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Todd Howard: Being able to focus on one platform will make for better products

IntentionalPun

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It's right on the title.
Besides my point still stands as XSS is not a XSX on 1440p.

All he's saying is limiting platforms makes allows greater focus on the ones you are building for.. it's a "water is wet" kind of statement, it's objectively true.
 

The Pleasure

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When Bethesda was one platform only in the 90s that didn't stop theor games from having insane jank. Hopefully gamebryo or whatever engine they hold together with Elmer's glue and twine is fixed.
 
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Lmao, when is someone going to tell him that Microsoft’s entire goal is to get Gamepass on every platform they can. If he wanted to make better games by tailoring to one specific platform, they should have joined PlayStation Studios.

Regardless, making your game for PC is far harder than either one of the next gen consoles, due to all of the potential configurations that can be made, and making something like an SSD mandatory for example will exclude a large class of PC owners, whereas this isn’t a factor on either next gen console. This comment is little more than meaningless PR jargon.
 
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Faithless83

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All he's saying is limiting platforms makes allows greater focus on the ones you are building for.. it's a "water is wet" kind of statement, it's objectively true.
Yeah I agree with you that he's stating the obvious.
The truly "one platform" would be the PS5. Xbox implies XSX and XSS.

But hey, he got to show gratitude to the current owner, right? Nothing new, just another clickbait.
 

arvfab

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Is he admitting that they will make worse products, as they have to support at least two consoles and whatever PC configurations they want/need to support?

🤔
 

dottme

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Is he admitting that they will make worse products, as they have to support at least two consoles and whatever PC configurations they want/need to support?

🤔
Yeah, I don’t get it on how to support a nearly infinite number of PC configuration is much more difficult than supporting an infinite number of PC configuration + PS5 which is quite similar to PC in it’s architecture.
 

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Went from Sony trying to pay them to come to Xbox a little later, to Microsoft successfully paying them to stay off Playstation forever :messenger_tears_of_joy:

No U Reverse GIF by MOODMAN
FTFY
 

driqe

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Yeah, I don’t get it on how to support a nearly infinite number of PC configuration is much more difficult than supporting an infinite number of PC configuration + PS5 which is quite similar to PC in it’s architecture.
clearly
 

Dolomite

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He is right from a technical sense. From a historical sense it is laughable that multiple consoles are the reason for the Bethesda-Bugs memes. This started long before Oblivion landed on consoles.
Idk I mean skyrim was janky on the 360 compared to pc, but completely unplayable on the ps3 at launch. Bethesda IP's have always been buggy af, we play them for the content. I have no doubt that Starfield will have meme worthy bugs, I'd be surprised if it didn't. Still day one
 

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He’s conveniently forgetting PC but I don’t blame him cause it was always the modders job to actually make them a better product.
 

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Corgi1985

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Well he can't lose with this statement because it's impossible for something to release as broken as fallout 76.
 

killatopak

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Well he can't lose with this statement because it's impossible for something to release as broken as fallout 76.
Cyberpunk.

Though I feel it actually supports Todd’s statement as I feel like it was tied down by last gen tech.