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OpenCritic Prediction - Ori and the Will of the Wisps

50 or Less 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
51 - 55 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
56 - 60 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
61 - 65 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
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71 - 75 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
76 - 80 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
81 - 85 0 $0.00 0.00%
 
86 - 90 5 $969.00 35.71%
 
91 or Over 9 $2,621.72 64.29%
 
 
Totals: 14 $3,590.72  
Game closed: 03/08/2020
haxxiy said:
shikamaru317 said:
I still think that MS should aim for:

$500 Series X: 12 tflop
$350-400 Series S: 7-8 tflop

What would even be the point of such a second console? Say the first runs games at 1800 - 2160p, but what about the latter? It's more powerful than it would need to be for 1080p only, and it would still sell for a loss or at no more than $100 less with such a small difference in APU size, cooling etc. between the two.

That would be like if Microsoft released the Xbox One X but it had hardware similar to the PS4, instead of a significant difference. The 4 - 12 TF gap, on the other hand, makes far more sense cost-wise, and the is closer by analogy to the three platforms - PS4, Xbox One, Switch - that have already offered tiers based on resolution.

MS is aiming for 2160p for all games on Series X I believe, and is urging 3rd party developers to do the same. As for Series S, 7-8 tflop should be enough to aim for 1440p or a bit higher on the same games. That image could either be downscaled to 1080p for those who only have 1080p tv's, providing some super-sampling benefits, or upscaled to 4K. It would give budget oriented gamers a cheaper next-gen option that they can use while they still have a 1080p tv, which they can also use for awhile after upgrading to a 4K tv later in the gen, before they either upgrade to Series X or whatever the mid-gen refresh Xbox console will be called.



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shikamaru317 said:
I still think that MS should aim for:

$500 Series X: 12 tflop
$350-400 Series S: 7-8 tflop

Even if they have to sell both at a small loss early gen to hit those prices, they can make back anything they lose with accessory sales (most accessories like extra controllers are sold at over 2x mark-up), game sales (console digital sales continue to increase, and the profit margin on digital sales is higher than physical), and subscription sales (MS has alot of Xbox Live Gold, Gamepass, and Gamepass Ultimate subs, if their goal moving forward is to push as many Gamepass subs as possible, it does make sense for them to sell hardware at a loss in order to increase the potential userbase for Gamepass as much as possible).

I believe this what they should be aiming for too; the Series S at 7/8 TFLOP is a really good deal too and coming up front with the 2 configuration (unlike the Xbox One and Xbox One X) is also something find great.

I think they are really betting a lot on the Xbox Game Pass subs and will probably want to focus more on that to make money. 



haxxiy said:
shikamaru317 said:
I still think that MS should aim for:

$500 Series X: 12 tflop
$350-400 Series S: 7-8 tflop

What would even be the point of such a second console? Say the first runs games at 1800 - 2160p, but what about the latter? It's more powerful than it would need to be for 1080p only, and it would still sell for a loss or at no more than $100 less with such a small difference in APU size, cooling etc. between the two. Not to mention it would leave the former dead in the water as a lead platform.

That would be like if Microsoft released the Xbox One X but it had hardware similar to the PS4, instead of a significant difference. The 4 - 12 TF gap, on the other hand, makes far more sense cost-wise, and the is closer by analogy to the three platforms - PS4, Xbox One, Switch - that have already offered tiers based on resolution.

Well, I see the point in my case :)
Would buy two or three Series S for the kids (I have 4, 3 are playing very actively on daily basis) and the Series X for me !



So next up Pax East, we should get some small bits of information for certain titles, then GDC, I wonder if we'll get a deeper spec dive into Series X around GDC now, I don't think they'll care if anything leaks now.

March should be a decent months for games and news.



I wonder if that's just a generic emblem for those Elites or an emblem for the faction, it's not Banished, Covenant or Storm Covenant so potentially a new faction, looks a bit Forerunner to me which would be disappointing, I want Covenant to go back to having some dignity instead of lackeys for AI/Forerunners.



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Talking about Series S, 4Tflops is enough for 1440p gaming at a stable frame rate. It uses RDNA2 architecture and all the proprietary tech co-dveloped with AMD plus, Direct X Ray Tracing. Yes, it will have Ray Tracing.

This is a machine for the mass with an acceptable capability to enter 9th gen. And Xbox machines are the only ones with next gen RDNA tech.



Ryuu96 said:
So next up Pax East, we should get some small bits of information for certain titles, then GDC, I wonder if we'll get a deeper spec dive into Series X around GDC now, I don't think they'll care if anything leaks now.

March should be a decent months for games and news.

I am all for some more Xbox Series X information at PAX East this weekend. Maybe a few games confirmed to come out for it.



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trunkswd said:
Ryuu96 said:
So next up Pax East, we should get some small bits of information for certain titles, then GDC, I wonder if we'll get a deeper spec dive into Series X around GDC now, I don't think they'll care if anything leaks now.

March should be a decent months for games and news.

I am all for some more Xbox Series X information at PAX East this weekend. Maybe a few games confirmed to come out for it.

Would love to see 343i starting to show some Infinite stuff :)



Imaginedvl said:
trunkswd said:

I am all for some more Xbox Series X information at PAX East this weekend. Maybe a few games confirmed to come out for it.

Would love to see 343i starting to show some Infinite stuff :)

I want to see some gameplay!



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Goatseye said:
Talking about Series S, 4Tflops is enough for 1440p gaming at a stable frame rate. It uses RDNA2 architecture and all the proprietary tech co-dveloped with AMD plus, Direct X Ray Tracing. Yes, it will have Ray Tracing.

This is a machine for the mass with an acceptable capability to enter 9th gen. And Xbox machines are the only ones with next gen RDNA tech.

Eh, I don't think that 4 tflop can pull off 1440p at the same graphics settings as 12 tflop at 2160p personally. 1080p maybe, but 1440p is doubtful. They're better off bumping the Series S GPU up to at least 6 tflop imo (though 7 or 8 tflop would be preferable), give developers a comfortable margin to work with to make porting from X to S easier, so that developers will scale down from X to S instead of scaling up from S to X.