Using a combination of reported rumors, anticipated features, and good old fashion business sense, OTL Gaming analyzes what to expect from the next Xbox.
If the rumours are true we can expect:
- Slightly less powerful than PS4
- Possibly blocking used games
- Constant online connection required
- Kinect 2, possibly mandatory (bundled)
- Strong focus on media features
- Usual suspects (Halo, Forza etc)
The rumor mill certainly doesn't paint a pretty picture, let's hope MS has something special up their sleeve.
Dont forget twice the ram and a bigger hd on the 720. Or we just doing bias differences?
knowing sony u can have ur own HD anyway like PS3 infact can probably use ur ps3 hard drive in ps4 wouldnt be suprised just back up ur data on something else and bam and I heard ps3 ram is faster but less and the final specs could have more but ofc everything from now till feb 20 is speculation and then more speculation until E3 for MS reveal.
I do like being able to use pc hd's in ps3 definitely. Im not sold on the rumored faster ps4 ram. As every pc builder knows is true, faster ram speed is still much slower than when you have double the amount. But not sure if that will hold true for ddr3 vs ddr5 ram. Mostly im just excited for smoothier and better high def experiences from next gen consoles.
also dont forget they want us to pay them for every little thing we do on their system...i mean seriously $156 a year just to watch netflix...u have $8 a month for sub x 12 months = $96+$60 for xbox live gold= $156
@hellvaguy: The reason more RAM tends to be more preferable than fast RAM is that capacity is the bottleneck. Games like Rage who was capacity bottle necked exibit far more pop-ins on PS3 than on Xbox 360, which again had more pop-ins than PC version if you had the rig for it. The question is, what do you need more capacity or speed? If you have enough RAM, then you want more speed, but if there isn't enough RAM, then no matter how fast your RAM is, it will be severely hampered because fetching data from optical disc drives is more than 10x slower. I suspect the faster RAM is unnecessary, and a eDRAM like design is much more preferable.
Love how u point out the negatives btw. You clearly didn't mention -Siri voice control -Windows 8 compatible (Imagine PC games being ported to the 720) yes that was rumored https://www.google.com/url?... -4 brand new unannounced Ips (possibly hardcore tittles) -8gigs of RAM -Overall bigger storage HDD capacity. Seems you've missed some.
it will have more ram! crytek tip m$ and they will add 1 geop bite of ram which it makes sense on why the next xbox name is xbox infinite ... for those who do not know 11024Brontotype= 1yb "1 geopbyte" is = 15267 6504600 2283229 4012496 7031205 376 bytes!
I expect: Blocked online games Always online XBL Gold increase to $70 a year Skpe added behind the XBL pay wall Less powerful than the PS4 100% focused on Kinect No new core IPs Halo 2 Anniversary at launch Forza 5 at launch Fable 4 the next year Gears 4 the next year Tons of Kinect 2.0 games
I really hope you're trying to be funny or are you really that delusional? And you wonder why us Sony fans get a bad name...
Iamerror I think he believes this. The response rumors created to counter the original 720 rumors/leaks were designed for this very reason(to make fanboys too hateful or stupid, to smear the xbox while boasting Sony to trick and confuse average gamers with delusional propaganda.
He's being hyperbolic, but not idiotic. Hate for M$ does come from good reasons.
This is how flame war starts. I don't really think xbox will block used games because if they do, it will be the biggest mistake.
As much i love my PS3 and i never owned a Xbox360 (i just played some exclusives) i still think you are just a blind fanboy.... never underestimate others. Atari did it, Sega did it, Nintendo did it, Sony did it, MS did it....... One more point, and what about "4 new IPs from MS", you wont mention that?
We can expect a great console that will take the industry by storm. Oh wait, i'm sounding like those usual N4G sony fanboys now...lol
I'd take any of these rumors with a mountain of salt... Here's an idea...let's stop the conjecture for a month or so, and wait until the actual announcement is made.
Can't happen. But I agree. Wait till Microsoft actually step out and give some details.
I expect some new IPs for the first year or two and then only sequels and casual games throughout the gen.
for the first time i will not be getting any of these consoles at launch, i want to see what pros and cons they both have. for example getting something simelar to the rrod, this gen i went with xbox but if they decide to stick with paying for xbox live i think ill go with ps4 this time round
I am also waiting 6-8 months to let the dust settle before even thinking of purchasing either of them.
Relying on Internet is dumb.
Expect to pay to play online. YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT
We all pay to play online, it's just that some people have to pay twice. Would be cool if MS comes up with a subscription based pay2win MMO for their next xBox:)
PS4 will be significantly more powerful than the next Xbox
Expect more exclusives as well, even after (rumored) new efforts from Microsoft.
Unless developers give Microsoft third party exclusives because the XBox blocks used game sales and the PS4 does not.
I might buy one. The DVR (of all things lol) really interests me. But I will have to wait for the list of games. Forza is an amazing racer to me JUST because of the cars. Gran Turismo just has too many cars that are just fillers and outdated. I can understand the classic cars and cars that are iconic, but why would they put a 2002 Yaris in the game? That's my only annoyance from my favoirite racing series. It felt to me like they ported too many GT3 and GT4 cars. Doesn't have the same "wow" effect as Forza
Microsoft will put the essence of Jesus into each console and when you turn it on it will bathe you in it's glow. It won't even have games as you will be already content with the power of the essence of Jesus.
So no DLC? Hard to believe.
Faulty Hardware again. Because those were the reason for millions of 360 console sales. Idiots to impatient to wait for there warranties and buying new consoles and Sku models everytime one launched.
Same problem with the PS3
Looking forward to actually seeing what Microsoft has to reveal about their next console, not rumors. I'd like some great games, looks like all of their developers are now working on the next Xbox, Black Tusk is working on 4 new core IP's, so obviously want to see what they have. Interested to see what the beast will be able to do.
Xbox will keep the thrown when the new consoles hit the shelves later this year (assuming that there are no delays). Their UI is an experience in itself, and makes using the Xbox fun. In terms of hardware and gameplay, I don't expect much of a difference between the two machines in the sense that processing speed will be similar. What we care about though is the online lag, which SHOULD be cut down with upgraded hardware (and hopefully better dedicated game servers). Xbox has always had better exclusives and I don't think that will change any time soon. The fact that they are eliminating used games is good! They are eliminating competition WITH THEMSELVES. Although consumers don't like this idea since they have to pay more out of their pockets, they will get a better return on their investment since buying new games will bring in more profit for producers, which will in turn lead to better quality games in the future (we'd hope). I'm very excited to see what these consoles have to offer but when it comes down to it, people want to play good games. The larger selection of games will open up more opportunity for consumerism and xbox takes that title.
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