A symbiotic ecosystem where devices such as the Xbox One are able to interact with PC "makes a lot of sense", according to Microsoft Studios corporate vice-president Phil Spencer.
what makes sense yeah there always be console wars but what would make more sence if Microsoft and sony joined to make one big servers then pc , ps4 and xbone players can all join together
I agree with your idea of a utopia between the 2 consoles in theory. But in practice, their would be a lot of hurdles to over come from the differences in software and hardware leading to inevitable glitchs, bugs, and lag. So idk if that could ever work.
That would be nice then fanboys can fight it out in the games and not in the comments lol.
This has actually happened before. Final Fantasy 11 was one, if not the only game to be playable on the ps2/360/pc and it did remarkably well. It became famous for "PS2 limitations" because there's only so much you can update a ps2, but it lasted years without any real problems. There was never any real console wars on the game because you couldn't really tell who was playing on which system. In the end MS got a big enough market share they weren't looking to really cater to the developers who wanted to do this and the cross platform movement died.
It sounds nice but it might make thing worse. We're already at each others' throats when comparing the capabilities of our preferred gaming device (in particular the control schemes) so letting them in one room is not a good idea. You know they will bring their experience back to the comments. Imagine the smug comments the console fans would made every time they dominate supposedly superior mouse PC gamers. It would only bring even more grief.
PC is going to obliterate FPS multiplayer matches. Complete unfair advantage.
unless xbone and ps4 will allow mouse and keyboard
Well that would be awesome. I hope it happens.
probably wont happen on competetive fps games. That would give the mouse&keyboard users an advantage over the controller users. (unless they separete the m&k users from the controller users)
Microsoft already stated that mouse and keyboard compatibility is not out of the question, and if cross platform is allowed then with everyone knowing that PC has an advantage with mouse and keyboard then we will see that feature on X1. I can only imagine the immense fun Titanfall is going to be if this wish comes true.
For FPS games in a competitive match, Mouse and Keyboard will destroy game pad controllers. It's not even a contest
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I play BF3 on PC with a controller and seem to play better than most people who use the "superior" mouse and keyboard...
@signifiedSix91 Then you're not playing very good players then. Play someone who is above average in BF3 using a Key/Mouse and you stick to your controller and you will lose most of the time. It comes down to plain reaction time and speed. Gaming Mice and Gaming keyboards are simply faster by miles and in the hands of a good FPS payer, it's no contest. It really is not. I know this is a console site and I am really taking my chances by saying this on N4G.com as I will most likely lose bubbles and get a restriction ban, however this is simply the truth. Gamepads do not have the same speed reaction time as a Gaming Mouse and Keyboard. They simply do not. In the hands of a skilled player it would be destruction playing against a skilled player with a gamepad. http://www.pcmag.com/articl...
In co-op focused games like Mass Effect 3's multiplayer this would be fine, Battlefield not so much.
I can hear this now “You’re on a PC, you using hacks!”” I can’t because I am on an Xbox!” I wouldn’t mind seeing a Steam Machine, Xbox, and PC type three way! But I sense a lot of tears in the future if this happens! I doubt this would happen though games are too big of a business.
I'd really rather this not happen.
People need to consider what it would take for something like this to really gain traction... and I don't think everyone will like it. 1) Keyboard and Mouse for Consoles This is must-have for any of this to be sustainable, as the K&M has a tremendous advantage over the basic controller. The K&M will be a controversial issue even in the absence of cross-platform gaming, for as soon as they allow it, everyone else in the game will be subject to the disadvantage simply for preferring the convenience of a controller. It's not for everyone, but some people will be very upset when they suddenly can't compete at the same level. That can be a huge killjoy. 2) Unified Security Environment Whether this means they are hosted on the same servers or run through the same service provider (like some form of modified XBL for PCs), there will need to be some overriding consistency here. Microsoft has historically been really big on maintaining the security of Xbox Live environments, and this will be an inevitable hurdle. Otherwise, the most hack-able and unregulated system (PCs) will be used to grief the rest of the community. Without overcoming both of these hurdles, cross-platform gaming probably won't happen. Those are just my 2 cents, though.
I'm all for PS4, I love my Vita and can't wait for remote play with it, however if MS announces Killer Instinct for PC with xbox cross play, I may actually get the Xbone, I just love KI franchise and I could play that game at home, in the office or my laptop, it would be great.
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