Xbox has received criticism for their lack of first party exclusives. But when it comes to services, Microsoft is leading the pack.
It's ok for me. Otherwise, I would have to buy an XBO.
Most important thing with a game console is the games.
No its the services, says MS.
I don't really see MS differentiating much on the services front. The only notable service outside XBL itself is GamePass, and Sony beat them to that punch with PSNow years ago. You can argue that GamePass is better (I agree. PSNow never reached it's potential), but it's not like MS is really innovating or differentiating that much. Not enough to say they're focusing on services while Sony is not...
Services? You mean “give me more money without earning it.”
Yeah Microsoft calls it Xbox game pass since "give me more money without earning it" didn't roll of the tongue.
Yes. Services are ongoing paid subscriptions.
Microsoft has been in the GAMES INDUSTRY for 15+ years and it's ok for its identity to not be GAMES? A new low.
It's really baffling.
“Xbox Live launched some of its most influential programs like achievements, Xbox Live Arcade, and Games with Gold.” Games with Gold was a direct answer to PlaStation Plus’s Instant Game Collection which was established three years prior. Let’s not pretend Microsoft pioneered that idea.
Let's go XO E3 next month! I wanna see what's in store. Xbox is a games console .. Stop with the fanboy attention grabbing headlines lol. Yuck.
Stop with the the excuses and the defense of Microsoft. Yuck indeed.
Heelix - Bugger all chance of getting anything out of MS apart from GAAS and subscription services. You lot are gluttons for punishment.
I don't know anyone who bought a console for services. Xbox owners are playing games. Trash like this is catered to an audience like you guys to indulge in. It supports your negative campaign.
MS is the biggest supporter of our 'negative campaign'.
Agreed @Heelix. The n4g community eats these headlines up. Sure MS needs to improve in the first party games department but they are constantly adding tons of new features to their platform. Not to mention they still receive all of the third party multiplats. I'm sure they know by now that they need more games which will take time but they'll get there.
What games, aside from the ones DOA or we know about them already?
What type of gullible ass sorcery? The original Xbox and 360 had a good library. Looking at the X1, it's clear that the entire Xbox management team need to be fired. Having services as an identity is NOT OKAY! This journalist clearly don't know a scam when they see it.
what better way to impliment the original drm of not trading in games ect. then them making game pass. ppl pay MS and they dont own the game nore can they trade it in nd they can delete the games when ever they want and cant play them again til its back on gamepass. MS's goal = total control for their system
I was on my OG Xbox and 360 religiously. They even had the exclusive gems that nobody heard of like Culdcept Saga. (Man I loved that damn game) I honestly don’t know what the hell happened now. One things for sure, im glad theirs choices.
too bad most people think the xoxbox is still aiming at console gamers as their target group. the xoxbox is like nature itself: beauty is just a side product, the real deal is torture, pain and in most cases getting eaten alive ;-)
Lol, now that's deep.
The fact you and people like you think its "ok", is the problem.
It's okay for MS, not so great for actual gamers though.
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It’s ok to make excuses guys.... I mean whats the worst that can happen when Sony attempts to match those services.....
That seems highly unlikely. Recall PSX where Shawn Layden went out of his way to state Sony isn’t interested in GaaS and that they’re strength was in strong narrative driven single player experiences. Those comments aren’t conducive to a Game Pass like service. You need a multiplayer and MT focus to make money off that.
who wrote this idiotic crap??
No...... This guy is dead wrong.
People will be praising SOD2 for being more like SOD1 but probably felt Farcry 4 was underwhelming for being to much like Farcry 3.
Im a Xbox Gamer and im telling you this is not OK!! We want games, we want First Party Exclusives!! This is the main reason I purchased a PlayStation 4 Pro. Im tired of Microsoft and Fanboys telling me Games as a Service is ok. True Supporters of the Xbox One X know that the Xbox Division Brass is truly out of touch. Its funny, because you have people calling us Man Babies, because we want our Consoles to have the best games. If you dont have a PS4 Pro at this point in the generation, and you call yourself a Gamer, you are honestly out of your mind. Regardless of your love for a brand, we are Gamers, and Gamers play games no matter the Console. And right now the Sony Playstation 4 has the games. If Im not satisfied with the Xbox stage at E-3 2018, i will not be purchasing the next console for the upcoming generation. #FactsOnly
If you buy a games console for services sure.
Like hell it’s ok. Their whole vision to branch away from being a dedicated gaming console is why they’re where they are right now with the xbone.
Thats far from OK..
Its okay for an android box not a console
no its not ok.period
Uh no no it's not
I’ll never understand this angle of thinking. I like my Xbox One and all that but buying a video game console, and seeing the focus being on everything but new exclusive games is crazy. Maybe I’m just old school. Being able to play cds in the old systems and movies now is great. After that movie it’s “where’s the games?” Exclusives, and especially first party ones, have always been the “this is what you paid for” titles. Who can push the system and maximize it better than the house that made it? Maybe it’s a millennial thing. Wanting to have everything, but not using or needing the majority of it.
How is that OK? I have an Xbox One, and if all it continues to be good for is services instead of games, I'll continue to leave it off, collecting dust.
so the xbox is useless? if its all services why not make the pc the gaming machine of microsoft.. its not ok
Sure it's ok. If you don't like playing videogames. Next you'll be telling us a full frontal lobotomy is ok, because you weren't using your brain anyway. Typical.
It’s not okay.
Maybe so, but I personally invest in game consoles for games. Call me old fashioned.
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