Microsoft has set itself the goal of releasing all first-party games across generations for Xbox One and Xbox Series X after the launch of the new consoles. The Redmond company would like to hold onto this for quite a while.
Sony takes a different path. In one recently conducted interview Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said: “We have always said that we believe in generations. We believe that if you take the trouble to create a next-generation console, it should include the features and benefits that the previous generation does not. ”
According to Ryan’s other statements, the goal should be to develop games that do justice to the functionality of the new hardware. That said, after the launch of the PS5, you will likely see games that are explicitly tailored to the features of the PS5.
Microsoft is responding
Ryan’s statement caused a stir, prompting Xbox Marketing chief Aaron Greenberg to respond with a statement on Twitter. He and his team also believe in generations. He referred to the Game Pass and next-gen upgrades.
Greenberg in the wording: “Xbox believes in generations. Generations of games that run on the latest hardware and take advantage of next generation innovations, offering more choice, value and variety than with every console launch. All of our studio titles are published in the Game Pass and you get these next-gen upgrades for free. ”
Lower development costs
Blizzard’s Vice President Mike Ybarra also made a statement on cross-gen games and Sony’s approach. He basically agrees with the PS5 manufacturer and sees advantages in the development. However, it should also be noted that there is initially a smaller group of buyers for pure next-gen games.
On the subject
“I like to have something that is the very latest technology and that makes the most of my investment. It also reduces development time if developers can concentrate on the absolute optimization of a hardware system. At the same time, it is at the expense of the installation base, which is smaller, ” so Ybarra.
We’ll learn more about new generation games next week. On June 4, 2020, Sony broadcast an eventin which the company the next-gen games will be discussed. The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be launched later this year.
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