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    Xbox One X

    I found this encouraging. Gives the likes of Halo/GOW/Forza etc more time to do their thing and not bear the burden on their own. Really liked the interview.
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    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    Ah the Teresa May response!
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    Xbox One X

    Right. Basically we agree then. I took your initial comment to be that it's just not possible. If you're saying that actually it IS possible but that eventually the lowest baseline has to be moved (becuase devs CHOOOSE to) then yeah I agree. I just point it out in various threads because every time, when people post about it they talk like games from the get go on a new console won't work on an old one because "different CPU" See the Ps4Pro and Xbox One X threads for when these things were rumoured for evidence of this. I'm not talking about JUST CPU cycles. Number of cores, slightly different approaches to internal cpu design between Intel and AMD don't affect game logic. On chips that span 7 years. I'd say we''ve had some interesting jumps forward in game design and scope in the last 7 years no? anyway, sounds like we're actually agreeing. The barrier is not a line in the sand when a new console is released with a better CPU. It's purely a game dev decision that they can't/won't support a certain spec at some point (a point that doesn't have to be console launch) Anyhow, Last I'll say on the subject in this thread since people want to talk about other stuff. Sorry all!
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    Xbox One X

    I'm not sure MS are going to want to allow Sony to get a lead again (well further extend it now) They really need to sort out fullfilling all the different coutnries they didn't launch at while Sony was happily selling consoles everywhere.
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    Xbox One X

    Doff's cap. Thanks for giving me the time of day petrolgirls. Ok, so we're STILL talking about PC games capable of running on a range of CPU's with 7 years of advances behind them. What I'm saying is that the next generation of consoles should still have games released on them that should work on this gen consoles if the Devs code their engines to be able to scale. they already do on PC so stuff runs on a 2011 CPU and it runs on a 2018 CPU. You can go on all you like about game logic timing but it's entirely possible to write a game that can handle different speeds of CPU and cores. It's already done by PC devs. I don't think Console game devs will struggle to accommodate this too especially if the platform holders make it easier for them.
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    Xbox "Scarlett" - next gen consoles

    Same CPU and GPU (or very similar) is almost a certainty. I suspect the only differences we'l see is probs memory type/size and then how much each is willing to push the cpu/gpu. MS seem to have the better cooling solution in the X at the moment. Also I'm intruiged by all the blurb when they launched the X around tweaking the CPU/GPU to reduce bottlenecks for gaming. How much more oomph will that have given. Was it mostly marketing etc?
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    Xbox One X

    So I'm just pushing back against the "new cpu in a console, means existing games won't work on new console, or new games won't work on old console" opinion I see here and there. What I'm saying is these same devs manage to have their PC older games scale from a 2ghz dual core intel chip to a 3.4ghz AMD 4 core or more chips and similarly manage to write games that scale down in complexity till they reach a minimum CPU configuration which is usually a chip that is several years old. Now if the devs can write code to handle that in the PC world, then they should be able to do that in the modern console world where chip changes going forward from now on are going to be similar to the PC method of jumps every few years but with the same architecture. I just don't see the difficulty in having a console with a better CPU as long as Devs didn't do anything weird to tie game logic to cpu cycles (for all I know MS/Sony might have something in their coding guidelines advising against this). And yes, I get that at some point the baseline will move forward. I don't see the problem with doing the same thing with a baseline console. Come 2020 how many years would the base xbox one have had? 7 years? It'll be interesting if MS at that point start hinting at dropping off the lowest tier. They'll have to do it at SOME point.
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    Xbox One X

    Right. So what I'm saying is PC games are more than happy running on any CPU released in the last 5-7 years, so there shouldn't be any problem with games continuing to run fine on a console that's got a slightly newer CPU in it. Devs just need to get used to the idea that they need to take that into account going forward.
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    Xbox One X

    I keep seeing this. How do PC's with a vast range of CPU's (clock speed, cores etc) manage to have game logic that works fine (give or take a few bugs at launch) without the whole game industry falling apart.
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    Xbox One X

    Interesting. I wonder why anybody would though. Are they any cheaper at this point?
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    Xbox One X

    I reckon 2 years from now 4K will most definitely be the only option available for new TV's.
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    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    That and engaging with the community in the lead up to launch was amazing on Sony's part. I noticed that they stopped replying to stuff not long after that leading me to have the opinion that as per usual it was just another corporation saying whatever it thought the customer wanted to here while it suited them . They certainly did a much better job than MS. I remember reading "The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers" a while back and how Sega marketing really disrupted what Nintendo were doing. Then along came Sony and some of the stunts they pulled early on with the Playstation marketing (tearing down Sega marketing materials overnight etc) leaving even the maverick Sega guys feeling like it was getting too nasty. They'll always have a platform that has amazing 1st party stuff and out there third party stuff but I've generally never really got on board with Sony 100% Maybe because I am a Ninty fanboy and their rise coincided with Nintendo losing their dominance.
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    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    Have things changed for Rocket League, the last big game that absolutely everyone played? Nope!
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    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    Look at the error message. Everyone knew this was the case. Hence why the error message specifically says Epic can't do shit about this. If there's a big enough fuss over this Sony might do something but unfortunately as the market leader they've tended to get a lightly easier ride for a while. I'll be very surprised if Sony change their view on this sort of stuff.
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