This is why Microsoft is looking amazing right now. They have stepped away from pushing Xbox, and have started pushing Games. This new idea of developing more games, and allowing people to play on any platform they choose is what will push Microsoft over Sony and Nintendo. People don't like being locked down to a single device, or a single level of experience. No one wants to be left out of the party, and no one that can afford it wants to be limited to a one size fits all box.
Microsoft is on point with bringing XBL services to other platforms. With Cloud Saves, Achievements, and Friends Lists across every device you own, Microsoft will have the best value of anyone in the industry bar non.
I really hope Nintendo is open to this, or has plans to expand their hardware portfolio. Either fight, or join. Same goes for Sony. I like competition, but to have competition companies have to fight. I don't want to see Sony and Nintendo roll over and die like they did with Portables.
Anyhow, I look forward to GDC. This will be an interesting topic. I am sure a lot more is to come as well.
I call this BS bro.
They are not pushing games, they are a weak mid - tier games publisher, behind Aksys or 505 Games. Halo was developed by 2nd party Bungie, Gears of War was a moneyhat, and Playground were also 2nd party for years. Dont believe in Spencer, he is storytelling.
I dont think any of PS4 owners feels locked down to anything, I think opposite, they are happy because the PS4 is the place with the best flow of AAA 3rd and 1st party games. The only ones who is out of the party is MS gaming wise now, with a small userbase and PS4/Switch/PC games missing in action.
What the best valuse are u talking about? The best thing in Xbox portfolio is One X and Gamepass, thats all.
It takes time to rebuild, and Spencer has been doing a great job in the time he has had. XBO X was a great boost to Xbox's image. Game Pass for Xbox One after the announcement of 1st party games Day One has turned a lot of heads. Bring Game Pass to PC was the next step. Forza Horizon 4 has set the example for what Microsoft Studio's will deliver going forward. You will have Gears, Forza, and Halo on everything from 1080p on xCloud to 8K on Windows. While the new studios begin to go head to head with Sony and Nintendo delivering even more industry leading 1st party exclsuives.
People are taking notice. When I talk to people in the real world, the tide has definitely started to shift. People that made the move from 360 to PS4, are asking about next, gen and talking about going back to Microsoft.
I guess time will tell, but right now, between the New Studios, Backward Compatibility, Game Pass, Play Anywhere, and XBL for All, Microsoft looks in very good shape to take back a huge chunk of the market in the transition to next gen.
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