The Xbox One X will be the most powerful console ever made when it launches on November 7 later this year. And its showcase game will be the long delayed, long in the making Crackdown 3, which is being developed by developers Sumo Digital.
Sumo Digital have, over the years, worked with every major console on the market, including the PS4, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Xbox One- so they probably know what they are talking about when they say that the Xbox One X is far more powerful than all of them.
Crackdown 3 Design Director Gareth Wilson talked with Metro GameCentral, and mentioned that the Xbox One X is far more powerful than the PS4 Pro- but the uncertainty of that extra power actually bejng used by third parties remains.
“We were really fortunate really, because the game was always PC and Xbox One, and we were always gonna do cross-play between PC and Xbox. So when Scorpio, or One X as it’s known now, started to become a reality we were like, ‘Well, this is just another platform really’,” Wilson said.
“And to be honest the dev tools we got were great. They pretty much allowed us to get it up and running at 4K straight away. It’s a beast, actually, that machine. It’s so much faster than the PS4 Pro. Comfortably faster, especially in terms of running things in 4K. There’s no question it’s more powerful, the question will be whether third parties make use of that full power or not.”
This is, indeed, the larger question that I have pondered multiple times myself. The Xbox One X is a well made console- but will it have the games to justify its hardware? That still remains to be seen.