Forza 5 & Ryse: “I don’t see anything better on a competing platform”, says Penello

Friday, 6 September 2013 10:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft’s Albert Penello has stated that when it comes to Xbox One launch titles Forza 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome, he doesn’t see anything better on competing platforms.

Speaking with Rev3 Games, the director of product planning said, “I was famously chastised for saying in an interview once that comparing hardware specs was meaningless. And my point with that is, the people who are speculating on this are not our hardware engineers, and we’re not Sony’s hardware engineers. They’re doing things in their hardware to make it the best that they can. We’re doing things in our hardware to make it the best that we can.

“I don’t believe that the difference between these two platforms is [as] significant as comparing individual components. I’m a big car fan, how is it that a 300 or 400 horsepower Porsche can be faster than a 700 horsepower Corvette? It’s balance. there’s different things that you put in the system to make the performance the same, but you make different trade offs. When it comes to RAM, they made one decision on RAM, we made another.

“When I look at these games, I don’t see a difference. And I know there are a lot of people that want to compare those things on paper, and look at these individual components, but for me it comes down to the games, it comes down to the experiences. And I look at games like Ryse, I look at Forza, I don’t see anything better on a competing platform that I’m seeing there.”

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Via OXM.