Phil Spencer gave a bird-eye view of what's happening at Xbox, expressing his pride on how things are going and the confidence of the company on the Xbox brand.
lol you old Spencer you. i see what you did there. keep it classy keep it classy
Just to touch base on the server and the UI. It's still slow compared to the PS4. I downloaded add-ons for Sunset OD and it took a while for the downloads to que up and finish downloading. UI still is too slow from the update. Remember how the PS3 was constantly looking at the "loading wheels" spinning? That's how the X1 is now. You gotta wait the extra few seconds everytime you open something.
Yea, we all believe you... despite your wonderful comment history. I have never seen these "slow" ui functions you speak of, snapping snaps, home button goes home, pretty much everything works pretty much instantly.
its lightning fast, not sure what you are talking about.
You lie that's why you have one bubble.
@mikeslemondae I agree, almost everything loads on XBO, even the simpliest of things such as checking messages or sending them, and getting updates seems to be more annoying then they need to be, and sometimes it doesn't even recognize there's an update available. Then I run into problems like losing audio in parties and have to do hard resets moreso than I've ever had to do before on a console. It's not rage inducing, but it is annoying.
How's drive club?
my opinion from hibernate to startup xb1 is faster than ps4 , going from game to game and game to app the xb1 is faster .the ui of the ps4 is faster to navigate with a controller . for whatever that is worth .
Brace yourself Foo!
My Xbox One updates in the background with no issues and everything loads pretty fast. People with problems might have internet issues considering Xbox Live is on the worlds second largest and best cloud. My PS4 on the other hand has massive issues loading the store, not sending invites, not loading friends list and so on. If you doubt what I am saying, then perhaps one should look at the recent PSN woes and DriveClub.
Unfortunately for Microsoft it's consumer excitement that matters.
Pretty funny coming from you since the Microsoft representative tried to built up excitement by calling the X1 "the next watercooler" haha
But a lot of the consumers who actually bought the console are very happy and excited about it. Spirits seem to be very high for them this Holiday. The only unfortunate ones here are those that want it to fail.
I'm proud of their servers too. I envy them actually. I'm not paying for Plus for awhile because PSN has been so bad lately
Spencer really is way better than mattrik for xbox division
Everbody is better than Mattrick, Spencer knows what people want to hear.
" Spencer knows what people want to hear " Exactly Why people keep over praising him for doing the most obvious things with the Xbox One and saying what people WANT to hear is silly. He's cleaning up the mess left by Don Mattrick, he's going to do things to get MS back to the top If they were in Sony's place sales wise do you really think they'd have Rare making a game on a classic IP
@-Foxtrot Kinect sports game have typically always sold more copies and hardware than their previous non kinect games, so your argument kinda falls short
MS servers is one of the reasons why im considering X1 , adding exclusives on top X1 might be really the console for me . but im waiting till the end of this year to see witch one got better exclusives and witch one have better apps and services
Well, PS4 got a Youtube App just now. Almost a year after the competition. And on Ps4 you can't run 2 apps simultaneously. Meaning if you browse on the Internet, once you go back to the game it closes the browser. On X1 you can play, and keep Internet Explorer, YouTube Netflix etc all open and you can resume at any time. Games wise we really don't know what might come next year besides the Already known AAA Games. There might be a few surprises waiting for us.
You info is wrong. You can definitely keep netflix going while playing a game, haven't tested out the browser or youtube app, but I can't imagine browser not going into suspend mode too.
You should buy what you feel like it is the best for you and not what the X or Y guy thinks. See what consoles your friends will get if you care about playing online, see what exclusives you want to play more, etc. In both cases in my view you do compromises, whenever that is a bit of extra resolution on multiplat or weaker online-services. The main issue having to choose is not having access to those quite nice exclusives that both consoles offer. Just don't loose much sleep over it ;-) Win-win and the way they are heading with the price drops, I bet in 3-4 years you will be able to pick a PS4/XBOne second hand really cheap to catch up with the other's platforms exclusives.
Microsoft might feel excitement for Xbone but Sony are feeling better about ps4 this holiday season.
Really......you know about some Sony exclusives that we don't for the holidays? I see FH2, Sunset and the Halo Collection for X1 and a big ZERO for PS4. Only thing my PS4 will be playing these holidays are the multi-plat games.
So what is your psn id. Need to shoot you a friend request on the ps4.
LittleBigPlanet 3. You know...one of the most popular franchises of the past ten years. How did you miss that?
@wearelegion Yea my 12 year old just luvs that game.
Multiplats are often the best games so what wrong with that.
sorry did you mean to type 'bitter' ?
'Proud of server performance'......nice jab at Sony.I have a PS4 and PSN is definetly the weakest link at the moment. It's a great console and exclusives are (going to be) way better (in my opinion of course), but PSN is just a mess.
PSN is inferior to Xbox Live...but I still prefer PS4 ;)
why is that sir?
Hey Autocad...You totally shouldn't be getting disagree's just for askin a question?? But, yup honestly? ....I prefer Sony Exclusives, IMO PS4 looks better form factor, and SHAREPLAY is the killer App of the last 10 years! I played a ton of games I wouldn't have normally purchased, and because of SP I got to play games and now I wanna buy them. Xbox One is still pretty awesome tho, can't hate :) ...oh and I'm totally NOT a Sir, Sir! Not even close Sir ;o)
thats cool everyone has their preference.
inferior in stability and maintenance but PSN is cheaper and has better value giving you free games across 3 platforms and shareplay. the connection is the same since both services use p2p servers. sony is also doing surveys comparing PSN to xbox live to improve PSN. PSN can be improved but xbox ones hardware cant microsoft does not give out free dedicated servers but they sure made it seem like they did
So much jelly I brought ice cream.
Are you developing an XB1 game?? Please do tell how the agreement for xbox compute servers work between you and MS?
Que the guys who don't like MS/Xbox, but click on its articles anyway.
At least 50% of the people who look at comments aren't interested in the subject they're discussing. Welcome to the internet and, in fact, life itself.
That number is a bit high. You can bet money that most of these people aren't here discussing anything. Just saying how much they don't like MS/Xbox. You're right about one thing though. That is the internet AND life.
While sonys been falling all over itself with dodgy exclusives, firmware and network stability Microsoft have really upped their game over the year with some great exclusives, firmware updates and the almost rock solid server performance. Next year Sony need to up their game, they had a very easy ride so far and that isn't always a good thing.
This couldn't have been said better Microsoft has had a lot of momentum and with some great exclusives they are gaining interest back from many people that thought they wouldn't purchase Xbox One Great console!
And...? With Shareplay alone the PS4 has the lead on features, this kills every gimmick featurette the X1 has it also has more games to play than the X1, better multiplats and more exclusives (because contrary to MS, Sony releases exclusive at regular pace : What first party exclusives did MS release during the first ten months of this year ?
no it doesn't. You might appreciate it, I would literally use it once to see how it works and never use it again. XB features are so much more practical
I like to see both console jab at each other, I think the ps4 is the better system , and I like their exclusives better. But live runs better and the UI at this time is by far better. Xbox is trying hard with their exclusives now kinda like they did when the 360 launched, ps3 killed them at the end though. I own all three new consoles and I say keep battling, consumer is the real winner win this happens.
What's up with all the PS4 talk in here. Both consoles have good and bad aspects. PS4 OS is much faster with installations and general navigation, friends list, party chat, setting, Streaming etc are not hidden behind an app unlike X1 . Games almost always look better on PS4. Xbox Live has the edge on network connection, Suspend and Resume is absolutely fantastic and snap is pretty neat as well. Enjoy both for what they are.
This is a pro Xbox article, which takes a jab at PSN's sever issues, so there are naturally going to be some comments on PS4. PS4 fans have been kicking at Xbox fans for over a year, now Xox fans get a few of their own substantiated licks. Maybe I'm the only one tired of all the PS4 master race stuff that's been going on, I much prefer a balanced console race. Just keep it civil
You obviously weren't here for the first 4-5 years of 360's life. It was a Sony hate fest every single day. Non stop berating of PS3 supporters on here. It's just flipped flopped for this gen. Question: has insomniac commented on SO's sales so far?
YES you should Mr Spencer!
At least MS is excited for itself.
Please be excited
Phil Spencer the king of Microsoft propaganda speak apparently, LOL.
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