For nearly two years, the Xbox Series S has been a worthy and more economical alternative to the Xbox Series X and even the PlayStation 5 as flagship consoles struggle to keep up with fervent fan demand. But, while the Xbox Series S is still an upgrade if you compare it to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, one developer thinks it’s the one holding back the current generation of gaming.
Lee Devonald, who works for Rocksteady Studios as a technical character artist, has been broadcasting his controversial thoughts on Twitter for the past few days.
In a since-deleted tweet, Devonald claimed that Xbox Series S is the reason WB Games Montreal capped Gotham Knights frame rates on consoles. Fans are currently angry over Gotham Knights’ as-yet-unconfirmed performance cap on PS5 and XSX. Devonald explained that cross-platform games force developers to consider the “worst performing”. Devonald went on to call the Xbox Series S “a potato”.
The senior developer says the Xbox Series S holds back this generation of games and says it’s not much better than a last-gen console. pic.twitter.com/evrnGqt9Zc
— THE RED DRAGON 🔺 (@TWTHEREDDRAGON) October 15, 2022
This is a perfectly understandable and relatable statement. It’s the same reason gamers want incoming games out of the PS4 and Xbox One as soon as possible. But these are thoughts best kept to yourself.
Devonald has since apologized for his scathing comments before quickly deactivating his Twitter account. Rocksteady Studios is now facing the possibility of being “cancelled” by fans.
We are curious to know what will become of Devonald following these revelations. We wouldn’t pass up Rocksteady or even Warner Bros. to fire him despite his significant contribution to the Arkham series over the years. Warner Bros. has tried to distance itself from problems in recent years. We’re pretty sure he wouldn’t want gamers to associate his games with the next big internet villain.
Speaking of Warner Bros., the legal team has their hands full right now as they do their best to contain Gotham Knights leaks ahead of the game’s release.
Rocksteady is currently working on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which will be released next year.