NeoGAF user AlterEgo has compiled more or less all of the major comparison comments from developers that stack the Xbox One against the PlayStation 4. It seems that pretty much all of them have sided with the PlayStation 4. Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid tweeted:
The Just Cause developers have said that the PlayStation 4 will out power PCs for years to come. But wouldn’t say it’s more powerful than the Xbox One to Edge.
“The specs on paper would favour the PS4 over the Xbox One in terms of raw power, but there are many other factors involved so we’ll just have to wait and see a bit longer before making that judgment.” – Avalanche’s chief technical officer Linus Blomberg
Confirmed Xbox One developer Ask me anything on Reddit:
“The facts are on paper, the PS4 has better specs and the most you can debate is by how much. What I can tell you is I have played Forza, Killer instinct, and Ryse on the Xbox One. They look as good as the games I play on a high end PC. Ryse reminded me of Darksiders II.”
John Carmack, ex ID Software developer, at Quakecon said:
“… it’s almost amazing how close they are in capabilities, how common they are and uh that the capabilities they give are essentially the same. We can talk about differences in memory architectures, but, the bottom line being that they’re a multicore AMD processor with AMD graphics, is, it’s almost weird how close they are.
Now everyone would like me to come out with some, some A over B comparison about the 2 platforms, and to be completely honest, I haven’t done really rigorous benchmarking on them, so even if I didn’t have NDA protection I couldn’t give you a really completely honest answer. But, they’re very close. They’re both very good.”
Adrian Chmielarz Ex People Can Fly developer, worked on Gears of War Judgement: