Regarding the "S" Yeah the Series X" is going to be the clear winner in the box race. Gotta hand it to Microsoft and Sony though. This is smart ---cheap, and expensive models doesn't matter, what matters is hardware in homes with a recurring payment from millions of subs for a monthly payday.So it turns out the Series S is actually less powerful than the Xbox One X in some regards but slightly more powerful in others. This has translated into the Series S will not be able to play the One X-enhanced versions of One and 360 games and will instead play the One S versions of games. That will surely be very easy to explain to people at retail.
Bryan - regarding XSX having Dolby Atmos/Vision, I'm not sure the PS5 doesn't/won't support those. They have their final PS5 event on Wednesday so hopefully we find out more. For what it's worth, the base PS4 supported HDR way after launch through a firmware update so I imagine it's possible the PS5 could add support if Sony wants to add it. Also, I don't think most gamers will care about that stuff too much. The games are the bigger thing to draw sales.
I read it right. That is why I said the "Seies X" will be their top selling unit.Bryan - I think you may have misread what I said. The Xbox SERIES S and going to be less powerful than the Xbox ONE X. Their low-end next-gen console is less powerful than their top-tier previous gen console.
What I read is that the backwards compatibility team will be implementing Series S specific enhancements, not that it will run these games 1:1 to how they run on the Xbox One S.So it turns out the Series S is actually less powerful than the Xbox One X in some regards but slightly more powerful in others. This has translated into the Series S will not be able to play the One X-enhanced versions of One and 360 games and will instead play the One S versions of games. That will surely be very easy to explain to people at retail.
"We designed the Series S to enhance the Xbox One S games in a way that the Xbox One X can't do," system architect Andrew Goossen tells us. "We made it easy for existing Xbox One S games to be updated to run with double the frame-rate when played on Series S as well. When games are updated, existing games can query to determine whether they're running on the new console. And in terms of the performance, the Series S provides well over double the effective CPU and GPU performance over the Xbox One, making it pretty straightforward for the games to do this. And in fact, the Series S GPU runs the Xbox One S games with better performance than the Xbox One X."
At the very least down the road, I'd expect MS to have a substantial period of exclusivity.There is already talk around that the new Bethesda titles will be available on PS5 as well. I know that is all speculation, but that sounds crazy. No way Microsoft paid $7.5 billion to have these run on the PS5. Especially when those new titles will boost "Gamepass" subs a very great deal.
I think each, and every new Bethesda title will be exclusive for the new XBOX consoles.