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Submitted by R17 752d ago | news

The X1′s Future For Gamers after Microsoft's Restructure

Earlier this month Don Mattrick left his post as head of the Xbox hardware division in Microsoft for a gaming company named Zygna. Rumors reported that this was due to the impending changes and restructuring of the organization internally. Well early this morning CEO Steve Ballmer sent an email to his staff titled “One Microsoft,” in which he details the new way the company will function.The company will be now be split into a number of divisions starting from Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and Evangelism, Advanced Strategy and Research, Finance, HR, Legal, and Operations. Within engineering there will be four units: Operating Systems, Applications and Services, Cloud and Enterprise, and Devices and Studios. This is key because it is the engineering department that the Xbox One “X1″ is developed in along with all properties related to that. (Dev, Industry, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Tech, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

JBSleek  +   752d ago
Terry Myerson is the real person to look to.
MrKingofVideoGames  +   752d ago
Things that make you go hmmmmnnnnn???
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MrKingofVideoGames  +   751d ago
We need Arsenio and the C&C Music factory so badly today...
YNWA96  +   752d ago
I will wait for a few more comments before deciding to jump on the bandwagon...
jeffgoldwin  +   752d ago
This is mainly a psfan site. Take what you read with a grain of salt.
YNWA96  +   752d ago
No, its a mad house.... People bitching over cloud, terraflops, ram, gpu,cpu, shit this, shit that..... Cannot remember much positive talk over anything good... Games.....just back and forth whining....
jeffgoldwin  +   752d ago
You make a good point with that. I like it.
YNWA96  +   752d ago
I got one bubble left.... Watching Muse live Itunes festival.... There goes my bubble.... At least it was positive... I think....
sAVAge_bEaST  +   752d ago
"One Microsoft"-split into many divisions.

M$ award winning logic,, just like win.8.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   752d ago
It doesn't change a thing it's busineoss as usual.
Timesplitter14  +   752d ago
It'll be interesting to see if this translates into actual changes for the console
BABYLEG  +   752d ago
Microsoft is in the best position right now.
The_KELRaTH  +   752d ago
The real damage is done, but even if that were all wiped clean and it was a great gamer friendly console why pay more for less.
If the Ps4 stays around £350 then the X1 would need to be around £270 just to be directly competitive product - it has a slower GPU, less usable ram, cheaper ram, non-upgradable hard drive etc.
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JBSleek  +   752d ago
But I thought it was all abut The games?
1lawrence  +   752d ago
That tech helps with games u know that right
JBSleek  +   752d ago
Lol. So I guess PS1 and PS2 couldn't have good games because their specs were inferior right?

Oh yea that's right it doesn't matter. Also tghe specs aren't too far out.
The_KELRaTH  +   751d ago
Not too far out but enough that multi-platform games will likely have lower quality textures, shorter draw distances, lower quality anti-aliasing, dropping from 60fps to 30 etc. etc. much like it is with the PS3 and 360
http://www.hwcompare.com/12...
http://www.anandtech.com/be...
kingdip90  +   752d ago
http://kotaku.com/big-micro...

It says it right in their vision statement, they want a microsoft controlled home. Pc, windows phone and xbox one controlling all aspects of your entertainment media. 3 screens one cloud. All these devices will share all information probebly on the dedicated servers they bought which they never said were exclusively for gaming.

Imagine the revenue from just advertising.... between bing searches, kinects observations and your cell knowing exactly where you are and when via gps the data mining would be unparalleled! I honestly think microsofts game plan is money from advertising. Their focus are for devices to comunicate together and to do it well not gaming thats down to devs. Microsoft don't care about the gaming hobby just how to exploit gamers via forced advertising.
onanie  +   752d ago
Right in line with Ballmer's vision.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
kingdip90  +   752d ago
How are there not more articles around talking about this? If microsoft are using my potentially limited bandwidth to make money surely I'm intitled to some of the profit for supporting thr cost lol
RM-TatoTiburon  +   752d ago
with the new reswtructure can i still play KI, forza 5, dead rising 3, ryse this november?

- Yes

- Thank you
Supermax  +   752d ago
Didn't know Skype went from 120 million users to 1 billion that's a big increase.
greenlantern2814  +   751d ago
3 people that have no background in the gaming industry, 3 people that will do what the real boss wants without question.
That also means the 3 of them need to work well together, communicate efficiently and hope 1 of them doesn't screw it up.
Also means the people running Xbox don't really care about gamers so much, just look at how they tried selling Xbox1 as a tool for business. And since they will know focus on making the system more accessible and more attractive to an audience that isn't gamers then the gamers will ultimately suffer.

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