Xbox one was not always what you see now. When it first started, Microsoft tried to focus on the needs of the developers. The same developers that complained for years about consoles being the only format not having Drm. The same developers that told both Sony and Microsoft that Drm would be thier possible choices going forward because of the all the money lost on the resale of used games back to GameSpot and others. Microosft also made a mistake in its focus on interaction gaming with kinect. They believed that if they can continue to try and capture that market, that mind you.. had already declined away from interactive gaming, they would be successful. This lead to a lot of decision being based on these to factors. If it weren’t for kinect gddr5 memory could have been used instead of ddr3 which would have made programing a little easier in the beginning for most. I can only assume because of Microsoft’s knowledge of what direct x12 would bring this put them in a situation with a backup plan. In fact every thing microsoft does has a backup plan. Software and programing skills of true coding genius in Microsoft made it possible to reverse engineer all they set out and programmed the xbox one to do with DRM once the coward software developers backed away from the thing they pushed, not Microsoft. This was extremely difficult and something Sony wouldn’t ever be able to do as quickly as microsoft did. Then they later killed off the memory usage and power consumption of the Kinect to help developers. This worked for knowledgeable developers but other who didn’t want to take the time to get it right still took a lazy approach. So they continued to tweak the Dev kits month after month gaining more and more power, space, and given more knowledge on how to develop better for the eram. Then Microsoft finished it baby. Direct x12 was released. It changed a lot of things for pc and xbox one programing. It basically managed development for games memory and graphic placement to get the most out of it, making it easier for the developers to hit higher numbers without them trying to figure out how. This again takes pure knowledge of a company and the people they hire. It’s the difference between a hardware company vs software company. Microsoft will always have the upper hand on software language vs Sony. Most of all that sony does or doesn’t is based on lack of knowledge. They just don’t know what to do or how to do. They are the only company I know that was hacked with the same entry level DOS attacks for days.. nope, months..nope , how about years and couldn’t do anything to stop it. Even today, still, it’s the console that stays down the longest when attack and has the most attacks.
Next up is the games. Microosft focused on Development of Great Game exclusives. They stopped worrying about what Sony was doing with mindshare and went after the market as a video game console and delivered GAMES. I remember all the talk from Sony fanboys about how Microsoft doesn’t deliver on games on only entertainment television and streaming. Well fast forward today and we hear crickets. Microsoft is THE best place for games and for the second year in a row has beat Ps4 on its delivery of the best game exclusives on the planet. It is the only platform where you have access to 80%+ of all the top titles released. What happen to all the ps4 fanboys thoughts about games? They are gone, they have to make other excuses now because it is their format that as failed to deliver on games vs Microsoft. But yet no fanboy will judge ps4 on the same scale as Microsoft, they never do. Even today Sony focus is smoke and mirrors about broken promises and delays on games along with adding movies and TV options as their focus. What happen to “Sony gets it, it’s about games not entertainment”. This quote was quoted a million times but now that they aren’t delivering on the games everybody from Sony’s camp wants to forget about this quote and move on 2016 hope, hype and promises just like they did in 2014 going into 2015 and we all know how this year turned out with all their delays and push backs. Meanwhile Microsoft stacks games. Smite, Elite dangerous, Halo 6, Forza 6, Tomb raider, fable, Fallout 4 exclusives advantages, Gears of war. Then first for beta on The Divison along with exclusive content, first to play on all EA sports titles including first play for Star wars battlefront. Not to mention the new controller, new keyboard and mouse compatibility, and new OS AND Backward Compatibility for those interested. And we owe it all the Phil Spencer. The bad thing for the other platform called ps4, next year, it will be the same all over again.
BEST TITLES, BEST NETWORK, BEST CONTROLLER, BEST PRESIDENT= BEST CONSOLE PLATFORM AND SYSTEM…XBOX ONE!