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Xbox One Games At E3 Were Running On Windows 7 With Nvidia GTX Cards

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

You know how EA's COO Peter Moore told Geoff Keighley during the post-conference interview at E3 that the games they were showing off on stage were running on comparable dev kit specs to the actual home consoles? Well...that's not really true. What is true, however, is that to get the best performance on home console games, Microsoft made sure that they were running on the most stable system specs available on the market and that happened to be an HP powered, Windows 7 system with Nvidia's 700 series GTX GPU.

Thanks to the guys on the HFBoards put together a nice little cache of information on the Xbox One and PS4, strangely they had some fairly unflattering evidence of the Xbox One games not even running on Xbox One devkits or, as Peter Moore put it, comparable specs...unless, Microsoft is switching from AMD cards to Nvidia cards in a last ditch effort to raise the price of manufacturing the console?

Anyway, Julian Rignall from US Gamers had an interesting Tweet to share, which on its own is quite harmless, noting...


Well, that's just some possible guesswork and speculation from one person encountering an error on an Xbox One and there's no way that any of that can remotely be proven because why would Microsoft not trust their own devkits or comparable specs to run high-end games when...BAM!


And wait for it, wait for it...wait...for...it...Boom!


Money shot!

Truth be told, none of this should be a surprise to most people given that all E3 demos run their games on high-end PCs; it's a smoke and mirrors circus to sell the idea of the game, sort of like how pro wrestling sells the idea of fighting despite being scripted. We should all be used to it by now and it's just common practice [from most studios] given that the devkits or comparable specs aren't usually finalized at this point.

However, in this particular case it does look bad on Microsoft's end that they didn't even trust to run the games from their latest Windows 8 operating system. As many people questioned on Twitter, why not Windows 8? Heck, Windows 8 is what one of the Xbox One's operating systems are based on. Opting for Windows 7 during E3 seems like Microsoft may not have had the confidence in their latest OS to put on the show they required or demo the games in the best of light.

I suppose the only real damning thing about this kind of exposure is that Microsoft didn't even use “comparable specs" from the company providing them with video cards in their home console. For those of you who don't know the Xbox One will run on a modified AMD GPU that, according to Extreme Tech, is on the level of a mid-ranged Radeon 7790. I guess the 7790 wasn't powerful enough for the Xbox One's E3 games eh? They needed a real manly card like the GTX 780, eh?

I guess it's like that old saying: If you want to dazzle on the grand stage you go GTX or you go home

Source - cinemablend

Yet another fail for M$. :LOL:
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

Source - cinemablend

Yet another fail for M$. :LOL:


HAHAHAHAH I said this to rocky when E3 was live my exact words where " did you hear that windows beep these are running of a pc " now it's comes out as they where running on a pc afterall hahaha

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:23 PM

:lmfao: epic fail yet again!


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:24 PM

Oh dear lol





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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:29 PM

Lol haha.. Like to see MS response on this

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

Dafuq :wtf:



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

Windows 7? I guess Windows 8 is really bad...


So you can run a Xbox One game on a PC, cool!


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

Hahaha that's great, my buddy didn't believe me when I told him they used a pc to run their BF4 demo


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

LOL its the new Xbox 1 v2 :laugh1: .

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:37 PM

Wow M$ lost there Fecal Leaking lol, like to see what they say now :LOL: .




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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:29 PM

there was a 30% chance i was buying a xbox one now its gone to 0% ps4, welcome home major!


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:37 PM

I thought everyone knew this???? When they showed us Battlefield 4 in the top right corner you could see the Backspace arrow from a keyboard that said press it for Battlelog. I guess most people don't pay attention the the details. Either way im still getting both consoles

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:41 PM

good on ya.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

what the Rainbow ms..... they are seriously failing so hard on this new console and presentations... eh i guess its PS4 time.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:53 PM

:LOL: oh dear M$


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:56 PM

Why am i not surprised... LOL

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:54 AM

I get that it's running on a PC and all. Don't get how people know what graphics card the PC is running...





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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:03 AM

Oh dear, microsoft are really screwed LMFAO


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

They've done this before, and I bet sony where doing it also just no one seen.


the xbox 360 when that was announced was an Apple PowerMac G5, and look how powerful the successful the 360 turned out.




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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

Really people, you find a flaw and you cry about it, again, unbelieveable.

Whether they use windows 7 or windows 8 it's their choice really and nobody should judge on that.


However since the games can run on windows 7 and (obviously) xbox one then why isn't it backwards compatible, any info on that they might just aswell be lying on that.


Go ahead, buy a ps4, ill be the one laughing at all you former xbox fanboys once i have the xbox one.

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