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Microsoft Is Doing A Complete 180 With Xbox Scorpio

For years, Microsoft chased an elusive dream. The Xbox was always meant to be a Trojan horse, the company said, a machine that enticed gamers in with titles like Halo before gradually convincing everyone else of the wisdom behind having a fairly powerful internet-connected computer sitting beneath their television screens. The company tried to straddle a line between attracting core gamers and a broader public, all the while expanding the entertainment options of its machines so that they less resembled dedicated gaming devices and looked more like the nerve center for an entertainment system. With Xbox Scorpio, it's trying something different.

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Septic131d ago

Scorpio is a result of Microsoft realising all it's missteps with the Xbox One and the complex it's had as a result of its defeat against Sony and the PS4.

BUT this shows how much Microsoft and Xbox are willing to fight back.

For all the cries of gloom and doom, the way Xbox is attempting to fight back is admirable and shows that they are in the game seriously.

Now they need to do the hard bit and deliver on the games. Good to see the competition fighting back so hard and being determined.

Now to unleash the BEAST!

Nyxus131d ago

Yeah, if at E3 they show off some great new games (new IPs preferably) then they certainly are on the right path.

LoveSpuds131d ago

I bought my XB1 on the strength of their E3 showing 3 years ago when they had that awesome conference with loads of games, cloud and Hololense. Since then their implementation of the Cloud is non-existent, Hololense will never see a commercial release and half the games they showed were scrapped and the rest were relatively disappointing and all of them are now on PC. Just like the 360 days, it's Halo, Gears and Forza on repeat.

I just don't know that I can afford to trust MS at their word any more, they just spin and outright lie and as a result, I see me waiting for a few years until there is a back catalogue that is tempting enough.

Z501131d ago

Haven't MS already been showing games at multiple E3's years past? Why will this E3 be different?

GTgamer131d ago (Edited 131d ago )

Great ips take time I really don't think MS has any really big games to announce but if they do, I'm pretty sure it's very far from release.

donthate131d ago (Edited 131d ago )

Spuds:

You are about to get some love from MS, and get rewarded for buying an XB1 at this E3. Phil Spencer's got a gift with your name on it. It says, From Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox To LoveSpuds with lots of love.

aconnellan130d ago

I completely agree that they need a better flow of games, but I'm pretty certain they've showed new IP at every E3 since 2013. What would your benchmark be?

NatFanBoyRestricted130d ago

Love Spuds lives in some kind of alternate world. The hololens plans for xbox aren't set until 2018. And the hololens were shown at GDC not E3. The cloud is being used, like game saves, just logging in on your profile, and not needing to walk around with a hard drive with your game saves. These so called xbox owners are getting desperate with false information. GTFO

chris235130d ago

i will be very reluctant with their new ips. i once almost bought an xbox for maximum overdrive. in the end i'm glad i could withstand. the same with dead rising 1. terrible game but back then if i had the money i would have gotten sucked in to the boxverse. their ips seem always to be the next best thing but after a short while they are really not worth getting a machine for.

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nevarDcirE131d ago

Ye I'm confident E3 will be packed with game demos and new announcements, with a decent portion releasing this year, and early 2018.

ShadowKnight131d ago (Edited 131d ago )

From Rare and 343? Sea of thieves does look interesting. Halo 6 should be at E3

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CyberSentinel130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

I'm sure Microsoft will promise great things at E3 to sell scorpio's, but what will they actually deliver? What if anything will be exclusive to Scorpio? Why should I invest in this, if all it does is play Xbox One games? (Granted at better resolutions and speeds, but I'm still gaming on 1080p) I would totally preorder this, if I had a really enticing reason too. 4K/60 fps, for me, isn't enough.

slate91131d ago

Agreed, they arent playing around and this investment shows it. Now deliver on the games. Lets allow 343, coalition, and rare work on some new IP

Kingthrash360131d ago

Don't expect any new announcment from rare....Sea of theives is their new game. If anything else ...probably a banjo remaster.

ShadowKnight131d ago (Edited 131d ago )

A little to late next gen starts in two years btw.

Obscure_Observer131d ago

@ShadowKnight

Yeah. I´m sure the PS5 will be out before ND releases The Last of Us Part II for the PS4. :p

NatFanBoyRestricted130d ago

That ps4 pro is quite a waste then. I'm sure Sony will go bankrupt from RnD or just keep selling half step systems from now on

stefan_771130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

@Shadowknight

What makes you think that?

BlackOni131d ago

Agreed. I encourage the competition. Means better options for consumers. Very interested to see how the approach exclusive content moving forward.

Rude-ro131d ago

That is the part that is not good with competition. Microsoft is going hard after the third party content.
Monopolizing is not competition. They stay clear of monopolies and dirty marketing and news... then we can say they are turning over a new leaf.

Aenea131d ago

Yup, with all the custom stuff they added into the APU of this thing and the cooling system tells me they mean business!

Am sadly sure it won't but it would be awesome if Sony would be shaking in their boots right about now, we'll see what happens!

jmetalhead77812131d ago

Lol at the disagrees. You're spot on with your comment. XB made mistakes and are paying for it with "losing" the console war to PS. The Scorpio proves they're dedicated to console gaming and aren't just throwing in the towel.

About six months until the BEAST is released!!

Bronxs15131d ago

you're right it's admirable microsoft isn't content with being second best. they want to be first. much better than say what nintendo does and bows out when the competition becomes too much. similar how sony did when ps3 was a fiasco, they didn't give up they really fought back and changed their systems design.. however instead of adding things like ms did xbox one like adding backward compatibility sony removed ps2 compatibility from ps3. both ms and sony did strip away features tho like sony removed unnecessary usb and memory card readers, and ms removed kinect.

it just shows that both companies are competitive and the consumer benefits as both companies vie for our dollar.

SirBradders131d ago

Scorpio is more a result of the cloud not being fully realised.

Nodoze130d ago

No, Scorpio is a result of them fixing poorly designed hardware from the get go. Anyone who believed that cloud nonsense is just too easily persuaded. Where is Crackdown? Where are the other 'Power of the cloud' titles?

They don't exist. More marketing BS from MS.

SirBradders130d ago

That's exactly my point, can't give my money to a company that completely bs's everyone.

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SpaceRanger131d ago

Pfft...the TRUE BEAST is coming with PS5!

Scorpio is a death sentence to any consumer who actually want support for this expensive console, beyond the yearly shovelware that studios having been putting out.

I can already hear you praising Call of Duty this year just because Scorpio is coming out 😂

Septic131d ago

"Scorpio is a death sentence to any consumer "

😂 Lol wtf

gangsta_red131d ago

Even though Sony Playstation is the new home of CoD eh?

And are we now hyping the PS5 with the arrival of Scorpio? Wow...too funny.

Obscure_Observer131d ago

@SpaceRanger

PS5? See you in about 4 years.

NatFanBoyRestricted130d ago

Bringing up the PS5 shows desperation. Sony can keep COD. Those solo, single play through exclusives don't seem to last long enough, that's why multiplats see more play time in that platform.

UltraNova130d ago (Edited 130d ago )

@nat

As if you MS boys werent mentioning scorpio since the ps4 pro got announced almost in all pro related articles...you know for a whole year now!

Thats some next level hypocricy...

gangsta_red130d ago

@UltraNova

"As if you MS boys werent mentioning scorpio since the ps4 pro got announced..."

You mean a system that was actually announced by real human beings as a mid gen upgrade complete with the base specs shown on stage?

Compared to...

Mentioning the PS5 which hasn't even been conceived, revealed as coming or no where near releasing anytime soon?

Yea, next level hypocrisy indeed.