- Aug 18, 2014
The S has been known for months. The only new thing happening is Xbox fans drawing silver linings.
Personally? 299$ and Gamepass? And it won’t be long till it’s at 249 during shopping seasons either(or with a game, extra controller). I’m bitting for sure.
Not fool enough to believe in pie in the skies (1440p lol). I even have a 40’ 1080p TV just for it, so the games will look great on it.
It may have been known for months, but no one knew it would bring the 2 components that everyone was concerned about holding the generation back. You see the argument was that Physics calculations and other CPU tasks would mean the need to redesign game engines entirely, how no developer would create a separate game for Series X, but instead settle for what the CPU in S could handle. Not having an SSD would also mean not being able to create games around the massive improvement in I/O that an SSD brings.
The big WHAT IF, was about what if MS matches the CPU power in PS5/XSX and adds an SSD, that was considered the magic fix, but it was doubted because of the cost, after all, Series S was supposed to be the budget machine, but they did good, Series S can do everything Series X can, albeit at a lower resolution. I'm definitely biting too, I'm getting a Series X for myself and a Series S for my kid. Gamepass value is just too great to ignore.