Phil Spencer Thinks Visuals Affect Gameplay More Than Frame Rate

I have one simple question. What’s wrong with these guys? The Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and other suits that make decisions for these corporations who produce the video games consoles.

So what am I raving about this time, you may ask? Phil Spencer the man himself spouted some really stupid shit out his mouth during this year’s E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo. Here’s what he said and I quote:

GC: What also frustrates me is that the only number I do care about is the only that you and Sony don’t obsess over. Which is 60fps, which I understand is easier to do on the Xbox One X than any other console.

PS: That’s correct. But… [laughs] Why do you care about 60fps?

GC: It’s the only number that affects gameplay and yet it’s the only one you two never go on about! No-one can tell the difference between 4K and 1080p and all that nonsense…

PS: You just broke your whole argument now!

GC: How?

PS: You just said these games could run on a Commodore 64, they would not run at 60 frames per second on a Commodore 64.

GC: Uridium did.

PS: [laughs] I’m not disagreeing with you. But it’s a subjective opinion that that’s the only one that matters.

All: [laughs]

GC: It’s the only one that affects gameplay.

PS: …visuals do affect gameplay.

GC: Not the resolution though. Not in any manner close to the difference a good frame rate makes.

GC: What also frustrates me is that the only number I do care about is the only that you and Sony don’t obsess over. Which is 60fps, which I understand is easier to do on the Xbox One X than any other console.

PS: That’s correct. But… [laughs] Why do you care about 60fps?

GC: It’s the only number that affects gameplay and yet it’s the only one you two never go on about! No-one can tell the difference between 4K and 1080p and all that nonsense…

PS: You just broke your whole argument now!

GC: How?

PS: You just said these games could run on a Commodore 64, they would not run at 60 frames per second on a Commodore 64.

GC: Uridium did.

PS: [laughs] I’m not disagreeing with you. But it’s a subjective opinion that that’s the only one that matters.

All: [laughs]

GC: It’s the only one that affects gameplay.

PS: …visuals do affect gameplay.

GC: Not the resolution though. Not in any manner close to the difference a good frame rate makes.

This was a brilliant interview with Phil Spencer by GameCentral.

As you can see, he’s a moron or just talking out of his ass because his agenda to sell this 4K thing to consumers which aren’t even real 4K even on the Xbox One X, formerly known as Project Scorpio as we can see the Digital Foundry videos down below. So, they lied to us with poker faces in their press conference.

So, what’s the problem with all this? The simple fact that the frame rate is the thing that affects the gameplay most. Better frame rates give the player better control, more responsive gameplay and the Head of Xbox himself saying bullshit like “visuals affect the gameplay” is a just flat-out moronic thing to say or just a lie.I’m pretty sure he knows better but his real reasoning to spew out bullshit like that is the fact that casual gaming market doesn’t actually care about frame rates because they aren’t tech savvy people like we enthusiast level gamers are, especially the PC gamers.

I’m pretty sure he knows better but his real reasoning to spew out bullshit like that is the fact the casual gaming market doesn’t actually care about frame rates because they aren’t tech savvy people like we enthusiast level gamers are, especially the PC gamers. Everyone acknowledges when the game is running at 60 frames per second, though. Those people know there’s something special in games like Call of Duty and Forza Motorsport for example on consoles. They are so smooth, controls are so responsive, they play so well they are enjoyable to play the say, but they don’t know why, well the reason is they run at the double of the frame rate of most console games. They feel it in controls when the play them but they don’t demand it because they “want just to play games” like Phil Spencer put it.

Another reason is the mainstream video games publications like Gamespot, IGN etc. When they review a game they don’t review them at the technical level like the should in my opinion. That’s why the Eurogamer‘s Digital Foundry is godsent for the gaming industry and community. Mainstream games media usually only mentions the frame rate of the game when it’s either so bad it’s even worse experience than 30 fps game or when the game is 60 fps and in that case, the typical comment is “the gameplay is super smooth and controls are very responsive”. Well, why’s that? Because of good graphical fidelity? Super high resolution? Both? Yup, you guessed it, double the frame rate of the typical console game. Won’t affect gameplay, huh? Last but not least the frame rate doesn’t affect the scores and sales of the game but graphics (amount of detail and resolution) does and that’s the real problem and has to change.

Fortunately, we live in the age of the independent content creators. We may have the ability to change priorities of the console makers someday. Let’s make it happen!

If you enjoy 60 fps gameplay more and think the frame rate should the priority in the games development share this article around and make noise about it. If you have a following, let them know why some of their games play better than the others.

Good video to watch why frame rate matters the most when it comes to gameplay.

Source: http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/14/phil-spencer-xbox-one-x-interview-most-people-just-want-to-go-play-games-6707712/

 

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