- 05-07-2013, 07:48 AM #2
I'm really looking forward to the reveal on the 21st to finally clear up what is rumour and what is fact, will also be good to actually see what the console is like. No offence to Sony but having a product launch without a product to actually show off just doesn't make sense. I think it will more than likely be scheduled for a holiday release to tie in nicely with Battlefield 4 and whatever the price is wont bother me as I'm planning to get one on release.
Not heard anything on touchscreen controllers though and I hope they don't change the format of the current controllers as I think they are pretty much perfect.
The Kinect 2.0 is what's really getting me excited though - I use Kinect a lot currently playing fitness games and using the voice controls for films and searches, its far from perfect but does the job intended pretty well. If they make it better then it can only be good for the developers making the games - its got so much promise but apart from a couple of games like fitness evolved and dance central the developers don't seem to have maximised what it can do.
The other rumoured things like always online don't bother me much either and having a Blu-ray player this time round would be good and would mean I could finally get rid of my current player and just have the one box for all my entertainment.
Bottom line is - I'm getting one on launch day and can't wait.
- 05-07-2013, 07:52 AM #3
I'm interested mostly as a media-device to complete my Windows 8-ecosystem (Win 8 on PC, Win RT on Surface, WP8 on Lumia 920, don't own a console newer than gamecube). I'm not really interested in gaming on consoles cos I frankly see no point in that whatsoever compared to gaming on PC. But it's probably a tad expensive as mostly a media player and an ecosystem completer :P
- 05-07-2013, 09:23 AM #4
- 05-08-2013, 12:18 PM #5
Indie developers will be able to develop games like they currently do for the Windows Store. You can develop a game once for xbox and have it work on both the xbox AND tablets. On the xbox, the game will use the physical controller. On a tablet, the game will use the touchscreen controller UI. Hope this helped
05-08-2013, 12:41 PM #8
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I hope MS is smart and basically puts WinRT on the next Xbox. Tablets and PC would get tons more games just from cross play and TV gets tons more apps. All gestures could be Kinect, voice, smart glass or touch panel driven. It makes too much sense.
05-09-2013, 03:12 AM #9
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I'm not sure that Windows RT would be on XBOX. Well, not the complete interface anyway.
Windows RT has a primary touch based interface. That's what it's tailored for and what is most comfortable to use.
XBOX uses a controller, voice, and Kinect.
I do think it will have similarities to Windows RT. The interface will still use that Metro look.
Though now that I'm blabbering...you may have been talking about Windows RunTime, not Windows RT.
If that's the case, you're probably right
- 05-09-2013, 07:43 AM #11
I hope to see a complete rework of device interoperability and of core multi platform apps like smartglass, xbox music and video etc. Maybe those services might work properly and fill the Zune shaped void out there right now. Hardware wise I expect xbox to blow PS out of the water if only because they have had months to respond now. Kinevt is good but i don't want it to raise the price if the new console for too long. Interested to see what they will say about always online connections given the reaction of people recently, too.
- 05-09-2013, 04:26 PM #12
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