Studios Asking Xbox To Drop Xbox Series S Requirement, Dev Says; System Has Become “Albatross”

A game developer has claimed that “many” studios are trying to drop a requirement that their games have to launch on the Xbox Series S.

As reported by VGC, VFX artist Ian Maclure responded to a post from Jeff Gerstmann, formerly of Giant Bomb, who said he believes the “‘Series S is holding back next-gen games’ argument seems really broken to me.” Maclure, who worked on Xbox Series X|S title I Am Fish, responded to this to explain that a number of developers actually do want the Series S requirement dropped.

“It might sound broken, but the reason you are hearing it a lot right now is because MANY [sic] developers have been sitting in meetings for the past year desperately trying to get Series S launch requirements dropped,” wrote Maclure.

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Author: Oisin Kuhnke