Dealspwn: "The original design for the Xbox One set it apart from the PS4 in a number of ways. Some were controversial, others were simply new. But this isn't an industry that does "new" very well. We look critically upon precedent, we are an entitled bunch that demand proof, and Microsoft should have known that. Instead, we're all paying the price once again for poor communication. "Why should we change?" we asked. "Why do we need these things that you're offering?" And instead of answering, Microsoft have scurried away and returned with a meek and hurried, "Oh, you don't. Not really."
"Microsoft have weakened themselves with this one, and only some serious firepower at Gamescom will steady the ship. We need justification -- as Jon put it earlier today, Microsoft have dropped the stick, but where's the carrot?"