Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:06
Forza five has officially made me change my stance about pre-ordering the Xbox one. The way they use the cloud to keep the game always persistent, and even if I play on my own anyone from my friends list will be playing along with me as well, it just pretty damn insane.
I still have to state FTR although I still do not support all of the decisions that MS have made, I will be picking up the Xbox One as well at launch.
This just really means I will not be upgrading my PC anytime soon. Which is not the biggest deal at the end of the day as I do not get to use it as much as I prefer as I cannot game anywhere near as much on the PC because of the tendinitis issues I have with my mouse wrist. In fact I originally got back into consoles heavily with the release of the 360 and ps3 as a recommendation from my wrist doctor. He was positive using a controller would have less of a detrimental affect then using a keyboard and mouse would. I can actually say it was on my doctors recommendation to pick up a console and controller.
I am actually going to preorder the One from either best buy or target so it is already paid in full, this way I am not dropping nearly a grand all at once on consoles during the holiday season when I will already be spending a lot of money on gifts for others. My initial plan was just to have others pick it up for me for the holidays, but they can pick up all the games and any accessories, extra controllers, etc. It will wind up being perfect from a gifts I ask for perspective.
Truth is I am an older gamer who makes a decent living so I fortunately do not have to choose one or the other. So I will own both consoles at launch, probably will play each way less then I wish I could, and I will lean towards the ps4 for multiplatform titles but still get to xperience the exclusives worthy of being played on both.
I am no doubt most excited for Forza 5 without any doubt and I may even consider picking up the wheel they are reportedly working on to release with Forza 5 as well. Especially since I'm assuming the MS wireless Wheel I currently own will no longer work. I personally feel racing games like Forza and Gran Turismo are 100 times more engaging with a wheel. Forza 5 looks absolutely amazing.