Moon Studios CEO, Thomas Mahler, has created quite the stir in the gaming community when he said that the PS4 Pro was "half-assed" compared to Microsoft's incoming Xbox One Scorpio, but now it looks like Mahler has apologized for his comment and says that it wasn't his intention to anger anyone. Hopefully his apology would appease some gamers who remain loyal to the PS4.
Mahler posted in NeoGAF, clarifying that he thought that what he said was simply an innocent comment. He also admits that using the words "half-assed" for the PS4 Pro wasn't the nicest way of putting things, but he also isn't a native English speaker, so some of the things he says could come out as quite rude.
Mahler then goes on to write, "I'm just a [developer] who loves games and take part in these passionate discussions (smiley)... Sorry if I offended anybody, wasn't my intention!" Then again, some people still seem to agree with what Mhaler had to say about the matter.
PS4 Pro Is A 'Half-Assed Upgrade'
In Mhaler's original post, he writes about how the Xbox One Scorpio is actually a "full blown next-gen machine" and not just a "half-assed upgrade" that the PS4 Pro is. He also praised the console for getting backwards compatibility for other Xbox games, unlike the PS4 Pro.
Of course, it's still possible that Mhaler could be talking with some bias against the PS4 because his company, Moon Studios, made the game Ori and the Blind Forest, which is an exclusive for the Xbox. Then again, it's possible that his true intention when commenting on the upcoming consoles was simply lost in translation.
As of now, a lot of gamers are anticipating the release of the Xbox One Scorpio, which is said to be an upgrade on the Xbox that is powerful enough to play games in 4K resolution. The system is expected to be showcased this coming E3 2017 which starts on June 13-June 15.