Even though Microsoft had a stellar E3 conference which was widely regarded as the best of the show, there still isn’t much of a buzz about the Xbox One.
No they need to stop over promising and start delivering if they care as much as they claim.
They’re trying? Xbox E3 2018 showed promise. However I don’t think they’ll fully recover until next gen starts and they move away from Xbox One.
How are they trying when you keep being force fed Gears, Halo and Forza every year? What part of trying were they doing for new IPs? I don't think they should drop the XB1 but they have a lot of work to do.
@ Trooper- the only one that releases yearly is forza. Itll be 4 years since halo 5 and a few since gears most likely by the time the new ones come out
@trooper Some of us want more Halo and gears
Sorry Trooper, I know what you are trying to say but lets be honest. There has not been a Halo every year or a Gears every year but there has been a Forza evey even year and a Horizon every odd year since the Horizon series started. You are being figurative but trying to be literal and it just doesnt work. That would be like me saying we have been getting nothing but GT and God of War from Sony since the beginning. Last gen alone there were 8 God of War games released across two platforms. The PS3 wasn't even out a total 8 years before the PS4 came out.
Okay, so Halo and Gears wasn't every year but my original point still stands.
I am not trying to defend MS, because they definitely screwed up until Phil took over. But, it also takes time to turn the ship. This past year we started to see the changes. Halo Wars 2 last year, Sea of Thieves, Cuphead, PUBG, etc. Not necessarily 5 star games, but games that are giving xbox one a more gamer slant and are adding unique gaming diversity to this console. Going forward, with the new studio acquisitions, I think they will be much more competitive as long as they stick to the program and it looks like they are sticking to the program.
Time to turn the ship... Phil's been in charge for what? 4 years now?
@yeahright And in those 4 years we have received a more powerful mid gen console, digital refunds, digital gifting, crossplay with other consoles, a better slim version of the Xbox, Game Pass, BC with 360 and OG Xbox that automatically upscales to 4k(?) And now 5 new studios. Not bad for man on the job for 4 years.
@trooper_ They bought 5 new studios and will have new ips because of that alone.
Next gen they will, the topic at hand is the xbox one, this gen. EXbox made many strides towards having a better next gen, but this gen is same old same old.
@ Gunstar: And most people also want new franchises.
This gen is a bust for MS. But that's their own problem. Don't leave what customers they do have out in the lurch because of their missteps and lack of trying. MS is going through some growing pains, and hopefully they'll get better, but it shouldn't be the OGX1/S users that have to be put out in the cold due to those mistakes. This gen still has life in it, and as it stands, nothing suggests that MS, or 3rd party devs would do anything worthwhile with the X1X power if they didn't have to stick to legacy support anyhow. They could if they really want to piss off what fan base they have left. I know there is a lot of talk about the X1X in the hardcore community, but the hardcore community doesn't make up the bulk of the market. You exclude legacy support, you're suddenly going to have a lot of people looking for a new console. $500, or maybe $400 with a price drop may not be that appealing in the face of a $300-350 PS4P, or base PS4 for that matter which is even cheaper, better supported, and has no signs of Sony backing off said legacy support. IMO, MS decided to release the X1 for this generation, they should support it for this generation. If they want to drop that support after the release of their next console, then so be it. I expect they will if history is anything to go by. It didn't take them long to drop the 360....or the OGXbox although I can understand why they did that. As it stands, MS hasn't even delivered on all it's launch day promises. At least the one about how they'd have all these greatest games in Xbox history, or more power through cloud compute. While I'm willing to let some things slide from any company if they can't deliver on it, they used cloud compute as a major selling point early on. But they still haven't delivered on CD3, or Minecraft Halolens. In the mean time, MS hasn't even delivered on it's promises of VR for the X1X. But I guess it's not ready despite the competition having a more than acceptable solution, and copious support....on a much weaker system to boot.
Microsoft would be foolish to just let Xbox One die off.
Can you point out some facts as to the contrary? I mean did they commit to support the xb1 to the end with 1st party games? All I've seen them do is talk about the far future and the new xbox consoles (yes plural) not the xb1.
“All I've seen them do is talk about the far future and the new xbox consoles (yes plural) not the xb1” Is that including the games they showed at E3 that will be releasing on the Xbox One? Microsoft has also previously stated that their consoles, starting with the Xbox One, will be ‘forward and backward compatible’, meaning they’ll be more upgraded versions within the existing family as opposed to clear cut generations. That says to me that whatever games get released on new the Xbox will also be released on the Xbox One. Even if you don’t buy into that, remember how many years into this gen that the 360 and PS3 received games? It was a long time. So with all that said, there’s no reason to think that them talking about future consoles discounts their efforts to support the Xbox One
aconnellan, Say all that^^^ are good and dandy, what exactly did they do for the xb1 owners in the here and now or this year, or even the next? Again, are all those future promises their way of redeeming themselves for the past 4,5 years of almost no support?
Please exaggerate more... Of the 1 1/2 hour presentation, about 3 minutes were spent talking about the new studios, and approximately 13 seconds were spent talking about R&D on new hardware. Horizon 4 is 2018. Hopefully Ashen and Below make their 2018 release dates, but otherwise MS is staying clear of the 3rd party heavy Fall much like Sony. 2019 was shown to be: Crackdown, Ori, Battletoads, and Gears. Add in the likely FM8, and that's their probable 2019 output. Of course we want more, but they're supporting their base while clearly preparing to up their output for next "gen." They showed a commitment to making sure Japanese 3rd party games appear on their system too, and clearly all of the big 3rd party titles will also be there. What more could they realistically do?
Well, the new system is well on its way so they are headed that way but no doubt they will still support the Xbox One well after the Next Box releases. Halo Infinite and there new studios they just bought up will be focused for Next Gen.
Well after? MS hasn't supported any of their consoles for more than a year after the last one launched. The OGXbox was understandable due to the thing with NVidia, but they dropped the 360 pretty damn quick. MS isn't in a habit of supporting it's older stuff for that long. They'll issue updates for things like Windows, but actual support in terms of new software abilities are rare. What part of MS history actually supports the notion that they'll remain committed to the X1 after the next gen releases? Just some talk about forward compatibility? That's all fine and good, but legacy support can only go so far when game design advances. The OGX1 went into this gen just barely capable for the games this gen, its not going to handle what's coming, because there are some actual advances to game design in the works that would be bogged down on the base systems of this gen.
Then what ? Move on to the next system without exclusives and repeat xbox one again ? I think by now they know people got tired of the " new year new halo/gears", and they would rather wait untill ninja theory and their new studios deliver some new ips worthy of the name only on xbox, THEN they will move on to next gen. Otherwise it's just a new system for 3rd party
this is a dumb article, if all three, Nintendo Sony and Microsoft are not working on their next console right now, they are in big trouble... of course each company should be moving on to what's next... games are written to be scalable, I don't see why most games can't continue to be written for the original xbox and ps4, just scale down the resolution, texture etc, like on pc.
He is pointing more to the fact the XboneX is only 8 months old carries a pretty big price tag and had very few games that actually compelled you to need to purchase and xbonex. These systems even the xbonex, are reaching the point where the hardware is going to be a limit so its time to move forward the xbonex puts MS in a difficult position. They could risk upsetting people who just purchased an xbonex if they release to soon. Phil's statement, Il say that rather than announcement, was to calm the speculation that MS is getting out of hardware aftet this gen and going all digital cloud stream. That statement is kind of ironic because they have been trying since the start of this gen to shift people that direction even with their PC products.
microsoft need to move out of console gaming period. just go the steam way
Not going to happen, Sony will die before MS.
sony will live forever if they continue like this gen. microsoft on the other hand is on the edge, bill gates thinked about cutting the gaming branch multiple times ;) nintendo saved himself thank to the blind nintenfanatics that buyed an overpriced shitty console with just 1/2 games at launch, but fanatism isn't infinite and nintendo will join sega one day...
No they need to support a console just to show they can do it. But it all truth Xbox one is a wash. Their worse console yet. I don't know how they can get gamers interested in Xbox like in the early days when they were hungry.
The thing is that MS want to get their head start with their Scarlet in 2020 just like they did with Xbox 360. Xbox One couldn’t make a comeback like PS3 did. Will MS support Xbox One ? Yes, MS still supporting it, but Xbox One is way behind their competition and I don’t know how long MS can support Xbox One.
The Xbox one is worse that it's predecessor, a console that had one of the worst failure rates of any major device in history? Are you for real?
Yeah, the S and the X are honestly Microsoft's best consoles. The X is a big contender for the best designed console period. The actual consoles themselves are fine, it's the game lineup and things like that bringing it down.
The 360 was a hardware disaster but at least it had compelling software for the first half of its life. XBOne is a software disaster. PR sucked too. XB:OG > 360> XBOne
@bathyj pls say that is your opinion. In my opinion, the xbox one had compelling software (first party) up until 2016. Apart from 1st party, the xbox one is night and day better than the xbox 360 on every single front. It is better value (not just price but that you get way more for your money than you did previously), more reliable, better services (i love game pass) and with the X, the most powerful console of all time. And if we want to talk about the quality of software, then you also have to agree that the PS4, is the worst ever for Sony because, in terms of innovative software, the PS3, PS2 and PS1 had 10 times more innovative games from Sony first party than has been delivered this gen
Of course it's my opinion. I said it.
bloggers need to change the question. it makes much more sense to ask „does micky$oft need to be a gaming console again or will it stay in the corner of paid services“.
The article isn't suggesting that MS give up on the Xbox. Just Xbox One. That is essentially just branding. So yeah, next gen Xbox shouldn't be called Xbox One. Did anyone really think it would be?
we still have 2 years so they can get a decent leap over 1x1 and price drop.
Everyone knows Xbox was a flop this gen. They should ASAP jump to next gen and try to get the console before PS5. It will also help if they can undercut PS5 for price. Obviously they will need good games too. This is their only chance.
Bill Gate's forced euthanasia program continues
Steller! Lol. It really had many exclusive launch trailers of 3rd party games.
They're in a catch 22. XboneX is only 8 months old they cant move on yet, they will have to support the XboneX for at least 4yrs so uf they do move on it will be a drop the XboneS production now the XboneX becomes the base model and the nextbox is the flagship they've put themselves in a cell phone model. Next thing you know you'll have to get a 2 yr live contract for 60$ a month that subs your xbone purchase price of 200$. What they need to do is get next gens launch right. That means story driven single player games with MP games and exclusives get rid of the nonsense Windows game store conceed defeat on that front and focus on an area you can make head way in the console market.
Do you guys even pay attention to the articles you post and how much they contradict each-other?
Move on from console gaming period,I never seen the need to buy their consoles.
Microsoft vision of the future is basically no explicit console generations. Rather more powerful hardware that utilizes the same library of games as the Xbox One, but at higher resolution, frame-rate etc. As time goes on, certain hardware will get phased out, while newer ones still get software support. Example: Ninja Theory's new game in 2020 or 2021: works on Xbox One S, One X and Xbox 2 Ninja Theory's new game/ sequel in 2024 or 2025: works on Xbox One X and Xbox 2 Compulsion's new game in 2023: works on Xbox One X, Xbox 2 Compulsion's new game in 2028 or beyond: Xbox 2 and Xbox 3 or w.e future iteration will come from it
You know dam well that once the new xbox 2 arrives microsoft is going to toss xboxone s and X away like a used condom, nintendo and microsoft never support their products after they launch a new console, unlike sony.
They buy 5 new studios and not 1 can show a new game on xboxone. That told me everything i need to know about where the xboxone stands.
i wouldn't say move on, but they need to stop getting their fan's hopes up. people don't care if they bought studios, they want the games they deserve and want.
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