And also more expensive. It better be better.
I believe you mean AOTS. That game is essentially a pet project of AMD for what amounts to benchmarking purposes, to make the RX 480 look much better than it really is. I've not seen anyone talk about what the actual game is like. Zen not working well on it was ridiculous, given that little tidbit. A patch like this was obviously going to happen.
Anyway, the 8-core FX also beaten out the i7 back in the day, but there is no denying that it is significantly more difficult to program for multithreading. The vast majority of workloads are still single-threaded, and if you want them to spread across cores, youd need significantly more engineering time, which translates to more cost.
If that's indication of anything, programs and games will increase in price and/or development time just for catering AMD users.
They didn't. The hype train promised Skylake or Kaby Lake-level single-threaded performance, or gaming performance, while having additional cores as an advantage. The hype train promised that a similarly-priced Ryzen would beat 7700K in all areas. Turns out, the 1700 was pretty much a disappointment at only 3 GHz.