Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Failure Of XBoxOne In Modern Gaming

 Its hard to imagine such a seasoned video game console maker creating such problems for itself as Microsoft has with the xboxone. It would not be unreasonable to assume that right out of the gate Microsoft shot themselves in their own foot with the unveiling of the new system as more of an "entertainment system" rather than a video game console. Sony had pushed from the very beginning how the Playstation4 was a true gaming devise that was focused on a better video game experience overall. Again, it would not be unreasonable to also assume that this is why the Ps4 had won the show and went on to outsell xboxone by a wide margin.
  The xboxone unveiling was determined to push unwanted things upon their fans ( and potential fans )  such as T.V abilities and the dreaded "always online" requirement. First, people have plenty of stuff already to watch great television without another huge box in their livin rooms such as HD cable and the like so who really needs a gaming console for T.V over games? Secondly, Nobody wants or enjoys an always online requirement because it simply does not make any sense. Who really wants to be unable to play video games if your internet temporarily goes out or something similar happens? The answer is simple ....... Nobody, that's who.
  Now a little over a year since both next gen consoles have launched and have established a rather meaty game selection it becomes apparent that the xboxone is unable to run games at 60 frames per second without developers bumping down the graphics to 740p and even then performance is lacking compared to Sony's Playstation 4. Most games for the ps4 are 1080p HD and run at 60 frames per second no problem while xboxone struggles to keep up with last gen specks. How can a console be truly next gen when it can hardly even keep up with last gen specifications?
 The long list of Microsoft's mistakes with the xboxone is way to large to write about them all here, however, I can assume you all get the drift of what I'm saying here. Now its just going to be xboxone trying to play catch up with the Playstation's wild success as a gaming platform for gamers. Please do not take me the wrong way and think I'm hating on the xboxone because I'm not. I'm only writing my feelings on the matter and I do truly hope that Microsoft can step it up when it comes to the xboxone and turn it into a dedicated video game console instead of the " all in one" entertainment devise that we do not need in the age of tablets and smartphones.