The Series S is slowing down game development – according to developers. (Image source: GIGA)
Microsoft is taking a two-pronged approach: In contrast to Sony, the US group has two current Xbox consoles on offer, the Series X and Series S. The Series S is cheaper, but offers significantly less performance in return. More and more game developers are criticizing this limitation.
At first glance, the console strategy of Sony and Microsoft is similar. Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been given a digital-only model that does not require a disc drive. While the PS5 Digital Edition is on the same level of performance as the PlayStation 5 with disc drive, the Xbox Series S has to make do with less power. Two years after the release, game developers are now resisting Microsoft.
Game developers want to end mandatory support for the Xbox Series S
Because the Xbox manufacturer requires that every game for the Series X is also available for the Series S have to be. This puts game developers in trouble, because the less powerful Series S hardware turns out to be more and more common as a bottleneckwhich affects the development of new games.
For cost reasons, game developers would often orientate themselves on the lowest common denominator – in this case the Xbox Series S. In the end, that should even be the Degrade quality of multi-platform titlesAfter all, developers would always have to keep the limited possibilities of the Series S in mind.
Some game developers no longer wanted to accept this. Last year some have urged Microsoft to lift the Series S compulsion (Source: Wccftech) – so far without success.
Everything you need to know about the Series S:
Microsoft won’t cave in
It is unlikely that Microsoft will cave in and give up its obligation to support the Series S. The console is available with prices currently starting at 269 euros (view at Amazon) noticeably cheaper than the Series X or PS5. In addition, the Series S in the past two years was also constantly available. Millions of people will have a Series S in their living room – the can’t scare Microsoft away.