Microsoft's Phil Harrison: Exciting things to come after Xbox One launch

Microsoft's Xbox One is the next-generation console from Microsoft and it will compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U in the eight-generation consoles category. Initially, Microsoft announced some strict DRM policies including 24 hours online verification check to play games on the console, no used games and mandatory Kinect. This sparked an internet-wide incident of criticism with many calling such strict policies as unnecessary and that the physical medium of games people own are their property to trade or re-sell. With Sony learning from their previous mistakes and taking all the right steps in the right direction and avoiding strict DRM policies, gamers started hailing PlayStation 4 and Sony an already winner of the console wars before it even began.

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Kingthrash3603928d ago

you can say the same for ps4 and nintendo...both have exciting things to come.. ps4 hasnt even showed their top devs cards yet...no zelda or metroid yet for nintendo have been shown so in that aspect all have things to look forward to....hows bout ms clear up the cod+x1=720p rumor. because 720p isnt the future most gamers want. but if it is true just clear it up so we can move on. people will still buy it regardless..

malokevi3928d ago

".hows bout ms clear up the cod+x1=720p rumor. because 720p isnt the future most gamers want."

lol. MS doesn't have to dignify every retarded word that comes out of GAF with an answer. I'm glad they don't. I'm glad Activision and Sony are refusing to do so, as well. It's the right thing to do.

"you can say the same for ps4 and nintendo...both have exciting things to come"

Yeah, but I wouldn't expect Phil Harrison to comment on that... eh? Obviously every console has great things coming. That's common sense.

Personally, I cant wait for these things to drop so that they can start getting into the nitty-gritty post-launch release details. I want information on:

Halo 5 (for the love of god), Sunset Overdrive, Black Tusk's game, Destiny, Titanfall, pretty much everything EA is working on (Battlefront, Mirrors Edge, Dragons Age), Some sort of Morrowind game, R6 Patriots, and the Division AMONG OTHERS!

We have a laundry list of killer games coming down the pipes. 2014 is going to be epic.

thrust3928d ago (Edited 3928d ago )


First line say 60fps and 1080p

Disagrees it right there confirmed by the people who make the game! Hahaha

malokevi3928d ago

I thought I had read that in more than one place in the past. I think it was part of their plug at the reveal.

Seems like for COD, hitting those frame/res settings is a no-brainer. I'm sure they would rather sacrifice other visual elements to keep the rez/frames as high as possible. It's just that kind of game. COD is all about being as slick as possible.

Mike134nl3928d ago

@ thrust
Thanks for the link, would like to ad that it is a recent article 23-10-13. This should clear up the confusion of Cod not being 720p but indeed 1080p on xb1.
Will be interesting to see if this wil gain as much traction as the the 720p rumours on cod and titanfall.

ThatCanadianGuy5143928d ago

"First line say 60fps and 1080p"

Yeah, from june.Things change as they get closer to release.

Cling to quotes and tidbits from months ago all you want, we'll know the truth soon.

What will you say then?

Eonjay3928d ago

"He then continued that all they [Microsot] has changed is the DRM policy for disc-based games."

Too easy...

malokevi3928d ago (Edited 3928d ago )

What will YOU say then, DayZ? Because it sounds to me like you know something the rest of us don't know. So, why don't you share?

thrust3928d ago (Edited 3928d ago )

Dayz, read it again stop spinning, they are confirming it!

As revealed by Eurogamer in June, the game runs at 60 frames per second in 1080p.

The key word is AS, saying it is correct!

Fireseed3928d ago

How non fan boys are reading it:
"the game runs at 60 frames per second in 1080p"

How DayZ is reading it
"the game runs at 60 frames per second in 1080p... BUT that's totally up to speculation, sure we've already left alpha stages and the game is close to going gold but hey wild things happen man, PS4 FTW"

ThatCanadianGuy5143928d ago

From the article of JUNE "Call of Duty: Ghosts runs at 1080p resolution on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Infinity Ward has said.

And most importantly,
"The console versions are still in severe development, but it looks good so far"

So far.Before major optimizations begin, months ago.

What do you mean what will i say? I'll say what i'm saying now, it'll be 720p and "i told you so"

What do i know? Oh, i don't know, common sense and rational thinking?

Ryse, DR3, KI all getting severe resolution downgrades? Multiple comments from 3rd party devs talking about how difficult it is to optimize a game for xbone, performance issues, bottlenecks?

And more recently, not one, two, but THREE separate well know, trust worthy nsiders from Gaf all in agreement that the xbone version of COD is 720p.

As i said, continue clinging on to company PR from months ago.The more you deny it, the more spectacular the meltdown will be when the news breaks.

malokevi3928d ago

"What do i know? Oh, i don't know, common sense and rational thinking? "

So... you dont actually know anything. You just think you do.

Right on, man. Keep up the angry diatribe, it suits you!

ThatCanadianGuy5143928d ago


Not going to dispute the ryse, DR3, KI resolution downgrades? The 3rd party devs xbone problems? The insider information? the fact they won't show any xbone COD footage?

No? You just going to change the subject, take your ball and go home?


malokevi3928d ago

Lol. You're looking fora fight, buddy, that much is clear. I have no interest in having any sort of conversation with a person like yourself. You're a rager.

Why should I defend anything? Xbox One is gonna be awesome, no matter how much you cry about it. Now prattle on, little one.

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Chanogram3928d ago

What does this have to do with PS4 and wiiU? A MS exec talks up their console, and somehow you immediately turn it into "well Ps4 and nentendo have stuff coming too!"

No $hit, of course they do. If they didn't, none of the companies would survive 6 months after launch. Can anyone on this site read an article about Xbox1 or PS4 and just take it as an article about the 1 console, and not the others? Not EVERYTHING about PS4 and/or XBOX ONE has to be about the other. Sometimes the news about either one is just simply about that console.

Silly gameAr3928d ago

Well, the PS4 IS kinda mentioned in the description sooooo...yeah.

GarrusVakarian3928d ago (Edited 3928d ago )

*Looks down at hands and asks them if they are ready for another 8 years of gaming*

*Gets punched in the face by my own fists for asking a stupid question*

Im ready for next gen. I can handle 2 consoles at once.

AutoCad3928d ago

awesome, 1 more month lets goo.

twinspectre3928d ago

you're right , 1 month to put my hands on the BEAST also known as PLAYSTATION 4

GarrusVakarian3928d ago

Lol, 4 disagrees with your comment shows that this website can be just as infested with X1 fanboys as it is PS4 fanboys at times.

kickerz3928d ago

No the disagrees are there cause we don't wanna read that BS in an Xbox news thread.

Elit3Nick3928d ago

@Lukas_Japonicus he just randomly goes on to an xbox article and started spewing fanboyism but anyone that disagrees is an xbox fanboys right? /s

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MightyNoX3928d ago

"We're going to ALLOW you to use pre-existing headsets. Aren't you grateful?"

Considering how MS advertises used games as a feature, I do not find that farfetched.