PS4Cheats' looks at why the Xbox One DRM and internet connectivity reversal by Microsoft will not help sway gamers already decided on the PS4.
MS just can't win!
The announcement changes everything. Its put the consoles on level pegging. Sure at the beginning the X1 is more expensive. But so was the PS3 at the beginning of this generation and look how well the PS3 has done. The features that the X1 had when it had DRM sounded incredible. Share list 1 time Disk Access games anywhere Day 1 releases Faster Downloads More MMOs But the world at the moment isn't ready for it. Once the Internet is fully available all around the world either via Fiber Optics or something similar. Then no one should care about it. But IMO Microsoft Future proof console is too far in the future for the current time. Its like releasing and Iphone Or Galaxy phone 10 years ago when phone connections sucked and there was no such thing as 4G. @WishingW3L So having a far more up to date LIVE with a better servers that will be easier to implement because it could be done every 24 hours. The day 1 release via the cloud would be better because it would be all games not just 1st party and some 3RD party. Which is all there is on the PS3 and the 360
Day 1 releases Faster Downloads More MMOs that has nothing to do with DRM or 24 hours check ins... Share-list wasn't even explained clearly. 1 time disc was stupid anyway, especially with an HDD you can't upgrade. -Access games anywhere You can already do that on PS3 (and hopefully on the PS4 too) where you have digital games and you can access them from any PS3 but you still need the bandwidth to download them. So if you're in a friend's house with a connection of only 4-10MB trying to download Uncharted 3 then good luck with that... A 20GB download will take hours.
Like the people at gamestop already said 3 days ago: Even without the DRM people won't buy into it because of the camera.
"Share list" You act like this is new. Remember when the PS3 had the ability to share an account and all it's content with up to five people? yeah they limited it, but at least it didn';t require a 24 hour check-in.
Destiny and Elder Scrolls online say hi.
As far as next-gen console MMOs go last time I checked PS4 was getting War Thunder, Planetside 2, Warframe, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV. Some with cross-platform play connectivity with PC. Also, Warhammer coming to X1 and PS4. "The world isn't ready yet?" I feel really bad for everyone living in your world.
I'm sick of saying this but people keep forgetting The PS3 was more expensive BECAUSE it was also a Blu ray player, they cost a fortune at the time. Then we have blu ray discs people mocked and laughed at, then years later we were lucky because some devs had trouble fitting games onto the Xbox 360 discs. Hell who knows how many games could of had more content but was held back because they couldn't fit it onto a dvd type disc. Sony was only thinking a head at the time, if the 360 wasn't around, people would of glady bought it. Point is the Xbox One does less for more
WTF else do some gamers want? no DRM but still want 10 users game sharing? you gotta to choose 1 and I think MS has gone the best path! I would've never buy the Xbone with the DRM but now I'm looking at it...interested! I seriously am!
Especally with all of the things they thought the customers wanted...the damage is already done.
So a website with PS4 in the title doesn't think the PS4 will lose? Haha, wow.
Not a bias opinion from a bias website at all
I know why, " The DRM people complained about is getting removed but so are the features it allowed. Opposing fanboys will use this as an excuse to criticize the system when it's no different now to the bandwagon they're riding."
Pleas tell me more PS4 Cheats Tell me how this awesome win for gamers changes nothing... One Eighty > . . .
yeah, because sony has never 180'd... - dual boot - PS2 BC in PS3 hardware - PSN plus required for multiplayer
That's true. But they learned their lesson. See what happened with the PS3? See the tone of the Sony E3 conference? They're so down to earth cause if they try to pull something like the PS3 unveil then they're toast.
they did pull something.. they are charging for psn multiplayer now... Every company will rape gamers if they get the chance.
That's something they pulled was the cause of people supporting Xbox Live this generation and paying for it. I mean MS can get away with it, why can't they right?
After they said that they believed multiplayer should always be free? That is known as a 180...
Yeah they are charging for MP but unlike XBLG you actually get your money back and more. With PS+ you get a ton of free games and not just 2 games from years back but games that dropped this year or even a couple of months back. Add to that look at XBLG you paid to play online but PS+ gets spectator mode for all games, play while you download a new game and uploud videos to Facebook/Ustream/Youtube/Twitt er and Im sure twitch tv will come as well. Its about options and content with services for price value and PS+ is a clear winner. Talking TV features as future proofing the XB1 is a joke because the newer gen of gamers dont really watch live TV any more...so what does it really bring to the table...cloud oh wait PS4 has cloud and had it 1st on PS3 begore 360. With Gaikia and PS4s cloud everything the XB1 can do it can but better because everyone seems to forget the PS4 has a 2nd chip for additional functionality and right now its background services but those will shift to cloud down the road which will free up even more power. One last thing to add PS4 has a more powerful GPU and superiour RAM and more of that RAM is free to use on games and versus less for XB1s on TV/Kinect UI or inflated OSs.
How else do you want Sony to keep improving and adding new features to PSN? shit ain't cheap.
No console maker stays #1 for longer than 1 generation, Microsoft your time is up and it will be the PS4 or steamboxes this gen.
Lol microsoft was never "#1" at anytime
None for longer then 1 generation? Nintendo and Sony both say hi. besides when was Microsoft ever #1 in the first place? Still agree though that its ps4 for certain this coming gen, specially worldwide.
Have to tell you sales for current gen world wide goes Wii Ps3 360 Ms has not once one a console generation. It is true that Xbox 360 sold way better than Xbox
Going off sales PC is #1 how many pcs have shipped with an 8800gt or better graphics card (minimum to play games)? Billions.
Hdshatter You are very wrong my Freind Even if billions of pc have sold and that maybe true if you count every pc ever sold not every one uses their pc to play games Then I guess you would have to break that number down into every new graphics card and all pc advancements in tech. Your argument might be more on point if new pc tech came out every couple years lime game consoles and not every few months. Pc gaming is pretty good no denying but there is a reason that consoles get the most attention from media to gamers to devs, remember a not long ago many people thought pc gaming was dead.
I would say taking Sony down from #1 to neck in neck is a major accomplishment. worldwide PS3 and 360 are 70 million each. gen before that, sony was 140 million. so who lost?
@IcicleTrepan Really takiing sony down to neck to neck? 360 out a year earlier. With the first launch of next gen consoles, the main reason with so many rrod. Was at a lower price point. Due to it not having blu ray or hdmi or wireless. Sure Sony came out slow of the gate, but man did it finish in full stride.
@IcicleTrepan I am sure ms feels the same as you " hey we did not sell more consoles then ps but at least they did not beat us as bad as they did last time. victory lap." and i bet ps3 has a longer life than xbox360 and the lead will keep growing. also last time xbox360 1 year head start and was cheaper. this time no head start and higher price and already way behind in sales if you look at the pre order numbers
Wait, a site with PS4 on it is saying bad things about the Xbox1?? No way? N4G readers, of course will eat it up. :) Sorry I got to try this out: 180>4>1
Why no matter what MS does, there will still be negative articles on N4G for stupid petty crap, would have been a better title.
You guys above joking about the name of the site are correct, but I hope you say the same things when a more MS biased site says similar things about PS4. The hypocrisy on N4G goes both ways.
I am still on the fence and will decide at gamescom, but this has been like this here for years. The fanboys here are so far past delusion that they are actually now talking about how DRM wasn't all that bad and MS should kept it, after outcrying about it the day before.
No see we the sony fans are just sheep not like the always fair and balanced ms fanboys it won't take you much looking to see how ms and Nintendo fans treat sony fans poorly but get all upset when the table is turned on them
Sheep? Half of you Xbox supporters are so full retard that you accepted the DRM! It wad so bad that MS removed it, yet you still supported it! That's the blindest fanboy in history right there. Anyone who accepted the DRM or apologized for it, instantly forfeits the right to cry fanboy, because by definition, you are the epitome.
@SpinalRemains i hope you realize that i was being sarcastic when i said ms fanboys where fair and balanced.
PS4 cheats? Nuff said site it's totally biased
Honestly, I don't see how the X1 can compete. They're both releasing around the same time, and the PS4 is cheaper. All the DRM doesn't help either. The PS3 came out a year later and still outsold in every country except America, and the UK. I expect the PS4 to outsell in UK. And in America, who knows. I think the sales in America will be a lot closer this time around.
Lol you guys are funny the facts are still out there ps4 already won twice heck ps4 got sould out around the world on amazon while xb1 only got sold out in the uk heck the ps4 even out sold xb1 in the uk as well and your calling us fanboys huh thats funny because your no different if your defending xb1 without knowing the 100% details of xb1. Look at all the positive feed back that sony has gotten with the ps4 and look at all the xb1 hate from consumers and critis that too is a factor that ps4 has won. Even 360 fans went to sony i think thats proof enough that sony still has an advantage over ms. And no im not talking as a sony/ps fanboy here im talking about the facts that are out there.
Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. Both systems will be great and I expect the PS4 to come out on top at the end but with this change by MS, I expect it to even the gap by a lot. Final Worldwide gross: PS4: 110 million Xbox1: 90 million Wii U: 45 Million
Its still to soon who will be the victor by the end of the year but as of now the ps4 is winning and its getting more positive feed back.
As one would put it " We just saw a beautiful digital download future where finished games could be resold/given to friends and entire game libraries could be shared across the country sacrificed at the alter of physical media. Can’t even understand why anyone would buy digital downloads now that they have no ability to be shared or resold like disc copies. And even people buying discs lose because now they have to swap discs every time they want to play a game." Why Ms..Why
I personally will be buying many games digitally, especially the ones I want to keep. I have zero interest in hanging out with fellow gamers at a midnight opening for a big release. Maybe it's from 5 years of managing a game store and being on the other side of the counter.
Trust is hard earned and easily lost. Just like market share and consumer confidence. New policies don't erase the fact that Microsoft attacked gamers rights of ownership and could have destroyed console gaming as we know it forever had it succeeded. That kind of attack cannot go unpunished.
To be honest I dont care if Microsoft cares about me. They arent my friends! They get my money, I get their console, we both win. Im not dating microsoft so i dont give two f*
It's OFFICAIL , Microsoft Will Drop DRM restrictions ! Remmber : You heard it from Me First !
Sorry but, Microsoft beat you to it.
Oh silly Microsoft =)
It's true that it doesn't change anything as far as the consumer and true gamer who wouldn't take all the bs M$ spews forth and brings. Sony is dev and consumer focused. Playstation is still by far the dominant platform for gamers. 1. Far better value to the consumer. M$ will be making almost $250 profit for every Xbone sold. Sony will only be makin $25 profit for every PS4, and it's being sold for $100 less at launch! 2. The PS4 is far more powerful. 3. No camera requirement. 4. More exclusive, varied, exciting, superior games. 5. Exclusive content. 6. No online requirement (not even to set up your console) 7. Better controller. 8. Remote play. 9. Playstation app. 10. PS+. 11. Gaikai. M$ 'cloud computing' is just a marketing gimmick to trick idiots into thinking it actually means anything. A way to trick idiots into thinking that it somehow makes up for their incredibly inferior product. Maybe in the future it could mean something, however Sony even stated that they could easily do 'cloud computing' as well. lt's simply not something that's relevant in our day in age... I could literally go on forever as to why only a fool would buy an Xbone. Sony is completely pro consumer and pro developer. They gave the people what they want with the PS4 with no bs, lies, misleading statements, etc. All M$ is doing right now is a petty and pathetic attempt at damage control. They saw the pre-order sales figures and analyst predictions and pissed themselves. They just want your money. They don't care about making you happy. Open your eyes to the truth Xbots. Swallow your 'pride' or whatever the heck it is that's keeping you tied to M$.
Microsoft will be doing damage control up until the Xbox1 launch, not a good thing when your expecting your console to have decent sale numbers.
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