The other shoe has dropped. And the game is truly on.
Friday marks the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One, the company’s next-generation successor to the Xbox 360 video game console. This comes one week to the day after Sony unleashed its own PlayStation 4 upon the world, kicking off a brand new battle in the console wars.
It’s impossible to pass judgment on a new game console at launch, especially when we look back at how much the Xbox 360 has evolved over the eight years it’s been available. Xbox One has some big ideas and big ambitions, and is introducing some intriguing new connected experiences that go far beyond just playing games. But change isn’t always easy or painless, and some will certainly resist it.