The evolution of the gaming industry has been somewhat of a whirlwind over the past three decades. Games that were once cutting edge can now be played on mobile devices, as the newest console hardware is forever in pursuit of delivering photo realistic graphics and game changing experiences. Companies have competed over the ages to deliver the ‘must have’ console as well as produce the best first party games to complement. Xbox entered the arena in late 2001 and back then it was just a console to compete with all the others….now it is much more.
What are the non console things we can do on it?
1. Can we browse the internet with a kb/m?
2. Can we alt+tab out and multitask with background apps?
3. Can it be an effective day to day communication device?
4. Can we download non console software/games? If so to what extent?
5. How plug and play friendly is it with other accessories? Is it a pc lvl usb device or console supported only?
Yes it's clearly a saviour of the human race.
Let it first become a successful console that can deliver amazing games before we make it anything else. Never seen so many goal posts being moved for one brand over the last 10 years. No matter how anyone looks at it Ms had the market share by a huge margin and they have yet to regain even half of it.
I want amazing games from both playstation and Xbox on yearly basis that are competing for GOTY contention. Is that's asking for too much?(I didn't put Nintendo in there because I haven't bought a Nintendo console since SNES but I do understand they have their own fan base and make amazing games that appeal to a lot of gamers)
It's been 6 years since it was just a console.
2015, Xbox ecosystem = Console/PC
2020, Xbox ecosystem = Console/PC/Mobile device
Yes.. its barely a console and more of a service.
Since they know they failed in the console space competition they are going towards the service side of gaming.