"There's No Real Difference Between Them"
The PS4 and Xbox One are currently locked in a bit of a pre-launch specs war, but to Resident Evil and The Evil Within creator Shinji Mikami, both consoles are basically the same. To develop for, at least.
Mikami discussed the rival machines in an interview with Edge Magazine [via TSA], suggesting that Microsoft's last-minute hardware upgrade has actually brought the consoles very close together in performance terms. “We only need one console," he said. Why do I have to make two versions of a game? And when Xbox One was first announced it had lower specs than PS4, but now they’re almost identical.
“So either will do.”
Both consoles are supposedly very similar in terms of architecture, and by the sounds of it, we hopefully won't see the wildly disparate multiplatform ports that have frequently released this generation (see also: Skyrim, Bayonetta). Though the PS4 definitely flaunts superior specifications on paper, and Microsoft continually makes vague promises about 'cloud power,' what ultimately matters is how much power developers can conveniently access and translate into bigger, prettier and more dynamic games.
We'll find out soon enough, and over what promises to be another long console cycle.