Submitted by CoolBeansRus 813d ago | interview

E3 2013: The Xbox One Strategy (Stream)

Geoff Keighley questions Don Mattrick on the Xbox One's online requirements and the Microsoft's next-gen direction. *Interview filmed before Microsoft's E3 Press Conference.* (7:54) (E3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

JoGam  +   813d ago
Dear MS

I just want to wish you luck in your quest to find the true gaming console. As a word of advice, give the consumers what they want. Not what you think they need. Stop being stubborn and open your mind to the voice of gamers.

Till next Gen 2020,

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   813d ago
It's definitely worse than Sony's DRM which they won't include their first party games in this situation but they'll be allowing 3rd party publishers to determine their own guidelines for their games, but MS is doing it for their 1st party games.
xHeavYx  +   813d ago
That's how much M$ "cares" about gamers.
Don Mattrick's body language says it all.
1:55 he practically says "don't like always online? Keep your 360 then". I would say to those people "how about a PS4?"
3:15 he says M$ knew users would react negatively.
7:17 "The average internet connection is working the majority of the day" Yeah, like the troops overseas that you don't care about.
7:30 "You used to use your phone for calls only" Difference is that if my internet loses connection, I can still do pretty much everything, including the main thing it is built to do, phone calls
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dedicatedtogamers  +   813d ago
Actually, that's a bit of misinformation. 3rd party games won't have DRM either. 3rd party games have the option of including an Online Pass for their game, but Sony confirmed they are dropping online passes for all first-party PS4 games (since you're paying for PS+ anyway to play online).

Sony is not allowing 3rd parties to restrict used games.
Bzone24  +   813d ago
Allowing third party pubs the ability for online passes is restricting used games. Not to the extent Microsoft is allowing, but it is a restriction.
MariaHelFutura  +   813d ago
You're misinformed. The cat's out the bag.

Kleptic  +   813d ago
SCE will not impose future online passes on 1st party content...3rd parties are free to treat DRM on the PS4 the way they currently do, via online passes which need to be repurchased if sold to a new user.

yeah...that is DRM, and no one really loves it...but a huge difference between how the Xbox One handles it. Its also exactly how it already works, so its not really confusing, its already accepted, and is far from a problem for most users of current systems...

And this had to be the case...If sony told publishers they couldn't have any DRM policies in place, they'd simply stop making software for the system. MS tried to appeal to these 3rd parties by handling it all on their own...that backfired, obviously...especially when sony pretty much said 'if it isn't broken, why fix it?'

The other BS with this is MS fans throwing around how 'secure' the xbox one will be, and that his drm shat is somehow...good...?...The currently accepted work nearly flawlessly...I don't know where these people live, but to be able to burn a BD ps3 game and connect to the internet and play a game that you effectively stole...simply does not work...while yeah, you can crack a ps3 and get it to play some burned discs...you can not ever connect the system to the internet after that...piracy of console games, on both the 360 and Ps3, is nearly non-existent...whether anyone accepts it or not, the loss you take for cracking either system and getting a few single player games for free...seems so high i don't know why anyone would even bother...

DRM policy was fine...the only thing MS 'took to the next level' was something very much against only consumers...and its pretty obvious now, no one liked it...
CoolBeansRus  +   813d ago
This is crazy. He tried to compare a Xbox to a CellPHONE! If i dont get 3g i can still make calls, if i dont get internet i can't play THE GAMES I PAYED FOR?! This is unheard off, even in the PC community.
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bicfitness  +   813d ago
And even if you didn't pay your iPhone bill and your service was cut off, any non-online apps would still function. Apps that you likely paid $0.99 for. So two big distinctions: price and availability. Down M is a lunatic. I can't believe how far these execs have their heads up their own asses.
NegativeCreepWA  +   813d ago
Actually, if you have an android and don't pay for an internet package, the phone won't work.
Kleptic  +   813d ago
^no, its just most carriers won't sell you a smart phone at an 'upgrade' price without a data plan to go with it.

You can easily buy an unlocked android smart phone from amazon or where ever, and it'll work perfectly fine as a device to make calls over your existing plan, and you can just use wi-fi for internet connectivity whenever its available.

just pointing out, the device doesn't 'have to have' data access with your plan to use normal GSM voice connectivity...its just AT&T, Verizon, etc., don't want to be selling an extremely expensive device at a huge loss if you're not capable of possibly going over your limit...thats all...

the phone won't connect to the data network if your sim card isn't set up for it, though...so its not like you can steal data...but you very much can get a smart phone working in all other ways without a data plan.
badz149  +   813d ago
Android phones won't work without internet? dude...stop spreading BS!
NegativeCreepWA  +   813d ago
If I don't pay for an internet package my phone is useless.
Relientk77  +   813d ago
Ok Microsoft your funeral

PS4 = The new PS2 aka beast console that's gonna destroy the competition
MariaHelFutura  +   813d ago
Kaz will take care of those who are uncared for...

glennco  +   812d ago
Except the PS2 was a pile of rubbish just as bad as the 360. They lost a class action for crappy optical drives, where a large percentage of them failed. People were making a living from repairing them.

History lesson over
Majin-vegeta  +   813d ago
And ill stick to my PS4 a gamers true paradise.
Lucreto  +   813d ago
"If you're unable to stay connected, we have another product for you, and it's called the 360."

I don't even have words.

Won't give interviews with Gaming press but more than happy to the mainstream media

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CoolBeansRus  +   813d ago
Yes. That was a shocker for me too. He pretty much said, "oh well too bad for you". I almost had to check my ears a couple of times.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   813d ago
And does anybody knows if he suffers from Parkinson's Disease?

His head was shaking uncontrollably with every word.

And I can't believe they fired Dealwithit Orth when this guy pretty much said the same thing with the same attitude.

He basically said, Deal with it.
Philoctetes  +   813d ago
I don't think this guy has a storied career in PR ahead of him.
OrangePowerz  +   813d ago
I hate Mattrick, whenever he is on stage he has that smile that makes me want to punch him in the face and afterwards give him a kick in the balls. Great value for consumers my ass.

I would love to see a interview with him now from an outlet that asks actually difficult questions or at least his face during the Sony conference. That would have been priceless, one of the things a MasterCard can`t buy you.
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Mr_Nuts  +   813d ago
They will once they see the sales

I will never buy a Xbox One untill they remove all these horrible features and offer me the console without Kinect.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   813d ago
Guess ill stick to 360/PS3 and soon PS4.
DxTrixterz  +   813d ago
PS4 pros:
No every 24 hour checks
No always online
No single player used games restrictions
Better hardware
Better looking
Indie support
No-region locked
No kinect like thingy required
Share feature

X1 pros:
Dead Rising 3 exclusivity for now

PS4 cons
Up to publishers drm for online play
Paid PSN to play online
Probably will have higher game prices than now.

Xbox cons:
Everything else

Overall winner PS4 hands down.
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RiPPn  +   813d ago
You forgot user swappable hard drive as a pro

Share feature -- Microsoft copied this so not a pro

Paid PSN to play online -- can't be a con when the competition does the same thing.

Probably will have higher game prices than now -- why would you think this?

And yes this shouldn't even be a competition, but there are still dummies out there supporting this Microsoft abomination and the douche bags behind it.
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testerg35  +   813d ago
Share feature -- Microsoft copied this so not a pro

Really? You think MS was able to add this feature in a couple of weeks??

Paid PSN to play online -- can't be a con when the competition does the same thing.

LOL.. because the MS does it, its not a con? Typical way of thinking.
OrangePowerz  +   813d ago

MS might have had the share feature already there, but if not they had more then a couple of weeks. Sony announced the PS4 and showed the share stuff in February and now we have June. They only had to make a version that worked to show of at the E3 presentation aka doesn`t need to be a real one that works.

At least PSN+ people get DriveClub at launch so it practically pays for itself the first year and each month they have another game for "free". That beats what you get from MS (yes I know now 360 gold members also get some games) and Sony doesn`t have apps like Netflix behind the paid wall so you can still use those without having PSN+ unlike some certain other company that requires you to have a subscription for their online service to use a video stream service you already have a subscription for.
RiPPn  +   813d ago
@testerg35: When you're comparing 2 systems, naming the pros and cons one has over the other, you don't list the pros and cons of each irrelevant to the comparison. That's the point I was making dummy.
SquareEnixFan  +   813d ago
I was still considering getting an XB1 sometime in the future but the more this guy talks the closer I am to just saying forget it.
MemphisMayFire1993  +   813d ago
"Always Online or Get a PS4"
NegativeCreepWA  +   813d ago
I haven't had a console not hooked up to the internet since 2002, so is it really an issue.
NegativeCreepWA  +   813d ago
Sorry, I meant 2004.
MemphisMayFire1993  +   813d ago
Ive always had my Xbox 360 connected to the internet also but not everybody has the capability to be always connected. I could just as easily get an Xbox One but I'm going with Sony this generation because there are no obstacles preventing me from playing my games and the price point is phenomenal. Besides, I am desperate to try PS4 remote play on my Vita.
HurtfulTimez  +   813d ago
good lets just hope your services never go down or you move house etc.

my brother moved house and it has taken him 3 months to sort out internet connection and this was no fault of his own if that was me or you just imagine not being able to play your console at all for that period of time.

and just today my neighbor was having some garden works done and his (poorly)buried internet service got destroyed from the works and now he has to wait 2-3 weeks for an engineer. if he had an xb1 - no gaming for all that time! piss take!

my point is you may think your unaffected and ok now and that these policies may never affect you but you never know what can happen in the future...


"The same thing can happen with any service"

sorry but i couldnt think of an example or scenario where that applies :s
Im not being a dick i just want an example of what you mean - yes services fail and accidents happen but if my tv services fail i can still display films on it through console, i can still use it for what it was purchased for - displaying images for my eyes to see.

your buying a xb1 mainly online - so if your services did go down from bad luck or whatever reason you'd be ok with not being able to use your console at all not even single player?!

oh well each to there own i suppose!
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NegativeCreepWA  +   813d ago
The same thing can happen with any service, it's a risk I'm willing too take.

While I play single player games, I want a console that's focused on online play, MS has always been the one too push things in that area, I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with online gaming next gen.

I actually live in an area where broadband isn't available if I was too go a few miles in a few directions.
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KillrateOmega  +   813d ago
"If you're unable to stay connected, we have another product for you, and it's called the 360."
Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

He might as well have said: "Don't have a reliable connection? Too bad for you."
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CoolBeansRus  +   813d ago
I was laughing so hard when i herd him say that.
wenaldy  +   813d ago
BigBoss1964  +   813d ago
Mattrick: "Xbox has been created by gamers for gamers."

Gamers never asked for restrictions f**k you
OrangePowerz  +   813d ago
Or Kinect or for their console to turn into a cable box.
YNWA96  +   813d ago
Yeah, some BS this. I have no internet and I am outraged!
ceedubya9  +   813d ago
Man, even 2006 Sony wasn't this bad. Its like they want to destroy the Xbox brand.
d_dogg2007  +   813d ago
Just look the way they act compare to Sony! Never ever turn your back on your fans or consumers they are the ones who put you where you are and they are the ones that can also destroy you! THe consumer is always right not your greedy ass policies! Microsoft is a cancer to the game industry since its inception and should disappear they are not wanted! They have no heart for the game industry!
OrangePowerz  +   813d ago
Geoff "Did you expect the backlash?"
Don: "Absolutely"

Well done MS you handled the backlash very well that you expected, kudos.
SaxScrotumz  +   813d ago
So we will have a decade to enjoy the Xbox One games we buy before they close shop and move on to the next thing.
So will we be shit out of luck and have a bricked gaming console that can't play games?
tiffac008  +   813d ago
I debated this with baodeus & JeffGUNZ on another thread with the very same topic and I have to say these N4G members gave a more compelling arguement than what I just heard in the interview.
badkolo  +   813d ago
i wish the x1 was 700 bucks with 100 dollar games, so i wouldn't have to deal with any kids like i do here and on live and psn now
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NeloAnjelo  +   812d ago
No wonder the cancelled their E3 post briefings.

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