That Is to Say Resident Evil VII on Xbox Will Match PS4’s Capability
Whether or not gamers are surprised is a different question. But official confirmation probably means relief for Xbox gamers. Producer Masachika Kawata said it himself in an interview with GamingBolt where he discussed Xbox One S and PS4 pro. All iterations shall receive the 60 fps and 1080p running capability, HDR for the Xbox One S. So this time around, we can–for the most part–experience the horror with the same Resident Evil VII graphics.
You can imagine how much hype has surrounded RE7’s release, especially if you’re long-time a fan. However, this generation of console gaming has led to numerous unfortunate “what-ifs” concerning Xbox One’s graphic sustainability. Namely, how it shall hold up with every impending release. Yet that’s the question gamers must consistently ask themselves upon the release of big multi-platform titles like Resident Evil VII. No doubt, many asked the question just before this past Christmas.
Furthermore, in the same interview, Kawata also expressed the importance of supporting both consoles. Considering the PS4 pro and the anticipated Xbox Scorpio, he said its important to keep equal compatibility in mind if they are to be successful. AAA titles are the most looked at whenever the console discussion arises, thus kawata’s words ring wisdom, especially considering a name as big and lauded as Resident Evil. But he had more to say on the matter:
“When it comes to new hardware, I think that the biggest takeaway is just making sure that it’s not just one party that is excited about this product. It really has to be a mutual interest on both the manufactures side, publisher side, [and] consumer side. And only when everyone is on board and everyone’s excited for the product does it allow the opportunity to expand the game industry and the user base. Because otherwise it’s just a lot of extra effort on our side.”
Both he and Phil Spencer should just sit down talk about improving the game industry all day. Aside from getting some kicks, we might see some major benefits for gaming. Additionally, Kawata’s stance might hint at later efforts to release titles for the anticipated Nintendo Switch. Who knows.
Resident Evil VII is set for release January 24, 2017. Everything said, are you happy/relieved that Resident Evil VII will be just as awesome on Xbox as PS4? Are you a PS4 player who never felt worried? Or are you a PC gamer who simply shrugs at this sort of thing? Comment and let us know your thoughts! Happy gaming!