Chorus developer says Xbox Series X 'easier to develop for' than any other console
A clearer picture.
What you need to know
- The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
- Today, a number of games were announced for the system.
- Chorus is a space shooter that looks spectacular.
- The game's Head of Core Technology says "it's easier to develop for Xbox Series X than any other console."
Today, Microsoft revealed a game called Chorus — stylized as Chorvs — during its Inside Xbox show. A number of games were revealed, but this space shooter stood out the most due to its stunning visuals and frantic gameplay. Eurogamer sat down with Johannes Kuhlmann, Head of Core Technology at developer FishLabs, to discuss the game and Xbox Series X.
Chorus runs at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second on the upcoming machine, but it's really easy for programmers to code for the device it seems. Kuhlmann said the following when asked about what's changed from a development perspective.
A few months ago, a Crytek developer said that the PlayStation 5 was easier to develop for but retracted that statement based on the DirectX 12 Ultimate reveal most likely. It seems like this is the first statement from a developer working on a next-generation game to confirm that the Xbox Series X is easier to develop for than "any other console."
Are you excited for the Xbox Series X? Let us know. It may be easier to develop for because the device features 2-3 teraflops more power than the PlayStation 5. This gives teams more freedom to test out various effects and optimize because they don't have to worry about unoptimized builds that much.
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