Xbox marketing chief Aaron Greenberg tells Gamereactor: "We'll continue to bring the best hardware in the business to our console gamers."
"We'll continue to bring the best hardware in the business to our console gamers." Does that really help? I mean, the Switch is totally underpowered and is having more momentum than the Xbox.
For them to do this they will definitely have to launch after playstation 5 because if rumors are true about playstation having dibs on Navi it would be impossible for them to have the power advantage but let's wait and see.
I think that means more iterative upgrades. The next gen consoles will probably launch at the same time, when the tech is ready, with similar specs.
Navi is not owned by Sony. AMD could very well sit down with MS techs change a few key elements on the architecture, rename it and release it with the next xbox.
@ultranova I refuse to believe Sony would invest money in it to have literally no gains something is going on. But that's just speculation
@OB1Biker "The next gen consoles will probably launch at the same time, when the tech is ready, with similar specs." Forget it. Microsoft will launch the next Xbox on their own time. They will release new iterative console as they see fit. They didn´t rush the X to be out the same time as the PS4 Pro. They definelly will not release the next Xbox to be out at the same time as the PS5.
Really... I know exclusives are important but I guess we should play games like fallout and red dead on the switch /s Does it really help....should we just go back to the snes days?!
@King_Lothric "Does that really help? I mean, the Switch is totally underpowered and is having more momentum than the Xbox." Of course it helps. Don´t play coy. You don´t want the PS5 to be underpowered like the Switch.
So far, they've done that twice. Once with the original Xbox, now with the X1X(360 was about on par with PS3). That isn't a trend on their part, and if they're going to focus in on the best hardware, then they really aren't getting it. 360 didn't do so well for them because it was the best hardware. It did so well because they had some great games on it. They had great exclusives. They worked hard to get developer support, and did it. They tapered off at the end, but it doesn't undo the right things they did early in the generation that made it so popular to begin with.
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I think he lost some pounds, being serious ...
Im going to assume MS will create a base model console and a high end console to release simultaneously next gen...they seem pretty sure of the power thing so making a high end high priced console would be the only way to be sure.
Very plausible. With they X released one year later than the Pro they could either wait a year after the PS5 is released or get the next xbox out along with the former + a high powered SKU.
@mkis007 I think Sony will continue to make a more cheap and less powerful console. Sony will stick with the 400 dolars price tag while the next Xbox will be more powerful and more expensive. Microsoft will stick with the 500 dolars price tag.
Yep, that's what I said. Except I think Xbox will launch with a $300-400 model in addition to their $500-600 model with lower specs. At this point Sony has figured out it doesn't need the best specs to reach the #1 spot for hardware/software sales.
If the next consoles are in the 12-14TB range like some are predicting, and Sony doesn't have a legacy mandate to keep things compatible with the PS4, MS probably wouldn't want to wait a year or more to get to market. They'll be left behind and after the year or two early gen growing pains, Sony, and their 3rd party support, will already be making games look better than you'd see during the growing pains of the X2, thus give them a couple years where Sony is showing better. As it stands, Sony already shows better than MS despite MS having the better hardware, so why would MS going a year later somehow help them if it doesn't help them now.
No matter how hopeful the E3 confernce made people, its clear from the subsequent interviews and so on that MS aren't really changing tack. Their obsession with power doesn't matter in the slightest, they need to deliver games, I mean, how the hell can they be so blind to the fact? You look at Horizon, God of War, Shadow of the Colossus, Spiderman, Tsushima, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding and so on and you quickly realise that the PlayStation is playing incredibly good looking games and no amount of power advantage is going to allow you to play any of those games.
No question mate, but M.S. got some more in house game dev. They plant seesds for the future lets see if the grow, Playstation on the other hand just keep doing what your doing thst is kicking ass , in the end I want Microsoft to succeed and Im pretty shure they know what to do in the next gen. Becuase compitations is good
Gears of war 5, halo, and Forza, 5 studios!! New ips we goood over here!!!
You really ought to be expecting more as an Xbox fan squire. Those games you mention are tired mate, I want new games, if they had a raft of other brand new games being supplemented by Gears, Halo and Forza I might agree with you but all MS have done for the last 8-10 years or more is rely on those franchises. The last risk they took was on Sunset Overdrive and that demonstrates what I am talking about, inject some variety into your line up, that game was fresh, exciting and importantly, something different. Those new studios were already making games exclusively for Xbox anyway and I might add, none of them are of the quality of Sony's stable of developers. They are small teams for the most part and only the acquisition of Ninja Theory made me pay any attention. They have known about their 1st party shortcomings for 10 years and have stated they have new stuff coming at every E3 but where is the new stuff? Adding new teams now, and teams that are already 2nd party studios anyway is too little too late for this generation.
I don't think they're blind to it. They are at least aware of the criticism, and apparently they're making some effort to make more games...so it's a start. I have often said that the reason that MS did so well with the 360 is not because they released a year early, but because they had an amazing games line up for the first 3-4 years of the system.
Maybe a combination of both those factors RainSlacker. Personally, I bought the Xbox360 because of Gears of War so you might have a point fella.
Xbox one dead
Xbox is so dead it’s still make good profits.
I've just taken advantage of ms offer for game pass of £1 for first month. I'm very surprised, from what I've read I was expecting it to be amazing. Everyone seems to talk about how it's the best thing ever. It might have over 100 games but it might as well be 4 it's just full of complete crap you'd never play.
Glad someone else feels this way. Most the game are 8 year old xbox 360 games and the newer xbox one games like halo 5 most people already own or have played. MS doesn't release first party exclusives consistently enough to make the "all first party games will be day 1 on game pass" that great. So until other devs start putting day 1 titles on there, the service is going to have a few good games but mostly crap no one cares to play
Don't get me wrong for alot of people it will be worth it for at least a month when their new games release, like how I will probably pay for a month when horizon 4 releases. But at all other times there is not really a reason to subscribe. I actually think EA access has better games and it's also alot cheaper. In fact now I've reminded myself of each access why would anyone choose to sub to game pass when that exists?
Nah that first party addition is just to keep stringing their players along and hoping they stay subscribed until each one releases. Also with the design layout of the X I think they may be headed in more of a XboxsteamboxX direction, to be honest I thought they were just going to release upgraded modular inserts from the initial design of the X.. It is very modular. Next gen they may release a standard and an upgraded model but the only difference would be the modular inserts that are included. Closer to pc but not as much in-depth as a pc. All consoles may eventually do this..
There is a lot of crap on there but there is also a lot of good games, although they are all quite old. I never played any bioshock, so it was good to play all those before they got removed. A couple of Halo and Gears on there too. Sea of thieves and State of decay 2 may not be for everyone but they seem to be quite popular. Also as a member you get a small discount to buy the game, 5 or 10%, I can't remember.
Is there a real future for xbox one? Everything seems to be pointing towards them just riding the xbox one out until they can get to next gen for a do over.
Isn’t this what the PS3 did?
quite the opposite. PS3 truly started to shine during the latter half of last gen. MS seems to have thrown in the towel. Rightly so mind you. They won't win this gen. they won't even get close. So taking a sep back and waiting for next gen is the best move.
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