Submitted by edsmith1990 700d ago | opinion piece

Xbox 720: What We Would Like to See

Ahead of the next Xbox being announced on 21 May, here are five things it would be great to see from the new console. (Xbox One)

cl1983  +   700d ago
While I agree the kinect isn't for everybody, watching my nieces and nephew play their games with them is quite enjoyable.
RuleofOne343  +   700d ago
Plus it tires them out, helps put them to bed early without the consist nagging about staying awake a bit longer . trust me that device is great by me .
Ken22  +   700d ago
If that happens you easily just turn their crap off.Not that hard and send them off to bed.
Tapioca Cold  +   700d ago
So you would like to see more Kinect? Right on witwicky343, and cl1983 may your wish be granted.
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RuleofOne343  +   700d ago
Hey I have kids if Xbox has something for them to enjoy , am going to be a dad and go get it . Side note Xbox is the prefered console in our house & supported.

@ken trying not to be a RICHARD like my dad,beside if you think about it how much fighting can an individual put up when tired.
The_Infected  +   700d ago
Games! Games! Games! That's all folks:)

We maybe some other things as long as we get games first and foremost.
hellvaguy  +   700d ago
I would bet 1 million dollars that next gen consoles will have games.
VersaVulture89  +   700d ago
The most important question is will they show games at the reveal or will the event only be about the console.
1nsaint  +   700d ago
Besides the games, what i would like to see is mod support (like steam workshop)

Probably wont happen, for any console, but in my opinion that would be a killer feature.

Dont care much for kinect, alltough it was pretty fun when we played some games at a friends house, seeing everyone make a fool out of them selfs :p

If the kinect is mandatory, i hope they dont over do it, like wii did for some of its games requiring to use the motion controls
Knight_Crawler  +   700d ago
I feel Microsoft and Sony are making a grave error by omitting 4k support output - as prices of display panels are always going down I expect every other family to be able to pick up a big 4k TV for about 1.8K in 2 years or less. Hence they will take a big hit because of this or have to release a revised version of the XBOX and PS4 which does support 4k.

With fibre infrastructure rapidly rolling out in developed nations I expect 4k video streaming services to be widely available in 3 years time from today. Even Australia's gonna be all wired up, whilst this XBOX and PS4 won't be able to output such video streams in 4k.

They pulled this off with 720p and not supporting 1080p to this day, but I am afraid this time, time won't be as forgiving. There has been a rapid shift towards high DPI displays on all devices, we already have >1080p phones and tablets and releasing a console that only outputs a max of 1080p in 2014 is nuts.

Edit: At people saying that 4k tv's are too expensive and wont be mainstream anytime soon - Seiki has already announced they are releasing a 50" 4K TV for $1500 in the next few months. 4k is going to come faster than 1080p did.

Edit 2: The PS4 will not do 4k output just input.
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NegativeCreepWA  +   700d ago
Yeah, because Blu rays don't look good enough as is, and so many games are already running at 60 fps while displaying 1080p already. (note sarcasm)

I say lets actually worry about running at those specs, before worrying about lowering frame rates trying to do 4k.
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MonkeyNinja  +   700d ago
PS4 does support 4k output:




If the PS4 supported 4K res for games, either the games would look like @ss or the PS4 would cost a whole lot more to accommodate the price of the required video card.
Crazay  +   700d ago
who cares? the whole 500 people in North America who have the ability to run 4K? Big deal for the average consumer at this point in the game.
MonkeyNinja  +   700d ago
True, not many people own 4k TV. But what about in 4-5 yrs? Plus, Sony sells TVs. 4k TVs. So it makes sense for them to at least support 4k output.
GamersRulz  +   700d ago
PS4 will support 4K movies, what are you talking about?
hellvaguy  +   700d ago
Think he meant 4k games, not movies. But I mean, that's not going to happen this gen because only the latest desktops ($1500-2000+) can handle those resolutions for gaming.
Tapioca Cold  +   700d ago
I would like to see the rumours go away.

I would also like to see a the poor gaming journalists go away too.
Killzoner99   700d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
NegativeCreepWA  +   700d ago
A Bluray drive and specs to compete with the PS4.
NegativeCreepWA  +   700d ago
Sorry, I meant a eight track drive and specs to match the Wii U.
StrongMan  +   700d ago
I think I speak for everyone when I say we all want MS to stop putting features that are free everywhere else behind a paywall. This is the main complaint on Xbox forums and MajorNelson's blog.
duli14  +   700d ago
LOL at the people disagreeing with you. So people like paying for free stuff??

NVM I forgot how many people actually pay for XBL.
greenpowerz  +   700d ago
He's getting disagrees because people are paying to use MSFT's infrastructure and servers plus additional features. Sony bleeds money that is why PSN multi player is free yet at the same time Sony later released PS plus. In the past Sony used developer servers(don't know if that is the case now)On xbox you use MSFT's servers and built in services and features.

People pay it because they know it's a service with additional features built in. This troll is making it out like MSFT is charging people to simply use the internet(again) As if all those things XBL offers comes out of thin air and the server farms don't excist.

If MSFT offers the rumored petaflop game streaming service and adds some sort of incentive like free simple games and other freebies, being a painded service, that would allow MSFT to do a barebones type of free multi player(as long as there is a reason people wan't to pay and the revenue from them pays for the up keeping of a global infrastructure).

Come May 21st xbox gamers will see what they have been investing in over the last 8 years.

Most of all! he's getting disagrees because he tracks and trolls every Xbox article he can find waiting all day and night every day. He doesn't seem to eat, sleep, work, go to school, shower. All he does is troll probably with many accounts.
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ziggurcat  +   700d ago
@ greenpowerz:

"he's getting disagrees because he tracks and trolls every Xbox article he can find waiting all day and night every day. He doesn't seem to eat, sleep, work, go to school, shower. All he does is troll probably with many accounts."

i certainly hope you understand the irony of this statement, especially when you seem to do the exact same alleged thing in every sony/PS4 article.
bluepowerz   700d ago | Spam
VersaVulture89  +   700d ago
Also, I don't really agree with the "It's not working, no-one's interested, get rid of it" line of the article. While I do want a bigger focus on games this time around that don't focus on Kinect, Kinect is actually a good piece of hardware. I use Kinect a lot. Whether it's for exercise games or for Dancing with friends and even The Gunstringer, I've found use for Kinect. I understand that not everybody likes it, but to say that no one wants it is a little drastic.
Jek_Porkins  +   700d ago
Here is what I want to see at the reveal.
The Next-Box console.
The interface for the console when on.
Features for the next Xbox, Xbox Live evolution ect...
Some games, but save the surprises and huge games for E3.
Kinect 2.0 that works like the first Kinect should have.
Yes to used games
Yes to disc based backwards compatibility.
No major changes to the controller, improve the D-pad

At E3 I want to see the games baby! Let's see what all of those studios have been working on for the past 3+ years, melt my face with fast paces gameplay demo's!
nigelp520  +   700d ago

Kinect 2
Crappy 1st party lineup
no backwards compatibality
Always online
Ad3rs78   700d ago | Spam

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