Stevivor, "Xbox's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb has just tweeted about what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One update due sometime in the near future."
I am Rockubot and I approve this. Sweet and Awesome to know about.
Fantastic, XB1 better daily while the competition stagnates. I certainly saw this coming.
You can be enthusiastic without taking a swipe at the competition, and I think if you concentrate you can come up with a fresh comment for each article rather than repeating that one....
Alex, You seem to really like your Xbox One which is fine. Your comments are cool but always end with a negative towards the competition. Let that camp worry about their consoles you worry about yours. That one bubble only affords you one comment. I think you should use it more wisely. Again you can do as you wish. But negativity only brings more negatives. It only takes one comment to ruin it for everyone else.
Alexkoepp, your very first comments on this site were negative towards "the competition", and you feel the need to justify your viewpoint by saying you're a "dissapointed owner of the Playstation 4" on your profile. It's fine to love a console - I don't see the point of bringing "the competition" into it? I would like to hear your response, but you only have one bubble (I wonder why). Feel free to explain your viewpoint in a PM, I'm curious to hear it. OT, Sony and MS are taking very different approaches in their FW releases. MS are very open about it, while Sony seem to be keeping their cards close to their chest. Good on MS for being transparent about what they are doing, it is good to see.
Awesomeperson, I don't think it's about differing approaches. Sony aren't particularly "keeping things close to their chest". They just aren't pushing out updates as fast. Maybe they are rolling up a tonne of features for a bumper FW update, but historically it is just an area MS are stronger in. I don't agree with taking unprovoked swipes at the competition like Alex did, but I do think MS deserve some positive recognition for their updates so far.
I really can't keep up with all the updates. Awesome!
I thought this has already been reported several times???
I might get disagrees for saying this...On this site, especially...But, MS's feature set absolutely obliterates the PS4's right now, and I don't see this trend changing as MS is a software company and the XBO app based OS is clearly a catalyst as to why these updates can be rolled out so quickly. With DX12 and cloud compute (sorry guys, it's real), I'm not sure what the PS4 will have to offer come next year accept for a couple of exclusives. The PS4, with it's slight hardware advantages, actually feels more LAST gen than the XBO. I think that credit needs to be given to MS for how ambitious the XBO is, the risks they took and how they're working so hard to make it a great product. How can you not respect that? Edit: Before anyone jumps down my throat and claims that I don't know what I'm talking about. My brother, also in his 30's, bought a PS4 around the same time I picked up the One. He's objective, and absolutely loves the Kinect navigation, cable integration, Smart Glass and the whole UI in general. He was surprised how impressed he was by the XBO, considering all of the negative press out there. Well, the momentum is changing and you can feel the "console war" narrative taking a turn. A turn that alot of people online will fight to resist, apparently. Alot of the more hostile ones can be found on N4G, in case you didn't notice. MS, keep up the great work!. Seriously!
I tend to think of it as the PS3.5...sure it's powerful but next gen is about more than just raw power. The X1 feels next gen because of what one can do with it. I'm in love with mine...no need for a side chick. Wait, I stand corrected my 360 is my mistress.
another one speaking out of his ass
@HacSawJimThugin First off i would like to let you know I own both systems. I think Updating the Kinect making more responsive does not make it next gen. I see it as the Kinect 2.0 and it is. Saying that i do enjoy my xb1 alot. But saying the PS4 is a PS3.5 is just stupid and fanboyish. I'll give you a few reasons. 1. twitch streaming. Its so freakin easy to use. 2. Voice command from headset works way better than xb1.IMO 3. Touch pad on the DS4 is Really cool to me. 4. Remote play is just WOW. I can play with my PS4 games with my PS Vita at work if i want. 5. Instead of using my controller to input text i can now use my Cell phone for that. 6. What i'm most excited about is Project morpheus VR headset. can't get more next gen than that. 7. The use of DS4 sixaxis motion sensing in Infamous season son is awesome. I thought i was shaking a can of spray paint at times lol. Lets not talk about hardware because i'm sure we all know which system has more power and updating a driver will not boost its power to 50%. It's like saying " Hey guys i just updated my GTX 750 graphics driver so now its gonna run like a GTX 780 TI". No way in hell that will ever happen. As much i wish that will happen for my xb1 that will never happen in our lifetime. Their is a difference between a CPU and GPU. Do some research for yourself before believing what MS is saying. I'm not Anti MS even though i sound like it for that i'm sorry. But Microsoft are words smith and they will smith up words untill they can to get you to spend money on them. But in the end I am a 30yo gamer so i'm not going to miss out a game i'm interested in because its on the other system. I got the PS4 for its exclusive games and the XB1 for forza5 and exclusives too. Just enjoy the system as it is.
...So the X1 is more next gen because of it's OS and features? Gotta love how X1 fans disregard the most important feature of either console...GAMES.... because the PS4 does them better. I own both, the X1's OS is slow, cluttered/layered and harder to navigate than the PS4's. PS4 also runs games better. To me, the PS4 is easily the most next gen system. I'll take a lightning fast, streamlined, simple to use OS over a slower, cluttered, harder to navigate, feature rich OS any day of the week. But that's just my opinion. If a feature-rich OS means 'next gen' to you, more than games do, then i feel sorry for you. The area where 'next gen' matters most (games) is the area that the X1 is "loosing" in. But i gotta admit, in the interest of being fair, the X1 is a much more social console so far and has MUCH better firmware support. That's a no-brainer. The PS4 needs notifications for things, like the X1 has, where we can just press the PS button on the controller and be taken straight to it, instead of it only appearing on the 'What's new' page. The PS4 is a step up from the PS3 in that regard, but still not in the same league as the X1.
And please, before anyone accuses me of being a butthurt PS fanboy, know this, i haven't turned on my PS4 in almost a week now because ive been addicted to Titanfall on my X1. I just find it funny that people think OS features (that both consoles should have had since launch) are more next-gen than games. If people call the PS4 the PS3.5 because it lacks certain OS features when compared to the X1....then what do we call the X1 due to so many of it's games looking and running worse than PS4 games? In terms of being able to upload clips to YouTube, i wish there was a way to edit clips in the upload studio without having Kinect plugged in, ive already listed my Kinect on ebay as i have zero interest in it....but i would gladly make a new YouTube account if i could post my Titanfall clips there. Make it happen MS.
So the ps4 is now the ps3.5? Lol.. Wow, you sir or girl is an idiot fanboy.
I think back to the reveals of both consoles and what MS showed me was mind blowing and ambitious as hell. Everything they are trying to do is next level whether it be Azure or Family sharing....dx12. The MS team takes risks good/bad and l applaud them for that. Sony IMO doesn't take risks. They steal. They took a generation to get party chat working, trophies are a blatant rip off of achievements, and Nintendo should of sued them over Move. They wait and see what is popular and try to make it their own and you loyalist eat it up while touting them ask champions of this industry. I not saying MS is perfect but I can get behind a company that tries different things versus a company that is scared too. Every gen it's the same thing more just more horsepower. A year from the X1 will be totally different from what we have today while the PS3.5 will be the same as it is now. Sony has been quite mum as far as system updates are concerned because they are studying what to do next for MS, but at least you got that GDDR5 super mega fast ram right lol.
Wow, talk about selective and biased memory. Classic example of someone who only remembers things that suit his own argument. "Sony IMO doesn't take risks. " Such BS. I'd say a VR headset and 3 new IP's in the first year of the consoles life if the very definition of taking risks. VR in itself is a HUGE risk for Sony....how can you just ignore that? It's the biggest risk taken so far this gen...by far. "They steal. trophies are a blatant rip off of achievements" Just like 360 avatars were a rip-off of the Wii's avatars? Works both ways mate, you need to start learning the opposite sides of your arguments. And you sound beyond petty by saying trophies ripped off achievements....WHO cares? "A year from the X1 will be totally different from what we have today while the PS3.5 will be the same as it is now" *How* can you say that? Can you see into the future? Gotta love that moving of the goalposts too, the PS4 isn't next gen enough, despite it having the best looking and best performing games....right, okay, gotcha! " but at least you got that GDDR5 super mega fast ram right lol." And topping your comment off with nice troll. Awesome. In the department that matters the most, games, the PS4 is better. If the PS4 is "PS3.5"....then what does that make the X1, with its multitude of sub-1080p, sub-30fps games? Oh, but i guess a cool operating system is the determining factor of next gen, right? If you genuinely believe that the X1 is more next-gen because it has a more comprehensive OS, then that is pretty desperate imo. Pretty convenient too, actually, that the factor that X1 fanboys determine as the most important factor in deciding which system is more next gen, is the factor that the X1 is strongest in....lol. You guys can keep kidding yourselves that OS and non-gaming features are more important than horsepower/games, but we all know that just something you tell yourselves to try and feel better about the underwhelming performance of the X1's games when compared to the PS4's, textbook moving of goalposts. The 360 has more features and apps than both next gen consoles put together....does that make it more next gen than the X1?
@lukas look at how drastically different the the 360 is today compared to when it launch. Now look at the PS3 ...the UI stayed the same for the entire gen. Hell even the PS3.5 UI looks the same as it's predecessor. "In the department that matters the most, games, the PS4 is better." Higher Resolution doesn't equal better games. If that argument is all you have, then Team Sony is in trouble. The beginning of this gen has taught me more about resolution and frames than I care to know. I'm enjoying the hell out of my X1 irregardless of 1080/60 fps. None of that mattered to me last gen and surely it won't change this gen. I care more about gameplay mechanics, art style, co-op, story, lore, etc. 900p looks awesome to me but that's just me. You can talk until your face is blue about pixels and frames but as long as it's smooth and playable who cares. Morpheus is cool I like the idea but let's be honest it very niche and Sony hasn't released a price point to let's wait and see. Looking at all that is required for Sonys VR, I can't wait to see how you guys react once the price is announced. The overall experience with the X1 makes it feel next gen. GDDR5 isn't enough for me but for some of you I guess it is.
Listen, if you are going to reply to me, get your facts straight, otherwise i will continue to call you out. "Hell even the PS3.5 UI looks the same as it's predecessor. " First of all, calling the PS4 the "PS3.5" is beyond immature. Secondly, no it doesn't- PS3 UI- http://i3.photobucket.com/a... PS4 UI- http://www.extremetech.com/... http://nowgamer.net-genie.c... "Higher Resolution doesn't equal better games. " Learn to read, i didn't say that higher resolutions = better games, i said that the PS4 has better looking and better running games, which makes it the most next gen system in terms of GAMING, which is the most important aspect. Don't try and twist my words, because it won't work with me. " I'm enjoying the hell out of my X1 irregardless of 1080/60 fps." I am too, i am loving Titanfall, despite it being pretty bad on a technical level (792p, FPS dips and screen tearing). "Morpheus is cool I like the idea but let's be honest it very niche and Sony hasn't released a price point to let's wait and see." Lol, so now, after i call you out on your ignorant comment above where you conveniently forget about VR being the biggest risk of the gen so far, you acknowledge it....yet continue to downplay it. Gotta love it. "The overall experience with the X1 makes it feel next gen. GDDR5 isn't enough for me but for some of you I guess it is." Good for you man, seriously. But for me, the PS4 is the most next gen system in the area that matters most, games. I didn't get the same next gen feeling from the X1 that i got from my PS4 on launch day and the following weeks after. It will take more than a feature-rich OS to make me feel like i own a true next gen system. The X1's UI is slower, harder to navigate and more cluttered compared to the PS4's...*and* it has "inferior" versions of games. But just because it is more feature-rich and comprehensive than the PS4's UI, that makes it more next gen? Give me a break. X1 is like the Jack of all trades, master of none. Whereas the PS4 is a hardcore gaming console first, everything else is secondary. Just the way i like it. Hell.....i would even take the PS3's UI on the PS4 if it meant even more power available to devs....i don't buy a console due to aesthetics of the UI. I buy it to play games, which is why the PS4 will be my main console this gen. X1 will be for X1 exclusives only.
@lukas No need for me rehash, I've said everything that I wanted. The X1 is the best in my eyes and truly that us all that matters to me. I have zero interest in PS4, I mean I sold my PS3 a few months after getting it because it didn't offer me anything worth my time. I loved LBP....that's it. Metal Gear 4 ( I think that was it I got the bundle) was fun but not enough for more than one play through. I always came back to the 360. "In the department that matters the most, games, the PS4 is better. If the PS4 is "PS3.5"....then what does that make the X1, with its multitude of sub-1080p, sub-30fps games?" You didn't have to say it outright but you alluded to it otherwise, why make that statement? I respect that Sony is trying something new, it's about time. Either Morpheus will be a success or go the way of the Move. I never tried to downplay it, I just find it interesting that with all of the Oculus talk Sony debuts theirs. Buy then again it's what they do best hop on whatever is hot at the moment.
First, let me just tell you that using the word "irregardless" makes you sound incredibly uneducated. This makes sense after reading your comments. It's obvious you're a little kid with mommy and daddy's money. That's fine. But at least think a little more before you go off on your cute, immature tirades. Similar to there being more to next-gen than raw power, there is also more to next-gen than "what one can do with it." Wait, what the hell does that even mean? Could you be any more vague? Your hypocrisy is pretty pathetic. I have both consoles and, to be brutally honest, I think the PS4 is more next-gen right now because of it's technical/graphical abilities. They have simply shined more than XB1 to date, most likely because of the raw power that you mentioned. Please don't bother with the Ryse stuff. That ship has sailed, so to speak. Infamous (and in my opinion KZ and TR:DE) is a material leap ahead in the graphics and game play departments. With all of that said, I will agree with you that I really like my XB1 too. Titanfall is a blast and it currently serves as the media center for my main living room.
@GW212 incredibly uneducated huh...you my friend should use google before you take shots at someone who is obviously more educated than you. With that said, I love the Internet and how it allows some ppl to compensate for whatever it is they are lacking in their life. I must have really touched a nerve for you to reply with such venom...but it's okay. I got a good laugh out of it. All opinions are subjective. I am simply sharing MY thoughts on the PS3.5. Right or wrong they are mine. The X1 is a monster, it's all I see. Like I said before I have absolutely no desire to own an upgrade PS3. For all of the ppl that do own one great. I hope you are happy with your purchase. I'm not knocking you I just prefer the true next gen console.
@Lukas_Japonicus "...GAMES.... because the PS4 does them better." In your opinion. I will take forza 5 and titanfall over any PS4 game right now. and I bought the infamous bundle. didnt we have words about Fact vs opinion just, the other other day? Not one for taking your own advice are you? " I buy it to play games, which is why the PS4 will be my main console this gen. X1 will be for X1 exclusives only." Well..I can agree with that to a degree. If it has a heavy multiplayer component, I will buy for X1,though as the majority of my freinds play on Xbox anyways. If it is single player than I will buy for PS4. Multiplayer and exclusives=X1. single player with best graphics and exclusives=PS4.
Well said my friend
By your logic, the Wii U is more next gen than both consoles combined. Get a grip and accept that the PS4 is just as next gen as the X1 if not more. From remote play to Twitch streaming and multi tasking between games, video apps and the PS store to quick installs, you'd be a complete fool to think the PS4 is no different from the PS3.
I didn't say it is "no different from the PS3"...LOL...I just think it's interesting that it feels more similar to the PS3 than the XBO does to either the PS3 or 360, and yet all I hear from sites like this is the exact opposite...Completely baffling.
Not to say that chris is right or wrong, but every generation is like this. Even phones... generation isn't a literal generation, it's an instance in time. How is this new gen any different from NES to SNES, or PS1 to PS2? They are very similar... dreamcast, however, might have been the exception, and we all know that sad story...
I have a ps4 there is no multitasking...well atleast not in the same sense as what u can do on the xbox one....u can run multiple programs but before u start one game u must close the other...which I think is a gray idea but u don't have to do that on the xbox one Also yes remote play is amazing...I hate the controls but infamous on remote play is simply amazing looks good feels good..I love my vita ps4 combo Twitch is far superior on the xbox one....I hate recording and sharing anything on the ps4 because they feel everyone wants to share to facebook or stream a live feed...sometimes I just want to catch an awesome moment without having to go in and trim the video down....also the only ppl who should see my video clips are ppl playing a video game console...not my classmates And don't get me started on the ps store...really...really...that thing barely ever wants to open up and when it does it takes like 3 minutes...I do however like the ps store it just always take so long to open And sorry there really is not much u can do on the ps4 that u couldn't do on the ps3 besides exclusieves...as a matter of fact u can almost do more...like playing online for free, mp3
@lawboy Your store takes 3 mins to open, really? On my PS4, the store, loads with-in 2 seconds, upto 10 seconds if network is busy. "u can run multiple programs but before u start one game u must close the other...which I think is a gray idea but u don't have to do that on the xbox one" Why would you want 2 games running at the same time? You are just eating up valuable resources by doing that.
Lawboy just proved he doesn't know jack about this matter.
@Lawboy Too lazy to respond to your entire comment so Im just going to address your recording complaints. Ever tried double tapping the share button? You should look into that.
What does double-tapping the share button do? I can barely press the thing once, much less double-tap, the way it is inset into the controller shell. God I hate the design of both that and the options button. Hate it.
Too late to edit, but I looked up what the share button double-tap does and I don't get the point of it. How do I know something awesome is about to happen before it happens? Why do I want a quick way to START a video clip? That doesn't even make sense.
"The PS4, with it's slight hardware advantages, actually feels more LAST gen than the XBO." Until you boot up a game. Then it's the other way around. The Xbox One has a lot of flash that sounds cool in theory but useless in practice. Like voice control, or the whole Kinect 2.0 (1.2?) in itself. It's just cumbersome to use and imo the PS4 feels less about gimmicks and more about games.
And we just witnessesed this trailblazing tech of "KINECT 2.0" in flagship title "KINECT SPORTS RIVALS"
... The crown jewel of kinect sitting gracefully at 65 metacritic lmaoooooo. ( killzone was being butchered for scoring 70 odd at metacritc, so don't bring the bs that metcaritic don't matter now!!)
im doubting you've played both consoles then, the graphics are nearly identical. its no where near what people make it out to be. and how is the kinect cumbersome? it makes everything easier lol saying stuff like this makes me think even more that you haven't played the x1. if the ps4 had a camera equivalent to the kinect i guarantee you guys would be on here talking about how amazing it is, but since its MS, its a gimmick.
@xdone you're comparing KZ, which was supposed to be THE game for ps4 so far (besides possibly infamous), to kinect rivals lol. i wouldnt compare titanfall to kinect rivals, id just expect it to be better. i thnk that just shows how rough the games have been for ps4 so far
^^^^ Lol, well said.
Yep, i am comparing kz to THE GAME which was supposed to show teh power of teh kinect! After all, thats what makes the xbox1 unique and different than ps3.5, Lmaooooooo.. Alas! It turned out to be a POS...
Guess it shows how rough games has been on the kinect side ;-)
Still waiting for some "ACTUAL GAME" to come for kinect since nov 4, 2010 lmaoooooo!!
But in the end most people can not tell the difference unless they are told. Resolution 960p vs. 1080p can not really be seen at 10 feet and on larger TV's. Look it up and you will see that this is true. On pc it makes a difference because they sit closer to the screen same with living in Japan because they have small apartments some as small as 120 sq. feet. Now 1080p is great and should be done but art direction,control and how fun a game is trumps resolution every time. The Xbox has a lot of games that show this, and being able to jump from one app to the next with the speed and ease from last gen is a breath of fresh air. Go back and switch from game to app on the x360 and you'll see this.
@xdone, lol youre a joke man, i should've just stopped responding once i saw your name
Well, the fact alone that you are so apologetic and defensive about this pretty much proves you know your console of choice lags behind. Gotta keep believing the promises, dude. Don't you ever wake up.
I dont care about apps console is made for gaming n for gamers if I wanted apps I would have a smart tv x1 is becoming a joke and just becoming more of a multimedia box then a gaming device
"Well, the momentum is changing and you can feel the "console war" narrative taking a turn" http://img2.wikia.nocookie.... That was a good laugh. PS4 already have a 3m lead and have more dev support. PS4 momentum is increasing monthly. XB1 didn't even have a AAA game for March so they buy Titanfall exclusive deal. MS sold XB1 for $400 with free Titanfall in UK and it didn't do much. MS is all about gimmicks. You can believe all the hype you want but when this gen ends PS4 will be on top. But hey there's nothing wrong with liking XB1. It's your console of choice as long as it makes you happy but PS4 will be the top console.
@chris_x2k3 "I might get disagrees for saying this...On this site, especially...But, MS's feature set absolutely obliterates the PS4's right now" To be honest I actually agree with you. PS4 is great and all but it still feels like PS4 from launch and nothing really changing. I give props to Microsoft as their doing an amazing job with updates and improvements.
What he says is mostly true, but he is wrong to dismiss "a few exclusive games" and wrong to dismiss the edge of 3rd party games. Sony also have Morpheus on the way, which is probably the boldest and most exciting step they have taken since launching the PS One. The price is hugely significant too, though I expect MS to continue to be very aggressive on that front. PS Plus is also a fan favourite proposition for value, even if I personally prefer to pay for MS's infrastructure. Nothing wrong with appreciating qualities of both consoles. It's OK to like PC gaming too, and you can express appreciation for Nintendo if you want.
@s1lentone Wouldn't call streaming in non hd 'next gen'.. Nor is voice controls where you have to wear a headset. In fact, out of all those things you mentioned, the only real thing that could be considered 'next gen' is Morpheus, and that's only if it lives up to its reputation.
Vr will not be a big hit; it'll be better than 3d TV but putting something on your head every time you play a game is not appealing to the masses.
The main thing about VR that will keep it from being a hit is that it is inherently anti-social. It's a solo experience, period. You can't play a game wearing a VR headset and still engage with other people in the room. Nobody else in the room can see your screen, and assuming you are wearing headphones for audio, they can't hear your game either. I just plain cannot imagine anyone playing games on a VR setup unless they are kids locked in their bedrooms alone, or people that live by themselves. Using myself as an example, I live with my girlfriend, we are both big gamers. I will play games for hours while she is in the same room on her PC or tablet, and yet we are still "together". We can talk, she can comment or make jokes about whatever I'm doing in my game, etc... But if you take that same scenario, only now I strap a VR set on my head, now I'm completely alone with my game, and she is abandoned and left all alone as well, only she is still in the same place as she was before, 4 feet away from me in the same room. I get that the technology is cool, but I cannot make myself believe that the average gamer is going to use something that alienates them from everyone else in the house. Just my 2 cents.
I am more of a PS person (KH fan what do u except?) And even I can see the Xb1 is better atm than PS4 (especially with the price drop), the only thing keeping me from buying an Xb1 is, the Japanese dev support. Cuz seriously tales of/kingdom hearts/ final fantasy is the best franchise IMO. And Xb1 has 2 while PS4 has 3 (tales dev confirmed a ps game)
I picked up both and my game count right now is 8 XB1 (since 12/26/2013) and 3 PS4 (Lunch day) after recently picking up Infamous. I don't care for Kinect voice commands, not very accurate at the moment but the motion controls are pretty damn impressive except for some lag from time to time. Call me crazy but recently I've started to want a Wii U for Mario Kart 8. I know its just one game but I'm a sucker for racing games, currently own 9 across PC,PS4,XB1,and XB360.
What was for lunch on lunch day? I'm intrigued.
This is one of the best comments I've ever read on here And you're right MS is pulling out all of the stops this gen Better games, more innovative and bringing out what sounds like another number one API Loving Xbox One and it's crazy to think how it'll get even better
"Better games," Your opinion.
Funny you should say that Lukas, because further up the thread you said this - 'Gotta love how X1 fans disregard the most important feature of either console...GAMES.... because the PS4 does them better. ' This is the important bit - 'because the PS4 does them better.' That's subjective as well, that's just an opinion. Your opinion is no more important than lifeisgamesok's. So you don't need to state that what he said was an opinion, because we all have them don't we?
Oops, wrong person, my bad.
Lmao no Kinect... https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
Seriously? You find that so hilarious that your rear became unhinged? I mean how boring is your life if no kinect makes you lose body parts?
No body parts have been lost. I just loled.
But according to your post, your butt came off
No, my anus is intact. I checked.
It's not even funny :/ You have a strange sense of humour.
Great job from Microsoft to keep upgrading the Xbox One!! It can only get 'BETTER'!!!!!
Just manually upgraded the system.. Nice addition indeed.
I do not know why people hate on the xbox one Titan Fall Dead rising Forza Killer instinct Plants vs zombies I am not saying the system is perfect, but its still cool
People will hate on anything.its part of life lol.
Small children. That's basically what console wars consist of
Gotta agree.. I'd find it very disturbing if some of these people are above 16 the way they talk.. Its all well and good to have a preference and even debate it.. But the blind ignorance and hatred? Gotta be kids or incredibly sad adults.