The latest rumors surrounding the Xbox One are that the demos that Microsoft allowed people to play on at E3 were not running on an Xbox One, but instead running on high-end PCs with Titan graphics cards.
If this is the case, they were running the games on a system that is around 3x faster than the Xbox One.
These rumors are backed up by images that clearly show a high-end desktop under the displays of the Xbox One stands at E3.
Its like a train wreck that you can’t look away from
E3 2013 continues to be the greatest soap opera of all time
This is done for all systems at conventions like E3. Atleast this is what I have been informed of.
First off, yes, it is generally done for most demos - they are propped up to run on computers. However, the part that matters: when this IS done, they are run on machines with power COMPARABLE to the console - not, as thelizardgamer pointed out, on a machine several TIMES more powerful. These machines were running an Nvidia card, while the Xbox One has an AMD GPU in it - cheaper, but not as powerful.
Secondly, they advertised that all their demos were being run on Xbox One, which blew up in their face when the demo crashed to desktop.
Third, they didn’t even run it on their own new OS - they were using Windows 7. Not even Microsoft trusts Windows 8.
Fourth, Sony’s demos WERE being run on a PS4.
Eat it, Microsoft.
Oh, and by the way, it’s common practice at third-party developers’ booths, not the console manufacturer. When your main showing at E3 IS your console, it should be running all of the demos you have IN YOUR BOOTH. It’s only common practice for third-party developers because they can’t be expected to have 50 next-gen consoles that have not yet been released (or, after release, may be too expensive) for their own booth.
I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit.