Don't Worry, the Xbox One is 10x More Powerful Than the Xbox 360
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
Phil Spencer misquoted on late night show
For those that tuned into Jimmy Fallon's late night shenanigans the other day, you may have picked up on something that Phil Spencer said during his demonstration of the Xbox One to the boisterous host.
As part of 'Video game Week', Phil Spencer had responded to Fallon's question about how much more powerful the Xbox One is to it's predecessor by saying its "three times the power what Xbox 360 was." This contradicted what Microsoft had already said about the next-gen console being 8-10 times more powerful.
Adding more fuel to the fire, rumours hit the web about Microsoft "downgrading" the Xbox One's processing power. Thankfully, Phil Spencer corrected himself over Twitter following a bunch of tweets from concerned Xbox fans, admitted that he "made a mistake." He also debunked the rumour surrounding the downgrading power of the Xbox One and wasn't sure where that rumour had originated from.
If 10x more power wasn't enough, Spencer continued by bringing attention to the Xbox One's unique cloud computing ability to further enhance next-gen titles. Apparently, the console is 10x more powerful than the Xbox 360, but only locally — meaning thats how much developers can use from the machine itself. With cloud streaming, developers have even more to tinker with when designing games. Got it?
We imagine with cloud technology, games will only continue looking better and better as the Xbox One ages. With the Xbox 360 sustaining a life span of 7+ years, can we expect the One to exceed that? What do you think about all of this?