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Xbox One Revealed: Let Us Know Your Thoughts

MattGardner |  May. 21, 2013 at 19:32

The Xbox 360 is dead (almost). Long live the Xbox One! Microsoft's unveiling of their next-gen console is now over, and we'll be bringing you all of the news that we possibly can from the reveal event over the next few hours. But in the meantime, why don't you let us know what you made of the presentation.

Were you impressed by the Xbox One's announced feature set? Are you excited by the TV opportunities and the Kinect 2.0 integration? Looking forward to Forza 5 and Call of Duty: Dog Soldiers/Ghosts? Do you think EA will actually manage to release NBA Live 14 without getting intimidated by 2K's towering competition? What did you make of the Xbox One's reveal?

What are you excited for or apprehensive about? Let us know!

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JoeDark64  May. 21, 2013 at 19:42

Fresh off the announcement there are still alot of unanswered questions but this is also true of Sony.

I think MS got the length and tone on the announcement pretty much right albeit with a bit of an American slant. I personally felt the Sony one ran on too long but then Sony were a long way away from E3 so had the pressure to spend more time focussing on the games.

One thing is for sure and that is in a few weeks time we will have an amazing E3 where the opportunity to get hands on with the hardware, games and more details regarding connectivity.

gunnx  May. 21, 2013 at 19:50

I personally don't think the TV adds any value and I don't know how it would work here in the UK. Spec wise, it looks like ps4 + xbox are much the same, so devs will be happy with that. Does this mean the end of true exclusives? I'm sure timed will still exist :(

Shadowmancer88  May. 21, 2013 at 19:51

So far it has been a disappointment when compared to Sony's blast earlier in the year. Most of all the built in software effects such as "snap" are already done in Steam with the in-game overlay. The TV was OK but how will it work in real life? In the UK we have multiple providers (Sky, Virgin, etc) will they all work with the Xbox one? Or will there be exclusive deals?

The specs were very quickly glossed over, probably due to the fact that is is virtually identical to the PS4 perhaps. The games that were shown felt meh, nothing new or groundbreaking. A single new IP and nothing more, as usual big exclusive deals to alienate fans once more with EA Sports (particularly FIFA 14 and COD: Ghosts DLC) and call of duty.

However the big questions that everyone has been discussing for weeks never arose. Well until after the show that is;

1. "Always online" Not true thankfully, however some games may require online activations (up to devs).

2. "Backwards compatibility" Nope, still need your 360 so don't trade it in yet.

3. "No Pre-owned games" Sort of true. Firstly all games require mandatory full installs onto hard drive, second hand or activated games will require a charge (roughly 80% off RRP). The upside is you won't need discs for Xbox one games as it all runs of the hard drive, problem though is that the charge pricing model must be flexible enough with retail to prevent alienation of buyers, too much and nobody will buy anything pre-owned ever.

To finally cap it off and to sum up my thoughts buy a PS4, unless Sony does a 180 or third parties are lured by Microsoft throwing money for exclusive deals then Sony's console seems the best so far. But I will still be reserved till E3, remember its all about the games, price of console, and the price of services that currently matters and we know nothing of them so far.

Shadowmancer88  May. 21, 2013 at 19:53

I personally don't think the TV adds any value and I don't know how it would work here in the UK. Spec wise, it looks like ps4 + xbox are much the same, so devs will be happy with that. Does this mean the end of true exclusives? I'm sure timed will still exist :(


Think about it, it will mean more exclusives. If they are the same (virtually) then it will the system with the most games that will win, Microsoft will push heavily to corner off the online multiplayer market any way they can, exclusive DLC or even exclusive games.

gunnx  May. 21, 2013 at 20:37

I personally don't think the TV adds any value and I don't know how it would work here in the UK. Spec wise, it looks like ps4 + xbox are much the same, so devs will be happy with that. Does this mean the end of true exclusives? I'm sure timed will still exist :(


Think about it, it will mean more exclusives. If they are the same (virtually) then it will the system with the most games that will win, Microsoft will push heavily to corner off the online multiplayer market any way they can, exclusive DLC or even exclusive games.


I personally don't think the TV adds any value and I don't know how it would work here in the UK. Spec wise, it looks like ps4 + xbox are much the same, so devs will be happy with that. Does this mean the end of true exclusives? I'm sure timed will still exist :(


Think about it, it will mean more exclusives. If they are the same (virtually) then it will the system with the most games that will win, Microsoft will push heavily to corner off the online multiplayer market any way they can, exclusive DLC or even exclusive games.


That didn't really happen this generation. MS owned studios and Sony owned studios had exclusives but 3rd party don't want to be tied to one system, and I'm not sure they can afford to pay for exclusivity, I think timed exclusive and exclusive DLC will be the norm.

Shadowmancer88  May. 21, 2013 at 20:48

I personally don't think the TV adds any value and I don't know how it would work here in the UK. Spec wise, it looks like ps4 + xbox are much the same, so devs will be happy with that. Does this mean the end of true exclusives? I'm sure timed will still exist :(


Think about it, it will mean more exclusives. If they are the same (virtually) then it will the system with the most games that will win, Microsoft will push heavily to corner off the online multiplayer market any way they can, exclusive DLC or even exclusive games.



That didn't really happen this generation. MS owned studios and Sony owned studios had exclusives but 3rd party don't want to be tied to one system, and I'm not sure they can afford to pay for exclusivity, I think timed exclusive and exclusive DLC will be the norm.


It sorta did happen for the first few years actually, most likely will happen again, I hope that the PC will survive without those games.

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