MWEB GameZone writes: "The Xbox One is almost unrecognizable from the machine we got at launch, and that’s a good thing"
The Xbox One is almost unrecognizable from the machine we got at launch, and that’s a good thing. Ditto. There was a time when the Xbox One was so far behind the PS4. Good on MS for improving their console to the point where that gab is closing rapidly. And it's not only with the console, stellar exclusive rolling out as well.
It really is a great console. Right now Im playing FM6, FH2, titanfall, halo:MCC, im getting neck deep in neverwinters new expantions..im playing elite:dangerous. Oh..and smite! :) I STIll havent played ori even though its sitting on my HDD..havent even bought SSOD yet but want to play it...halo 5 next month, tombraider the month after...gigantic and fable legends should be tonnes of fun too! indies like, below, inside, ashen, cuphead, project solus..2016s line up.. and Im only talking about the games so far...The OS updates, incoming W10, and optimizations brought on by DX12 and future developments like cloud tech are nice touches too... ;) I like where this is all going. Im sticking around with the xbox.
Lol, owning both a PS4 and an XB1, Xbox since day 1 has been the only console that felt "next Gen"
@xblskull i agree next generation of crap
@Ginpachi-sama XBLskull could have chosen a better choice of words. better yet not mentioning the PS4 at all...but that fact that you came wading into an xbox article, looking for an xbox gamer to give you ammo to work with, exposes you as a fanboy yourself. I would say the same to any xbox gamer, here. we dont have to talk about PS4 when referencing xbox. No need for the foul jabs. The xbox is a great console and we know that..we own it. Nothing more needs to be said. I would rather here about what games you are playing right now, on your X1s...Show me some dope forza or halo pics from your own galleries..but forget about PS4..we dont need to bring that up in this context. There is no real reason too.
You COULD say the same, but you didn't, Flex. Not agreeing with that title, cuz it's silly. But the XB1 is definitely a completely different console than it was when it launched, and that can only be s good thing.
@Flex well said in regards to keeping it an Xbox One conversation. I personally love the Xbox One now but believe the new Experience is going to improve it in every way especially with the help of the community. As far as games go love Rare Replay enjoying the game with my daughter and Gears of War UE keeps kicking my ass on multiplayer but in a good way. I keep coming back for more. Finishing up Halo 2 on the MCC collection what an incredible job 343 did. Also, an honorable mention goes out to the team behind Blues and Bullet what a surprise, that game has a fantastic story, can't wait for the second episode.
@Big-finger Fact is BOTH consoles are gimpd they both are inconsistent!! U want your game at 1080p or locked at 60fps. IMO devs have become lazy and too spread out. I did not say this... I was not here
Well the XB1 did come out 2 years early then it should have. I don't even think MS knew what the XB1 was until there features were finished. But its good to see the console becoming a must have. I have been enjoying it since launch and I really think if your a hardcore gamer that doesn't own one, you should consider one in the near future.
Any console/computer that is delayed and/or refined should be better than the one that was launched before it. The main things that hurt the launch of the XB1 were the management policies such as Kinect needed, "always on" and draconian DRM although that is subjective. As for saying everyone should buy an XB1 that is silly since gamer's like different types of games and would purchase a console based on many factors. As an example. I like Action/Adventure and/or RPG's and most of the games that I like are on the PS4. Of course some of them are on both platforms however I would still prefer playing them on the PS4 and I am not interested in purchasing both consoles for the odd exclusive game.
@nitus10 Well both consoles have there fair share of exclusives in all departments so saying that 1 console counters the other out doesn't make sense since there are many games unavailable for the other console. Action/Adventure games are also available on the XB1 so your basically saying XB1 doesn't have these type of games? Both consoles are great for gamers alike, to exclude one based on your logic is wrong, to exclude a console based off affordability or Room space or no time to game on it are good enough reasons.
I am definitely glad of the changes the console has gone through, particularly the changes between 2013 E3 and when the system was finally released. I have enjoyed my Xbone since the day I got it. The only thing I wish they would put a bit more time and effort into (and I realize I am one of the few who actually wants this) is the Kinect. I absolutely LOVE my 360 and Xbone Kinects...I just wish there was more to do/play with them!!
@HanCilliers "to the point where that gab is closing rapidly" LOL, I think you have the wrong definition in mind for the word rapidly. I get it you were fanboying but lets be real its not closing rapidly at all.
PR «news», it still is very far away from what gamers want. Last month sales show the reality. The gap isnt closing is getting bigger in every territory every month. Gears, Forza and Halo arent enough. Being cheaper isnt enough, giving TVs isnt engouh, E3 or Gamescom isnt enough, DX12 or Cloud isnt enough, daily PR News isnt enough, Marketing deals isnt enough, exclusives isnt enough. I really dont know what else can Microsoft do to change. I think they did everything and more. I really thougt that by cutting the price they would have a huge jump in sales, because it went from 500 to 349. Thats crazy. Xbox gamers are happy and thats good, but Microsoft isnt happy about losing in every market and in some they should just close...
THiS GuY^ The concern is so real! You should open a charity
"Microsoft isnt happy" , as a company, Microsoft is FAR happier than Sony , (and a LOT better place to work I hear) but your right as in their little "side project" isn't king of the console sales...
Tell me what that has to do with anything? As a company micro could wipe the floor with a few but that wealth does not translate to the xbox division alone, the xbox division still has budgets and such that microsoft as a company put in place, the division doesn't just get to dip into the pot willy nilly, as a whole the playstation division is doing better than the xbox division and no amount of comparing the company's as a whole will change that. On topic the xbox one is a hell of a lot better than it was and it keeps getting better and better, os updates and some fantastic games at the moment. If anyone is on the fence now would be a good time to get one.
nintendo won last generation with the wii, gamers weren't happy but nintendo was. so tell us, what's the better scenario? i think the only people who see the xbox one as not being a good system today are those who were never interested in the first place. they still love to comment about what microsoft needs to do and what the xbox one needs to do but at the end of the day it's just vaporware, they don't really care but just like to criticize.
You saying PS gamers arent happy? Think again.
@Inzo, "You saying PS gamers arent happy? Think again." haha, where in my response was there any context to speaking about the ps4? i would assume they are happy, nothing i said in context implied otherwise. are you now suggesting xbox one owners aren't happy? try and understand the word context. the previous poster talked about sales and how microsoft may not be happy, i was speaking about the wii's success so why assume i meant ps owners aren't happy?
I don't know if you really can include the Wii as a last generation machine since it only supported Standard Definition TV's while the PS3 and XBox360 supported up to 1080p. If you associate a console with TV resolution support then the Wii is in the same generation as the PS2 and we all know who won that.
Are you sure? maybe you should read your own post again.
The xbox one is the best next gen console with the best AAA games since console launch.
Lmao love the sarcasim
Agreed. As far as im concerned there is no question. I learned the hard way that the sort of games on Sony's platform have no appeal to me. I always thought it was just a typical gaming system so I bought one this gen... turns out its full of pretentious artsy crap, JRPGs, and sub-standard games. When it comes to AAA gaming Xbox is clearly the king. Shooting and racing (where I spend my days), Xbox is easily in front. Games coming over from PC, MS seems to be hitting all the right notes.
Shooting and racing. You are a typical Xbox user. Also why so many of us buy PlayStation. It's where actually interesting lives, and we can still play top class shooters and racers on top
@Strickers: Stop generalising to suit your cause. X1 has been the recipient of some very diverse games so far this gen. Its not like the PS4 has not had shooters and driving games as well. For months all you'd ever read about was killzone and then driveclub. Two of Sony's big releases this xmas are also shooters. However, why dont you list all the games available for X1 that dont fit the shooter or driving category your implying. Think you'll be quite surprised.
Good, be happy with what you like. I like that positivity. Be proud.
it's always been next gen, it's just even better than at launch and will continue to get better that's why I brought one
Agreed, feature wise the console has been solid since day 1 and has gotten better with every update. Games have also been good and continue to get better! i think xbox has a perception problem, and even that is getting better. Bottom line is people are finaly waking up and noticing the x1, its a fantastic console, so is my ps4 and wiiu. Owning all 3 is bloody AWESOME!!!
Condescending headline aside, this is not a bad read.
I liked even at launch. It was not perfect but unfairly criticized
Finally!!!Welcome!! to next gen!
I've never been so happy with a platform. I'll keep popping my XO till I overdose. So many updates, the XO is transforming without any hardware changes. It just shows that, it's what you do with hardware that counts. Being backed up by a software giant helps ^^. UI overhaul Elite Controller Blockbuster Exclusives - High Ratings thus far. I find the XO more exciting than any other console at the moment. Looking into the future, it doesn't seem like that's going to change anytime soon. xoxo ^^
This is what I like to see. Fellow xbox gamers who can talk about the sheer dopeness of this console without going on the attack. I agree with everything you said, At this point in time its probably the best console I have owned since my saturn/DC days. I hope others will adopt your comment style. EDIT:@BoneMagnus Welcome to the club! dont forget to grab that XBL sub and holla at us with your gamertag. Your gonna need some good racers to show you the ropes. Your in for one hell of a ride with this console. Had mine since april and its been nothing but a blast ;) First things you need on that 1TB HDD? Ori Neverwinter Supertimeforce lifeless planet Elite lovers in a differnt time and space Halo: MCC (it works now! fully!) forza horizon 2 (you gotta have both FM6 and FH2. its all the racer you will EVER need!) EA ACCESS... titanfall, BF4, NFS and dragon age fore free..plus a few more, for 20 bucks for a whole year..plus discounts and early access to stuff like starwars...nuff said. There is loads more. You will know where to find em all ;). But those would be my first recommendations. A good mix of everthing, first and some third party..lots of exclusive bits. EDIT: loving the disagress. peaople can be so petty and spiteful. What are they going to do when the bubbles and disagree buttons are gone?
im not petty or spiteful, but i have an Xbox one and a ps4 and i disagree,both systems are great but you make it sound like Xbox one is the superior console to own,and its not in my imo. Maybe in USA but im from europe and Theres a lot of features on my Xbox one that i cant use,im a bit dissapointed to be honest. Ps Ea access is great:)Peace:)
I love the disagrees ^^ It keeps me going :D.
@anticooper same here im from holland and the xbox ones features are just so bare here thats y i got a ps4 instead just more bang for my buck
I agree! I am so happy with my Xbone. Now if only I could procur more time to actually play it... On a side note, while Xbone is the console I am most excited for, I have to say seeing Pokemon Go (mobile) sort of got me really excited as well :P.
All that MS has done recently regarding the XBONE has worked to convince me - I've pre-ordered the Forza 6 bundle.
Playing mp games with friends on the 360 is a big deal I think. Thanks to bc.
xbox one is a beast
To look at
I'm sorry but "finally becoming a next gen console" two years later is nothing to be proud off. If it wasn't a "next-gen" console it should not have been released. I'm not a fanboy of either consoles, but I'm afraid the xbox one has been a disaster since it was announced and now they are trying to sugarcoat this by saying it's finally good. Well done it took you two years after launch to finally release a console that can be considered next-gen. I know I should be like "well at least they're trying to make up for their mistakes" but that is [email protected] If they hadn't tried to screw loyal fans and customers over in the beginning none of this would have occurred. Rant over.
Actually Xbox One has been a great next generation console since day one
In what way. Pre launch was a disaster which pretty much destroyed the xbox one sales. Also it turned loyal xbox 360 fans to sony. It under performs when playing multi-platform games when compared to the other next-gen console the ps4, in terms of frame rate and resolution, which has been confirmed by numerous developers. Also confirmed when games are running at 900p on xbox and 1080p on ps4. I don't understand what this next-gen term means, does it mean a slightly better resolution than the 360, and don't give me the whole i can watch whatever tv i want or any of that crap, i want a games console to play games. One console has stepped up and the other console as seen by sales lags far behind.
@bresy the games at launch couldn't be done on the last generation's consoles and that's what next gen is Ryse can't be done on the Xbox 360 because of the graphics rendering Dead Rising 3 is too CPU heavy for the Xbox 360
@sammarshall102 Well if that's the case does that mean the ps4 is more next gen than xbox one, since it can play games at a higher resolution and frame rate than xbox one?? These games can't be played on xbox one at the same resolution so by your logic the ps4 is a more next gen console...
Except resolution doesn't equate to good graphics Minecraft at 4K won't look better than Ryse at 900p And lately Xbox One has had the better framerates Xbox One also has more features than the PS4
Finally becoming a Next-gen console? PS4 is the console that has a ton of PS3 remasters, Indies, and PS Vita ports since launch. If anything, the Xbox has been a next gen system and we are still waiting for PS4 to become one. Seems like most of PS4's games can be played on PS3.
"PS4 is the console that has a ton of PS3 remasters, Indies, and PS Vita ports since launch" The highest rated new exclusive ip this gen is bloodborne. This year has seen God war 3, gears of war, state of decay and uncharted remasters. That's 2 all in the remaster department, proving your trolly comment moot. This year also sees more exclusive ip's on the ps4 than xbox one. Im just saying, you have to give credit where it is due instead of blindly bashing away.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 = REMASTER Resident Evil HD = REMASTER Toukiden Kiwami = REMASTER/PORT Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment = Remaster/Vita port DMC and Devil May Cry 4 = Remaster Journey = PORT Dark Souls II= REMASTER Borderlands The Handsome Collection = Remaster Tearaway Unfolded = Remaster/Vita Port Grim Fandango = Remaster Dishonored = Remaster Saint's Row 4 = Remaster Dead or Alive 5 = Remaster Final Fantasy Type-0 HD = Remaster/PSP port Zombi = Wii U port/Remaster Ultra Street Fighter IV = Port And that is just 2015. Yeah I know some of these are multiplats, but that is not the point.
Young inde most of those Are multiplatform and not "some". So you've proved nothing other than both platforms having remastered games which is nothing new. And certainly nothing unique to ps4 as you've for some reason failed to mention Gears of war, State of decay and MCC for the xbox
@youngindie I see you're trying your best there, the desperation is real. Try harder next time.
Well do exclusives define a next-gen console or how the console performs. With every game that has been released on both consoles, the ps4 has either outperformed or equaled the xbox on every one graphical wise, meaning it is a superior console hardware wise. So as far as a console goes, next-gen is the ps4.
STILL waiting on the custom soundtracks/background music for it to feel complete.
To me of the two systems the Xbox One was always the one that felt like a next gen system. It was trying new things and was a departure from how the 360 was last gen. The PS4 is literally a more powerful version of the Xbox 360 design wise. They played it safe and that worked for them greatly when everyone turn on Xbox One after it was announced. The one innovation the PS4 has is Shareplay that can't be denied as a step in a new direction. The truth is both systems have only been out 2 years. The Xbox 360 last gen at 2 years in is unrecognizable compared to the UI it ended with. That may be the same for PS4 as well.
The X1 has FAR better features than the PS4. With constant updates being added monthly the PS4 just cant compete in this area. I dont see how ANYONE who owns both consoles since day one and is NOT a fanboy cant see this. The PS4 may have a SLIGHT graphical edge but graphics are only part of next gen.
So just because of features like backwards compatible and cloud makes Xbone the better system?? Do you even know the real meaning of what a console is?? To play games?? you guys think that your the majority voice of xbox fans when in reality your not. Not everyone will be using the backwards compatibility why? because "NOT ALL XBOX ONE OWNERS HAS 360 GAMES" so it's pretty useless. its targeted at 360 owners in the past. and about cloud?? Crackdown 3 was the only game featured to use it in a controlled environment and this does not translate to real world use. its a demo. Why do you think PS4 is outselling Xbone? is it because the people who bought it are not smart and blind?? who are you guys to know what people knows best? The Wii is an exemption because casuals like it and casuals like kids, parents and grandpas outnumber the core gamers. But PS4 almost all who bought it are core gamers. And there is more games to the PS4 all throughout the year until next year until the console gen ends. Not like the xbone who focuses only in the holidays then after that your just staring at the window. Keep up the propaganda because it won't change a thing. Goodluck to you xbox fans.
"So just because of features like backwards compatible and cloud makes Xbone the better system?? Do you even know the real meaning of what a console is?? To play games??" You know the Xbox One plays game in addition to the other features right? And you realize that backwards compatibility allows you to play additional games?
And you are?
Theres so much wrong in your reply that it would take the rest of my bubbles to reply. Have a good day sir...
awesome logic freddy... so justin bieber and one direction are hands down the best musicians out there because they sell the most.. cod is the best video game ever and its sales show how smart and savvy their customers are.. ....... talk about propaganda.. you fanboys just continue to spew your garbage that you know is false but you cant manage anything better.
Windows 10 integration ...dedicated servers...Cloud compute...a magnificent BC solution....external HDD support..unlimited cloud and auto cloud saves feature...Elite controller... Sounds next gen to me. Well done team xbox.
Idk why people think higher resolution equates to better graphics. thats like saying 1080p low settings looks better than 720p or 900p high settings. for example 1080p on gta low settings looks better than upping the settings at 720? c'mon
The fact remains that PS4 has 6 more GPU compute units in it than X1 does. Most of the time that has translated to higher resolution on PS4 multiplat games but it could be used to go from low to high instead if devs wanted to go that route.
bullshit article.. didn't even click on it...