The lifetime of the current generation consoles, Playstation 4 and Xbox One is really short.
Drastic improvements in hardware forced developers to announce their next gen console real soon. For Microsoft, it’s the Xbox Scorpio but before that we got the Xbox One S slim edition.
According to the latest fiscal report submitted by Microsoft, the company’s overall revenue has gone down a lot due to lowered Xbox One sales. The reason is evident – players are holding back their cash so as to purchase the upcoming Xbox One S console. While the sale trends didn’t reveal whether it includes older generation console, we can be sure that Xbox 360 doesn’t make much of sales at the moment.
The new Xbox One S console is much powerful in terms of hardware, has a massive 2 terabytes of storage space and comes with special edition packages. The Gears of War 4 ultimate edition is one good pick which comes with a custom designed controller, the game and plenty of additional goodies to make the purchase worthwhile.
Apart from this, Xbox Scorpio is the next big announced made at E3 2016. The new generation console is touted to deliver 4K gaming, videos and a massive upgrade over the Xbox One console. If true, it will carry a mammoth price tag but that’s the way to go if Microsoft and Sony wants their developers to make truly next generation games.
With changing times, the company has realized the importance of having a strong foothold on every area. They have changed the way the Xbox One and future consoles work. All exclusives, not Halo 5 Guardians, is coming to PC. When you buy a game on the console or PC, you get access to it on both platforms.
The cross platform design was used by Sony for a long time but only with their own ecosystem, including the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. However, Microsoft happens to be the developers of the Windows 10 operating system. It allows them to launch the games on two huge platforms and let people enjoy it on any device of their choice.
Some gamers are literally annoyed by removing exclusivity from Xbox One console. It may prove to be fruitful for Microsoft if all goes well. After all, those who love a console are never going to suddenly switch to PCs as both platforms are different in nature. It’s just new gamers that cross platform might bring into the ecosystem and the goal is not to push existing gamers out of it.
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