Windows 10 holds a lot of potential for Microsoft to make up for lost ground, especially in one of their bread-and-butter areas: gaming. "How?" you, and the roomful of other Microsoft execs, might ask.
Yes but will they... time will tell. Windows 10 will be amazing nonetheless.
Sweet day one buy on all of it . Yes
It's a free upgrade. This is big, a reason to finally buy an xbone.
I couldn't watch this live. I read Gamespots live blog and it sounds like gaming was hardly talked about. No new titles announced other hen Fable for PC. Anyone have a link to any DX12 or cloud demos? GDC better be massive, cause this was highly disappointing. Goes back to hyping games. I probably shouldn't have expected big game announcements but I got suckered by N4G.
This was clearly a press conference for Windows 10, not new game releases....
I don't know Douglord, there were many articles that said this event would not be about gaming but more about Win 10. They did announce an AR device that is looking and sounding sweet with every new article that appears on N4G. But yea, the hype can lift you up and the reality is definitely a hard fall.
Seriously this is a event to show off windows 10. And you expect games announcements? This is just to let us know what they got in mind for Xbox and PC. In march they will show us a whole lot more.
This was a Windows 10 event not a gaming conference.
It's bigger than a new IP for gaming. It's what Sony shpuld have done with their, Vita, phones and TV'S long ago...they wouldn't be in the red.
lol that's entirely different, and that's not the reason they are in the red.
It's all on MS to make this happen. So only time will tell. They seem to be making a big push and them stating that all their studios are using DX12 makes me think they will be dedicated to both platforms. Just have to see.
Until 3rd party developers really start to jump on the DX12 bandwagon, then i wouldn't consider it a significant incentive to switch. Gaming is all there really is for users like us to use the OS still.
That depends entirely on what MS plans with the OS. It's common to not switch before it has received a number of updates first. And if there's no focus on actually making a proper Desktop version, then consider me using Win 7 until 2020 or beyond.
Lets see how much W10 subscription costs will be.
??? Windows 10 is free to upgrade if you upgrade within the first year of release.
Well if they start erasing the divide then no point having an xbox one rather have pc. Already games like Dead rising 3, ryse son of rome, project spark where projected as exclusive only to be released in pc; Now Fable legends is announced for pc. Xbox one currently lacking true exclusive compared to ps4, now future looks bleak if the current trend continue the next xbox exclusive for pc will be Quantum break.
I doubt it. Windows has been shedding mindshare for years, between mobile devices, the increasing popularity of Macs and OSes such as Ubantu Linux. I don't see this trend suddenly reversing.
Mindshare may be on the decrease, but windows is still the most widely used OS in the world by corporations and for personal use. Windows 10 is being created to directly address the way Apple has managed their ecosystem where everything is integrated, so there is that. On top of that, Win10 has been built from the ground up to be a new OS, and so far the early reports have all been positive. Time will tell if they are successful, because lets face it, with all windows releases there is some caveat that makes things less desirable, but at least MS is going in the right direction for today's computing trends...although once again, they are a bit late tot he party if looked at objectively.
Microsoft planned "Windows everywhere" before Apple did it. But they failed at it. AlsoMy current company took away our Windows desktops and replaced them with Macs. First time I've seen that. I don't know if that's part of a trend. But it's clear that Windows glory days are behind it.
Never meant to imply that MS didn't come up with the idea. I don't know who came first, all I know is that Apple actually got it into a workable ecosystem. MS has a better chance at making something useful to the majority though, as their OS is much more widely used and supported, and their integrated solution is much more appealing to developers making apps. Many companies are switching to to Linux or Mac, Linux more often than not. That's been going on for almost 20 years. But windows is still what is most widely used due to how many people are used to it. Cost is one consideration in the switch, but the real world shows that the cost of training is higher to teach people how to use a Mac or Linux OS, and more often than not companies still use MS Office, or open office if their needs aren't dependant on Office features for the consumers. Windows on PC hasn't declined as much as some people like to make out. MS problem though is that people are moving away from PC's and moving on to more portable and accessible options, which Apple certainly made into a thing long before MS saw the writing on the wall, hence, late to the party. Things like Surface and Windows Phone OS should have come out almost ten years ago, not 3-4.
They showed off some great features but I'm a little worried about the pricing of Windows 10. Its free for a year for Win 7, 8, 8.1 users but I want to know what happens after that. They declined to comment on the pricing but they said it could be a one time purchase or even subscription based. I hope its just a 1 time purchase, here is my $100 now leave me alone. Don't want to deal with shelling out cash every year just to use my computer.
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