Spencer on DX12

I don't think you quite understand our motivations here. Most of us who are saying this are those who have technical knowledge and have looked into the technical details out there.

If there's an Xbox fanboy, it's me. I have an Xbox One, an Apple TV, a receiver, a wifi router, and a cable box in my media cabinet and nothing else. If you want photo proof on imgur I'll give it.

I also have a $4000 gaming rig on my computer desk, but I haven't touched it for gaming in months. That's how much I prefer gaming on the Xbox. I love the fact that I can recline and relax on my love sac to play games. Sitting at a computer desk reminds me too much of work I think.

So... I think that a lot of the tension comes from the fact that people want the Xbox to win the spec war. It won't. The closest it will get is parity. Most of the issues we had between Xbox and ps4 performance was eliminated when MS updated DX 11.x so that game devs could disable the kinect during gameplay. This gave them a 20% boost.

DX 12 will further improve things by giving devs a more efficient API. But it won't be anything substantial as DX 12 is mostly playing catch-up to DX 11.x

I know I'm going to get downvotes. I already have in other threads. But I prefer to spread truth over misinformation. I do want to feel that I've got a console that's the "winner" and that will humiliate the PS4 in a fair fight. But I have looked at the facts and this doesn't look like it will ever happen.

I honestly feel though that the Xbox wins over the PS in many other ways. UX is incredible. The ability to snap is incredible. The kinect voice recognition is incredible for those it works for (it hates me, I think. I have to say things 5 or 6 times, but it understands my wife quite well). I love my Xbox and I don't regret buying it. I just don't think we'll ever win the spec war.

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