Phil Spencer, Vice President of Microsoft Studios has defended the Xbox One in the Resolutiongate saga, urging gamers to wait for release date to judge.
One of the big controversies currently affecting the Xbox One is what’s being called Resolutiongate, which comes after the revelation some blockbuster titles will run at a lower resolution on the Xbox One than the PS4.
However, Spencer has said he wishes gamers would wait until the Xbox One release date to see and play the games, rather than simply focusing on specs.
“Go look at the games. Go play the games and tell us what you think about what they look like. Right now, gamers don’t have the games to go play. They can’t walk into their local store and play the games. So, it doesn’t really surprise me that they’re going to focus on the specs that they can. I don’t criticise anyone for doing that. In the end, we play the games not the resolution,” said Spencer.
He added that Resolutiongate is just a passing phase, “the meme of the day”, and will be something that will “blow over as people get to play the games.”
However, some gamers are worried that Resolutiongate applies to far more than game resolution, and means the Xbox One is overpowered by its PS4 rival.
“Power is a subjective term. We look at all of the capabilities we put in the box, our investment in cloud, Kinect and all-in-one entertainment, and our investment in the operating system for fast task-switching. We think we’ve built a very powerful system,” explained Spencer. “I think in the long run, our hope and bet is that power will play out and show people that everything they've learned about gaming on 360 can now augment everything they can do on their television."
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