I didn’t think things could be any worse for console until today. Microsoft’s Xbox one is absolutely doing horrible. They can’t make money and they can’t sell. In fact instead of the 20 million sold number most thought Microosft was at, they aren’t even at 19 million yet. Man I can’t believe how bad this system has sold. The system is really a good system and for the life of me I can’t understand the lack of support overall. For me it was about the lack of games, it was never about the system and this happened only this year. Prior, they were the Kings of games for me. Yes, games are kings for me so without them.. there was no reason for the system. However, this mornings news about the financial lose the Xbox division has faced and the lack of sales of the Xbox one was shocking. I mean, most people thought that Microsoft was at least at 20 million. All knew the ps4 was crushing them but respectively the Microosft camp could still say they were doing well with 20 million prior to today. Now, they can barely justify continuing console gaming with the investors. Most believe this will soon have dire consequences. I am truly sad today even though I don’t have a xbox one anymore. This onto of Sony screwing their fans it just doesn’t look good anymore for consoles. This could be the first clear cut proof that consoles could end up dying right after so much promise in its health.
Splitting the market is what will happen, no doubt. Why? Sony is creating a system that the developers must make a standard and a Neo version of the game right? The Neo version of the games will be higher specs which will make better graphics and faster fps. OK, so tell me how is it going to be fair playing a shooter with someone that has a 60fps Neo version ps4 vs a standard version ps4 who is at 30fps? How is creating fair game play? It doesn’t. Then you are going get issues with one game shipping and being on shelves while the same game for the same system for the Neo version being sold out. Parents already have enough to understand for Christmas shopping as it is. Now you expect them to find the ps4 not the ps3 game and then on top of that look for the ps4 Neo version of that game! It’s just too much. I fell sorry for the developers who based on the reports are going to be forced to create twice for the ps4, once for the ps3, and once for the Xbox one. All with different resolutions, budgets, and fps. It’s ugly folks.
Well, “build a PC” project for Digitalcrack is under way. With even more info hitting around that the ps4k is coming in I feel more and more pushed to get my PC built. The latest rumors have hit. The ps4k, code name Neo, has upgraded cpu,cores, and memory.
Also rumored is that Sony will require game makers to have duel version on disc. So as predicted, the fanboys of Sony justified being screwed over. They claim they are fine with this because it doesn’t lead to split market. Well, it does. What happened to developers pushing the limits of the console and getting more and more out of it? Well it’s gone if this is all true. Why? Because game makers will throw whatever on the side of the “standard version” to help save time and resources for the version they can get more power out of easier. So all those games that the developers worked hard to make sure we had 1080p and 60fps will be no more.
They won’t even bother trying and Sony will encourage it because it will make others want to go buy their newer console and therefore bleeding consumers for yet even more money. The biggest confirmation given is that these Stats won’t produce 4k graphics at 60fps. In fact I don’t see the bump even getting to 4k natively in games. But it won’t matter to fanboys. They will let Sony tell them what to think. They will tell them they need this system, that screwing them over after 2.5 years is acceptable, and worse yet the term “Native” will disappear from the bible of graphics all of sudden. Now after 2.5 years of ps4 fanboys coming down on xbox one games for not having” native” 1080p..all of sudden “upscaling to 4k “is now acceptable and good. Another accepted thing will be 30fps. Because I can guarantee that the new Neo system won’t run 4k at 60fps, mainly because this tech doesn’t exist on tv technology and rarely on pc setup architect. More to come.
PC gamer crushes any hope for a AAA title for the Playstation Vr. Already, as I have mentioned before, the games that are due for the VR system on Playstation are all demo games and Wii level games. Nothing but one (at least that’s what I thought) stood out as a real AAA game and that was Eve Valkyrie the space flight shooter. But all this has changed now with the reviews pointing out just how bad this game was. It’s a real eye opener for some but others like myself aren’t wowed by the thought of VR especially one without real games.
Well I have ordered my first group of hardware for my PC build. Its going to be powerful enough to push 4k if I so choose(which i doubt i will).I’m not going to order to many things that are too expensive up front just in case I don’t have to convert but I do want to be prepared. So things like the case, board, memory, and chip will be purchased slowly and I will hold off on the moto expensive, the graphic card after the e3 announcement. I know, regardless of what the outcome is at e3 for the consoles, I will at the very least keep my PS4 “I think”. I just still feel I might want to start thinking about PC gaming if the consoles screw their loyal fans. If they don’t then I won’t complete the build anytime soon but if so I will be in place to move forward. Only time will tell where things go from here.
As I twitch myself to sleep tonight I noticed a very familiar theme that started two days after the launch of Quantum Break, the absence of it being streamed by people. As you know twitch pushes the games that are being looked at the most and streamed hot titles people are broadcasting on the first page left to right. Well, Quantum break is on the 5th page on twitch. Gears of War beta is on the first page along with battleborne and others but Quantum break isn’t very popular right now at all. In fact I don’t even hear people talking about it anymore, already. I thought it was just a fluke to see this 3 days after the release but everyday following stayed the same or got worse. In fact more people are watching and streaming Red Dead Redemption than Quantum Break. No joke folks…legit.
Look I’m not hating. If I had a xbox one still this would have been the only game left to buy this year that I wanted exclusively. It just wasn’t enough to keep me with one exclusive game that I was interested in. While I think they could have done better I didn’t expect a “1886” disappearance from this game. It makes one really question the “biggest selling game badge for Microsoft ” to mean they double the sales numbers because two games were sold inside one sale or are they only counting the Xbox one? I just hope they aren’t making up sale structures as they go along to make this seem better than it really was. The overall reviews are good but not great. Games like Mlb the show and Ratchet and Klank scored much higher for Sony side of things. So it’s not like it’s a bad time to release games. The only other thing that normally doesn’t effect games this early, especially with in the same month of the release is the fact that this game isn’t replayable. What I mean is that it’s a one and done type of game. Basically, if I’m right this game can be found used in quantities at different locations because have beat it so fast and without replay ability it’s gone and never thought of again. If I’m right that’s sad as well. All and all its a common theme with Microsoft’s Xbox one this generation.