TK: Is Xbox One taking gaming to the next level? Will we no longer be restricted to our living room? Read more to find out!
Xbox One is looking to step up their game. It could also increase purchases of Surface tablets.
how many times have sony and microsoft said this so far i have seen nothing.
Microsoft. Xbox. Two names, only one will last. Xbox as a console won't last forever, the sane applies to PlayStation. They will disappear as nothing but a brand name and an app of sorts accessible via your TV, phone or PC etc. The console is literally on its way out, not today... maybe not in 10 years. But they are, streaming and the cloud are doing it. So Microsoft doing this is technological advancement, they'd phase Xbox out for one universally accessible gaming service across all platforms. As would Sony! So arguing how Xbox might shape gaming... you damn right it is, but not in a console vs console world!
"Is Xbox One taking gaming to the next level? Will we no longer be restricted to our living room? " isnt sony with ps4 and vita already doing this? and cant we already play some ps3 games (and more to come, and aswell ps1 and ps2) with a couple of devices such of phones, tablets and tvs that can be connected to internet to use PSNow? so it isnt somethings completely new. Now with that tech of Hololens we will be seeing some cool stuff i bet, but again it wont the revolutionary in gaming but i can see it be big in social and business departments.
ps now streams your games from sony's servers, not the ps4. sony also decided to so far limit it to the ps4 and only have ps3 games available (so far) but yes, in thoery sony can do exactly what microsoft has shown with windows 10. difference is on the xbox one it will be widely available to any device running windows 10 and with a free upgrade to windows 8.1 and windows 7 owners that opens up millions and millions of potential devices to stream to. both services (ps now and windows 10 streaming) so far offer 720p and 30 fps streaming. microsoft is trying to bring that to 1080p and 60 fps. microsoft could also allow streaming from other devices other than the xbox one too (that run windows 10) but they will likely focus only on the xbox one for now because they want to sell that hardware. one other thing, microsoft seems to also want to support more cross platform gaming with the pc like we saw with fable legends. that also means full xbox live feature set with recording, voice chat and everything.
thats the thing, microsoft will make you pay for xbox live on pc to be able to cross play with xbox one. most ps3 games are 720p anyway its not like if you could stream at 1080p it would look like a current gen title. and 1080p 60fps will require alot more of bandwidth so even if they achieve it, im not saying they wont, it will not be for everyone
Hooray, we can now play on our PC in our office or in our lap, or in bed on our tablet. I think remote play...no matter what name it goes by...is a neat feature, and I use it often on my Vita and my PSP before that, but it doesn't really revolutionize anything. All it does is let us move around a bit more and have more access to our games. Otherwise, PSNow seems to be pushing things more since it's not device dependant, whereas with remote play you are required to have a server device like the PS3, PS4, or now X1...and maybe the Wii U if you want to include their game pad. What I find funny is that there is absolutely nothing preventing Sony from releasing a remote play app for Windows or Mac. I'm surprised we haven't seen one already.
To the miss informed. I am playing my ps4 thru my vita at my job while the ps4 is @ my house. But good way to catch up and play the pc strength microsoft. Can't blame them where sony is setting up consoles for today, Microsoft is setting up for a console less future.
Isn't the power of marketing amazing?
Even if streaming somehow became the mainstream thing to do, due to people willing to give up ownership of their games, the infrastructure just isn't able to support that many people.
I suggest you research MS azure. I assure you their infrastructure can support this many people and its growing exponentially year by year
MS azure is a server on the internet, it is not the internet itself. The infrastructure of the internet beyond Azure is not capable of handling that kind of bandwidth. It is already strained with the uptake of movie streaming and telnet companies are struggling to upgrade fast enough due to high costs, and as you say, it's growing exponentially every year. That is the reality of today's internet world. People may say, "Oh I have a super fast connection", but when you start adding more and more to the backbone of the internet, eventually something is gonna break.
Well if you watched the Microsoft conference the benefits will be huge for x box 1 Microsoft is likely planning or doing a deal with Steam (valve) the way they showed off steam at the conference is telling to me at least and they also introduced DVR recording for steam users. The x box 1 app will boost steam sales as x box 1 owners can buy and purchase game from there and play them on x box 1. The streaming process will be both ways ( x box to PC and PC to x box) eventually and also running at 1080p 60fps you will be downloading from Azure, now to reach that target it will very much depend on your internet connection and provider- hardware inside the x box 1 is less important for streaming. Crossplay will likely be adopted for third party games released for PC and x box 1. Directx12 will benefit the x box 1 because its essentially a rework of the cores do more work. The x box 1 is an 8 core console. Directx11 is the API the x box 1 is using and most of the working is currently been done on 1 core predominately. Phil Spencer revealed a directx12 demo and to be honest it was better then i expected. The directx11 demo was hitting 29fps the directx12 demo was hitting 62fps you can imagine the fallout if that performance can be achieved on x box 1 and i thinks its possibility, least it will be somewhere near it. Directx12 will benefit the PC more due to the different types of graphic cards available for the PC its not a closed system.
Gaben will not do a deal with MS, unless it involves Left 4 Dead 3 timed-exclusivity. If you count leveraging the new features of Windows 10 for new Steam features as "a deal" then maybe that is possible. Cross-buy is not happening, so if you keep that dream alive, you'll only be leading yourself to disappointment. There were a couple of things that confused me with the whole cross-play thing. 1) If you have an Xbox One, why would you want to swap the native resolution of your big screen TV in your living room, for a lower resolution and frame rate on a smaller screen? 2) If you have a gaming PC, you have to have an Xbox One to stream the games to your PC, but again, why would you stream it to PC, when you can get native resolution on the XB1? And it's also not like you can use your KB&M. You also can't shift your standalone PC - it's not portable. And that brings me on to my next point... 3) Streaming to tablets and devices does nothing to transfer over good controls.
Why would MS want people buying games from Steam to play on the X1? They would receive nothing from that. MS is a competitor to steam on the PC, and consoles are a competitor to PC gaming in general. Steam even is pushing it's own console...of sorts...so none of that cooperation would make any sense. It's like saying MS made a deal with Sony to stream X1 games to the PS4, or MS making PSNow available on the X1(which I could see happen long before I could see a Steam/MS deal) If MS actually had some deal with Steam, I'm sure it would have been announced. The recording is a system feature of windows 10, and not just a steam feature. Why the average user would want to waste resources on the PC for it is beyond me. Have you seen how much PC users try to optimize their resources? Heck, it kind of annoys me that it's in the PS4 taking up resources, but at least Sony has dedicated chips for such a thing. Cross buy for 3rd party games? Yeah, because that's what happened on the PS3/Vita. Cross buy is now mostly a forgotten feature even among 1st party games. About all you see it for is some indie games anymore. I can't think of a single AAA ranked game that was similar on both that was cross buy, only mid-tier ones, and even those were rare and 1st party. Was good while it lasted though. I hate to bring up Sony in this discussion, because I like what MS is doing. But I was paying attention to this stuff when Sony did it 2-3 years ago. It was something all Sony fans were praising to high heaven, and in the end, it didn't really amount to much. My point is, don't get your hopes set to high. Things don't always end up the way they're announced.
I say bring it all on and let us move forward.
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