By now most gamers have discovered the new consoles and the power within said consoles along with the new controllers and features coming with each facet of the console war. The major sides each have their strengths and weaknesses with the PS5 mounting a faster GPU speed with less cores and a lightning speed SSD. Xbox Series X focuses on raw power with more teraflops in general but a much slower SSD speed. There is certainly going to be a generation leap with what has been shown so far with the ability to basically bypass loading screen times and playing previous games at 4K 60fps. With generation leaps people often expect generation leaping games which is why recent news of both Xbox and PS making games for both new gen and old gen is making people think that the leap will be damaged by the older consoles holding it back.
This point of view is logical as making a game that will work on both consoles usually means that the lowest denominator is what the game is made for. PC gamers have been complaining about this for years due to consoles often getting priority especially for large franchises such as Call of Duty. It makes sense as optimization per PC and console ends up being different when one system is focused over the other. This is why people are afraid of what are supposed to be new gen games also launching on old gen hardware. I understand that fear but I think the bigger problem is Microsoft's decision to make a new console, but far weaker than any other new gen console. If you haven't already seen it or heard of it, the Xbox Series S is supposed to be a new gen console with the capable SSD speeds and CPU. The issue is the console lacks the same GPU power the Series X and PS5 have. With 4 teraflops of GPU power the Series S is 1/3rd weaker than the Xbox One X GPU. Microsoft has touted it's compactness and it having new gen performance, but I personally see it has a setback for this gen as a whole. I assume that PlayStation will release games for the PS4 and PS5 but not for the whole generation. I do not personally know the plans that Xbox has with Series S or if they plan to have all major titles release on it as well. If that happens then would that not be bottlenecking the entire generation of games? It's a worry I have about the Series S and maybe it will just play all the new games at specific lower resolution and framerates but that is putting the work on the developer. I was personally hoping that all new hardware would be specifically made to play at very similar levels, but if the Series S sells then would it be a focus on new gen rather than the PS5 and Series X?