As we approach the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release dates. Let us hear once again from developers, on how they feel about both consoles. According to Digital Foundry’s Richard Leadbetter, who talked to various developers. PlayStation 5 has the same development environment as PS4, which makes things very easy.
On the other hand, developers are also happy with Xbox Series X. However, there are times they become frustrated because of the different environments.
“There is simply no doubt that the XSX on paper, the more powerful machine. However again, speaking to developers the development environment they are dealing with some people seem to be extremely happy with it Richard wrote. Other people are having problems with it because they’ve moved away from what was previously the XDK which was specific for the Xbox to the GDK which is a more general environment for PC and for Xbox and even Xbox one is encompassed by the GDK”
Times and times again, we have heard the PlayStation 5 is easier to work with. Some months ago, the president of SIE Worldwide Studious Shuhei Yoshida explained that PS5 is much easier to work with. He discussed PS3 problems, and how they were later fixed In PS4, now being reused In PS5. Similarly, Crytek’s engineer Ali Salehi also concluded that PS5 was much easier to work with. According to him, “Software-wise, coding for PS5 is extremely simple and has so many abilities that make the [developers] so free. In total, I can say PS5 is a better console.”
Many other developers have also given out similar statements, saying Xbox Series X is a much powerful Console. But, PS5 is easier to work with. Things like these matter a lot. For example, If developers are able to work in a much comfortable environment. They would release the game earlier, add new features, and In general make a better game.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set to release this year. PlayStation 5 will feature $399.99 for digital, and $499.99 for Disc Edition. Xbox Series S would go for $299.99 and Xbox Series X will be $499.99. Pre-Orders for PlayStation 5 have already begun, while Xbox Ones are set to start next week.