The PS4, at its cheaper price of £349 compared to the Xbox One’s £429, is the more powerful console, according to a series of tweets from Adrian Chmielarz, the former Creative Director of developer People Can Fly.
@guch20 It’s PS4 that is more powerful.
— Adrian Chmielarz (@adrianchm) September 7, 2013
He clarifies that this should not affect the Xbox One too much in a post over on GAF, noting that the Xbox 360 is more powerful than the PS3 yet Naughty Dog have managed to make the best looking game this generation with The Last of Us, so a great developer can still manage to make a great game. It’s a great insight and well worth a read.
Furthermore, Microsoft’s Director of Product Planning, Albert Penello responded “don’t know ’em” in a tweet pointing out the original statement, dodging the question and showing his frustration at the developer in one simple tweet.
So, PS4 might be better when developing but I still think the Xbox One will have some of the best looking exclusives in the next generation.