With the release of Xbox One X just a few hours away, there are many people who may be worried that the launch of the new hardware may mean the death knell for the older model if developers want to make games tailored for the X, but Senior Director of Xbox Console Marketing Albert Penello has reassured fans that that will not be the case.
Speaking in a new interview with GamesIndustry.biz Penello comments ‘In this day and age, game developers build engines that are inherently designed to scale across a bunch of different performance levels. So Xbox One X development isn’t held back at all by Xbox One S. They use the same engines, they use the same tools. One is just a more powerful version of the other one.’
‘ So even if the developer went to create an exclusive Xbox One X game, they would still get an Xbox One S version. That’s just how we built and architected the system.’