting the word out there about what their console can do and why devs are so excited to be working with it. Their messaging has been on point, really good to see.
If Phil Spencer farted you would be first in line to sniff it.
Oh Im not just talking about Phil Spencer here...but team Xbox as a whole. Messaging was there single biggest issue during the launch of the Xbox One...seeing the stark contrast from the lead up to X1's launch vs the lead up to SX has been as different as night and day. It says a couple things...that they have learned from past mistakes and that they aren't the same team they once were.
Looks interesting but I will temper my expectations. Remember these guys last made Blair Witch. That didn't exactly light the woods on fire, critically or commercially. A more powerful console isn't suddenly going to make them better developers.