Rumors have been circulating about Project Scarlett’s dev kit being weaker than the PS5’s, but any report alleging a performance disparity between the upcoming next-gen consoles should be taken with a grain of salt. That’s according to The Verge’s Tom Warren, who claims that few developers even have access to the new Xbox’s dev kit, and what’s out there is far from final. “Microsoft wants to surprise Sony this time.”
hardly anyone has them, and they’re nowhere near final. That’s why you’re hearing a lot of nonsense about them not being powerful etc. Microsoft wants to surprise Sony this time— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 30, 2019
…publishers and devs are probably using scaled-down Zen and Navi PC tech that approximates the console’s power paired with the Xbox Development Kit (XDK). The XDK is tremendously versatile and flexible, allowing devs to make a singular game that’s compatible with Xbox consoles, Windows 10 PCs, and soon, Project xCloud game streaming. Project Scarlett will fold into the XDK too and become a part of the Xbox family of consoles.