Crackdown 3 Dev Says Xbox One X is Far More Powerful Than PS4 Pro; Doubts Third Parties Will Make Use of This

Microsoft overplayed their hand.

The Xbox One X is due out later this year, and while Phil Spencer still maintains a strong view on what the PS4 Pro is the world’s most powerful console, fans all around can’t help but compare the two console together.

The team behind CrackDown 3, Sumo Digital have been around for a long time, making titles for platforms such as the PS4, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Xbox One – so they’ve been around the block when it comes to console differences and optimisation.

Speaking to Metro Game Central, Crackdown 3 Design Director Gareth Wilson had some interesting words to add regarding the Xbox One X’s power and it’s comparison.

“We were really fortunate really, because the game was always PC and Xbox One, and we were always gonna do cross-play between PC and Xbox. So when Scorpio, or One X as it’s known now, started to become a reality we were like, ‘Well, this is just another platform really’,” Wilson said.

“And to be honest the dev tools we got were great. They pretty much allowed us to get it up and running at 4K straight away. It’s a beast, actually, that machine. It’s so much faster than the PS4 Pro. Comfortably faster, especially in terms of running things in 4K. There’s no question it’s more powerful, the question will be whether third parties make use of that full power or not.”

Unfortunately, I’ll have to agree with Wilson, Xbox One X’s late release coupled with the lack of exclusives shifts developers attention to Sony’s brilliantly marketed product when it comes to optimisation.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below. The Xbox One X launches November 7th, 2017.