Xbox Head Phil Spencer Says Most People Don’t Care About 60FPS
Packing 12GB of fast GDDR5 memory, six teraflops of computing power, the Xbox One X is said to be the most powerful console ever created. According to Ark: Survival Evolved co-creative director Jesse Rapczak, the console can be compared to a PC with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 16GB of RAM.
The Xbox One X is the most capable home console of running games in 60 frames per second, and in the interview with GameCentral, Phil Spencer touched the subject of framerate.
GC: What also frustrates me is that the only number I do care about is the only that you and Sony don’t obsess over. Which is 60fps, which I understand is easier to do on the Xbox One X than any other console.
PS: That’s correct. But… [laughs] Why do you care about 60fps?
GC: It’s the only number that affects gameplay and yet it’s the only one you two never go on about! No-one can tell the difference between 4K and 1080p and all that nonsense…
PS: You just broke your whole argument now!
PS: You just said these games could run on a Commodore 64, they would not run at 60 frames per second on a Commodore 64.
GC: Uridium did.
PS: [laughs] I’m not disagreeing with you. But it’s a subjective opinion that that’s the only one that matters.
GC: It’s the only one that affects gameplay.
PS: …visuals do affect gameplay.
GC: Not the resolution though. Not in any manner close to the difference a good frame rate makes.
PS: Don’t get me wrong. I love frame rate. I love Ori, it’s one of the reasons I love playing Forza Motorsport. But you have to go back to what you said before: most people. What frame rate does Minecraft run at?
GC: I know, but if the frame rate is below what it needs to be – and it does vary for different games – they do notice. They might not identify the problem, but they know something’s wrong.
PS: Some people do. Some people just want to have fun playing Lego Batman.
What are your thoughts on this? Hit the comments below. The Xbox One X is slated for a release on November 7th for $499 USD.