Look, I want nothing more than for Microsoft to come out swinging and actually make this console race interesting as the very least. The system itself has been built like that of a perfectly crafted piece of art tech. It’s power is something never seen in consoles, but this is the case in every generation of consoles released by manufacturers. If it weren’t that way, what would be the point in bring out another console if it’s weaker than the one prior? While I want to shout about the power of the console, isn’t the previous xbox one S more powerful, isn’t the Pro more powerful, and wasn’t the ps4 more powerful than the ps3? Basically, any console released can almost be branded “the most powerful console ever made”, right?
But when we start to see results like this above, shouldn’t this give us cause for a pause on the hype train. Especially, being these images are from the base xbox one, not even the xbox one S, which upscales games to 4k resolution. Most people missed that on Digital Foundry’s video. So looking at a basic 1080p, non upscaled video and picture, you see almost nothing worth the hype. In fact at first glance you might even pick the better colors and black levels on the standard version of the basic 1080p xbox. Look at the blues in the sky, the sand, and the black levels on the shadows on the street. I mean, I didn’t make the video, maybe they messed up something. I’m just honestly and unbiasedly reacting to what I really see.
And as I have asked before, what happens when the xbox one X is compared to the Pro on games like Madden, Fifa, and Nba 2k18 who are already at Native 4k/60fps? If you can barely convince me of worth vs a standard 1080p version of the same gsme, it really leaves me in true doubt if the system is up against the Pro. Now I’m not saying that if you stop the video and zoom in that you cant find something that might be better, but what is the real world, true to eye difference?