This weekend at PAX Prime there was some murmur among game fans as it came to light that Battlefield 4 and Titanfall were using Xbox One controllers but running on PC. Many jumped to conclusions and decided that surely Microsoft must be doing the same, despite those reports however, thanks to Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) today we now believe that it's safe to say that all games at Microsoft's Xbox One booth were running on actual Xbox One hardware.
Hryb wasted no time to take to Reddit when the Internet found out that the Xbox One would not support external storage at launch. In the process, he confirmed that the company had been using final hardware at Gamescom as he said, "[E]very game in the Xbox booth was running on final Xbox One hardware. Every. Single. One."
As far as the reports from PAX Prime go, Hryb dismissed them saying, "Titanfall was not in the Xbox booth [Ed note: Neither was Battlefield 4] from what I saw over at EA's booth (and at PAX) they were on PC's w/ the Xbox controllers. Remember though: Titanfall is shipping in Spring on PC as well as Xbox 360 and Xbox One."
While this isn't a new lesson for most who cover conventions, with new consoles right around the corner, people expect to see games running on the platforms that they'll be playing them on. The real question is when will we finally get a release date for Microsoft's console? With only eight weeks left until November, the company is certainly cutting it close.