Microsoft has set a release date for Project Scarlett, its next-generation game console. It promises incredible performance, stunning 8K visuals, and lightning-quick load times -- but none of that matters. The console's relevance is waning.
Scarlett is another platform to experience the Xbox service. The games are no longer locked to one hardware. Scarlett is very much relevant to the gamers who want to continue playing on a console. There are millions of them.
“Games win console wars. Hardware just plays them.” Agreed. Exactly why Xbox One X didn’t put a dent in PS4 sales regardless on being more powerful. PS5 will likely dominate all over again.
They made the X for the hardcore crowd to say we are thinking of to too. You must still be to casual to understand, dont you have level in candy crush to tea bag.
Hm, could be, but, the Project Scarlet are promised to be fully backward compatible, while the PS5 will only, as far as I know, will only go backward compatible to the PS4 titles. Already from this, I understand the Scarlet will by the next gen have most games.
They even had a paragraph about you: What about the fanboys and fangirls? They too have no reason to worry. PlayStation will continue. Xbox will continue. You can still wave your flag and wear your shirt. It will just represent a service, an ecosystem of games, a platform for gamers – and not just a box.
@shawn, The 'hardcore crowd' is most likely gonna go with PS5 unless you mean hardcore xbox crowd which goes without saying lol.
It's all but guaranteed that they'll dominate again. Hell, MS couldn't even beat PS3 with a headstart, and a botched launch on Sony's part. They literally stand no chance against Sony at their height with this much momentum going forward. @shaun This comment has to be satire, lol.
QOUTE from article: "Why is Microsoft buying game studios and focusing on game discovery? Because Sony used games to beat the snot out of Microsoft in the last generation".
Of course it didn't. By the time the X released it was already too late. But i'm pretty sure Xbox One X sales matched or maybe even surpassed PS4 Pro sales.
Wtf do you "gamers" care so much about sales? Wtf cares? Xbox X is factually superior to ps4/ps4 pro. The ONLY thing ps4 has over xbox...is literally one or 2 exclusives. The ps has a lot of exclusives, but a huge portion of them come down to one's personal preference. Ps4 was essentially a ps3 with a graphics overhaul. Same interface, possibly a little worse, and the same baby finger controller. If ps5 has the same exact setup, I wouldn't care if it was a photo realistic VR console. Progression is key. Quality over quantity. 360 smashed the ps3, and xbox x(not the regular xbox one) smashed the 4.
Honestly, you're right and wrong. I would rather play my games the best way possible. On a console that means that I've been playing the games on Xbox X with my 75" Qled 4k HDR tv, Dolby Atmos, and my couch. And no, I don't play on PC. Wow I could afford plenty of other options...like a $5k gaming rig, I like the convenience of consoles. I also have a Pro, but that is strictly used for the exclusives that I rent for it.
As much as many of you are trolling, the reality is that MS has an uphill battle for consoles. PS5 is BC with PS4, which makes it a much simpler transition from PS4 to PS5, which means 100 millions PS4 users can bring their library over to PS5 without having to start over, and that's a huge selling point at launch, beyond PS5 exclusives which is another issue. I'm interested in seeing when these two platforms launch, and how much they cost. Will they be the same power and borderline same APU, or will one be more powerful. Will PS5 launch in March / April, or will both launch holiday 2020. If they launch at different times will one use Navi, and the other use Navi+. I'm super excited to see where this all goes.
we haven't seen the console yet. all we know is that there will be options to play xbox games through the service on any mobile device. if your accommodations are not suitable for online streaming then the console will have high value to those gamers. as it stands off-line hardware gaming is still worth it's price.
it might be close to something like ps4 share screen, but better working, who knows, but if it is, i hope it works better than it does on ps4, cause even with 200mb of internet speed, it still lags inside my home, anyway you are totally right, as of now, having a console its the only reliable platform, so with a streaming service of any sort or without, its still a win win to have a good console to play on:)
local hardware still offers more freedom. including offline play. so yes the next xbox will still be relevant.
After people spending so much money on the X with all those broken promises I think it's a bit rich to expect all fans to suddenly trust MS. They are service driven, they even said it doesn't matter how many consoles they sell. Funny as they thought it did during 360 gen
The familiarity of this article is just as familiar as console cycles.
If your the kind of person who doesn't bother with exclusive games, mainly play muti plats. Get the console that plays them best. That should be Microsofts new slogan.
Wait till E3 should be their slogan, the head at MS actually said that right after E3. You couldn't make it up any funnier
You’re glossing over the fact that people specifically asked why Playground Games wasn’t there, and he said that what they’re working on won’t be ready until next E3. It’s not like E3 finished and he said “if you didn’t like it, wait till next year it’s going to be great!”, which is what your comment seems to imply
Chances are, even if people limit the games they play, there will be exclusive games in there that they want to play as well. Except maybe the people who just play sports games like FIFA or Madden. But, nowadays, people will probably buy the system that their friends play on, unless they have no friends, in which case, they'll buy whatever they feel is best for them. I'd probably tell someone who only plays one or two games not to even bother with a next gen console until they came down in price. I don't think any console is worth buying for one or two games.
That's been MS's slogan since this gen. Since the XBX anyway.
Sad, but true. As an Xbox fan boy myself, this whole X1 experience has been "what's about to happen".
Come 2025, Scarlett outsells xbox one and all its incarnations, PS5 is tracking better than PS4. Come 2026 we get the same articles again.
Consoles are always dying. Its a really really.......really long and protracted slow death, coupled with lots of second winds, and ends up being the old geezer that just won't kick the bucket. Funny thing though, I wonder if all these sites are looking forward to being about as relevant as mobile gaming websites are now....where no one really knows about them, and they just get their money off click through ad revenue from search engines. Almost none are actually on the level of the bigger gaming sites with a good number of loyal readers.
How ridiculous is it? We see the same stuff at the end/beginning of each gen. It seems a future they all want, once it's here I think the story will be a little different. It'll bite them (anyone) on the arse if they back this 'future' of gaming.
This kinda blind faith is why they put out any old rubbish
I think some gamers care about console wars more than the Sony and Microsoft do. When will people realise that both being successful is beneficial for the other. Competition encourages creativity and competitive prices etc
I would be fine with Sony and Nintendo, but IF we have to have another one, It would be cool if SEGA made another console.
Games win console wars not the hardware, perfect comment. It doesn’t matter how powerful the tech is without the software, yes when both go hand in hand it’s amazing. But without the system sellers the console just becomes an expensive paper weight.
Competition brings the best out of everyone, we need it to drive market, the 360 changed Sony’s approach to console design and through that Sony brought us the PS4, good competition drove this and we all benefited. MS just needs some more first party exclusives, their services and platform is better than their competitors IMO.
I really disagree with this author, hardware does matter, and for gamers they will sometimes choose to play on the system where the multiplatform am games look the best, but they'll still have the other systems as well to Olay where their friends are playing in multiplayer games. Casual players could pick the cheaper console... But for gamers an extra 100 bucks doesn't tip the scales when you'll be playing on a system for 7 years or so.
Really? Because other than high level specs that have been revealed how do you know the Scarlett is awesome? Same goes for the PS5.
Real modern desktop cpu
All xbox games will be on pc therefore its lost its magic word of mouth will get around that a pc will be able to play these games.
Rumor is that Scarlett will be more powerful than not just PS5, but PC's as well.
Their relevance depends on the games MS releases, if MS focuses on releasing new IP that are complete games like Gears and Forza series and not empty GaaS games like Sea of Thieves (which require an additional year after release to be worth the purchase) then they'll be fine.
Microsoft aren't.... well yes they are a little stupid, but they understand that millions of gamers still love the joy of owning a console. They will support that and have actually promised to always have the most powerful hardware. 😐
Thi has to be the pro Xbox crowd getting out in front of the PS5. Microsoft can't have Sony or anyone else using the "most powerful console ever made" tag line. Its sad Microsoft and their fans put so much effort into the X hype and it never paid off like they hope it would. With that said i do agree power will not matter but how Sony or anyone else that has that power and what they do with it will matter and this is where Sony has a huge advantage. Sony used the PS4 power that was some 2.4 T-flops when the gen began and they produced many great games that happened to also be system sellers while Microsoft has not produce a great game with the X and no system sellers in years. Now I'm sure some Xbox fanboy will stand up and say Forza Horizon 4 is a great game which I have no doubt it is but would Forza Horizon 4 been the same game without the X........ The answer is yes! Microsoft did nothing with the powa of the X and I question they'll put the power of their next gen console to good use or wait and hope a 3 party will do it for them. We know what their track record says but........We'll see!
No, it does, let me explain how it matters, Let's say I've tried to play a next gen game on a next gen console and want to articulate my experience professionally it won't be just the gameplay nor the visuals that translates the specs of that console, it has to be both cause they both work together to give the result of quality experience.
Streaming video data over Wi-Fi or an ethernet cable won't look as good compared to a console that outputs a signal via an HDMI cable or other modern video cable because of data compression.
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