Xbox One, Microsoft's next-gen gaming console, will not be getting an upgrade from 8GB to 12GB of RAM. There's been a bit of confusion on this point ever since the company's product planning manager Albert Penello discussed the Xbox One specs on NeoGAF.
Here's what he said:
I would like to pose this question to the audience. There are several months until the consoles launch, and [as] any student of the industry will remember, specs change.
Given the rumored specs for both systems, can anyone conceive of a circumstance or decision one platform holder could make, where despite the theoretical performance benchmarks of the components, the box that appears “weaker” could actually be more powerful?
I believe the debate on this could give some light to why we don’t want to engage in a specification debate until both boxes are final and shipping.
The internet, naturally, began crafting rumors regarding a RAM upgrade, to which Penello took to Twitter to debunk.
Hey, at least the GPU got a boost.