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)

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JoGam1590d ago (Edited 1590d 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,


WrAiTh Sp3cTr31590d 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.

xHeavYx1590d ago (Edited 1590d 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

dedicatedtogamers1590d 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.

Bzone241590d 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.

Kleptic1590d 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 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...

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CoolBeansRus1590d ago (Edited 1590d 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.

bicfitness1590d 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.

NegativeCreepWA1590d ago

Actually, if you have an android and don't pay for an internet package, the phone won't work.

Kleptic1590d 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, 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.

badz1491590d ago

Android phones won't work without internet? dude...stop spreading BS!

NegativeCreepWA1590d ago

If I don't pay for an internet package my phone is useless.

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Relientk771590d ago

Ok Microsoft your funeral

PS4 = The new PS2 aka beast console that's gonna destroy the competition

MariaHelFutura1590d ago

Kaz will take care of those who are uncared for...

glennco1589d 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-vegeta1590d ago

And ill stick to my PS4 a gamers true paradise.

Lucreto1590d ago (Edited 1590d 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

CoolBeansRus1590d 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_31590d 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.

Philoctetes1590d ago

I don't think this guy has a storied career in PR ahead of him.

OrangePowerz1590d ago (Edited 1590d 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.

Mr_Nuts1590d ago (Edited 1590d 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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