The funny thing is that pretty much everyone said that it was completely bogus, and would do literally nothing; change nothing.
There would b a few morons saying it would help it match the PS4s GPU output, which is BS. Then there was the occasional people that thought it would help developers to achieve more parity between the two on multiplats, which apparently has been happening already since they released the new SDK with the 10% unlocked (said by a couple of different devs when giving feedback on the SDK).
More or less I think this topic was made to say..."haa haa, told ya so!"
There will be benefits to the API. That's a gaurentee. Phil said what he said as to bring the hype level down, but bring it down in a way that it doesn't crush the hype, just deflate it some. Which is good, because with how the hype level was, come release people would have way too high of expectations and end up feeling betrayed yet again like a whiny child.
Him saying that was a good thing. --- ASUS p8h61-M (Rev 3.0) | Intel CORE i3 2100 | 8GB Dual-Channel DDr3 | 500GB HDD | 600w PSU | nVidia GTX 770 4GB GDDr5