Xbox One’s Driver Update To Bring 10% Performance Boost Read

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#1 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1774 posts) -

NeoGAF member and industry insider thuway is back with more information, especially clarifying the Xbox One driver update mentioned earlier this week. According to thuway, it seems that a 10 percent performance boost should be available at the very least.

On being asked whether this update would allow for games like, say, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to run at 1080p rather than 900p on the Xbox One, thuway tweeted, “@bravedwarf I can’t say anything about that, but I’ve heard 10% performance boost should be on tap.”

Also Microsoft promised that when Cloud Gaming is coming in 2015 then Xbox One will be 3-4 more powerful than it is right now.

Alright, NOW let the WAR BEGIN!

http://gamingbolt.com/xbox-ones-driver-update-to-bring-10-performance-boost-devs-were-speechless-with-ps4-8gb-gddr5-ram#lJOZCSdWIXUYUQOG.99

#2 Posted by farrell2k (5036 posts) -

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

#3 Edited by clyde46 (43269 posts) -

10%? 10% for my 780Ti is a lot.

#4 Posted by Alucard_Prime (2574 posts) -

Cool stuff.....I haven't really noticed any performance issues with games such as DR3, considering all the bad press it got prior to release, I was expecting stuttering framerates and stuff, but game runs very good overall....future games will only get better.

#5 Posted by lglz1337 (2842 posts) -

hahahahaha MS trying

#6 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1774 posts) -

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

#7 Edited by Desmonic (12419 posts) -

That's cool. What you need to realize though, is that driver optimization happens on all 3 consoles. Part of the reason why games tend do look better over time on stagnant platforms even though they forefit a bit of performance to do that. Therefore moot point.

Still, good on MS sorting that out. Ideally they should have avoided making devs work without the latest and best drivers.

#8 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1774 posts) -

Cool stuff.....I haven't really noticed any performance issues with games such as DR3, considering all the bad press it got prior to release, I was expecting stuttering framerates and stuff, but game runs very good overall....future games will only get better.

DR3 performance because of rushed game. Sure if they had more time they could fixed this issues.

Remember PS3 Haze? Oh bad looking game with bad frame rate. Funny how Sony fanboys forget this.

#9 Edited by Shewgenja (7782 posts) -

LMFAO!

#10 Posted by BattlefieldFan3 (341 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

PS4's frame rate issues on ghosts comes from running the game at above 60 FPS, which is different from Xbone's framerate issues that come from running the game below 60 FPS even at 720p.

PS4's BF4 port does have AA and it's running with a mixed high and ultra settings.

The Xbone BF4 port doesn't have AA and it's running with a mixed low and medium settings.

Xbone is far more than 50% weaker than the PS4.

#11 Posted by MonsieurX (28438 posts) -

According to a user on another forum...cool sources

#12 Edited by GotNugz (635 posts) -

10% won't do much and in the real world it's probably more like 5%. People also fail to realize that the PS4 will also get updates to it's drivers and it's OS so games could use 6-7 gigs of ram. Lastly we need to understand that the cloud will never improve a game's visuals it can only ever be used for canned A.I , canned physics, and that's about it. It's not meant to help the gpu so it could give xbone cpu power that's 10x the PS4 but the games will never surpass the PS4, also there is nothing stopping Sony from having there own performance cloud.

#13 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (1774 posts) -

@BattlefieldFan3 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@farrell2k said:

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

PS4's frame rate issues on ghosts comes from running the game at above 60 FPS, which is different from Xbone's framerate issues that come from running the game below 60 FPS even at 720p.

PS4's BF4 port does have AA and it's running with a mixed high and ultra settings.

The Xbone BF4 port doesn't have AA and it's running with a mixed low and medium settings.

Xbone is far more than 50% weaker than the PS4.

You lost all your respect you had.

Lying is worst thing you can do. SHAME ON YOU!

I ignore all your next posts.

PS4 BF4 does not run with AA and does not run with ultri and high settings.

Second, BF4 looks better on Xbox One.

Third, Call of Duty Ghost runs better on Xbox One, all critics said that. You call critics liars?

http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-call-of-duty-offers-better-framerate-than-ps4-1463163114

Again, if Xbox One would have 50% weaker than why Xbox One has best looking games? Where is proof that Xbox One is 50% weaker?

#14 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3013 posts) -

Cool. IF Microsoft can pull this cloud computing thing off and get a few more exclusives under their belt, I'll take the plunge and get one. But as of right now, they just don't have enough to appeal to me. But it's clear that they are trying to take the right steps to improve the console.

#15 Edited by JohnF111 (14005 posts) -

Wow that's a speedy update, if this affects all games then it's a huge bonus, if it means developers need to patch their games to see a benefit then I doubt it's much to cheer about. Still it's nice to see such quick updates.

#16 Edited by GotNugz (635 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife: dude give it up there is no secret sauce to be found in the xbone. If anything the PS4 has more secret sauce potential due to extra CU count and it apparently has a stronger cpu even with xbone upclock. There is also better memory setup. Huma, and gaikai.

#17 Posted by I_can_haz (6394 posts) -

Still doesn't change the fact it's an underpowered POS next to the PS4 or any gaming PC from 2012.

#18 Edited by Ghost120x (3604 posts) -

Cloud processing is a myth (for now), Why can't people accept that? Kudos for the performance boost though.

#19 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (1774 posts) -

Cloud processing is a myth (for now), Why can't people accept that? Kudos for the performance boost though.

Yet it´s not myth on PC.

Why would Microsoft put billions in Cloud when it´s myth? Cloud already works. For Example, Forza 5 A.I.

Cloud can make A.I better, textures, streaming, everything.

#20 Posted by lostrib (31075 posts) -

Is it actually 10%? or is it like when NVIDIA says their drivers give a 10% boost

#21 Posted by BattlefieldFan3 (341 posts) -

@BattlefieldFan3 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@farrell2k said:

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

PS4's frame rate issues on ghosts comes from running the game at above 60 FPS, which is different from Xbone's framerate issues that come from running the game below 60 FPS even at 720p.

PS4's BF4 port does have AA and it's running with a mixed high and ultra settings.

The Xbone BF4 port doesn't have AA and it's running with a mixed low and medium settings.

Xbone is far more than 50% weaker than the PS4.

You lost all your respect you had.

Lying is worst thing you can do. SHAME ON YOU!

I ignore all your next posts.

PS4 BF4 does not run with AA and does not run with ultri and high settings.

Second, BF4 looks better on Xbox One.

Third, Call of Duty Ghost runs better on Xbox One, all critics said that. You call critics liars?

http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-call-of-duty-offers-better-framerate-than-ps4-1463163114

Again, if Xbox One would have 50% weaker than why Xbox One has best looking games? Where is proof that Xbox One is 50% weaker?

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-battlefield-4-next-gen-face-off

"The PS4 had the higher internal resolution, a considerable performance lead in motion, and the addition of extra effects such as horizon-based ambient occlusion entirely missing on Xbox One."

" A post-process anti-aliasing method is in place for both versions, but it's simply not enough to pull the Microsoft release out of the muggy mire as far as image quality goes - it stands as a real shame."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-whats-fixed-and-whats-not-in-the-cod-ghosts-ps4-patch

"So just what is going on? Well, a close look at our captures reveals that Call of Duty: Ghosts actually runs at higher frame-rates than 60fps on a fairly frequent basis, despite the video output being limited to 60Hz. In scenes where we experienced judder and perceived frame-rate loss, what we are actually seeing is the appearance of skipped and incomplete frames - an effect that is arguably far more noticeable than a few prolonged drops down to 50fps or so seen the 360 version of the game."

#22 Posted by clyde46 (43269 posts) -

Still doesn't change the fact it's an underpowered POS next to the PS4 or any gaming PC from 2012.

Both consoles are underpowered compared to a PC from 2012.

#23 Posted by Ghost120x (3604 posts) -

@Ghost120x said:

Cloud processing is a myth (for now), Why can't people accept that? Kudos for the performance boost though.

Yet it´s not myth on PC.

Why would Microsoft put billions in Cloud when it´s myth? Cloud already works. For Example, Forza 5 A.I.

Cloud can make A.I better, textures, streaming, everything.

Yes. Devs can do simple things with the cloud like create some kind of algorithm based on metrics of your play style to make dynamic ai in forza, but making a console 3-4 times more powerful like you said in the op is not possible. If we get to that level there would be no point in hardware.

There are just some things that has to be delegated to actual hardware for the best experience. Latency and bandwith will always be strong limiting factors with the cloud.

#24 Posted by Chozofication (2668 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Is it actually 10%? or is it like when NVIDIA says their drivers give a 10% boost

well, if this is true, it means they're getting rid of the kinect reserve, which is 10%.

if they're not speaking of this, then it's just bs.

even if they got rid of the reserve ps4 will still have more than a 50% lead.

#25 Posted by hoosier7 (3645 posts) -

Good stuff, might just pull the X1 towards the PS4 version of multiplats.

#26 Posted by farrell2k (5036 posts) -

@farrell2k said:

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

Cloud gaming. lol. So basically another machine will do some of the computation and that will make the Xbox 720 more "powerful" LMAO. I'd be pissed if I were dumb enough to buy an Xbox720. lol.

#27 Edited by lostrib (31075 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@farrell2k said:

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

Cloud gaming. lol. So basically another machine will do some of the computation and that will make the Xbox 720 more "powerful" LMAO. I'd be pissed if I were dumb enough to buy an Xbox720. lol.

Well you should be since the xbox 720 doesn't exist

#28 Posted by 04dcarraher (18869 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Is it actually 10%? or is it like when NVIDIA says their drivers give a 10% boost

well, if this is true, it means they're getting rid of the kinect reserve, which is 10%.

if they're not speaking of this, then it's just bs.

even if they got rid of the reserve ps4 will still have more than a 50% lead.

PS4 does not have a true 50% lead. Even with 100% of PS4 gpu vs 90% of the X1 GPU the PS4 has a 36% lead in processing power, has a 29% lead in gigatexel rate and has 50% more giga pixel rate. which means that PS4 has a less then a 40% overall lead over X1 gpu. Now if we were to do 100% vs 100% then overall your only looking at around mid 30's percentage overall lead.

#29 Posted by Chozofication (2668 posts) -

@Chozofication said:

@lostrib said:

Is it actually 10%? or is it like when NVIDIA says their drivers give a 10% boost

well, if this is true, it means they're getting rid of the kinect reserve, which is 10%.

if they're not speaking of this, then it's just bs.

even if they got rid of the reserve ps4 will still have more than a 50% lead.

PS4 does not have a true 50% lead. Even with 100% of PS4 gpu vs 90% of the X1 GPU the PS4 has a 36% lead in processing power, has a 29% lead in gigatexel rate and has 50% more giga pixel rate. which means that PS4 has a less then a 40% overall lead over X1 gpu. Now if we were to do 100% vs 100% then overall your only looking at around mid 30's percentage overall lead.

Telling me this more than once won't change how stupid it is.

#30 Edited by Heil68 (42474 posts) -

So PS4 is 40% more powerful now? Well, that's still a lot, after all SONY gave us the world's most powerful video game console to have ever been created in the history of video games.

#31 Edited by kitty (114216 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Is it actually 10%? or is it like when NVIDIA says their drivers give a 10% boost

well, if this is true, it means they're getting rid of the kinect reserve, which is 10%.

if they're not speaking of this, then it's just bs.

even if they got rid of the reserve ps4 will still have more than a 50% lead.

never had a 50% lead to begin with....

#32 Edited by blackace (19580 posts) -

Meh. Microsoft is just getting started. PS4 was only 50% more powerful on paper. Graphically and FPS performance wise, it has never been 50% more powerful. Just about every developer has confirmed that. Also.. cloud gaming isn't coming until 2015. I'd like to hear something from Microsoft themselves.

#33 Posted by Chozofication (2668 posts) -

@Chozofication said:

@lostrib said:

Is it actually 10%? or is it like when NVIDIA says their drivers give a 10% boost

well, if this is true, it means they're getting rid of the kinect reserve, which is 10%.

if they're not speaking of this, then it's just bs.

even if they got rid of the reserve ps4 will still have more than a 50% lead.

never had a 50% lead to begin with....

I don't know where this is coming from, but the gpu absolutely has a 1:1 50% lead in teraflops, and this is without factoring in xbone's bandwidth deficiency as well as some compute disadvantages.

this already translates to real world performance, both 900p compared to 1080p and 720 to 900 are 1:1 examples of this 50% lead, as well as framerate differences in the low 10's. BF3 and assassin's creed show this. You don't see the framerate difference in AC only because of the locked framerate, which is why it never skips a beat on ps4 but does on the xbone.

This is not debatable, and the differences will continue to get bigger.

#34 Edited by KratosYOLOSwag (306 posts) -

5 or 6 threads on the front page from the same poster about a similar topic. Reaching Blackace's level of insecurity now.

Its a bit ironic that it turned out that the PS4 was the one hiding a bit of power. It turns out the CPU is stronger than previously thought. Better GPU and ram, faster CPU than the bone while costing $100. Must make bone fans furious.

#35 Posted by Wasdie (49257 posts) -

"cloud gaming"

You fall for buzzwords too easily.

#36 Posted by The4thVIII (372 posts) -

Still doesn't change the fact it's an underpowered POS next to the PS4 or any gaming PC from 2012.

Same machine.

#37 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5855 posts) -
#38 Edited by kuu2 (6769 posts) -

Uh oh............

Man this gen is going to be awesome. 2014 will the year of The One.

#39 Posted by Jankarcop (8793 posts) -

the battle for second place continues

#40 Edited by CrumUnderMe (195 posts) -

the battle for second place continues

pc is bottom of the barrel along with sheep.

#41 Edited by killzowned24 (7281 posts) -

@BattlefieldFan3 said:

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@farrell2k said:

Great, so it will still be 40% slower than the PS4 and 50 - 60% slower than $400 pc hardware. You XB720 owners got such a wonderful deal. What was it that PT Barnum said about suckers?

40% Slower than PS4? Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost looks same good on both consoles. Right now Xbox One has best looking games like Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals(both voted by critics reviewers sites and by people by poll).

If anything than PS4 is 20% stronger than Xbox One. If PS4 were 50% more powerful than Xbox One then PS4 should have run Call of Duty Ghost without any frame rate issue or Battlefield 4 with AA and at least medium or high settings not low settings.

Again, Cloud Gaming will make it more powerful. Thats not the only boost. Month ago Microsoft boosted Xbox One also 10%

PS4's frame rate issues on ghosts comes from running the game at above 60 FPS, which is different from Xbone's framerate issues that come from running the game below 60 FPS even at 720p.

PS4's BF4 port does have AA and it's running with a mixed high and ultra settings.

The Xbone BF4 port doesn't have AA and it's running with a mixed low and medium settings.

Xbone is far more than 50% weaker than the PS4.

You lost all your respect you had.

Lying is worst thing you can do. SHAME ON YOU!

I ignore all your next posts.

PS4 BF4 does not run with AA and does not run with ultri and high settings.

Second, BF4 looks better on Xbox One.

Third, Call of Duty Ghost runs better on Xbox One, all critics said that. You call critics liars?

http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-call-of-duty-offers-better-framerate-than-ps4-1463163114

Again, if Xbox One would have 50% weaker than why Xbox One has best looking games? Where is proof that Xbox One is 50% weaker?

What a bunch of nonsense and misinformation..Those screenshots are not right.xbone is the blurry one.

http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles//a/1/6/3/6/9/1/4/BF4_XO_044.jpg.jpg/EG11/resize/1920x-1

http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles//a/1/6/3/6/9/1/4/BF4_PS4_044.jpg.jpg/EG11/resize/1920x-1

#42 Edited by Suppaman100 (3513 posts) -

Are lemmings still in denial that the Xbone 720p is a weak POS?

Let me freshen up your minds lems:

#43 Posted by blackace (19580 posts) -

5 or 6 threads on the front page from the same poster about a similar topic. Reaching Blackace's level of insecurity now.

Its a bit ironic that it turned out that the PS4 was the one hiding a bit of power. It turns out the CPU is stronger than previously thought. Better GPU and ram, faster CPU than the bone while costing $100. Must make bone fans furious.

You'll notice that I don't make very many threads, so you are completely WRONG. Why would I be insecure when I own ALL the consoles? I have the best of everything. I'm insecure about nothing. Now, let's talk about COWS. They go to EVERY XB1 thread and EVERY XB1 article (GOOD or BAD) and try to SLAM Microsoft, XB1 and XB1 games. If that's not being insecure, I don't know what is. In PS4 is so great and fantastic to Cows (don't get me wrong, I like my PS4 as well), why do they need to bash and trash the competition? I rarely see Cows making positive threads about the PS4. They make more negative threads about the XB1 then anything else on SW. Then they wonder why lems think they are scared.

Cows in a panic.

http://i.imgur.com/8pcaX4B.gif

#44 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

@Ghost120x said:

Cloud processing is a myth (for now), Why can't people accept that? Kudos for the performance boost though.

Yet it´s not myth on PC.

Why would Microsoft put billions in Cloud when it´s myth? Cloud already works. For Example, Forza 5 A.I.

Cloud can make A.I better, textures, streaming, everything.

and look how drivatar turned out from what i heard its improvement and/or changes is negligable or sometimes a bit overly aggressive.

cloud will not and i repeat will not improve textures, nor streaming latency between input and execution will actually increase with cloud derpaderpaderp.

#45 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149337 posts) -

This thread reeks of desperation....

#46 Posted by KratosYOLOSwag (306 posts) -

@blackace said:

@kratosyoloswag said:

5 or 6 threads on the front page from the same poster about a similar topic. Reaching Blackace's level of insecurity now.

Its a bit ironic that it turned out that the PS4 was the one hiding a bit of power. It turns out the CPU is stronger than previously thought. Better GPU and ram, faster CPU than the bone while costing $100. Must make bone fans furious.

You'll notice that I don't make very many threads, so you are completely WRONG. Why would I be insecure when I own ALL the consoles? I have the best of everything. I'm insecure about nothing. Now, let's talk about COWS. They go to EVERY XB1 thread and EVERY XB1 article (GOOD or BAD) and try to SLAM Microsoft, XB1 and XB1 games. If that's not being insecure, I don't know what is. In PS4 is so great and fantastic to Cows (don't get me wrong, I like my PS4 as well), why do they need to bash and trash the competition? I rarely see Cows making positive threads about the PS4. They make more negative threads about the XB1 then anything else on SW. Then they wonder why lems think they are scared.

Cows in a panic.

This post just proves my point.

#47 Posted by iambatman7986 (383 posts) -

Xbox One seems to be a lot of wait for cloud gaming and wait for the hidden power to be revealed. This is laugh worthy considering MS fans are always going on about Sony fans just waiting.

Freedomfreelife, why are you always on here trying to defend your purchase of the One, assuming you own one and aren't just a troll. If you do own one, you should get off of here every once in a while and go enjoy it because no offense, but you are going way overboard here with defending the console. I mean WOW.

#48 Posted by misterpmedia (3313 posts) -

Looking through this thread I see the lems actively believing Thuway now just because it's positive Xbone news. Dat flip flopping.

#49 Edited by Daious (847 posts) -

This is great news. The focus of a gaming console needs to be gaming.

#50 Posted by Shewgenja (7782 posts) -

I see it now, like a glorious gladiator tournament in ancient Rome. Microsoft comes wheeling out this MASSIVE cage with a beastmaster on top of it holding two very thick chains holding the front gate on the crate in place. The emperor stands up with the crowd cheering loudly and after several seconds of uproar, the trumpets sound gloriously echoing up to the heavens.

Then a moment of silence followed by "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!"

*Thunderous applause from the audience now*

The beastmaster opens the crate after visibly laboring hard with the chains and the gate CRASHES to the floor with raised applause from the audience.

*then utter silence*

a chihuahua meanders aimlessly from the box and winces from the audible gasp of the audience.