I consider myself a supporter of Frontier. I've played Elite on PS4 almost every day since it was released. I've bought plenty of Arx, I even bought Elite again on my PC. I purchased Planet Zoo purely because Frontier developed it rather than being interested in the actual gameplay (don't get me wrong, it's a good game). I like to think that supporting a UK developer/publisher is a good thing to do as a gamer and UK citizen.
XB user here, move over let me sit down I may be here a while. Im not a retired software engineer, I have very limted knowledge, I like console because I dont have to keep updating everything all the time until I just need a new PC and it all starts again. So just checking.
Elite Dangerous / Horizons as it is now - is questionable whether XB1X/PS5 compatible at launch?
ED ODyssey - Is/isn't compatible with PS4/PS5 XB1/XB1X?
I kind of assumed Id need a new XB1X to run EDO but how does that work if ED & Hor. arent playable?
But they're not likely to say anything because Frontier, and also the risk that the hardware might change between their prototypes & the final release hardware.
Support companies because they do the right thing for their customers, not because of some misplaced sense of loyalty.
Sony and Microsoft don't give developers development kits if those developers won't be able to rely on being able to run whatever they develop because the final hardware changes. If that were the case then no developer would be able to develop for the new consoles until they had actually been released and we all know that's not the case.
True, but they're not developing E: D for it. They've said that. All they'd do is check to see if it runs. Lots of factors go into that, and not just hardware... the software (OS) too.
So they can't be definitive. Or they won't be. Take your pick.
If it weren't possible to be definitive then Sony wouldn't have been able to say that almost all of the top PS4 games would be backwardly compatible.
It is possible to be definitive but just like it is possible for ED to run better on the PS4 Pro, it requires some FDev to put some effort in and that's where the problem is as they're clearly not prepared to do so.
MS said that XBsX will be backward compatible with XB1 games.
Going from memory...
MS has an in-house team of developers that will ensure games are backwards compatible.
Sony puts the onus on the original software developer.
What we need is confirmation of intent from the original software developer, Frontier.