From what I can tell the xbox approach is more software optimisation as opposed to the PS4's hardware grunt, so it makes absolute sense that devs need to learn these optimisation tricks whereas the grunt on the PS4 is just there.
The thing is when the devs do start to use the tricks properly they should open up more options for getting games running better, faster etc, whereas on the PS4 that power cant really be enhanced upon.
And I'm not talking about your standard optimisations here, there is some clever **** going on with the xbox that needs to be used for it to be a benefit. Both systems will see optimisations but the xbox has more potential in this respect.
Just the way I understand things folks.
The PS4's power cannot be improved upon? Really?
So developers have already reached the full potential of the PS4, but they have not reached the full potential of the XBox One yet?
Is this seriously what you are trying to say is the truth of the situation?
That somehow one system is an open book and the other is a complete mystery? I ask again, is this truly what you are saying?
If this was how game development worked, the PS3 should have been capable of some of the most amazing graphics ever known to man, as it was definitely much harder to develop for than the 360 was and was much more complex.
Yet that was not the case.
So let me offer a bit more plausible scenario...
We are already seeing what is going to be the dominant trend throughout the entire duration of this generation.
Does this mean that the XBox One will not be capable of better performance as time goes on? Absolutely not. I am positive as time goes on some more tricks and optimizations will be found.
However, the exact same can also be said of PS4 development. Developers will continue to discover better and more efficient ways to develop on it, so it too will continue to improve.
As an owner of both systems I sure hope they do eventually hit 1080p and 60 fps on the One, however I am not holding my breath on this fact based on what we are already seeing. And I am vary confident in saying as I already have that the trend we are seeing now will continue, and the PS4 will be the dominant platform from a technical specifications perspective. This seems to be pretty clear by this point in time.
By all means feel free to quote this reply if and when I am proven wrong and a multiplatform title is in fact better in all regards on the One. I just never see it happen. Hopefully they one day become equal to their PS4 offerings, but even that I am not holding my breath on, however I do not have any vested interest if they never do, as I have the option of playing those titles on the PS4, so I tend to view things how they are, not how I hope they will be.