|Darth Tigris said:
Microsoft is a software company right? They can choose to undo it if they please...but that interview with Don Mattrick though....
Do you have a link for that interview?
Geoff Keighley had an interview with Don Mattrick (recorded pre conference) - here are some excerpts:
Keighley:"Did you know or did you anticipate the way the people would push back?"
Mattrick:"Absolutely - it's a super passionate community of people... till you use it [Xbox One] it's really hard to understand what all the advantages are."
Mattrick: "Xbox has been created by gamers for gamers."
Mattrick: "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called xbox 360"
Mattrick: "The avarage internet connection is working the majority of the day - people are imagining that it isn't... It's change. There was a point in time when people would say all i want my phone to do is make a phonecall."
I got this from Neogaf
See, I'm still thinking there have to be some TANGIBLE benefits to this for gamers that haven't been communicated yet. The future is always give and take (cartridges never had loading screens but CD's did and we HATED it), but so far we haven't seen enough 'give' in this from MS yet. What ARE the advantages? Knowing those would help, but I still think the core gaming community is too vengeful to change it's tune if those advantages really are awesome ...
Don't you think they would have specified either in their press release detaing the feature or in their press confrence at e3 the advantages if it had any after the back lash? I mean, they fired someone over it and if you read the interview he clearly writes off everyone who doesn't have a good enough connection (me) and says people are over exagerating...