Yeah, most of that information sounds pretty cool besides the Kinect stuff. That's fucking creepy.
My stance haven't changed. What it does sound like is that they are losing any possible price advantage over the ps4. People say that multiplats won't show any of the ps4 extra power than the 720's version, for MS sake, they better hope that's true.Quote:
Mandatory kinect - No thank you. Now kindly fuck off. Another thing to drive up price.
Mandatory installs - I wonder how many GB's this is going to eat up being that games will ship on blu-ray? I can see this filling up pretty damn fast.
Multitasking while playing a game - Was expected. Comes off as a bonus to me. Nothing that will make or break my purchase decisions.
Controller - I prefer the dualshock with my snap on triggers than the 360 controller. So the newer design is welcomed.
Companion App - Mehh...
Specs Nothing really new.
More like they want to gather usage statistics to sell to marketers. MS is making a grip off advertising this gen and can use an integrated Kinect to maximize user rapage.
Don't shoot the messenger.
If they are cheaper and more importantly don't have the atrocious failure rates of this gen, then I'm happy.
Just awful decisions by MS this time around. Before all the specs and info came out I was definitely buying a 720. That slowly went down to maybe, to no go. Hopefully this is a lot of rumors and MS will show they are smarter than this but I guess we will just have to wait and see. As it stands now MS is tanking from the start for next gen.
I'm guessing they think every 3rd party dev will put heavy focus into kinect features.
One thing I will say for sure is that we will see a lesser gap of graphics/physics/sound between PC and consoles...partially due to the fact that as generations are passing by, we're seeing less and less develoeprs fully taking advantage of technology (on all platforms) and some either don't have a choice (if they want the old-school feel) and some don't need to and people would still buy their games...
But also partially that even PC game development is slowing down, you don't need an 8GB system (much less the highest specs) to play the latest game.
Sony proved they could handle Move titles along with serving their core audience. MS has failed to do so in the degree that Sony has and I'm that's not something I want to take a risk on.
I also want to include the price advantage the 360 had over the ps3. MS cut into market and made their brand known but with the PS brand is still stronger. I'm basing that off of the ps3 costing more and moving more units outside of 2 years while they shared the market together. In 06'/07' and in 08'/09' was the only years that MS sold more than the ps3. This is why I don't understand why they are even risking giving up any advantages.
*And for the folks thinking I have some sort of agenda, I don't. I'm speculating purely off how this gen is ending and off the rumors as of late. Also off how Sony has handled the psvita.*
Another thing that could be forcing Sony to come out with a much less expensive PS4 is that it is very possible that the next XBox could be "cheap" and come loaded with a ton of optional subscription services. The idea being that you would spend 1-200 for the machine itself and contract IPTV as well as Live subscriptions.
That way, MS has a residual revenue stream off after the sale of the machine irrespective of game sales. The gamer was never MSes target audience with the XBox to begin with. MS simply saw Sony strap a games machine to a DVD player and trojan horse its way into over 150 million homes with the PS2.
What we are seeing is the end-game. The "always connected" user tracking device they have dreamed of for well over a decade. They don't want to be the next Playstation, they want to be the next Time Warner.
Ring any bells? Why else would a game console come with a standard 500GB HDD out of the box? It's not for just games. It's a DVR.
Dang, Durango is looking awesome as fuck, and so is Orbis. Gonna be an awesome gen! Can't wait to get both machines on day one.
I think it will be even more awesome if Sony can put the Microsoft threat to bed once and for all by simply sticking to what the gamers want.
From what I'm hearing, that's what the developers are being told the baseline model of the Durango will be.