The Xbox One and PS4 have provided every developer and publisher a chance to interact with their consumers in an entirely new way, and as we move forward in this generation, that will only evolve more and more.
With all the features these consoles offer up one thing is very, very clear... these consoles really were desiged to be always connected to the internet. Say what you will about how they went about delivering that message and they ways they do get you to connect but it is clear as day that these consoles are designed around you being online when you play them.
As is almost every other electronic gadget being developed and sold these days.
And I still couldn't care less about communities and socializing because I bought a game console for the gaming experience. A game like DriveClub excites me because it looks and feels great, not because they're aiming for a social racing experience ...those are gimmicks that are appreciated if done right and hated if done wrong (see the pointless always-online in SimCity for example).
These console were meant to play games. Everything else is something I would sacrifice for the game. When I unplug my PS4 from my router, it still plays games. I have a computer, all I need my console to do is connect to my TV and play good games. Everything else, while nice, is merely extra. "To me it's the new level of connectivity and that's really what players want." I disagree. I think games are what players really want. Or would that be what gamers really want? Players are probably just commercialized drones.
And that is totally a legit stance to take. Gaming for you is first and foremost. That doesn't change the fact that these consoles clearly were designed with the idea that you would play them connected to the internet. I mean the PS4 has a built in "Share" button right on the DS4. How do people not think Sony means to have you connected to the internet every time you play? Sure it "can" be played offline but Sony doesn't want that, neither does MS.
@Dlacy13g Thats really great and of course you need to be connected in order to use these features, but the words that he uses imply that somehow these things are more important to players (whatever the hell a "player" is) than games themselves. And thats wrong. Even for those of us who use connected features, those things never supersede games.
"The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are systems that you can play video games on." - Ubisoft
Ubisoft is delusional. They love ignoring single-player games so as to continuously push and promote their "always-online, always-connected, persistent, connected, world" fetish.
lol well, that is kinda the premise of their flagship title.
PS4 = Gaming System. Xbone = Media Hub w/ gaming capabilities.
Stop trying to validate your purchase.
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