Aaron Greenberg talks about the most valuable lesson he learned during the Xbox One generation, which he will carry into the next one. It's all about the fans.
"I’m really proud that this leadership team that’s in place is the team that has been leading the business kinda post-Xbox One launch" Don Mattrick's ears must be buzzing right about now.
I’m happy as long as they’ve learned the lesson that hardcore Xbox players want the most powerful console hardware, and there is every indication they know this. And keep up the good work listening to fan feedback, I’ve never seen any consumer product updated so frequently to address issues or add features the community wants, it’s remarkable.
Oh come on. Do you believe the stuff you write? What about better games?
How can they ensure that Xbox has the most powerful console hardware next-gen? We're going to be experiencing some monumental flip-flopping if it doesn't. Pricing it at $499? That's not going to work out well for them, so I wonder what the balance will be next-gen. It's going to be a very interesting race.
@digitalRaptor. "How can they ensure that Xbox has the most powerful console hardware next-gen?" My guess is they will remake the XBox X, like they did with the S and release this as a budget Xbox 2. Then for power they will release a higher priced premium version so those who care about power have the choice. This would potentially offer the cheapest and most expensive options for next gen.
The community want consistant supply of 1st party AAA games, and have for over 12 years.
So basically, MS will just wait for Sony to reveal their specs, then make something more powerful? I have more respect for them making what they believe will be important for the generation, even if its the wrong choice, than constantly chasing after Sony. MS would be in a very bad position if they keep releasing their system after Sony manages to get a foothold every generation. I suspect next gen MS will release after Sony, but that's just the timing of the X1X/PS4P thing. After that, MS won't want to let Sony have a long lead over them. The only way to really up Sony on specs is to release later because it takes time to design a system and get it to market.
@skull, listening to fan feedback is why xbone is where it is.
What good is "The Most Powerful Console" if there's only 3rd party titles to play on it? What if the difference in power is only slight, while the "weaker" system has exclusives? Its been proven many times before that games are more important than system power. Much like how its been shown that MS weakness is providing exclusive content.
There are alternate uses for the most powerful platforms..... https://goo.gl/images/mAAvX...
The majority of games played on any console are usually third party. I get through anywhere from 6-8 exclusives per year at the most, on both xbox and ps4. In contrast I get through about 20 third party games.
**and if you’re seeing what the team has done there around backward compatibility, around innovation with hardware, around things like the Elite controller, all the innovation, and so much of that comes from listening to our fans.** Not once did he mention exclusive games, quality of exclusive games or amount of first party exclusive games. Good hardware. But that's not listening to the gamer. That's more a reaction to their competitor whooping their butt more than 2 to 1 and thinking hardware and features sell consoles. Games sell consoles. Maybe they should listen to gamers who are no longer fans after the first xbox as it sits in the closet. More consoles might have been purchased to sit right next to it. But RROD prevented that and the DRM fiasco.
Nintendo had stayed in business without a lot of 3rd party support but having awesome exclusives. Games matters more than any other feature or service
I still can’t believe Microsoft went the entire generation without establishing a new flagship franchise. I guess you can say Minecraft but they bought that after it was already released and it’s not even exclusive to them
This gen was horrible for Xbox.
Hey phoenix, that's the microsoft way, they buy it. They didn't create halo. They bought it. Didn't create gears. They bought it. Didn't create minecraft. They bought it. Only thing really theirs is forza. But that's just a casual copy of GT. Everything they learned this Gen is how to be more like Sony. Because, being Microsoft isn't working.
They are talking, but are they really saying anything?!
Let's just be honest, you have a problem with Microsoft. The fact that you say Forza is a casual copy of GT screams sadness. They created Sea of Thieves, but go ahead and dismiss it.
Not too hard to dismiss Sea of Theifs, not much of a game changer yet. But MS is a publisher and platform holder, all they do is buy, that's their role. Sony does the same thing, albeit a bit better. But trying to cut down MS for being itself is sort of dumb. Sony doesn't create, they facilitate, they're just better at it nowadays. MS made a choice to rely on third partys and they've been able to stay afloat. They've lost a lot of money over the years and they have to be cautious about their investments. They weren't with the 360 or the One so I really think they're trying to learn from this gen and give themselves a real foundation to build on. That doesn't show much, but we've seen glimpses of more maturity from them and I think that bodes well for the future. Although I'm not too hip on their new subscription service. Seems like an other step backwards.
They did create Fable.
Sea of Thief's? (Possible Flagship) PUBG (Flagship) until released on PS4 Sunset Overdrive? (Prob Not) Cuphead? (niche) Ryse? No Quantum Break? No Ori (niche) VS Detroit (niche) Second Son (No) DriveClub (I Wish) The Order (No) Horizon Zero Dawn (Flagship) Spiderman (Maybe Flagship) Days Gone (Prob not) Dreams (niche) Ghost of Tsushima (Maybe Flagship) Bloodborne (niche) The Last Guardian (niche) VS ARMS (niche) Splatoon (Flagship) Sony seems to be the leader on that in the coming future.
Days gone is probably going get a sequel if it do well bend hint at it in interviews.
How hard is it to spell thieves?
@ Apoc The difference is at least Halo & Gears of War debuted exclusively on an Xbox console and sold a lot of systems while doing so. Can’t say the same for Minecraft in that regard.
Chill and continue to learn as you go as all companies should
That's really the attitude we should have with Microsoft. There is definitely criticism we can throw at them but if they truly learn from this gen and put that forward to next gen they should be a very attract and good competitor in the market. Which we can all agree is what everyone should want in the end, especially after seeing this gen. Just like with everything we will have to wait and see.
After 30 years in software and 16 in home consoles... it just takes baby steps to figure out how to work the crowd. “Do not sell what the people want, make them buy what you are selling” Bill gates
Rude gets it. Most don't know the truth of this company.
Many successful products from from companies making products that people didn't realize they wanted.
Everyone should know why all the Xbox and Microsoft buzz is going full swing right now!? Here's a clue! It shoots webs.
Oh man. It's funny how this one game will effectively put the nail in the coffin for Microsoft's Xbox One. There is so much hype around this game.
Well...it is gamescon, and they're doing a lot of interviews. But no doubt they are going to be doing a lot of PR in the coming weeks. MS seems to have no problem talking about stuff though, so I'm not sure they need a special occasions to do so, but it is rather funny how they try to interject themselves into the media whenever Sony is about to, or is having a large portion of the press aimed at them....which usually centers around their game releases. I have a feeling that MS is going to be that kid in the back jumping up and down and screaming to get attention while someone else is about to get an award when Spider-man actually releases. Sony has some big IP's, but Spider-man is on another level and has broad appeal way outside of gaming. This already looking to be one of the best SM games in years, made by a top notch developer, with a AAA budget, and getting a butt-load more marketing than any other SM game ever, it's going to be a huge release, and will probably push more console sales more than any of the publishers flagship titles(outside maybe Zelda). Sony is about to have a really good September I think.
Microsoft is all talk no action sony is no talk all action.
Not being funny but I don't know if microsoft can actually make any good games. No new ip's that have made any real impact. they milk existing ip's which end up losing what made them great In the first place. And they treat there consumer base like crap.
I actually think MS makes some good games. Not all of them, but they do have some really good games in their staples. Some are duds, but overall, they are quality games. Not to say those games are to my tastes, but for their AAA titles, or even upper mid-tier titles, I've never actually felt they failed in that aspect. My only grievance on the games front with them is the lack of them this gen....and more recently, the nature of the releases treating mid-tier titles as if they were AAA high profile titles in an effort to push GaaS paradigms.
Didn't cater to the fans until they started getting destroyed in hardware sales, and he still thinks everyone's a dumbass smh.
didnt he said they said the same about the xbox 360 when going to xbox one?
Why is this guy still with them?
what happened to that reveal? am i missing something?
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