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It'll be interesting to see if anyone really uses this. Google already has their own game tracking service for Android, and they do achievements similar to how Sony does them. Not sure if Apple does.



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BasilZero said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
This is Microsoft unofficially abandoning Xbox hardware, even if they technically release a "next gen" console. You can already play every XB1 "exclusive" on the PC which is a disincentive to getting an XB1. Now there is really no incentive to get their hardware. Just pick the hardware you like the best instead.

 

Thisguywhokills said:

Microsoft end game is a service available everywhere. Basically an APP Like Netflix or youtube you can download on anything but Xbox is becoming more and more irrelevant like that.

 

Adding the ability to get achievements, friend lists, stats on already existing iOS/android games means end of the Xbox hardware...?


At least read the OP guys....

 

Edit: Its even in the title lol.

Quoting from the article:

"Xbox Live features like achievements, Gamerscore, hero stats, friend lists, clubs, and even some family settings will all be available on iOS and Android.

It’s all part of a bigger push from Microsoft to make its Xbox games and services available across multiple platforms."

You are on the right track, but you need to read the next sentence.  This is part of a bigger push to make Xbox games and services available on as many platforms as possible.



 

BasilZero said:

Adding the ability to get achievements, friend lists, stats on already existing iOS/android games means end of the Xbox hardware...?


At least read the OP guys....

 

Edit: Its even in the title lol.

 

 
   

 

 

Yeah but like I said "end game" all of this is just the beginning.

They will still have an xbox lying around but if one day their "Netflix like service" is available on PS5 for example, will anyone need to buy an xbox if he can have 2 consoles in one system.

I think microsoft care more about this new services " getting more people/subscribers" than the sales of xbox.

Those sales are a bonus but not the main focus anymore

Last edited by Thisguywhokills - on 14 March 2019

The_Liquid_Laser said:



You are on the right track, but you need to read the next sentence.  This is part of a bigger push to make Xbox games and services available on as many platforms as possible.


Got nothing against that!

Thisguywhokills said:

They will still have an xbox lying around but if one day their "Netflix like service" is available on PS5 for example, will anyone need to buy an xbox if he can have 2 consoles in one system.

I think microsoft care more about this new services " getting more people/subscribers" than the sales of xbox.

Those sales are a bonus but not the main focus anymore


Well I dont think we'll see xbox games on competitive console ecosystems but even if it is - I wouldnt mind it :P



    

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Xbox is pretty good I've heard, so if it comes to the switch. Ninty might use it to better their services



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so can we have apps like candy crush behind the xbox live paywall? :o



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If MS could just bring Rare Replay home to Switch, and the fuck right off, that'd be great!



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Cerebralbore101 said:
If MS could just bring Rare Replay home to Switch, and the fuck right off, that'd be great!

 

I'll take that too but wouldnt mind having XBL - would be awesome to increase my gamerscore.



    

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Google Store has already a system similar to this. I quasi never play games on my phone. I see what they're trying to do, but these options are already spread into the android market for the app to become a need and unless you're already in the Xbox/Microsoft ecosystem ... I don't how it could garner much interest.



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