What do developers think of the current generation of consoles as compared to the last generation?
Well, Studio Wildcard, the team responsible for Ark: Survival Evolved , believes it's just easier this time around.
Founder Jesse Rapczak told GamingBolt that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are very similar in terms of demands on development, while last generation, Xbox 360 was the "clear winner." He said the PS3 "required a lot of specialized expertise" but now, "both platforms are relatively easy to develop for."
As for comparing PS4 and Xbox One, Rapczak commented on the Xbox One's edge in the CPU department, but added that PS4's more powerful GPU balances things out:
"One thing that I will say that is very interesting is that our game is limited by CPU for rendering right now. A lot of people know that the Xbox has a stronger CPU than the PS4. That’s not to say that it runs better on the Xbox or PlayStation, but the PlayStation having a little bit more powerful GPU is offset by the fact that our game requires a lot of CPU to run well. It’s kind of a balance between the two right now for different reasons."
It sounds a little like the game might run better on Xbox One, but we'll have to wait and see. Ark: Survival Evolved , which is currently available via Steam, is set to launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC in June 2016.
Related Game(s): Ark: Survival Evolved