Just Cause dev: PS4 more powerful than Xbox One right now

Avalanche Studios says PlayStation 4 is preferred console at the moment, though Microsoft expected to catch up with driver updates.

In terms of raw power, the PlayStation 4 currently beats the Xbox One. That's according to Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios' chief technical officer, Linus Blomberg, who explained to Edge that he's not ready to declare Sony's console the better performer just yet.

"It's difficult to say, as it's still early days when it comes to drivers," Blomberg said. "With each new driver release, performance increases dramatically in some areas. The PlayStation 4 environment is definitely more mature currently, so Microsoft has some catching up to do. But I'm not too concerned about that as they traditionally have been very good in that area.

"The specs on paper would favor the PS4 over the Xbox One in terms of raw power, but there are many other factors involved so we’ll just have to wait and see a bit longer before making that judgment," he added.

Avalanche Studios is currently working on projects for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The studio has three in-development and unannounced games, including Project Mamba to be published by Square Enix and a title basic on a comic book franchise, though it's not Superman.

The first of these projects could be announced next month during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Avalanche Studios has teased. Whatever the games turn out to be, they will have players saying "Holy fu**ing sh**," according to chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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630 comments
Iamshmee
Iamshmee

Why does anyone care what these guys say? They make crap games anyways.

tionmedon
tionmedon

my PC is faster than both xb1/ps4 combine and has 4k/3d plus wifi,blutooth and bluray.....fap it........

Claytonicus
Claytonicus

"My Console is way better than the other console, because my brainwashed fanboy buddies have told me so. Even though i've never used the other console, and seen the benefits it has to offer, i just know that my console is better in every way."

This is pretty much how stupid fanboys sound. Coexist people, because there's plenty that both consoles are going to offer us all. Without a healthy competition between consoles, we would simply be getting served the most generic crap you've ever seen.

gokulgamer
gokulgamer

Dont mistake I own both XBOX360 and PS3 but these XBOX Exclusives you can just

say We too have exclusives But they were not sound enough like Sony's exclusives

and MS is always Halo Halo.Look what Sony did with The Last of Us,Nobody saw it coming.


jark888
jark888

Xbox will still be around for a long time since Sony hasn't gone all out the way Xbox One had done.

a0me
a0me

Just Cause 2 is one of my favorite games ever, which makes Avalanche one of my favorite dev ever. PS4 it is then.

deadmangold
deadmangold

AND WHY THE FUCK THE PS4 HAS A SCREEN???


deadmangold
deadmangold

WHY ARE THEY OMITTING THE SELECT AND START BUTTON??

slainta
slainta

Right now? The drivers?! The PS4 has 50% more raw power than the Xbone (could MS marketing people choose a more stupid name?)!! It isn't a matter of "drivers". DirectX and OpenGL are different, sure. But according to valve their ports of DrectX game to OpenGL/Linux achieved better performances on the same HW. Still it doesn't matter. A 1.2 TFlops machine can never match a 1.84TFlops one. That's it for "right now".

AceCometh
AceCometh

Too early to tell. But since we're on the subject, the PS3 had more powerful hardware than the XB360. And it didn't make a hands down winner out of it, either.

xblackdivine
xblackdivine

at past everyone say the ps3 is more powerful than XBOX360;but the fact is XBOX360 better in games.they were wrong and XBOX360 is better than ps3.
i know that XBOX ONE is better than ps4,you can wait and see.
^__^

mos2000
mos2000

It's pointless talking about Xbox One - they put restrictions on used titles that the competitors are not. Xbox "D"One

MadMike2869
MadMike2869

how is a system thats 30-50% weaker goin to be able to make their system damn near twice as powerful through updates? id see the possibility if they made a 2nd version of the xb1 with better hardware but they are still using 3 gigs of ram just for os's, compared to ps4 using only 1gig, I dont see the xb1 getting that powerful

nousername66
nousername66

I hope next gen the devs can finally learn how to harness the power of the PS4, this gen all the devs were way too lazy and inexperienced and so devoted the little energy they had on the 360.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

"The PlayStation 4 environment is definitely more mature currently, so Microsoft has some catching up to do." - More evidence the XB1 is 6-months behind the development curve.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Doesn't look like this will be the console for me. When I'm in the middle of playing a game I have no desire to suddenly switch over to watching The Price is Right :P

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

I don't think the title describes it in the best way, and I'm a PS fan. Seems like consoles wars bring some people to the site, but I hate flaming article.

Aria1368
Aria1368

@Iamshmee That doesn't change the fact that he knew what he talkin about !!! besides Just cuase 2 received pretty good reviews across the web, and it was visually stunning!

christrules0041
christrules0041

@thenephariouson So in other words the console has to be able to handle it first and then the cloud takes over. They were saying that having a 3 to 1 computation in the cloud to the Xbox One's. But since they are basically handing it off and improving it a bit it only makes the console a bit more powerful doesn't it? Say if you go into a different area and it's a different environment wouldn't the console have to do the calculations first and when the cloud catches up then it would improve. I don't see how a 3 to 1 cloud computation to Xbox One could use the full potential then. Freezes would happen every time you enter a different area. Crap that sucks because it's cool tech but it has limits

Iamshmee
Iamshmee

@tionmedon Yeah but by the time the consoles come out developers of parts in your PC will have dropped updating drivers for your hardware as they'll likely release 8 new versions before the new consoles come out. PC has it's perks and it has it's seriously bad downs.

gruoch1
gruoch1

@tionmedon"EA executive vice president and chief technical officer Rajat Teneja has said that the architectures of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are "a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market."" 

They seem to disagree. I've heard similar statements from other devs as well.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@tionmedon And the Graphics, and Frame rate are the only things that are improved, its the SAME game.  So you paid $$$$$$$$$ for nothing important IMHO. 

jark888
jark888

Window 8 compatibility and Skype will be significant advantages for Microsoft.

MalakTawus
MalakTawus

Ehm, the ps3 problem was based on a very unique architecture, but now that both ps4 and xbox One use a computer-like architecture, there is absolutely no doubt, the more powerful console (ps4) will have better (technical) results.

Stop comparing what happened with ps3, it makes no sense for the next generation.

ROFLTURKEY1992
ROFLTURKEY1992

@xblackdivine Oh you poor deluded person you gonna stick up for the bad decisions of Microsoft I hope your XBONE blows up in your face 

MalakTawus
MalakTawus

You are delusional, now that ps4 and XboxOne will use a very similar architecture, the big difference in raw power will be evident,lol.

strothers101
strothers101

@xblackdivine 

well all I can say to that is , compared to forza 4 , gt 5 was a piece of ill-conceived poop.

MalakTawus
MalakTawus

Infact Xbox One will NEVER be as powerful as ps4,lol.

The only reason why that developer came up with that BS about updates is simply because he can't say too clearly that the ps4 is clearly the best system.........unless you want to watch TV maybe,lol.

And it's not just the big differerence in their GPU, even the difference in rams is a lot greater than what M$ supporters claim.

......not to mention that i'm still waiting for some news about ps4's HD, but sure as hell 500Gb for the Xbox One is incredibly disappointing......

paulsifer42
paulsifer42

@Sevenizz I'll let you know why I'm absolutely against this.  XBox one is essentially making it so I can't actually own anything.  Owning something means that when I buy it I can give it to a friend, sell it to someone for what I think it's worth, and play it three decades later (so long as I take care of the disc).  If this really is true, and all we're buying is a license, then as soon as their servers get shut off, or our system dies we're out a game.  I don't want a pass saying I'm allowed to play a game.  I want a game.


arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@hadlee73 

But.. but... Call of Duty!  Sports!  TV!   New dog technology!  TV!

haze_blaze
haze_blaze

@hellangel_boy"The specs on paper would favor the PS4 over the Xbox One in terms of raw power"... that was a direct quote from him. So the title of the article seems pretty accurate to me. 

The title does say "right now", so they're not implying it is a foregone conclusion yet either.

ROFLTURKEY1992
ROFLTURKEY1992

@MalakTawus It's 500 GB but most likely that's just the standard launch HD plus the PS4 will have upgradeable HD unlike the XBONE

batman_is_gaey
batman_is_gaey

Ps4 is going to have the same drm shit. Just watch.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@paulsifer42 @Sevenizz 

I agree.  I don't want to not be able to play a game when they decide not to support the authentication/download servers anymore.  Which is why DLC is such a pain right now.  When they take the servers down, good luck trying to get that DLC again.

paulsifer42
paulsifer42

@Sevenizz This is why I buy DVDs and Blue-rays instead of paying for Netflix.  I want to watch it when I want to, no matter how popular they are, or if a company has decided they want to offer it to me anymore.

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

@ahpuck @hellangel_boy Yes, I did I know what it talks about. What I mean that the guy doesn't state what the title says exactly.