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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:43
Posted 13 June 2013 - 14:19
Posted 13 June 2013 - 14:30
They didn't say TV is central to Microsoft's vision. It is Xbox that is central to everything. Games, TV, Movies, Sports etc.
Sony aren't basing the concept of their console around Gaikai. Microsoft's whole vision is that it is the only device you'll need, all the TV stuff is central to that it is one of the first things they showed off when they announced the damn thing in May, unless you live outside of the US that is.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 14:37
Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:32
The advanced controls are the whole point of using it as a passthrough......
Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:46
I'm speechless. Why would they do this? It's beyond retarded.
I think other factors come into play here, not just XBL, regional/localization of the new UI and services but also the kinect stuff, more voice control needs to support more languages as well so they're probably held back on that front for now.
As for Japan, they're going to release it there later in 2014, they said as much, they're going to wait once they have more games that the Japanese want, notice how no one showed any jRPG for the new systems aside from FF15 and KH3, you can count FF14 but it's a MMO and I don't care about playing it. I take this to mean they have deals in place with the Japanese publishers for more Japanese targeted games that just aren't ready now. No need to release there till those games are ready to be sold really.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:56
There are some rumors that the inclusion of 32 MB of eSRAM on the APU has beefed up its size to the point of causing yield issues (larger chips = larger chance each chip to have a defect). Meaning there could potentially be a shortage of Xboxs come release day.
This news makes sense if you’re Microsoft and you know you will only have a limited supply of Xboxs. You’d only ship them where you’d know you could sell the most and ignore areas where there is less demand. Simple economics.
However, this doesn’t bode well for Microsoft. Say what you will about the bad PR the Xbox has gotten, if they can’t keep supply, that is what’s going to hurt them financially.
Current PR is that Asia will be out in late 2014, except Japan which Microsoft has not given a timeframe.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:59
Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:05
Right, but the part about them working with local publishers to secure content that the market craves is key to the delay I think. Plus a few other stuff, it'd be nice if all those kinect voice commands work in as many different languages as possible unless they want to force everyone to use English. There's also licensing and retail deals to be finalized as well. It's hard to do a global release of something this complicated. Has everyone forgot about how we all had to wait for new systems and games to make their way out of Japan first and into the US? It's not that long ago really. Lots of stuff would be released in Japan first and then months later somewhere else.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:32
If the issue was lack of content or features, Microsoft could just launch with core games and disable those features. And I’m pretty sure this is what they will be doing in some of their launch markets (I don’t think TV listings are coming outside the US, are they?). No business would willingly cut out markets. That’s why I’m led to believe this is caused by production issues.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:16
X1 is every single game + requires license management that permits region changing (don't think PSN allows region changing yet). Mobile gaming doesn't count because then there is whole iOS thing already.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:00
To be fair iOS isn't considered a console where as the Vita and 3DS are considered portable consoles. All what I said is that it's not the first to offer Day 1 Digital releases which is true (though like the X1, I hope all games will go this way for all consoles as it only benefits the consumers in the end).
Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:28
Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:31
Omg I just noticed The Witcher 3 devs/fans in Poland can't even play their own game on the Xbox One. Ouch.