Middle-Earth Shadow of War Dev on Xbox One X – “It Shares A Lot of DNA With Windows 10”
“From a content standpoint, it didn’t take long to get it working.”
The Xbox One X is a really thorough and intensive improve over the prevailing Xbox One , not simply supercharging and boosting the unique console’s specs, however in lots of circumstances eschewing its decisions and going for one thing fully new- such because the culling of the ESRAM for a unified 12GB of GDDR5 RAM.
So the query right here is, how a lot further effort does it require builders to faucet into the Xbox One X’s energy, and make the most of all the additional energy and assets it has to supply? It is a pertinent query, particularly as a result of builders won’t trouble leveraging the Xbox One X whether it is too onerous to work with.
Thankfully, we’ve heard from many builders that it’s really extraordinarily straightforward to faucet into its power- and now, in an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Monolith’s technical artwork director Matt Allen mentioned the specifics of simply how straightforward it was to get the sport up and working on the One X.
“From a content standpoint, it didn’t take long to get it working. From an engineering standpoint, because it shares a lot of DNA with Windows 10 – and we are already running on Windows 10 – it took our engineering director about a day to get it running on the original Scorpio kits. It wasn’t perfect; there were edge cases, so it involved a bit of tinkering, but it was not a lot of extra work,” Allen unhappy.
Most of that ‘tinkering’ got here right down to tapping the additional performance provided by the console, akin to HDR, and balancing the sport round that. “The extra work comes in with the extra stuff you can do, like HDR. HDR is a colour space that is sort-of new to games, and a lot of games are using physically-based rendering. We developed PBR in a standard colour range, but when you get into HDR the colour range gets all wonky, because there is so much more… so there was about a month of iteration trying to get the lighting correct,” he stated.
This sounds encouraging- it appears as if it doesn’t take a lot to get your sport up and working on the One X, but in addition that builders must be cautious they don’t simply dump their sport on the and name it a day- particular concerns must be stored in thoughts concerning HDR and 4K. Which is smart.
Hopefully this implies widespread help for the Xbox One X by builders going ahead.