And this is supposed to be a good thing ?
To me it just means....more 'show', less 'go' and something dumb enough to appeal to the IGN crowd to cover those costs.
The One X was £449 on release, PS4 Pro was £349 so I don't think it makes sense to say it was better. It was more powerful because it was significantly more expensive to build. The XSX? You're saying it's better based on specs you've seen on paper. To this point we haven't even seen any games running on XSX hardware.
Comparing every studio to 343 is disrespecting the other 14 studios whose Next Gen work we haven't even seen yet.A preview at best a gameplay reveal (given how much they supposedly spent on Halo infinite I would not hold my breath).
MS is pretty good at reveals, so wait until next next gen to see their output, especially if the game needs to be delayed.
It smells like "throw more money in, get even less back".Can anyone explain to me what a AAAA game is supposed to be?
the cream? i doubt itI've never understood how this is going to work.
You take the very cream of the crop from many companies. Each one has risen to the top of the respective studios because in large part; very singularly focused, very ego driven, very controlling. You need to have these attributes to do well and lead large teams. Yes you will have the occasional outlier but by and large, you need a certain personality type to rise to the top. So you amass a studio of dozens of these people - how is that not going to end in conflict?