Cliff Bleszinski is not a fan of Xbox One S, as the console was announced at Microsoft’s E3 launch campaign. According to the mastermind behind Gears of War and Lawbreakers, Xbox One S is nothing but an attempt to apologise for not making the console a powerful one in the first place. He didn’t set back to mention that Microsoft was about to make Kinect compulsory with all its consoles and that they had it planned a year or so ago. The company has dented its reputation with all this, and they are not looking to repair it.
He was quoted saying:
I think it feels like an apology move for them for not making the console as powerful as it should have been in favour of making sure the Kinect was boxed in with it.
So now they have to play catch-up. In a way, you can trace this all the way back to their well-intended E3 from a few years ago — where they were trying to go fully digital, etcetera, etcetera, and the internet backlash made them back pedal.
Microsoft is trying to have your cake and eat it too!
When you do that, you genuinely tend to see games that don’t fully shine on the high end. Like we saw with this past console generation [publishers] were hedging their bets with a chicken-and-the-egg thing.
They were putting the games on PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and basically you get higher resolution textures but it’s still a masked texture instead of being dynamically generated. So they’re kind of hobbling themselves in regards to that kind of scalability