Ps4 vs xbox one

In a month’s time, some of the largest markets in the world will vote with their wallets about which console is better. I will still be waiting and saving. But which console gets the developer’s vote? Is one console easier or better to work with than the other?

The reality is that most developers find the actual development on both consoles to be pretty much the same. In fact, they’re so similar that it seems silly to even have two consoles! Resident Evil’s Shinji Mikami says:

There’s no real difference between them. We only need one console. Why do I have to make two versions of a game?

And Comcept’s Keiji Inafune concurres:

I don’t think there’s a major difference between them […] It’s not like PS4 or Xbox One are particularly hard to develop for. Quite the opposite: you can make whatever you want on either one, and that should be enough for anyone.

Okay, so if the development itself is the same, are there any differences between the consoles as far as developers are concerned? Well, yes, of course. That differences is in policy and support, something that Sony is far better at. When it comes to indies, the IndieStation PlayStation 4 has been giving technical and financial support for years – this is still a relatively new thing for Microsoft. This means that some rules and policies are not 100% clear.

Developers simply do not know if they will be allowed to manage their own patching schedule, or if they will be subject to Microsoft’s certification checks. This could be an issue for cross-platform games. Even big titles like Titanfall could face trouble if PC patches become available weeks or months before Xbox One updates. This could cause even more of a headache for smaller studios.

I can’t help feeling like the Xbox One launch was rushed – they hadn’t planned on announcing or releasing when they did, but were forced to because the PS4 was announced. Policies feel rushed or vague – I just hope that Microsoft can think on their feet and offer developers the clarity and support they need.

Last Updated: October 25, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

157 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 25, 2013 at 10:14

    I don’t give a rats ass, as long as all games are available to all

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 25, 2013 at 10:15

      Hear hear!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 25, 2013 at 10:15

        You guys would say that…

        Reply

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 25, 2013 at 10:16

          How’s Starcraft treating you on console btw?

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:24

            Starcraft is old news my friend.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:26

            Everything you play on your 7 year-old console is old news, brother.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:28

            fine. whatever. Really, take a joke next time.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:29

            You insulting me?

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:30

            yoh yoh yoh, thats a bit much bru

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:31

            Only if its true, which I’m assuming it isn’t.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:31

            Why am I in your sights today?

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:32

            With 1 comment? I sympathised on your waking up to Power Rangers.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:33

            The the whole 7 year old thing?

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            Yeah, its a joke. I do not now, nor will ever believe any of you will actually go there. You all seem sane to me.

            But it’s ok. You know, because people can’t take a joke. If you aren’t one, you should be able to joke about it. That’s the way I see it. I guess not.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:39

            Dude! Relax I know its a joke… I was just messing with you.. Look at me I have been in trouble many a time for writing things badly and people got offended… We learn!

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:46

            You weren’t the only one responding though. And I’m not sorry for making the comment, I’m sorry that people took it the wrong way. The world needs to chill and learn to laugh.

            For the record, if anyone else had been the target of that 7 year old console comment, I’d have responded the same way. It just happened to be you. It really is nothing personal.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:52

            Dude relax, I get called Tanya for goodness sakes I got thick skin… Its all good in the hood man!

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:53

            With you maybe, but not with others it seems. Its ok, I got it.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:35

            The “whole” 7 year old thing? Isn’t it just like 3cm?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:31

            Thank you!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:32

            Yeah no. Not cool…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:46

            Dude, better yet: Do not make pedophile jokes. At all.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:50

            They’re funny. Really, they are. But obviously you take life way too seriously. Are you a pedophile? No? Thought so. So what’s the problem?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:55

            Look at me I like some racial jokes and It find them funny… but we just cant n online, maybe in person its better to some never is! I mean if you knew how many times I have joked about things like let say “jews” i would be shot down in flames! and burnt at the stake… Not that I do insult jews…

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:58

            Haha, I’m technically a Jew and I LOVE Jew jokes. So funny. Technically because I was born Jewish, and because that’s what they believe, I’m still Jewish. I’m really not though.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:01

            Dude just ignore these guys, Ag we all make mistakes. never asked this but you from Ct or Joburg?

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:10

            Jozi man. And I still don’t see it as a mistake. >_> I’m also stubborn, btw.

            Where you from?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:12

            Jozi! lol… Down the road from Clearwater mall

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:18

            I’m down the road from Brightwater. haha.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:22

            Not that far away!

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 12:27

            For fear of sounding like some hookie, We should grab drinks some time. Be cool to get out from under my rock. Its cold and dark here.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:29

            Pah, really then how come we get the same new games as your PC?? Our old news still steals all your pretty games away! Oh my, you ever see Forza on pc? or Gears of War? oh wait you did just the 1st one leaving you wanting more but couldn’t have it no no no! hmmm what else can Timmy think of The last of us, Gta V, MGS 4 hmmm God of War I really like that one… Want a shovel with you next response I give you?

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:31

            OI, behave there Timmeh, lest you be downgraded to Tanya again.

            If you want to play the shovel game, you will lose, since PC has lots more

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:33

            Games really now? You really want to go down that lonely road… Perhaps MORE games… But even you must wish sometimes the exclusives didn’t exisit. I am not misbehaving, but stating a point..

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            Yea, we outnumber your games by many many. AND we might not get all the games you do, but we have modding communities that are much more loyal gamers than console gamers will ever be.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            Amen

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:36

            Dude I will say this once and only once.. I don’t really hate the “master” race… Just don’t enjoy being told we are inferior… I personally prefer consoles they easier and I don’t miss the mouse and keyboard anymore.. Then again we do get the better games on consoles.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:38

            Yes, you do get great games and secretly we do envy you for it.

            I’ll give you that…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:40

            Then buy a console and have the best of both!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:43

            I have a PS3, remember? But (and I’m really not trolling) when you have a decent pc, everything on the console just seems so slow and graphically dull. I do, however, have a few games on my PS that I thoroughly enjoy, but they’re mostly MP games that I play with friends.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:48

            I don’t agree with this. I personally love certain games more on the console. Diablo 3, Darksiders, AC, Dark Souls. These games just feel better on a console. On the couch. Its just better.

            I can’t play FPS on a console though – Battlefield? Never. PC thanks. Its not about graphics, its about how it feels, the whole experience.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:50

            I have my pc connected to my tv, so I do play games like Darksiders on the couch with my Xbox controller and FPS at my desk with a Kb and Mouse. But you guys have Diablo 3, which we technically don’t even have.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:52

            Ah well that’s fairly convenient then. I sadly can’t get this setup in my place.

            The only other argument I’d have for consoles in this case is exclusives. Which is sorta like the D3 thing.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:54

            And we hate you for your exclusives because I’ve wanted Forza on pc since I can remember. To mention but one game.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 10:55

            Forza isn’t all that great man. I still prefer the NFS series. Its not bad, its fun. Its just not as exciting as NFS.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:59

            Oh, I’m the wrong person to talk to about NFS. I really despise it. Sorry. More of a Codemasters fan and RaceRoom is great.

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:01

            Hey, to each his own. I don’t expect people to love arcade racing. I prefer it, but that’s my tastes. Forza, eh. I only have it because it came with my Xbox.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:04

            Tbh, I liked NFS all the way up to the first Most Wanted. It’s good easy fun, but when they started taking away the money factor in the game it just became boring.
            If they bring that back in Rivals, I might actually consider it, because I’m a bit desperate for a racing game now.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:05

            The issue were NFS games messed up bad was taking away 2 player split screen on consoles! that ruined the games in many many ways!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:07

            Also true

          • ToshZA

            October 25, 2013 at 11:09

            Rivals is looking great actually. Watching those movies has me really amped for it. Looks exciting. And with a friend online? Epic douchebaggery to follow. 😀

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:50

            Dude its not about the graphics! This is what the master Race doesnt see! WE KNOW OUR GAMES DONT LOOK AS GOOD AS PC! Do we care? NO! we don’t you play the game for what it is!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:51

            I know it’s not, but when you’re used to it being better and faster then it makes a difference.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:58

            No you see the problem is you play more pc than console….. So you notice it more..

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:00

            The terrible cycle.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:02

            What does your lady play more? pc or console…

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:05

            PC also.
            But I’ve thought about the new consoles…really hard too. If I could buy hardware for my pc AND still afford a new console, I’d do it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:09

            Next gen is gonna close the gap alot more with visuals, On a decent tv, may look identical to pc games thanks to the tweaking they do… See catch is to upgrade pcs is costly, which is why I don’t play pc games any more…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:43

            I’ll try my best not to tell you that any more. 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:46

            Tell me what? inferior…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:48

            Inderdaad.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:50

            Dude it’s ok… I know Consoles are inferior to pcs n some ways.. but without these little wars between us with the jokes and name calling what would Lazygamer be? I

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:01

            I just said I wasn’t going to tell you any more, not any less lol.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:02

            So I have earned your respect? is that what you saying?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 11:03

            You’ve always had my respect Tim.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:04

            Sweet man! Just a pitty I don’t live in Ct would really of like to met you guys and Rince of course…

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:06

            And me. Don’t forget about me.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:07

            Yes man of course you dude.. I have an odd question.. I may sound silly but someone mentioned the boerewors gordyn or something.. from Northern suburbs. wtf does that mean!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:16

            It’s a very general term really, some disagree on the meaning, but it’s about not-so-grand people pretending to be very grand.

            Pretentiousness.

          • Mike

            October 25, 2013 at 21:57

            Well I do!!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:36

            You do know that modding for a console is impossible, right?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:37

            Thank you for strengthening my point

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:43

            Uhm… yeah no. You miss the point. Having no modding community is no fault of console gamers. Blame MS/Sony for that. Besides, whilst PC gamers have to pad their games with modding, waiting patiently for the next game, console gamers are already playing the next game!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:47

            True true. We both actually have our pros and cons

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:33

            Pray tell what, dear Admiral?

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:30

            HAHAHA

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 25, 2013 at 10:17

          Is this ANOTHER GTA dig? I wouldn’t have bought it at launch anyway 😛

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 25, 2013 at 10:18

          Come now, be realistic, exclusivity is a filthy word. No matter where its used

          Reply

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:19

            Absolutely.
            Except for my girlfriend. Don’t want Admiral or Timster hands on her.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:19

            Yay me!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:20

            LOL

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:20

            Aw damn. I forgot you were also in this comment thread. Your name was just outside the screen.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:24

            hehe no worries. Another man’s wife/girlfriend is off limits. Bros before hos.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:25

            The unwritten code of man.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:29

            Wise words

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:30

            Aw Gawds… Bros before hos? Really? Do we still refer to women as hos????

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:31

            When I’m being facetious, yes.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:35

            Hey, what about being this thing called a Gentleman? Ever heard of that?
            Bros before Hos is worse than Tims Nottie comment of yesterday…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:37

            No, never & it’s not. Gosh, I’m in denial today.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:42

            DUDE! what is wrong with the word NOTTIE?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:48

            Rhymes with something else that makes us doots uncomfortable.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:03

            Hottie?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 11:06

            I’m not spelling it out, sorry.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:10

            I am lost man..

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:31

            My girlfriend doesn’t like slave, so I use ho.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            Only when role playing as Leia…

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:36

            This Leia?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:36

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:41

            😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:42

            She should really know better than to wear a metal bikini in the ocean around Cape Town.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            Yeah. I guess the only way you could get a girlfriend is to kidnap one, tie her up and keep her in your basement.

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:35

            Yip isa why @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus #foreverSP!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:36

            lol snap. Although I probably shouldn’t have said it about myself :/

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            Agreed. And where do ‘girlfriends’ and ‘wives’ go?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:35

            I don’t know. #foreverSP

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:36

            HAHAHAH! 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:42

            You both #ForeverSP?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:45

            I am proudly so.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:45

            Cant argue with that.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:20

            Indeed, I can’t have another lady swoon over me. She is yours dude

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:21

            I am the worst when it comes to commenting, I always let myself into these situations where my comments get turned around.
            Also
            You wish

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:22

            Yeah, I wish it was different, but that’s the beauty/horror of being me

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:25

            I always tell my colleague, usually when she complains about one of my replies, is whatever you say will be twisted & used against you.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:25

            Welcome to my life…

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 25, 2013 at 10:30

            Hehe, the only time you open your mouth is to swap feet 😛

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:33

            HAHAHA

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:34

            BOOM!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:39

            Sheesh

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:40

            Yes, it sounds a little like that… 0-O

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:41

            *shivers uncontrollably*

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:43

            There there. @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus is here to show you how it’s done… BOOM!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:47

            Like this?

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:52

            What worries me more, is you typing whatever into google to get this…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:59

            I’ll tell you: I searched red leather gimp suit. The first appropriate result was a mask with ball gag, which disturbingly enough, was on Ebay lol. Not sure if that’s something you’d want to buy second hand. Then I saw that, which is actually Sean Connery from Zardoz, and thought, I bet I can paste another head onto that.

          • HeniQpotter

            October 25, 2013 at 10:59

            OMW

          • Juan Perez

            October 25, 2013 at 11:24

            One word……GAY

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 25, 2013 at 10:43

            I apologize. I really don’t mean to pick on you and Tim, but you guys make it so easy.

            I think as a challenge for me next week, I should be nice to both of you and no calling Tim “Tanya”…

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:44

            No. I demand you take back this challenge idea!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 25, 2013 at 10:46

            I can’t, it’s on the internet and the internet never forgets!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:44

            I agree. I make it way too easy. But I don’t mind, friendships are based on insult backed humour.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:44

            SCREW THAT! I don’t want your stinking FORGIVENESS!! EDIT Just kidding That would be nice… Then again I don’t think this will really happen..

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:44

            Such a moody Tanya

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:44

            Its called a joke!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:45

            No, that’s not it…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 25, 2013 at 10:47

            Hormones :/

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:06

            its that time of the month! Called waiting for pay!

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 10:51

            You shut up Tanya!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:11

            I will not be silenced!

          • NecroRince

            October 25, 2013 at 11:14

            I said!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 11:17

            Fine… otherwise get ridden over in a hummer!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:23

            Dude we would never do that, we might be all sorts of things but we have respect.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:24

            I strangely believe you. But the Admiral is a devious foe.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:25

            I thought you were his shadow?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:28

            I am, kind of, but only because I fear crossing him.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:30

            Break away JJ become a man! Even if it means torture and name calling! BREAK AWAY!! By break away I mean LEAVE the Race of wannabe masters!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 25, 2013 at 10:33

            aaaaaaaaand back to Tanya

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 25, 2013 at 10:39

            This is why I won’t ^

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 25, 2013 at 10:22

            Its is a filthy word, I agree.

    • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

      October 25, 2013 at 10:16

      Yes. Please. And thank you.

      Reply

    • Glenda S. Currier

      October 26, 2013 at 05:23

      Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.======================================

      http://www.blue76.c?m

      Reply

  2. John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

    October 25, 2013 at 10:16

    Wasn’t the 360 launch also rushed way back when?

    Reply

    • ElimiNathan

      October 25, 2013 at 10:35

      RROD

      Reply

  3. ToshZA

    October 25, 2013 at 10:27

    Actually, I’m just thinking now (I know right – its about time) – wouldn’t it be better to wait for the slim versions of these consoles? They’ve always been better in pretty much every way – and by that time loads of games will be on special or Platinum or Classic status.

    I remember buying my PS2, and about 3 weeks later they announced the slim. I was pissed.

    Reply

  4. NecroRince

    October 25, 2013 at 10:32

    I think you miss quoted him. What he said was “There’s no real difference between RE games of late. We only need one generic genre. Why do I have to make two versions of a game?

    Reply

  5. NecroRince

    October 25, 2013 at 10:41

    As long as they work? Would think that is the big thing. 🙂

    Reply

  6. Mike

    October 25, 2013 at 11:25

    PS4

    Reply

  7. DrKiller

    October 25, 2013 at 11:30

    “Titanfall could face trouble if PC patches become available weeks or months before Xbox One updates” – What does this mean? Can Xbox One and PC gamers play together then??

    Reply

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