One of the efforts Microsoft made this year, and clearly looks to continue it in the future, is bringing the Xbox and PC platforms together as one.
crossbuy with Xbox One would be sooooo cool. Buy it on PC, download it on Xbox One at the same time, mod it on PC, play those mods on Xbox, etc. etc.
That would be awesome. And with Microsoft owned IP, its very possible. But with 3rd party owned IP, its highly unlikely since you'd be asking 3rd parties to give up either their Xbox or PC revenue streams. Right now, 3rd parties are making revenue off both the PC & Xbox versions of their games. With what your suggesting, 3rd parties would be giving up one of those revenue streams. I don't see that happening
how many people buy multiple copies of the same game , they either buy it on xb1 and if they want to mess around they pirate it on pc , or they just buy the pc version and never touch the console.
@bleedsoe9mm Your missing my point. Its not about 1 person buying multiple copies, its about 1 person buying the Xbox version & getting the PC version free or vice/versa and then giving the version they dont use away... [Example: If I own a PC & my brother owns an XB1 & we both wanted the same game, only 1 purchase would need to be made...That 3rd party would loose revenue]
If Microsoft was indeed trying to unify both platforms, they would have given us Halo 3. But they didn't, now they can say sorry and give us Halo: MCC, that would be nice.
You've got a better chance of getting Uncharted on PC than MCC. lol
We all know that they always lies and its not gonna happen.Halo is not worth anymore just look at the sale on XB1,i rather play some indie games on steam rather than average Halo shooter.
Universal games. One store. One buy. One purchase. Cross play.
hope we see pc to xb1 streaming next year , it would be awesome to play my long list of steam games in my living room
If I were Sony an Xbox PConsole unified platform would scare the crap out of me.
Xbone exclusives on pc please! i want to play quantum break without buying a xbox.
So if all xbox 1 games come to pc whats the point in getting a xbox and thats a serious question that makes no sense to me.
because the casual consumer doesn't really game on pc and there are clearly millions of people who want the ease of plug & play. MS would actually make more money as they would double their revenue streams, communities would be bigger because of crossplay & you could get a ton of win10 exclusives meaning only playable on windows 10 platforms. Xbox, PC and Tablet fall in those categories though i'm not fan of this as a console gamer only. But I understand how MS could dominate in software & take more risk as well as make more new ip's from that revenue.
I have said it before A much larger install base for developers to capitalise on. The term Microsoft Exclusive will be the norm. Expect PC games to be ported to Xbox. A universal app. A possible steam app.(Steam perfoms better on DX12/windows 10 Developer's using DX12 as Unreal 4 engine heavily involved it DX12 along with other engines. The "console war" will be non existent. Sony will cater for their customers..90 Million at end of generation?? Microsoft will cater for Xbox one/PC/Windows 10 enabled devices..possible Hundreds of Millions of customers NOW. Question is,..IF this all comes to fruitition, then who do the devs prioritise?..ie third party deals?..performance optimisation etc etc? DX12 favoured due to the ease it enables optimisation, less resources required=bigger profit Sure would be a fitting way to end the console wars eh? Micro go and do their own thing with hundreds of millions of customers...Sony and Nintendo fight for the scraps left.
Yes, bring xbox games to pc M$, no need to buy a separate box, and finally xbox games above 720p. I say bring it.
Yeah, if only any of X1 games were above 720... S/ How's that 900p ps4 battlefront running? oh... Right... Move the goal posts to line up with the PS4.
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