For starters I try my best to stay out of this whole fanboy war crap. This is something I simply cannot ignore. My question for Microsoft is, "Where is all the Xbox One 3rd party game footage?"
Honestly now, I have been doing as much research as possible to compare the 2 on fair ground and on a unbiased level but this is ridiculous. For a company so confident in their hardware they have shown little aside from off-screen footage and first party games.
Microsoft, why have 3rd party devs been showing their games on PC's or PS4 hardware and not on your console. Is this cause for concern?I mean who could genuinely answer this.
When I do find footage for games it is usually off-screen and first party only. How do you get away with this? What are consumers buying Day One without footage?
what we've seen so far as far as 3rd party is concerned.
BF4 (PS4 and PC)
The Division (PS4)
Watchdogs (PC and PS4)
AC IV (PS4)
COD GHOST (PC)
The only reason I ask is that consumers get what they are expecting. What could their motives be behind this. Why are 3rd party studios not showing off Xbox One Tech?
Now trust me. I have friends and family that swear by Microsoft and their console. Which is fine. That doesn't take away from the fact that No ONE has been talking about how strange this is. With all this "PS4 being 50% better then Xbox One" and all that hype surrounding it, how is it hard to believe when Microsoft has only shown very little footage for their own games.
For example. I was doing my absolute best looking for Forza 5 in game footage (not that pre rendered crap from E3), and all I can find is off-screen footage, which isn't going to help anyone because its off-screen. I want to see real footage. Ryse has had little to no footage, and the footage I do find is all from the E3 demo as well.
Is this any indication of what to expect from Microsoft, to remain "hush-hush" about the topic, yet leave comments about "we'll see about PS4 being 50% better" crap. If Microsoft was so inclined to prove that theory wrong wouldn't they try or at least let publishers show off the same game on each system? To prove to us all that Microsoft's Console can in-fact compete fine against PS4.
My intentions are to get a PS4 at launch and Xbox One for Christmas (from my girlfriend) but honestly, if Microsoft doesn't start proving more then saying I don't even know if I want an Xbox One now.
Here is what I am talking about for further proof.
Upon trying to find footage of games on both systems to write a compelling argument for Microsoft, I simply couldn't. EVEN on the Official Xbox Magazine website they were showcasing Watchdogs with PS4 footage. Here is the link.
Skip to about 1:25 and you can clearly see the "press square" key come up.
They also do it with multiple games on the website.
All I am saying as a consumer this doesn't look very well for Microsoft. Honestly. What could it all mean though?
Has Microsoft really rushed out their console because of the reveal of PS4 in February?
For a company touting how great their hardware was, what was the reason for the Overclock on the CPU?
If you weren't so concerned with "RAW PERFORMANCE" why did you overclock in the first place. Much less do it "over the weekend" before production started?
Is that safe to do? Considering anyone who has owned an Xbox 360, probably fell victim at one point to the RROD? I went through 3 Xbox 360's before my Xbox 360 slim and they all went out with a red ring. Can we expect this kind of behavior with Xbox One?
I have a collection of Over 120 Xbox 360 games. I held through with all the issues with hardware, all the proprietary price hikes on hard drives, etc. I was doing it because I am a gamer, and at one pointed I liked your games.
But honestly Microsoft, If you can't even have the decentcy to show off your own games and 3rd party games to proof to us that we have nothing to worry about. I'll invest my money elsewhere cause I will not be tricked into your PR crap.
Here is all I could really find on Microsoft games.
I wont post the screenshots of 3rd party games as I really cant find any that are from the Xbox One. It's all PS4 and PC.
Ryse (The game I'd get day one when/if I get a Xbox One)
Dead Rising 3
Infamous Second Son
Killzone Shadow Fall (multiplayer screenshots)
See what I mean how much a difference a game looks with an off screen shot opposed to actual captured footage? This is what I mean. Sony is doing it left and right with exclusives. All over the internet you can find raw game play of all their exclusives. Not so much with Xbox One.
So please Microsoft show us what your console is made of. Show us consumers that we have nothing to worry about. Stop keeping us in the dark with nothing to compare it too.
Oh and for 3rd party studios. Why aren't you showing Xbox One gameplay? Just curious.
Thanks for reading, please leave a comment to discuss this. I'd like to see other peoples opinions on this.