Jump to page: 1 2 Both have axed promised features and services I touched on this point in an editorial the other week so I won’t hammer it home again, but both the PS3 and Xbox One dropped some pretty interesting features. Xbox One has now shitcanned its original programming, which when you consider the initial reveal of the console focused heavily on interactive TV, is clearly an admission of defeat. I’m glad it’s now more of a games console than ever before, but that doesn’t change the fact that it has been sold and marketed on something it no longer is.The PlayStation 3 pretty much axed backwards compatibility over time, although it was a drawn out process. So all those PS2 games we’d been collecting over the years went back into the loft. And then we ended up re-buying them when the HD version was released. Now remasters, remakes and HD upgrades have become a significant part of the games business and you can be as cynical about that as you like. … [Read more...] about History repeating: Xbox One is following PS3’s rocky first year
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The price of Xbox One was dropped to $399 but at the cost of Kinect, which majority of consumers believed to be a useless add-on – one they can do without and one the console would be better off.In a recent interview with Forbes, Microsoft’s chief of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi explained why the company released the Kinect bundled Xbox One and then removed it. I think it was the right call to bundle with Kinect. In the beginning of a new console generation, you’re trying to set the bar for a new experience, and I think we did that with Xbox One. We love Kinect, we love the way it’s going and the possibilities. At the same time, we also wanted to have a broadened base of users. Some games are fully Kinect-based, and some are better when you use Kinect, but can also work fine without it. In each of those cases, this is still the right call.In another question when he was asked whether he is worried about PlayStation 4 doing well in the market, he said: … [Read more...] about Microsoft Explains Un-bundling Kinect and Why Xbox One Is Better Than PS4
The Xbox One backwards compatible library of games gets beefed up a little with four new titles announced, which includes the arcade classic Dragon’s Lair.Another round of Xbox 360 games have been added to the ever growing collection of backwards compatible games for Xbox One. Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb just announced four new games on Twitter, which includes: Dragon’s Lair, Battlestations: Midway, Jurassic Park: The Game, and Tour de France 2011.Granted, these may not be the most high profiles games, nor the most critically acclaimed, but a regular stream of Xbox 360 backward compatible games hitting the Xbox One is never a bad thing. Besides, Dragon’s Lair should provide enough of a pleasant, nostalgic romp through one’s childhood to warrant a revisit.Those who already own these games on Xbox 360 should see them popping up in their Xbox One game libraries. Those who don’t will be able to buy them … [Read more...] about Xbox One: Four More Backward Compatibility Games Added
"Skyrim" fans have been rejoicing since the past weekend now that "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition" has come out, painting their favorite Tamriel continent in next-gen graphics. The rerelease of the game finally brings, among other things, modding capabilities to the console versions where it was only possible on PC. Of course, great HD graphics, too! However, if you want a better "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition" experience on the console, Express actually recommends that you play the Xbox One version over the PS4. Why, you ask? Simple: Xbox One modders have gotten to work and there are already, at least, twice as many mods for the game on the console than there are on PS4. The Xbox One version has 377 mods right now, while there are only 190 on PS4. One reason why this might be is because the Xbox One is allowed 5 GB of modding, while the PS4 only gets 1 GB. Of course, the number of mods alone for "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition" shouldn't be … [Read more...] about ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition’ News & Update: Here’s Why Xbox One Version Is Better Than PS4!
Xbox One Exec: We're Doing Things That "Can't Be Done" on PS4: Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda said in a newly published interview that the Xbox One's backwards compatibility, cross-play, and cross-buy features give it the upper hand when compared to the PlayStation 4 and other systems. Get his full quotes here.Fallout 4 Could Outsell Skyrim: 2011's Skyrim was a juggernaut, with more than 20 million copies sold. But Fallout 4 could do even better and outsell it, according to Bethesda's Pete Hines.Destiny Taken King News Blowout: We learned a lot more about Destiny this week through the first of three planned livestream events for the shooter. Double vault space, Gjallarhorn changes, and new Light Level details are just some of what Bungie talked about this week. See a roundup of news, images, and videos for all the announcements here.Eurogamer has an excellent, in-depth feature on the launch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read this story to hear a reporter's first-hand account of being on the … [Read more...] about Weekly Recap: Xbox One Can Do Things PS4 Can’t, Fallout 4 to Outsell Skyrim
The PlayStation 4 has a "huge lead" over the Xbox One, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, an advantage that is so large right now that he's unsure if Microsoft's console can ever catch up.Spencer's candid comments came during a panel at the 2015 GeekWire Summit. As reported by Videogamer, when Spencer was asked if he thought the Xbox One could outsell the PS4 this generation, he replied, "You know, I don't know. You know, the length of the generation... They [Sony] have a huge lead and they have a good product. I love the content, the games lineup that we have."The Head of Xbox went on to say that the situation surrounding the Xbox One's launch, marked by dramatic policy reversals and controversial comments from executives who have since left the company, had a negative effect on the platform's ability to have a strong start. In fact, Spencer admitted that Microsoft "fundamentally lost... the trust of our most loyal customers" at this time."Whether it's always-on, used games, … [Read more...] about Xbox One Exec Admits PS4 Has “Huge Lead,” Not Sure If Microsoft Can Catch Up
Speaking with GameSpot today at E3, Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester explained why the company is choosing to release Magicka 2 on the PlayStation 4 and not the Xbox One. According to Wester, Sony was better focused on hardcore gamers than Microsoft, at least at the time when Paradox signed a deal to bring the game to the PS4. On top of that, Wester already had connections at Sony, he said. "We hope to go to the Xbox One as well. We want to be on all platforms where our gamers are." -- Fredrik Wester"I think the fact that we had some personal connections with Sony and we also felt that their offerings toward the hardcore gamers that we were after were more solid than the ones Microsoft had," Wester said. "Now I think, looking back at it, it's probably quite equal. But back then, it sounded like Sony had a more solid offering. But we hope to go to the Xbox One as well. We want to be on all platforms where our gamers are."Also during our interview, Wester revealed that Paradox's … [Read more...] about E3 2014: Why Magicka 2 Is Coming to PS4, but Not Xbox One (for Now)
[Update: Microsoft has confirmed "Project Scorpio." The console will deliver 6 teraflops of computing capability, and true 4K resolution. Microsoft is saying it's the most powerful GPU put into a console to date, and it's coming in holiday 2017.]Microsoft has two new Xbox consoles on the horizon, according to reports on Kotaku that Polygon has corroborated with its own sources. Those sources also told Polygon that one of those new consoles will be over four times more powerful than the current Xbox One and that the announcement at E3 was triggered by, among other things, a faster-than-expected timeline for Sony’s own upgraded PlayStation 4. The other console, a slimmed-down version of the current hardware, will also be getting a redesigned controller.The latter is scheduled to be revealed at E3 or at an event shortly before, as plans are currently in discussion. Tom Warren at Polygon sister site The Verge reports that the console will be "40 percent smaller than the current model … [Read more...] about Sources: Xbox One getting huge upgrade in 2017, slim model later this year
The Xbox One is getting a price drop effective this Friday in the UK, going from £430 to £400. But the rest of the world is getting a freebie as well--while supplies last, you'll be able to pick up an Xbox One bundle with a free Titanfall download code when the game launches on March 11. That deal encompasses the UK price drop as well, offering an even deeper discount on the Xbox One's price for lucky Brits who've held off on buying a console.While Microsoft has said that the price cut doesn't mean their system is struggling, what does all this really mean for the Xbox's biggest potential market: the US? GameSpot's editors discuss.Edward Makuch (GameSpot News Editor): Let's not read too far into today's announcement. If you believe Microsoft (and I do), the battle they face against Sony in the console space is a long-haul effort. We're only months into a cycle that stands to potentially span a decade. Microsoft knew it had the more expensive console going into last holiday. … [Read more...] about The Xbox One UK price drop: What does it mean for the US?
As the sales spread between the Xbox One and PS4 widens, business people and analysts have begun to weigh in on Sony's remarkable dominance so far this console generation, now including one of the original Xbox team members.Business Journal asked former Vice President and Xbox Founder Ed Fries if he thinks either the PS4 or Xbox One will come out on top by the end of the current generation, to which he replied: I think it’s PS4 by a nose.Ed Fries worked at Microsoft for nearly 20 years, and was a key team member during the designing of the original Xbox. He now runs a small startup that uses 3D printers to craft World of Warcraft characters. He's also an advisor or board member for several companies including Razer.Just 18 months after the release of the PS4 and Xbox One the PS4 leads by a whopping 9+ million consoles sold worldwide. This huge discrepancy comes after a generation where Xbox gained a large chunk of market share, and was predicted by analysts such … [Read more...] about Xbox Founder Concedes Xbox One’s Defeat to PS4