@tuxedocruise: We already know why we see mostly PlayStation QLs for console games. That's the dominate platform, that's most likely the lead platform, that's what the publishers wants you to see and that's what they get sent. That can change with the XB1X if it has enough horsepower to automatically outperform PS4/Pro, publishers might start sending XB1 games instead if they know the site's gonna present the game with the XB1X.
I'm just asking, as a generalist site, is that beneficial to a userbase that probably overwhelmingly has base PS4s. How many people are going to own an XB1X vs a base PS4? Let's says 1 out of 20, which I think is being super generous. Most people don't need hard numbers, just need an idea about how it runs and make sure it's not fucked up. Does it make sense for 19 out of 20 to have to go to Digital Foundry to see how it runs when you can just make it 1 out of 20? Especially when the guy with the XB1X is more likely to be the one that's nitpicky about performance. I'm raising the same question with PS4 vs. Pro.
If you don't care then the option is 1. You're fine with what their using now, which is the Pro.
Your thread title is misleading because it's very general and doesn't name any specific console ecosystem. So the general thinking is that you're asking PS4, XB1, PC and maybe Switch owners as well. But your poll choices are only for PS4, when a decent portion of QLs are on PC as well, which is usually where games perform and look their best.
The idea behind Quick Looks is that we get the GB crew to give us their initial reactions or impressions of a game at, or even before, its launch. GB can record and bang out QLs within the same day. Holding off a few days for recording QLs to contact publishers so they can get Xbox One copies of every game they Quick Look, so they can do XB1 X and PS4 comparisons is counter-productive to the spirit of QLs. And even then, not all publishers will send out multiple copies, so GB has to start financing every QL they do with $60 games, that will get really expensive, really fast. Digital Foundry has those funds because that's what they specialize in. I'd rather GB use those production funds to go into their more personalized content, such as Steal My Sunshine, Beast in the East, E3 night shows, etc.
As mentioned by other posters, if a game's performance is notably inferior, it will usually get mentioned in a podcast.
It's not that I don't care about how GB does Quick Looks, it's that they operate with more than just PS4 and PS4 Pro only. So I feel that the poll choices should reflect that.
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