Before Microsoft releases a new console they’re going to ask a lot of questions about what it will take to ensure their next next Xbox doesn’t struggle like the Xbox One has. Here are a few things that Microsoft’s next console needs to feature.
More than features, Xbox needs compelling games. And 'it all depends on what you mean by beating' PlayStation. In terms of sales, that's going to be a tough call. Feature-wise, the two consoles are on par really/ if not, the Xbox might have a slight edge afaik atm. That's not what will decide any kind of winner in the grand scheme of things.
If Microsoft stays as is... they could create a good divide if they were to go after esport gaming in home consoles. Get rid of the controller latency and go low as possible, go for high frames per second and everything else to go after the competitive crowd. If they want to depend on third party games and competitive e-sport titles... this could be huge between the two. I am truly shocked the x did not do this as it’s base core design. Sure, Sony could match said tech specs... but Microsoft would be have the marketing edge since they do not need to to spend as much marketing their exclusive ips. Sony is also leaving the door wide open because they have been mainly focusing on single player games and not really any sort of pvp style e-sport games outside of third party games. This would compliment home consoles because there would be no lose lose situation and would etch out Microsoft’s spot in the market. I believe. Nintendo = kid friendly and nostalgic titles. Sony = the king of single player exclusives as well as their other big hitters with their amazing in house game engines. Microsoft = esport focused competitive console as well as streaming etc. Three different markets that would only boost gaming for everyone and could get rid of the “war” due to Microsoft not needing to, in a round about way, monopolizing their way through a gen and having to stand there in silence with “exclusives”.
So there isn't a streaming service on PS or did you simply forget about it ?
@Kiwi66 What? What does a streaming service have to do with? There are no differences currently except for pixels and a lack of a sense that Microsoft is gaming company due to not making games... I am simply saying they could focus on something that compliments their target base.. shooters and e-sports. There is having the ability to stream, or their is a better way to do it with the ui etc of the console.
Yeah compelling exclusive games would be the most important feature for gamers... If Sony's ps5 had the exact same features as they do now with the ps4 with its continued exclusives and added backwards compatibility for even just ps4 games, Xbox2 is screwed!
I was thinking similarly. It's not like Sony is not going to make changes to their ecosystem too. The key element Sony has going for it now is a large user base which has a significant investment in the current gen platform. If Sony includes backwards compat with PS4 on PS5 then there is likely little reason to jump ship from Sony back to MS. It would preserve their current investment. Players have confidence that Sony won't abandon making great games.
Here's the one feature Xbox next needs before it can even start to think about beating PS5... 1. Knowing what the PS5 is even going to be in the first place.
An article like this would make more sense if more was known about the PS5 first before saying what other consoles need to have
No. Ms needs to get its house in order, and make games. In doing so, create a vision for the Xbox that people can get behind, and be able to express that vision coherently to the public. None of this most powerful system stuff, or vague references to things that might come in the future. Just a solid base of games coming out regularly, coupled with a solid plan for where things will be going forward. The features are just added bonus, and while they can attract some people, it's better to be strong in the area that almost every customer cares about most
I agree. Microsoft studios needs to tighten up, start taking a page out of Sony’s book. Franchises like Halo, Gears of War need the God of War treatment and need to be reinvented. Those games are part of the reason I purchased an Xbox 1 and those games are also the reason I parted ways with Xbox in favor of the PS4.
The article fails to address the elephant in the room - exclusive AAA games. Otherwise, why not just make an xbox branded PC a la steambox?
No. The real elephant is the insistence of online to justify needing an XBL sub. They need to give up on that, trying to manipulate and exploit their consumer base with multiplayer/community based games.
If they go all out PC I doubt anyone is going to pay for gold though.
haha good luck with that.
Xbox has enough features. it needs games, and not games as a service.
First party exclusives, if you don't offer more than your typical gear/halo/forza next gen is not going to be kind to you.
It doesn't need to ''beat'' PS5 It just needs to improve over the Xbox One software output.
3. Interesting compelling AAA exclusive games.
4. New IP
@Elda: A lot of middle-shelf titles wouldn't hurt.
in the U.S. alone, maybe and thats a big maybe. Playstation is simply the console of choice because they have established themselves generation after generation.
Power, Price, don't screw up, games. X1 didn't have the power, it was weaker X1 didn't have the price, it was $100 more expensive because it packed in a peripheral few wanted and even fewer actually used. X1 had a bunch of scummy policies taking away your rights X1 didn't have the games because of poor 1st party, and lack of power meant crappier versions of 3rd party games aka 99 percent of games. Even then the world at this point would rather buy Playstation. 360's golden era still ended up a L to Sony by the end.
Not great exclusives then? Article is a fail.
Only way I see next Xbox actually competing on an even basis,.. is if it is 2-3 times cheaper than PS5
1 a game better than God of war 2 a game better than Spiderman 3 a game better than last of us 4 a game better than death stranding 5 20 other GOOD exclusives as well
Cool, single player games! 😁 /s
I couldn't care less about multiplayer games. I play games to get lost in a story, other people there just ruins the immersion
So never gonna happen?
1. games. 2. games. 3. games 4. games. 5... wait for it... games.
If the XBO doesn't have interesting compelling AAA exclusives to rival PS4 exclusives nothing else would matter.Exclusive games will always matter first & foremost when it comes to gaming consoles,that's what differentiates every gaming console & keeps the competition going.
Hard for Xbox to beat PlayStation when it’s still not as strong a global brand
1 to 5, A miracle 😂
Why would features beat another console ? Features are additional and secondary to the main reason a console exists to play games designed for said console. You need games but first you need studios.
Xbox features that have failed to beat Playstation : - A more powerful hardware. - Backward compability. - EA Access. - Game pass. - Play everywhere. - GaaS Is going to be very difficult for Microsoft to beat Playstation. They should focus now on how to beat Nintendo.
The only thing at this point that would make me consider an Xbox is is they teamed with Steam or GoG and get some old school windows pc game compatibility on a console.
Games Games Games Games Games
If Phil could just get a hold of the soul stone for a little, then the tides would surely turn.
It needs compelling exclusives. Not features. It's features this time around weren't very compelling either. A Kinect and a built-in cable box? Both of which were either lost interest in by the majority or a better product came out (the Comcast X1 boxes are better than the Xbox guide and they consume less power.)
Are we talking about the US or the entire world🤔
If Microsoft do not have great exclusive(SOT is not going to sell console lol) or pretty good REAL exclusive. Features won't matter as Sony will more or less all the features anyways. I agree about pricing and releasing the console before PS5 but Microsoft seems to be two step behind and that is unlikely to happen. PS5 might have 1year head start
1.) Full 4K Features Resolution doesn't equal graphical fidelity. Pong could be rendered at 4K and it would still be Pong. 2.) A Release Date Ahead of the PlayStation 5’s This is not a console feature. 3.) A Ton of Support for Game Pass and Digital Content This is not a console feature. 4.) Full Backward Compatibility This always boils down to licensing deals. If the publishers of past gen games don't want their games to be backwards compatible, then Microsoft has no recourse. It's not up to Microsoft, that's not how licensing works. 5.) The Most Accessible Console (Not the Most Powerful) This is not a console feature. So out of those 5 things, you could only name two features that you'd like to see in the next console. Both of which are on the Xbox One X. Great job.
Its going to need more than features to defeat the PS5.. Sony is going to have to make some big mistakes as well for them to stand a chance.. I mean look at last gen.. The 360 was easier to develop for, it had a more comfortable controller, better online service, etc.. All that coupled with the disasterous launch of PS3's price a year after the 360, the PSN hack, the complex architecture, 6 axis gimmick instead of rumble.. Yet despite ALL that, PS3 still won the battle..
Xbox not a game console anymore and next Xbox will be much much more like a Windows 10 Mini PC! Xbox doesn't have Exclusive games, every games comes PC and Xbox means Windows 10. So why people calling this Machine a Game Console?!? Because you can connect to your tv and play games? My 15 years old Pentium PC can even connect any tv and play games. Game console means for me Exclusive games, content and futures any other platforms can't give you! I'm not calling Xbox brand console anymore. It is just like Windows 10 Mini PC for your room. You can build one for you gathering on PC market or you can buy Xbox that's it. Either way you playing same games and same content from Microsoft. PC even have more futures and more games. (ESL guy)
lets start out slow.....how about some good games first?
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