In a podcast of Major Nelson, the veteran developer of Xbox, Albert Penello, has explained that the technology of 4K and HDR is still in its early days in the world of gaming and are much ahead in the development of these technologies.
In his interview, Albert Penello began by saying that he was surprised that PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro did not have the ability to play Blu-ray in 4K. So Xbox One S is the only console on the market that has a player of Blu-ray 4K.
On the subject of 4K and HDR technology, Penello said that although it is a good time for development it is still early. “This is the thing I like to remind people when everybody asks: ‘We’re just in the beginning of this.’ So games, and game developers, and TV manufacturers, we all have to get used to it,” he said. “Figure this out; what works, what do customers want,” said Penello.
The executive also talked about the difficulty of showing players the real capacity of new technologies: “Showing people what 4K and HDR looks like is really hard when you’re not watching the thing in 4K or in HDR,” he said. “How do we market that and be honest. You have to fudge things a little bit to show the differences.”
Some of the games that support HDR on Xbox One are currently Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.