If its that hard to dev for X1 why are games coming out for both platforms from the exceptions of exclusive games. Big companies like the one you mention Konami is putting MGS on both platforms.
Now I am not a very smart man just an average consumer this is probably why I went for more bells and whistles than hardware. You seem like a smart guy, let me ask this.
If 720p is lesser than 1080p wouldn't 720p be cheaper to make than 1080p in terms of resources by a company. If this is true, and the 720p MGS and the 1080p MGS sell at the same price. Wouldn't Konami gain more profit from selling MGS for X1.
Also, I think X1 offers more for dev to do with controllers and other things to make the experience unique to X1 which will have richer features.
An example is while playing Ryse: Son of Rome. I am able to yell out "FIRE" and my archers fire. I seem to like unique features like this. Not sure of MGS will include.
To me this is a unique experience that can only be experienced with the X1; while PS4 only offers better graphics not gameplay. Unless graphics is game play (and some will feel this way). I'd rather play with a hot girl than see a better picture of a hot girl, I'm just saying.... totally irrelevant though but the thought came up.
I love Xbox. I love the way Xbox One has such possibilities. It is nice to see the Kinect in action on this way you said. But Bad press (developers and Media) is bad press. It is hard to Microsoft, specially on the start receive such News. Their team has good intentions, even the original DRM was nice, but bad PR contaminated everything. And now the "resolutiongate" is destroying the belief on MS. The resolutiongate is even keep the discussion away from gaming (XONE has better games and will have Titanfall - the ony true next gen game) and from the possibilities of its console. Then, in order to solve this bad press, they need to fix it soon. I spent 2 hours discussing how could eSRAM output 1080p games on XONE to a couple of friends last week. Then, Today I got this bad news. Every single game that is not on pair to PS4 is a bad press for MS. We need to deliver at least the same resolution. You can have some details better on PS4, but resolution is the most basic thing. On this generation, 1080p might be the norm, not the exception. It is cheap to buy a 1080p TV (led or even lcd). We expect that.
Talking about developing. Today, to developer for XONE is harder than PS4. Because the eSRAM is not easy. I like to say that MS won the generation before, offering a easy way to developers on Xbox 360 (GTA V is clearly better on 360) than PS3. Now we followed the wrong way, but we can fill the gap, offering solutions to developers, instead of arguing: that we can't notice the diferences or that Xbox is a hub of media (all empty excuses). They need to look forward and solve it. The gap is not big, but it seems bigger as long the press is relating different resolutions between the games.