The Developer Behind ‘The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’ Says the Xbox One X Won’t Be Held Back by Lack of First Party Games

Developer The Astronauts Says Xbox One X Won’t Be Held Back by Lack of First Party Games

Recently we told you about a giveaway that sees the pairing of the Xbox One X consoles and the upcoming Air Jordans III’s, where there are three custom consoles up for grabs. Today, the developers behind The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, spoke up against those who are saying that the lack of first party titles will hinder the success of the Xbox One X consoles.

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Despite the fact that the Xbox One X is the “most powerful console” on the market many have wondered just how successful it could be when compared to the PlayStation 4 and their awesome first party content. In fact, some fans are saying that the lack of first party content will limit the true potential of the Xbox One, ultimately holding it back entirely. In a recent interview with Gamingbolt, Adrian Chmielarz from The Astronauts shares a different view.

Here’s what Cmielarz had to say about exclusives and their impact on the Xbox One X. “Honestly, no. Most games can scale down from Xbox One X to Xbox One, e.g. by using LOD on characters earlier, having lower res, using simpler path-finding, etc. I’ve never seen a game that couldn’t be done on a weaker version of the current gen console. Let’s not forget that if you really want to unleash XOX, you need to go 4K or at least use some spectacular upscale from a HD+ resolution. Meaning you already get a performance hit, possibly bringing you almost back on par with the regular XBO with 1080p.”

Of course, according to Phil Spencer from Xbox, Microsoft is making leaps and bounds to change this lack of first party content. Spencer has stated that he is continuing to bring their focus back to gaming. And, they’ve been adding huge incentives for fans if they subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass, giving day one access for upcoming titles, including Crackdown 3 and Seas of Thieves.