Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One may have created one of the greatest uproars of any console reveal in ages. From the moment the One was revealed, the internet has been a flurry of hate, hater-hating, and incredibly contradicting information. With legitimate reports from interviews with Microsoft representatives stating that there both are and aren’t used game fees, for example, it’s clear there is at least some false information out there — and Jonathan Blow thinks it’s all lies.
More specifically, when Microsoft said they would use Cloud processing to enhance the hardware’s capabilities — such as adding lighting and improving physics — with support from 300,000 servers (a 2000% increase from the 15,000 they have now), he responded with disgust.
More cloud processing BS. Someone please call their bluff on this.
That may not seem like too big a deal, but when a fan pressed him further on his Twitter account, Blow just flat-out called them liars.
Who knows if any of this is true; so much conflicting information is coming from so many sources that it’s hard to narrow anything down. Even if the console does have this incredible Cloud support, no used game fees, and even backwards compatibility with every system ever made, Microsoft has already done loads of damage. When one of the most respected indie developers in the industry calls you a liar, your reputation takes a hit.