My Thoughts On The New Xbox One Press Release, PS4 And Pre-E3 Concerns
Today we received details from Microsoft regarding the Xbox One’s used games, internet requirements and more.
After this recently unveiled Xbox One press release, I once again react to the available information, but this time keep a more level head and conduct some analysis, as well as talk about where the PS4 is at, and make gaming comparisons between the PS3 and Xbox 360 this generation.
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This is a follow up to the initial rage reaction I did in response to the Xbox One reveal event and subsequent PR disaster.
Highlights of the discussion include:
- The new press release information of the Xbox One, and what we know for sure at this point in time.
- The impact and possible impacts some of these things have on gaming.
- Where the PlayStation 4 is at currently, and the two things I pray it will do, namely 1) stick to its song about being totally offline-enabled, and 2) not enforce restrictions on Sony-published games.
- Third party titles (i.e games from EA or Activision) will have restrictions on both PS4 and Xbox One, as both companies said that these games will be up to publisher discretion.
- The excitement and worries for E3, and some pre-E3 concerns.
- My concerns towards what the Xbox One will bring for gaming, considering the last three years of the Xbox 360’s history, and how personally I haven’t truly seen a game that has made me want to pick up the console. Star titles like Forza and Alan Wake and Gears have been great, but few and far between.
- Xbox One has a lot of work to do at E3. Especially in the games department given the Xbox 360’s barren run.
- Sony has the potential to screw up ten times worse than Microsoft, and receive far more hate than their competitors if they are to do so. It’s Sony’s move now.
- It feels like the Xbox One’s features are restrictive, and there’s been very little discussion at all regarding how this will improve the consumer gaming experience.
- What happened to the simplicity of console gaming? There are so many technicalities and hoops right now, it’s frustrating.
- Microsoft cancelling its post E3 meeting and one-on-one interviews.
- I really hope for a great E3 event, and one that can put all this negativity to bed.