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‘Sniper Elite 3’ dev: Xbox One eSRAM ‘too small’ for 1080p; PS4 can support

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The reason why more games are designed to run at 1080p for the PlayStation 4 than the Xbox One, said Sniper Elite 3 developer and Rebellion Games senior producer Jean-Baptiste Bolcato, is that Microsoft’s next-gen console’s eSRAM is “a little too small,” according to a report today from GameSpot.

In an interview with Gaming Bolt, Bolcato said that he things that the Xbox One eSRAM is simple to use but it’s “just a little bit too small to output 1080p.”

“It’s such a small size within there that we can’t do everything in 1080p with that little buffer of super-fast RAM,” Bolcato said.

Bolcato said it’s as if the script has flipped for Sony and Microsoft, as the PlayStation 3 was much harder in his opinion to program for than the Xbox 360.

However, that doesn’t mean the PS4 is somehow more powerful than the Xbox One, Bolcato said.

“Now it seems like everything has reversed, but it doesn't mean it’s far less powerful; It’s just a pain in the ass to start with,” Bolcato said. “We are on fine ground now, but the first few months were hell.”

Bolcato said the process of developing Sniper Elite 3 for the Xbox One has become easier as Microsoft created better dev kits in which to use for designing the game.

“We were worried six months ago, and we are not anymore,” Bolcato said. “It’s got better, and they are quite comparable machines.”

Rebellion will develop Sniper Elite 3 at 1080p and 60fps for both the Xbox One and PS4.


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