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Microsoft Reorganization Official, Splits Xbox One OS And Hardware

Game Informer - As we suspected earlier this morning, Microsoft has made its reorganization official. CEO Steve Ballmer has sent an email to staff titled "One Microsoft," in which he details the new way the business will be operated. (Microsoft, PS Vita, PS3, PSP)

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ala_767  +   944d ago | Well said
Microsoft is going through a hard day!
Cam977  +   944d ago
Yes they are, I wonder how this'll play out later on when the ONE launches. However, this may be good for them, the article, however, states it won't.
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Coltrane_C  +   944d ago
Can you not read?
Letros  +   944d ago | Helpful
@Cam977 "can someone explain what this reorganization means"

MS has had issues in the past with teams working and communicating together, this reorganization is focusing on a structure within to alleviate that, and harmonize their product teams instead of pointing guns at one another. It's actually a good day for MS as a whole, don't mind the ignorant trolls.

On top of that check out the Lumia 1020, big day for Nokia as well.
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DiRtY  +   944d ago
It is nonsense.

MS is restructuring the company and they are doing this on a pretty high level.

The shares are actually up 1.35% today.
dedicatedtogamers  +   944d ago
Hopefully this will allow faster development for games and a bigger focus on core games.

The downside is that the two people in charge of Xbox have virtually no gaming experience. Julie-Larson Greene formerly headed up the Windows Division and now she's in charge of hardware (Xbox One, 360, Surface, etc). And she's also in charge of all games, music, video, basically all multimedia on those devices. The other guy is Terry Myerson who is in charge of OSs (and I'm assuming the X1 OSs, too)

So instead of a dedicated Xbox boss who reports directly to Ballmer, we have an "all in one" division that covers games, music, movies, hardware, TV, etc.
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mewhy32  +   944d ago
Well I feel like this was going to happen even before the big xbone debacle. I agree that change can be good and bad at the same time. It was clear that they needed a change when they tried the DRM thing. That clearly showed that they had no idea what their customer base really wanted. Also the heavy incorporation of tv into the xbone shows that they still don't really understand what their customers want. Change will be good and hopefully get them back on track.
jimbobwahey  +   944d ago
Nice, the lady responsible for running Windows into the ground and absolutely zero background in the gaming business is now in charge of the Xbox brand.

This is going to suck for Xbox One fans but oh well.
Godmars290  +   944d ago
Given MS's reported history, pointing guns at each other has been SOP almost day one. Hard to believe that that's going to change easily, or that its really going to effect how they conduct themselves outside the company. That they aren't still migrating from a product to a service based business model, which really doesn't provide that much service. Wants and expects to make a profit from every service they can provide.
torchic  +   944d ago

having the Xbox Hardware & Software divisions split is actually a very good idea.

because now the hardware team can design hardware which they think will define the future SEPERATE from the software team, who will also design OS and features which are core to what they think is important to the needs of the present and future.

then after the intial design stages the two teams will converge and simultaneously shape the next Xbox.

this is much different to what most probably happened to the Xbox One

Xbox One was IMO the result of the software people dictating the direction of the console leaving the hardware team to build their ideas around those.

it's essentially how Apple go about their business, and to a somewhat lesser extent how Mark Cerny designed the PS4.
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Gasian  +   944d ago
@letros Off-Topic but does Nokia's new phone have earth devastating technologies or no?
Syntax-Error  +   944d ago
Not really a hard day, but a step in the right direction. With Steve Ballmer at the helm he will be able to readjust what Mattrick did before his departure. I think they will surprise everyone at the conference with the new revamped outlook.
badz149  +   944d ago
kinda ironic, no? the email was titled "One Microsoft" and the console is XBOX "One" but nothing about the console is even "One" to begin with!

the console is a 'TWO' because Kinect 2, which is a mandatory hardware is a separate device. since launch, there has never been 'One' synchronized explanation regarding their own policies as different people said different things and now even the ecosystem itself is separated between hardware and software. smh
miyamoto  +   944d ago
Even in company reorganization Sony is being copied...One Sony says hi XD


Oh this is so entertaining. ROFL!
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warewolfSS  +   944d ago
It's business. It's a business. You know why there aren't any reports about all of Sonys internal doings. Because Xbox fanboys aren't lunatics, hellbent on hating a company.
Marked  +   944d ago
This has to be one of the more delusional statements this week. All fanboys are lunatics....same thing as a religious fanatic.

My friend you are as simple as a black and white cartoon ;)
Angeljuice  +   944d ago

You're doing a pretty good job of proving otherwise!!
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dp277407  +   944d ago
Whatever, when Sony had to sell some assets or do anything to restructure it was on here. People talk about Sony fanboys on this site and honestly I see more hate from Xbox guys just cause whoever you backed "lost" in the end doesnt mean you have to come in here and be idiots. I have all the systems but I stil like Playstation better but Its stupid too think I won't buy something just because Sony has a product out.
first1NFANTRY  +   944d ago
cry more loser. either deal with the change in wind or move along. this site was way worse during the 360 fanboy era back in 2006-2010.

funny how when the tables are turned the lil xbros all of a sudden are crying in every article about sony fanboys this and that. besides sony fanboys aren't the only ones displeased by M$'s attempt to screw the gamer.

don't cry because people won't side with your beloved monopolizing corporation.
ALLWRONG  +   944d ago
"This has to be one of the more delusional statements this week."

This is N4G and his comment is spot on, get out of denial. Who you trying to fool on this site?
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BlackTar187  +   944d ago
Warewolf the irony in your posts on the thread is almost suffocating
Kleptic  +   944d ago
"Xbox fanboys aren't lunatics" -An Xbox fanboy


"Terrorists aren't lunatics" -A Terrorist
S2Killinit  +   944d ago
why are you bringing up PS fans?
KwietStorm  +   944d ago
Internet newborn, you must be.
iamgoatman  +   944d ago

"this site was way worse during the 360 fanboy era back in 2006-2010."

Ha! Moving the goal posts again I see. This site was a Xbox fanboy haven in 2010 you say? Now that is funny.

Give it a month and you'll be saying back in 2012 this place was overrun with Sony haters. Give it a rest already.
Kryptix  +   944d ago

Sony did something similar splitting their entertainment and electronic divisions. The reason is because their electronic division (televisions, mp3 players, etc) was holding the entertainment division back. (Playstation, movies, music, etc) Any positive change is welcomed, people just don't like it when a company fails to deliver. Everything Microsoft did in the past few months have stuck with us, so it's not our fault that it's still fresh in our minds because it was really that bad. But if this helps Microsoft show they can do much better in the future, then that's a positive. It's funny how you say Xbox fanboys aren't lunatics and suggesting Sony fanboys are when really though...Microsoft fanboys are currently the most delusional bunch here with the cloud and not realizing Microsoft tried screwing them over in the past months. The reason they keep getting attacked is because they won't accept the truth.
oof46  +   944d ago
I see a lot of pots and kettles in the house.
Marked  +   944d ago
To me this sounds like layoffs pending. Well we see the console not doing as well....lets merge two departments and layoff employees in the confusion.

I would be paranoid to work for microsoft for the next few years.
warewolfSS  +   944d ago
Your a Sony fanboy, your paranoid already.
Marked  +   944d ago
What do I have to be paranoid for? I do most of my gaming on PC and I have no money invested in MS or Sony. The only thing I have to lose is respect for nitwits like yourself
JBSleek  +   944d ago
They are at record highs I think they will be fine.
Marked  +   944d ago

I hope so. When large corporate companies have investors to please. Employees and their families see the brunt of the burden.

I've worked for several companies that restructure a few months before closing satellite offices and trimming extra fat.
Ron_Danger  +   944d ago
@ warewolfSS

- you're
Death  +   944d ago
This is hardly a restructuring. The Entertainment and Devices Division has always included Xbox, Zune, and any other piece of hardware. If Surface is underperforming, it would make sense to include it with the same group as Xbox which generates a profit for the company. That is why EDD was created in the first place. Zune needed to have it's losses offset.

Microsoft was never a hardware company. They are evolving with the times to keep profitable. By selling hardware under the Microsoft brand they have more control over their vision instead of relying on partners to do it. Their goal is to have all hardware connected to make everything more seamless. This is a good fit for their strategy.
Syntax-Error  +   944d ago
Layoffs? For what? They aren't in financial trouble they are restructuring the company. Mattrick leaving left a few chinks in the armor. Plus they are doing damage control before it affects the brand
Cueil  +   944d ago
no... it's a bottom up approach... this puts leadership in direct control of every major area and will allow for units to move independently from each other while still moving towards the same goal... also we'll have a clearer picture on who's in charge of what and people who screw up will be easier to point out.
Rhythmattic  +   944d ago
Mmmm.... this got me thinking...

I wonder what would've happened if Matrick was still there?

Would've his position be redefined and in effect result in him being demoted?

I wonder if Matrick saw this coming,
or MS held of until his departure
or if its just coincidence?
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Godmars290  +   944d ago
Self inflicted.
MizTv  +   944d ago
It never ends with xboxone.......
jc48573  +   944d ago
wow, they should've done that years ago.
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bligmerk  +   944d ago
Split the OS from the hardware, hahaha, good one, right at the time XBone uses a Windows 8 kernel and Xbox GameOS running as virtual machines tied together by the hypervisor. Which just happens to need 3GB of dedicated RAM space compared to the PS4 just-one GameOS needing 1GB of dedicated RAM space. Oh, this just gets better and better, lol!
showtimefolks  +   944d ago
hopefully this will mean better communication with their consumer and end result being better products overall
CommonSense  +   944d ago
How does this translate to a "hard day?"

you people are such idiots. really.

you want to hate MS so much that you will find fault in literally anything they do. it's incredibly childish.
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ShadowGhost  +   944d ago
Didn't Kaz Hirai name his restructuring Sony one? Looks like Ms just loves using word one, lol. Still good for Ms though.
Animal Mutha 76  +   944d ago
Wait for it......

Doom, Doom its all Doom I tell ya!
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ApolloTheBoss  +   944d ago
This can't end well.
fossilfern  +   944d ago
With this woman what are the chances she will make Kinect optional and drop the price?
JBSleek  +   944d ago
No one would do it. There is no price drop and there will not be a Kinect optional sku.
negative  +   944d ago
And it shouldn't be.

The new Kinect is an core piece of the new XBox OS. Plus many many more developers will not utilize it due to that fact.
fossilfern  +   944d ago
It didn't stop MS from making the hard-drive in the 360 optional, which was stupid if you ask me. But Kinect is NOT a vital.
Syntax-Error  +   944d ago
@Fossilfern, unless you helped build the dont know jack about it. Just because they did one thing before doesn't mean that's in the new structure. Kinect is no longer a peripheral. It's not like they really care about having Kinect games to compete with the likes of Nintendo. They showed no real Kinect games at E3. Ever wonder why? Kinect was bought for the technology. Try thinking outside the damn box for a change. That technology has many possibilities for the future and that's why it's an integral part of the Xbox One's DNA
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Thomper  +   944d ago
A snowballs chance in hell.

And rightly so. K2 looks cool to me
logan_izer10  +   944d ago
Wow. Buying an Xbox One sounds like an even more terrible decision. Gong show over at the Microsoft offices. Anyone who has worked in an office where they are shuffling around responsibilities like this will know that this means trouble.
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negative  +   944d ago
Wow, really?

Buying a next gen console with great exclusive games and an advanced camera is a terrible decision? All based on a company reorg??

Thank God I distance myself from people like you.
5eriously  +   944d ago
You mean the PS4?
nub_cakes101  +   944d ago
What exclusives?
Cueil  +   944d ago
nothing changes for the Xbox One people... the only thing that changes is that the guys who work directly on the OS will be moving to new leadership and that's mostly so that when an OS change is made it's universe for all three screens
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FullMetalTech  +   944d ago
What i find funny is they have a division with Evangical in the title.
blackmanone  +   944d ago
Seriously. The conspiracy theorist in me wants to avoid all MS if they have an evangelist agenda. Of course there's no way that's real, especially since Gates was an atheist.... but.... what the hell is that in your name for? There's literally no definition of the word to suggest otherwise.
MrKingofVideoGames  +   944d ago
It bothers me too. Pretentious to the Nth degree.
MrKingofVideoGames  +   944d ago
it is actually a pretty big deal for them, i found this website where you can "meet your local evangelists" It is just plain weird.
blackmanone  +   944d ago
Somehow this bothers me more than Kinect's NSA/FBI Spycam.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   944d ago
I think there are some "Evangelists" on this site.
MrKingofVideoGames  +   944d ago
@ savage beast- good point!
BattleTorn  +   944d ago
Why are there PS Vita, PS3, PSP tags on this article, and yet no Xbox One/X360?
CoLD FiRE  +   944d ago
I guess whoever submitted the article wanted all the Sony fanboys to come here thinking this is Something negative and troll it to death.
BattleTorn  +   944d ago
tuglu_pati  +   944d ago

Welcome to N4G a website run by Sony enthusiasts.
SOUTHNECK  +   944d ago
Something Microsoft hasn't learned in 30 years – SIMPLIFY!!!

They get so bogged down in this division and that division, move this guy, fire that guy, copy them, copy those.

Jack of all trades, master of nOne.

What a wreck.
Thomper  +   944d ago
Hmmmm.... Really?

They seem to have done okay for themselves....
SOUTHNECK  +   943d ago
Yes, they have. That's why it's so discouraging to watch them scamper around over a marketing miscalculation. They'll spend their way out of this product kink too.
Thomper  +   943d ago

You're probably expecting me to disagree with you, but you are absolutely right.

Microsoft have a very, very interesting bit of hardware here, but they completely f**ked up the messaging... Whether that was down to a miscalculation, a rush job, or trying appeal to the wrong market at an early stage... Who knows?

All I know is that they are firmly the underdog with a lot to prove. Luckily, MS has very deep pockets.....
BattleTorn  +   944d ago
"It’s why we’ve evolved before, and why we’re evolving now. Because we’re not done."

That's encouraging to hear MS - balls in your court.
Groo  +   944d ago
MS is aware that the company is going to lose money from at least half of their gaming fanbase due to all this, so whats the next step? Market it to everyone else via TV, apps, all the other features and drift away with trying to appeal to gamers as much.. just look at the people that will be overseeing everything now and what they were heads of before this transition. Not much gaming experience, but what do they have experience in? Its kind of like a big FU to gamers.. you wont buy an XB1 after we reversed our policies? well we will just put you on the side and market the console to people other then gamers to make money.. its clear that MS never looked at this console as gaming hardware first, I fear they will start to neglect the gaming side of things and focus on everything else the console can do.. after all, their vision is to get consumers to buy the console by any means, not just gamers but everyone.. I wouldn't be suprised if advertising starts pushing the non gaming features now and focus on XB1 is all in one home entertaiment system that you can play games on. Just look what happened when they showed off the console for the first time, the presentation had NOTHING to do with gaming, that should tell people something. Signing with NFL, Time Warner etc its clear the direction MS is going with this console... they tried to fool gamers to bite and when that didn't happen they will make gaming more of just something the console can do rather then being a first and farmost gaming machine.. Xbox fans, put emotion aside for a minute and look at the facts, I know it feels like being dumped, but its begining to look like you were being used, MS believed that all 360 fans were puzzy whipped and tried to trick you into buying a console that doesn't have your best intrests at heart, now they will eventually turn their back on you, MS is gonna find its buisness in places other than the gaming industry...
Sarick  +   944d ago
This is a good comment I agree with. The only problem is the WAL-O-TEXT. You should try and space your sentences at least a little.

The truth is Microsoft has been living in a relatively powerful position the past 30 years. They've all but tried to dominate the market so they could influence their agendas on it.

Let's look at the following.

We have the OS, the web browser, the game system, the mobile devices, and their search engine Bing. In each of these they've done their best to dominate these markets.

The recent hate for Mirosoft has substantial backing. They attempted to abuse their market influence to incorporate anti-consumer policies.

The decision making in their company is all spread out. What they're trying to do is integrate more control into less people. Unfortunatly, it's the same people who more or less helped create the problems we have today. They just have less red tape to deal with.

I don't see this as a good thing because Microsoft seems to place money making before service. Sure it's a business but if your looking for more ways to create revinue then create products/services people really want you're doing it wrong.

Look at it this way, People pay for their internet connection, They pay for live, They pay for the content, then Microsoft still attempts to give them unrelated ADVERTISEMENTS.

Seriously, any company that looks for every method to exploit a market isn't run for the customer it's for the company and shareholder interest.

This is why they're cutting the fat so they can have better control over their company. This way less people are needed to make design and policy choices.

PS: if you're going to hit disagree explain why. I'd love to hear the reason.
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Groo  +   944d ago
It wasn't me for the record. I agree with you
Kleptic  +   944d ago
Sarick, completely agree...

MS, as a company, has never had a reputation for knocking heads around internally...As a company to work for, especially as a higher up executive, thats about as good as news could be...While Mattrick may've pre-emptively jumped out, its pretty unlikely that he would've been canned all together...

So thats good for employees...but shareholders hate that...and from a consumer stand point, it makes change even less likely any time soon...Sony on the other hand...if you don't get shat done, you're gone (the father of the playstation was on his ass nearly over night)...sooner rather than later...the company is struggling, but its pretty obvious they have their ducks in a row as far as the SCE division...

just as you mentioned...these are the same decision makers since Vista more or less...since Zune...since absolutely hemorrhaging money into windows phone, ONLY needed because of a 100% market over-sight (popularity of smart phones)...

As a company...MS is perfectly fine...after all, they're over 14 times the size of Sony in financial assets...even if the ship was sinking, it would literally take a decade...but MS keeps their guys, always have...and until there is some fresh minds in very important roles within their departments...i can't really see how the 'about face' is going to happen any time soon...
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Thehyph  +   944d ago
I agree. I feel more and more as of late that Microsoft needs to make some drastic changes in the near future to stay on their game.
How can you expect to consistently show up later to the game than Google or Apple (main competitors) without much innovation and still be a big player?

I honestly don't know anyone who uses Bing, or SkyDrive, or a Windows RT device. Almost anyone who has a legacy Windows OS doesn't want to make the jump to 8. I would venture to say (as in, without proof) that their most successful product line is Skype.

In my short future I will probably be shopping for a laptop. After many years of using Microsoft Windows based laptops and PC's, I will actually be looking for something Android based or if it has to do gaming then wipe it and go open source. I see no reason why proper laptop or desktop needs to have a tablet or smartphone like interface. On the one hand it seems unifying, and on the other hand it may be self defeating. An uneducated consumer might look at a Windows 8 RT tablet and a Windows 8 Pro desktop and then draw the conclusion to buy the tablet. Why not? A tablet is new and snazzy with a great display. It's portable. It's comfortable to use anywhere in the house. Sure, either way it's a sale for Microsoft, but they're in the position where they could possibly make two different sales to the same consumer.

I just realized that I'm all over the place... the end.
Petebloodyonion  +   944d ago
Well, I for one disagree with you

The hate for MS isn't new, it's been there since Windows 95. It's always been the cool thing to do, to hate MS products (mac or Linux vs Windows, Netscape vs Iexplorer, outlook vs Lotus, etc.
Every anti-MS used the Big brother image as propaganda or the nameless soulless corporation like Resident Evil's Umbrella to brand MS a one of the worst company ever.

As for MS in the gaming world.
well for old PPL, video games are bad and are the root of evil. Simply they don't want things to change because they fear the change.

Before MS Xbox,back in the psx era, Sony was just as hated.
All we could hear was about how Sony had no place in the gaming biz,that they didn't cared about making good games unlike Nintendo,they were only there for profit, they hate 2d games and how the N64 was the greatest console off all time but the idiotic consumer (now called casual gamer), were drinking Sony's Kool-Aid because of mass advertisement of full motion without showing gameplay.
Back then it wasn't kinect suck it was I prefer playing a game instead of watching it or have fun playing loading.

Actually just replace MS by Sony in all articles and were back in 1995!

The truth is that MS is doing quite fine as a company (they are making profit.
Xbox One pre-orders are going well like ps4.
A reorganization is a company's way to say that they heard the consumers complaint, and address the situation. Thus the increase of MS stock today (just like Sony did brilliantly in 2009).
S2Killinit  +   944d ago
just to add to your comment. Microsoft has never found gaming to be that integral to the games division. Gaming to MS is a catalyst to penetrate other markets as they are demonstrating with the XBone's focus on casuals (with kinect bundled in, reveal focus on casuals, etc..) MS's game plan includes catering to the core gamers at the onset of each generation. They will buy exclusivity instead of developing games internally, because they only plan on supporting the core during the initial adoption period. Once gamer market is saturated and gamers have chosen which console they want, MS turns focus to kinect and causals (just as they did with 360). At this point the install bases will be too large to justify purchasing 3rd party exclusivity, but that wont matter because MS has already turned attention away from the core gamers and unto the casual market. It's not like xbox is a bad system, not at all. They have good games, but their focus isn't gaming that's all.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   944d ago
Great timing, before launch,. (:
Groo  +   944d ago
I know.. and this article has nothing to do with gaming at all,

Terry Myerson, formerly head of Windows Phone, will head the Operating System unit, which includes the Xbox One's core functions. Following Don Mattrick's departure, Julie Larson-Green is now in charge of hardware (Devices and Studios), which includes the Xbox One's tangible components. Additionally, this new organization puts Skype head Tony Bates in charge of developer relations and evangelism, which could have impact for the Xbox One on the post-launch software side.

Really? would all this be nessesary if Gaming what MS's Primary focus? We people hear about the PS4, not just gamers but everyone, Its a machine to play video games, Everyone in the world knows what the PS4 is used for and what Sony's focus is. What do people think about the XB1 after more and more of this info gets out? The 360 is clear on what its market is.. hell Don Mattrick said it himself, "We offer a product that can play games on and offline and its called the 360" Its not that the Xb1 can't play next gen titles, it was built to do that, but I believe its not at all the primary focus after everything we've all seen. Xb1 owners can say, well yeah I can do this and this and this etc and that is awesome if thats your thing, I just hope people realize all the things Xb1 can do were not designed with the gaming fanbase first, but to market the console to different markets first, otherwise MS's first presentation wouldn't have been like it was.

Most gamers reactions after the first presentation where like, what the hell? The first reaction is usually the correct one.. I need to shut up now..
Dlacy13g  +   944d ago
I actually like the move for MS on some fronts. They key will of course be communication between groups as is the case in any company. I think this could push MS into a better level of quality product in the end. I guess for no all we can do is sit back and watch how it plays out.
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S2Killinit  +   944d ago
I really think that one of the problems with Microsoft is that non of the top dogs calling shots are risen to those positions through work in gaming industries. They have people from the Windows division heading the gaming industry. These people don't have a clue about gamers, they've probably never held a controller before they became the head of xbox.
kydrice  +   944d ago
"CEO Steve Ballmer has sent an email to staff titled "One Microsoft,"" Splits team in two. What?
Cryptcuzz  +   944d ago

I scratched my head when I noticed that as well.

Only time will tell how it'll pan out for the Xbox One release and shortly after.
danthebios  +   944d ago
xbox one is like a sinking ship
LiarasBoobs  +   944d ago
I think Mattrick leaving just weeks after presenting Xbox One at E3, and after the Xbone fiasco and controversy, looks pretty damn bad for the console.
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cunnilumpkin  +   944d ago

sony's ship is sunk already then I guess

ps4 and xbox 1 are almost exactly the SAME

ps4 is a tiny bit faster, to put it in perspective

ps4 1.8 tflops
xbox1 1.2 tflops
gtx 680 3.5 tflops

both "next gen" machines are already last gen compared to a two year old pc graphics card, and games on them will look worse than games on pc do now

everyone loves sony right now, but ms will be fine, no actual consumers besides the hardcore nerds (i.e. us) are paying any attention

the real war has not even begun, it starts in September with advertising
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windblowsagain  +   944d ago

GPU's don't work like that.

There is nothing a newer GPU could do atm then what those gpu's can do.

PC graphic cards need more power to render at higher rez and aa. etc.

The consoles are 1080p.
cunnilumpkin  +   944d ago
100% guarantee all games will NOT be native 1920x1080 on ps4/xbox1

many games will be weird native res like last gen


mark my words

they do not have enough power to render every game at 1920x1080
Enemy  +   944d ago
If the difference between 30fps and 60fps is tiny to you, I feel sorry for your eyes.
Cryptcuzz  +   944d ago
1.8 tflops versus 1.2 tflops is a big difference no matter how you write it.
CoLD FiRE  +   944d ago
And 3.5TFlops is even bigger when compared with either 1.8 or 1.2!
Cryptcuzz  +   944d ago

You don't say... Really? way bro!?!

If the GPU ALONE costs as much in price, if not more then both next gen consoles, you better bet your ass it should have more tflops, so what is your point again???
SmielmaN  +   944d ago
There were rumors last year that shareholders were leaning towards getting out of gaming. I think this will be micro afts last kick at the gaming cat with X1. So If they have success they stay, if they get blown out, then there might not be a Xbox Two
Soldierone  +   944d ago
Don't see why considering its the only hardware doing well for microsoft at all.

Zune sucked, tablet's sucked, phone's hardly grabbing on, pretty much all their hardware has failed. They are a software company and since they are getting dominated in the mobile and tablet world, they are better off keeping hardware doing them well and giving them a way into the living room. since the living room is Apple's and Google's next target.

That and they need to find a way to get PC's back on the map.
Cryptcuzz  +   944d ago
That would be crazy if true. Will we see a Dreamcast 2? Maybe Apple Box?

MS needs to get their act together with the Xbox One like NOW.
FanboyCrusher  +   944d ago
They make it sound as if the two groups can't communicate, how stupid are these people? Skype, text, a walk down the hall for Christ sake, it's not hard for these people to converse and make sure everything works properly.
Soldierone  +   944d ago
Somebody watched too much Lord of the Rings.

"One company to rule them all!"
"And One to find them!"
"One Company to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"
Volitiel  +   944d ago
Since reading this article earlier today, I can't get the song "One Vision" by Queen out of my head now :)
GraveLord  +   944d ago
It's pretty obvious Microsoft is going through something right now. The miscommunication and backtracking on Xbox One policies, the regorganization...if I didn't say any better I'd say they are the next Sony.(not the Sony of today, the Sony of a few years ago)
TheHardware  +   944d ago
Uhmm, shouldn't you do this "before" developing the system? just saying
CoLD FiRE  +   944d ago
You talk like Microsoft only makes Xbox and nothing else. These changes will take 2-3 years before they make any effects on existing, and soon to be releases products. It's not gonna happen overnight. This will ensure greater compatibility in the future between the products MS makes.
Mr1Y  +   944d ago
Just on a on a totally different subject, did Sony say at least 20 exclusives with in the first year or more than 20 exclusives with in the first year?
mooseman_24  +   944d ago
Ok im under the ps vita tab, and this story is on here, what the hell does this have to do with the ps vita.. N4G?
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   944d ago
Ok I'm gonna comment on this whole pc war.

Pc players ok we get it your system is way superior in terms of specs and is handled for future proofing

But you know what I don't care for sparkly eye popin nose bleeding graphics. If I wanted awesome graphics I'd walk out my front door, yes pc does have crazy graphics and performance but you know what you guys miss a hella lot of good exclusives you won't be able to play on a pc and I'm old school so I prefer beast gameplay over graphics any day.
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