Love the hardware and the features of switching between inputs. Recording gameplay and improved kinect looks pretty neat. Should have shown gameplay but E3 is soon. Whoever has the better games in the 1st year will likely get my money.
Ding ding. Exactly. It all depends on what games each console releases. If xbox seems to more so focus on the kinect stuff, I'll be switching to ps4. If they show some promising non-kinect stuff, they might have me still.
Wired got a look at Xbox One before today's big reveal, and they say that games will require installation to use. “On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play,” Microsoft told them.
But games will be tied to an Xbox Live account, Wired reveals—or else you'd just be able to pass games around to everyone you know. And if you want to link a game to a second account, you'll have to pay a fee:
Nope, can't have you sharing games with friends anymore! That's too funny, if true.
What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner.
Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc.
But what if a second person simply wanted to put the disc in and play the game without installing — and without paying extra? In other words, what happens to our traditional concept of a “used game”? This is a question for which Microsoft did not yet have an answer, and is surely something that game buyers (as well as renters and lenders) will want to know.
If you base your decision of what console to buy off of the reveal conferences, you're gonna have a bad time.
Neither company knocked it out the park. And not a single person the world over should be shocked. These things are very rarely earth-shatteringly great.
Unless one of them is being released with a 100% MUST PLAY exclusive (which 100% won't happen) I'll wait until summer. Let them work out the kinks and allow a slate of games to arrive first. Seems the most prudent course (and I consider myself a fairly active gamer)