There is very little to know what he has in hand Microsoft products facing the imminent new generation. At the end of January we were able to find out what direction Sony was taking despite the fact that there are still many open questions about Playstation 4 and now it is time for those of Redmond to, above all, put an end to the incessant rumors about your new console and related policies.
Will May 21 when we will start to know more about the next console war. We imagine that this conference will be similar to Sony's in terms of concept, more focused on the philosophy and approach of the company with this new hardware despite the fact that, logically, we will see something from the console catalog (there are already gameplay confirmed for CoD: Ghosts, for example) but the thickness of this section will be known at E3.
Despite the aforementioned rumors, there are much secrecy around the next Xbox. Personally and after the decadent end of the Xbox 360 generation, it is difficult for this project to excite me as its predecessor did, in principle. Despite this, although we do not want the illusion in this world, it always exists, so here you have what is my wish list about the new Microsoft project and the conference on May 21.
It seems that, one way or another, Durango (code name of the project) will require being connected to the internet although, according to the latest rumors, this will not lead to DRM and anti-piracy measures as draconian as it might seem at first. And, we imagine, there will be some kind of "offline mode" with which you can enjoy games despite not being connected. Be that as it may, launching a console on the market that cannot be played without an internet connection at this point seemed like commercial suicide.. I hope that, as I say, they take into account that the powerful and stable connections of certain countries are not widespread and that they are not so drastic in this regard.
Without a doubt, one of the most controversial aspects related to the new console and also to Xbox 360 is the importance given to Kinect. What started out as an attempt to reach a majority audience by imitating Wii politics, ended up weighing down the catalog classic console taking as a clear example the last three years. According to rumors RARE It could be working on a title for Kinect and it is not a negative in itself far from it. It would be, and I hope it won't, if caring about Kinect turned into contempt for games «hardcore«.
Something similar has happened to all multimedia content offered by Xbox 360, aiming to become the entertainment center of any home, especially in North America. Many want Playstation 4 and the new Xbox to arrive because of the new games and their evolution, not because they can see a series or listen to the latest Justin Bieber album, for example. Nor am I talking about Microsoft leaving aside this type of content, but it would be nice if they continued with a concept of Xbox as a console in which you can also access other types of content and not a multimedia center where, if you want, you can play something.
On the other hand and before we get to the games, I think Microsoft should restructure the underwriting system. We have to start from the basis that they will continue to charge since a large part of their income comes from subscribers to Xbox Live Gold although this seems somewhat crazy at this point. The fact is that with Playstation, its Plus service and with a Ps4 that, a priori, will offer an online and communication infrastructure similar to Durango, something new should be offered that would justify the collection of a monthly fee. Perhaps games in the purest Sony style, free DLC's or elements like that. Although, possibly, both this topic and the release date and price are reserved for E3.
And, logically, one of the most important parts will be the games. In this section, it is as simple as not finding ourselves at this point with the umpteenth Halo or Gears of War. Of the first, there are still, at least, two to come and of the saga created by Epic I do not know if we will see any more delivery, but we hope to find new IP. Personally, I am curious to see how Ryse has evolved, the Crytek project that was born as an "adult" game for Kinect but has been, according to rumors, adapted to the classic control. Well, that "new franchise game" that Black Tusk Studios is developing also intrigues me.
Also, remember that we will see the primer gameplay from the new Call of Duty: Ghosts exclusively. What will a next-gen Call of Duty look like? After seven years with the same graphics engine, it will be rare to see such a technical leap. Needless to say, some variety in genres would be more than welcome; realize that the three named games are going to be action games in the first person (except surprise) with which some launch platforms or RPG would be more than welcome.
To finish this wish listLet's hope Microsoft doesn't give us a daunting show like his last lectures at big events where more than a video game company it seemed like a variety company with performances by celebrities, families dramatizing situations, etc. Be that as it may, less than two weeks to meet the new competitor for the next-gen.
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