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Xbox Reveal Was Hardware Focused, But More Games Wouldn’t Have Hurt

Microsoft revealed their next-gen system, the Xbox One, earlier today. And despite saying a lot about the hardware and showing some new features, the event seemed to lack games news.

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dedicatedtogamers1103d ago

What aspects of the reveal were "hardware focused"? We actually learned very little about the capabilities of the hardware. I would say it was more "operating system focused", since that took up 80% of the conference.

M-M1103d ago

I really wish they would have given us some of the console specs, and not just how many cores it has, and the amount of RAM.

Freak of Nature1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

It is pretty clear why they avoided giving up more specs.... As a get all console owner I am still pulling for them, but some things are off as of now...No Backwards Compatibility? Internet is required for playing? Used game sales need a full priced license? Used game sales only through Microsoft's own online service????

And just what are the 15 exclusives in year 1? I certainly hope it is "not" the list below. I would hope it would be all hardcore, but get this feeling it will be more like the list below...

Forza 5
Gears of War 4
Halo 5
Rare game
Quantum Break
Black Tusk Game
Fable 4
Ryse

A couple Kinect Exclusive's...
And about 5 XBLA exclusives...

badz1491103d ago

They meant by putting the console on the stage all the time, then sure...I guess it was "hardware focus" because other than THAT, I think it was more a TV focus!

Munky1103d ago

Totally agree with you. They should of focused less on the tv aspects and more on the actual hardware, I don't think they even mentioned anything about the GPU for frig sakes. As far as games are concerned, I hope MS blew its load in regards to services and UI (wishful thinking) and use E3 to focus 100% of the 15 new games they quickly mentioned.

Grap1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

what hardware? all i watched is a remote TV which none of the world can watch it outside US

Anon19741103d ago

I don't know which was more disappointing, the absolute focus on TV features no one asked for or the awful gaming news that leaked out after the reveal. No BC? Used game sales require full priced license? Internet required for play? Used game sales only through MS's own online?

I loved my Xbox, I had issues with my 360 but was keeping an open mind as an avid gamer and developer, but this was just a nightmare. In my opinion, Microsoft just handed next gen to Sony simply because Sony isn't restricting used game sales or requiring an internet connection.

Enemy1103d ago

All we got was this heavily modified cable box that can play games.

rainslacker1103d ago

This conference was services focused. Games took a backseat, and the actual hardware was barely discussed.

When he said "lets see that again" after showing the task switching demo at the beginning, I thought to myself "WTF", your showing us multi-tasking...something we've been doing on PC for over 20 years now. Oh...we can use our voice. Something Siri has been doing for quite a while as well. If what your showing isn't awesome the first time, doing it twice isn't going to make it any better.

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ltachiUchiha1103d ago

I honestly think the sony reveal caught microsoft off guard but sony was definitely ready to showcase its reveal because they actually had games ready for it. In response microsoft seen that they had to showcase their own system to try an convince gamers why they should buy the Xbox One instead. Problem is if your going to reveal your system atleast make sure you show off some games that you can only get on the Xbox One. Instead microsoft put most of their money & faith in 3rd party games such as Call of Duty to showcase their system. All I know is they hurt themselves more then they did help themselves. They have to bring it to e3 or else sony & nintendo will drown them with their 1st party offerings. Wake the fu** up microsoft.

Tetsujin1103d ago

I'd also like to add the crowd response on PlayStation 4 was far more energetic, more positive, and far more interested in what was next; on the Xbox side it seemed the energy wasn't there, and they were trying way too hard to focus on what the OS can do and less on how it can really benefit gamers as a whole.

I'd argue the conference was more of a "grasping at straws" event; outside showing the console they really had nothing else there that catered to the crowd outside a few diehards.

rainslacker1103d ago

I felt the same way. Sony's conference was all about how their new features effected game play and the gamer. MS conference was about some cool interactive proposal, which ultimately doesn't really affect gamers in the least.

Extra features are great, I'll never say I don't want something extra, but without a compelling game library what's the point. Particularly since some competing product is going to come along much cheaper soon enough...possibly from the cable companies themselves.

ziggurcat1103d ago

yeah, games... and less draconian software "features."

DivineAssault 1103d ago

Theres probably a lot of hurt ppl on the net right now so ill try & watch my what i type but damn, MS got the game EFFFFFD up! What if some ppl dont like tv & sports? I like boxing & ufc but i dont want that $400+ to watch it! i was expecting more from them & thats not saying much.. I know E3 will have more software but sony will have way more attractive games..

HyperBear1103d ago

Well, to Microsoft's credit, they did show the Console, Controller and Kinect 2.0 altogether and in great detail. But once again, they focused on how Kinect can be apart of your everyday life instead of showing live gameplay demos with devs using the new controller on stage.

Would of rather seen 1 demo using the new controller then the Kinect demos.

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