On June 25, Sony’s senior vice president of PlayStation brand marketing Guy Longworth said in an interview with Games Industry that Sony believes that the PS4 will beat the Xbox One on graphical fidelity. This is quite an interesting assertion from Sony, saying that the PS4 will be the best console when it comes to graphical prowess.
“The reality is that every time a generation changes the playing field is leveled,” said Longworth. “We actually think that we’re going to have superior graphic fidelity, but the whole value proposition has to be right.”
Longworth added that the PS4 console is “not just about graphic fidelity.“ He addressed that there are a number of questions that need to be answered, like Sony’s policies on the console and what their principles of it are. Of course, Longworth was talking about the PS4 not having any restrictions on used titles. Longworth believes that Sony of America’s CEO jack Tretton “very clearly told you what we stand for” during Sony’s conference at E3.
“We think that’s the right thing for gamers,” Longworth added. “We think that’s the right thing for our platform, and we’re very happy to tell people about it.What we try to do is offer a relatively level playing field and let the gamers decide. We’re not trying to advantage them, we believe in consumer choice.”
I think Longworth is right in saying that, fundamentally, the PS4 isn’t “just about graphic fidelity” – it’s also the policies behind it that matter too. For example: I believe gamers favored the PS4 over the Xbox One because Sony’s policies were more consumer friendly Microsoft’s, not necessarily because one console had the better hardware.
I’ve considered The PS4 as the console for gamers since it the rumours about the Xbox One’s (then the Xbox 720’s) online DRM. However, now that Microsoft has removed the DRM policies from the Xbox One, might we see a shift of opinion between the two consoles? Perhaps not, considering that the Xbox One initially put gamers off right from the get-go.
Nonetheless, if the PS4 does have the upper hand when it comes to graphical fidelity then I would expect some pretty top-notch graphics to knock my socks off. Considering my socks are fairly secured to the ankles of my feet, I would say developers for the PS4 would have to come up with something pretty fantastic.
What do you think of the PlayStation 4 having superior graphic fidelity? Let us know in the comments!
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