Just a few hours before the beginning of E3 Microsoft’s Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer was interrogated by Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb on what you can expect from Xbox One and from Microsoft’s press conference.
Too late Phil!
Lets be civilized here please.
Bane? No I'm batman..
yup..same here! Always a Playstation guy here. Ps1,ps2 and ps3. im waiting for a price drop for the ps4. it's really expensive here in india. never owned any of the other consoles...so i wished them all the best.
Keep a lookout for deals! I have seen the PS4 for $370 on multiple occasions lately!
it may become if they secure the right third party exclusives which Sony still dont care to bring to their console
Disagree, I think Sony understand the importance of 3rd party very well now.
No they dont ..until now they (Sony) didnt show anything from third party which is exclusive to PS4 and they still announcing lame 1st party sequels (aka infamous , uncharted) ... Halo and Gears oWar are lame as well but Ms saw this and tries to secure exclusivities from third party rather than developing continually the same boring Ips (Halo , Gow fro Ms...Uncharted , God of War , infamous for Sony
Watchdogs and Destiny featured pretty heavily in Sony's PR over the last year. They even do the 'orrible moneyhatting that MS made popular last gen. Indies get a pretty big focus too, and those are 3rd party. Could they do more? I don't know. Not privy to their financial dealings. But I wouldn't say they are totally 1st party-focused right now.
instead of securing a third party title why don't they work on creating new first party titles??
exactly, why dont they spend money on creating 1st party games rather than just keep securing 3rd pt exclusives. Didnt MS learn that the hard way last gen?
I assume the lesson they learned last gen from the likes of Gears of Wars was that funding 3rd party development can be a very effective way to get quality exclusives? Or maybe they learned that money-hatting other publishers to get (timed) exclusive content is very lucrative, but hmmph that practice really needs to die. Big difference between the kind of deal MS have for Sunset Overdrive and the deal they have for COD. One is OK, one is not.
A great game is a great game so why does it matter if it's 1st second or 3rd? What do you do? Look at a game and roll your eyes when it's not a first party?
Too bad, Phil. You already launched a console with an inferior configuration. You can't have "the best platform" with inferior specs and an SDK that is more difficult to use than the competition. Not to mention the hassles devs have in dealing with your company. As for us gamers? Well, you should have thought of us BEFORE designing an "all-in-one" wunderbox that doesn't meet our expectations of what a "next gen" console should be! Better luck next time...if the Xbox brand survives until then.
"Too bad, Phil. You already launched a console with an inferior configuration. You can't have "the best platform" with inferior specs and an SDK that is more difficult to use than the competition. Not to mention the hassles devs have in dealing with your company." Of course you can. The best platform is the one that has the best games and services. Everything you say would be a disadvantage, but would not make it impossible to have the best content.
Keep dreaming, but unfortunately the fate of this gen is sealed: 1. High-End PC 2. PS4 3. Xbox One 4. Others
To be honest, especially after "watchdoggate" I don't think that PC is the go to platform this gen. Because history has a trick of repeating itself with PC. Everybody seems to have high hopes on PC with DirectX12 When in reality DirectX11's Native full compliance support is somewhat laughable (ie:- not shoehorned in with a patch) 6 games are native DirectX11 on the PC platform as of writing this Crysis 3 Daylight Titanfall Tropico 5 War Of The Vikings Watch_Dogs I think for a 5 year old API to have a catalogue of 6 games that are fully compliant is ridiculous. There's a reason Crysis 3 looks better than Crysis 2 (post DX11 patch) Crysis 3 Native DX11 Crysis 2 shoehorned patch DX11 Please don't retort with a DirectX11 list of games from wikipedia. Like I said 99% of those titles of are patched... not built from the ground up with the API in question. Ontopic: Phil, what you want and what you get are two different things entirely.
The Witcher 2 & Skyrim are both DirectX 9 and we all know how much better they look on PC. Point is PC Gamers could not give a rats ass if a game is using DirectX 9, 10, 11 or 12 or even OpenGL as long it looks amazing and runs at a smooth framerate.
Watch Dogs on my PS4 handles like a dream and runs smoother than Watch Dogs on my 6-month old AMD FX, R9-280x PC. ($399 vs. $700) So, POWER is not always equal to the QUALITY of a game. A $399 PC (or in my case $700) won't necessarily outperform the PS4. And only a small number of people can afford to build a $2,000 "high end PC". Thank you Mark Cerny and Sony for the PS4's unified GDDR5 memory and hUMA technology. Not bad for an APU. No PC at the same price range even comes close!
900p and 30 fps maybe a dream for console gamers but on PC playing at 30 fps is considered a poor experience.
@FasterThanFTL A "poor" gaming experience is an experience wherein you can't play games like Metal Gear Solid, GTA5, The Last of Us, Mario Kart, and other great console exclusives. A "poor" experience is playing Watch Dogs on PC with its micro-stuttering, unstable 60 fps, and screen tearing. Watch Dogs PS4 FEELS 'NEW GEN.' The experience is smoother and you get exclusive content. You have to see the game in action for yourself, it looks beautiful and handles great you won't even care it's 900p. It's a combination of gameplay, solid frame rate, art direction, and world density/content that make a game great, NOT RESOLUTION.
Honestly, Phil probably does take some orders from higher up people but could anyone imagine Don Mattrick (yes that lovely (/s) guy) was still in charge? it would be a clusterfu*k.
Lol the pre-emptive stealth bitterness from some of you sends an even stronger message.
Good luck, Phil! You will need it, i mean, more than a pure luck.
Should have made stronger hardware then.. maybe Xbox Two.
The hill is too steep for him climb to claim that, but good luck and wish him a good e3 today, starting right now.
Enjoy E3 everyone. That's for Sony fans too. Since i own an x box 1 already, what i say next is more directed at Sony I want Sony to do good at E3 too. Show me something, that will convince me to buy a PS4.
for day one buyer's... yeah why you tucked us all over with a useless Kinect
Sort of an underwhelming conference when a majority of the content was third party with early access... but yeah. Still a good conference. The Halo part was really cool imo.
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