Nicholas believes that while the Xbox brand has had a rough time this generation, the moves made in 2018 show that Xbox is building the foundation for a bright future.
A better future is more accurate.
Very excited to see what the future holds for Microsoft. Compatibility across all sorts of devices and likely PC games being able to be played on the new systems and tons of new studio acquisitions are setting Microsoft up for an incredible future in the world of gaming. A focus on cross platform play too is great, if next gen I can just buy one device that will let me play with all my friends that will be a huge win for me because I don’t buy multiple copies of the same game.
Darkvoyager doing what he does best, twisting the truth. Phil said 'across all sorts of devices', not 'all devices'. So transparent in your agenda.
Sony already built a strong foundation with the PlayStation. Xbox has been around for like two decades and has wasted a lot of time. Sensible gamers would rather a proven gaming company with actual substance to show
I don’t know about that. I know with Xbox I’m gonna get the best multiplayer games on the best network, with the best graphics and performance. I know with Sony I’m gonna get a game best enjoyed sitting by myself in a dark room for 12 hours then I’m gonna wait six months for the next one.
It is hliarious though as if they really do want to be in charge of the “Netflix of gaming” then someday they would have to make their service available on other consoles😂 otherwise it is just counterproductive for them. Soon they will just say fuck it and they will welcome the money from ps/ninty gamers also. I don’t really be believe they care too much about the Xbox brand or pride, if it makes more money and makes business sense they will do it.... and they would love it. I Can still see them one day becoming like valve and just raking in the money, don’t really care as long as we still get all the quality ps and Nintendo exclusives. That’s what I live for in gaming lately, quality polished experiences from veteran developers! Still blows my mind the quality of ps games this gen. I only hope Xbox can get back to producing some quality titles like the og Xbox and very beginning of 360 era, not like the complete drought of the last almost 10 years or so from them and the load of trash they have been releasing. Fingers crossed next gen I’ll buy another Xbox console for the first time since 2005 (think that was the year😂) because I’d love to. Just make me want it Microsoft!
The issue with ‘best multiplayer on best network’ is how subjective that is. If all you get out of PlayStation games is what you described, then I seriously question the validity of your statement. Meaning, it sounds like you’re just looking for a reason to put it down.
Best network isn’t subjective while the games could be. But most of the best multiplayer games are on Xbox or multi platform so I stand by my statement. And that is what I get out of PlayStation, sorry. I haven’t touched my Pro since I 100% Spider Man which took a few days, before that was God of War back in April, I don’t even remember what I played before God of War I think it was Horizon.
@Dark I have a feeling if Sony would allow them to put their services on PS, they'd happily do it. MS actually did approach Sony to use Windows on PlayStation 2. Then went to Sega, then went into the market themselves when they realized that Sony was going to be in too strong a position in the living room, at a time where MS knew that home computer use was going to start dwindling. I think the smart phone took them by surprise though, and they didn't really appreciate the true threat it could be to the Windows OS.
@skull If your best multiplayer games are SOT and SoD2 in recent times, then PlayStation gamers aren’t missing anything lmao.
It’s going to take a lot to swing things back in MS favor. Gamers are only imagining what PS5 exclusives will look like in future. People are tired of Halo and Gears.
I'm not tired of halo or gears thanks sausage x
Just bringing games will help MS. That's usually enough to start getting people interested. MS has to fight an uphill battle, and they're basically starting at square one since they've squandered any gains they got last gen. All this talk this gen about how bright their future is is just from MS, and it's rabid fan base, and not really reflected that much in the community. They may be building a foundation, but they have a lot of bricks to lay.
they wernt very bright to begin with
They are buying already existing studios, good for them, bad for the gamers as it means multiplats will become exclusive. I wish MS would not cannibalize on the industry and would add to it by making new studios.
Grow up. This is business .....The same business Sony and everyone else is after
What is the difference?
If they continue to play the right cards there future is definitely bright. Great Job Phil
Yeah great job surviving their own mess and holding on to the last place in the market. At least they are still on business right?
@thundercat no company is perfect. They have all messed up at one point. What I care about is that they fix their problems. and I'm glad they are working diligently to do so. I feel bad for you when next gen they are a much better gaming company then they are now and you're going to be salty because you along with your fanboy friends want to see them burn. but they won't.
No one is denying that this is their own mess and that they screwed up this gen.
from what I hear, they seem to be turning quite a profit. Move on mate
They are in second place last time I check. Stop twisting the truth to favor your plastic machine.
Microsoft is making strides. Next generation should be very interesting. Hell I'm excited about the Xbox One yet. We still have Halo Infinity on the horizon. That being said I definitely wonder if Microsoft will keep the power card next gen. Will the next Xbox out pace the PS5? They seem keen to keep the crown for sure
You lost me at Halo infinity. Sure it’s another Halo game, but what about any other new IP ???
Well Microsoft loyalists don't seem to care about much else
I like Halo why is that a bad thing. I can't wait for Uncharted 5 I'm sure I won't hear your mouth then
@Skan Your're right die hard MS loyalists. You can't speak for all Xbox fan types.
You’re gonna get that announcement next year when all MS’ first party studios reveal their games.
Not a chance in hell will they outpace ps5. That's only possible if Sony makes some really stupid moves but if they just keep their same business tactics Microsoft will never touch them
How many times have I seen an article with this similar headline.. Microsoft apparently is always doing something, or progressing in the right direction.. or whatever other thesaurus words are available.. where are the games? When do the games show up as a result of all these supposed good moves? How many more of these articles do I need to see year after year?
Sonys been top dog every gen
When I say out pace I mean in terms of power not sales. Lord...
Maybe. As a gamer I enjoy all the Big 3s offerings ... To each his own. I hope Microsoft can gain ground and be a force to go toe to toe with Sony next gen.
Yeah! Im looking forward for next gen (both PS an Xbox). Im curious what hardware solution will both companies choose. PSs Custom VR Navi+Zen seems very powerful. MS will indeed build also very powerful machine. And if MS will deliver more new IPs and Sony can make PS5 BC with PS4 (really I dont want to trash all that VR games, remakes and new IPs this gen I didnt have time to play yet), that would be Golden Age of console gaming.
Xbox gamers should be excited for what the future has to offer. However it comes down to if it can deliver.
Ugh, what about the present? All of these articles are about the future, but what about in the now?
They are slightly better at making promises than they are delivering on them, lol.
They have been using the same rhetoric all this gen. Still waiting.
C'mon 2018 is going to be the best holiday line-up ever, you can trust me... no, for real this time... please believe me...
Could it be Phil is implicitly saying he’s not worried about the ‘now’? He knows as well as everyone that Xbox lost this generation. There is a small list of Xbox exclusives yet to release for the One.. If i were him I’d try to shift all attention to next generation, because that’s their only way of making any type of comeback in the console market.
The business sense you express really isn't much solace for those who brought into the system this gen.
Not from where I'm standing.
With fake audience, man that was embarrassing
I've been hearing this for years. We call it Xbone for a reason.
Why is there a lot of hate for Xbox in these forums?
I think people are just highly skeptical of Xbox. For the longest time now it’s been PR talk, promises, and weak delivery. I wouldn’t confuse hate with criticism.
Exactly. Suddenly them buying studios and finally investing in exclusives which is what should have been done long ago this supposed o change everyone's mind and forget about all the talk, promised, and weak delivery. Sorry I have been there already... Remember that MS did acquire some studios at the start of the gen that went nowhere? First deliver then talk, especially with that track record. The criticism is totally warranted
Salty broke people lol
Its because Microsoft doesnt seem like a friendly company. They are more skilled at PR than making games and playing fair.
Some people are very insecured about their plastic toy.
Yeah thats the consensus im getting lmao, especially with some of the replies
I'll believe it when I see it seeing nothing is going on as of now.
Still doesn’t mean we should disregard Xbox One’s immediate future So many of these articles want to forget what Microsoft has or doesn’t have in the incoming year
Media has been pretty much disregarding it all generation, so don't see why they'd start now. Even when they have to admit that MS failed this gen to make these "future is bright" articles. Hell, even Phil says implies this with his "future is bright" comments.
It’s been an entire generation of waiting it seems. Xbox 360 had its first party lineup diminished in its latter years because Microsoft wanted to focus on Xbox One. Now that with Microsoft’s first party lineup this generation proving to be underwhelming, they’re telling their consumers to “wait for the next generation?” Fool them once Microsoft, shame on them, Fool them twice Microsoft, shame on you
Anybody and their grandma can write an xbox bandwagon article atm how many months late is this lol
Look at last gen - 1 yr on the market as the only HD console, some quality titles released in its first few yrs. The the wheels came off. RROD exposes the console as a rushed, poorly designed system. One of the largest failure rates in electronic equipment history. Mild mid-gen support, next nothing late in its lifecycle. This gen - they FORCED ownership of a peripheral that pushed rrp higher than its nearest competitor, while being less powerful. Now they've convinced their customers to look back to last gen and enjoy games they've already played. All because they chose not to invest in games early in the gen. They've been spanked fromear to arsehole all gen. But - let's forget all that, its a bright future.
This generation is a write off now. Next gen might be ok but I'm intrigued as to why some people remained with Xbox when playstation has led in all fields?
It's really interesting watching MS evolve from just a software company. Their new headphones can even go head to head with Sony and Bose and it's their first attempt.
A bright future debatable an all streaming future absolutely
We can Post these articles every five years and be disappointed in between..
Will it finally include good games?