• Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
    Language
  • £
  • Login
    X


    Register | Password reset

Microsoft to continue focus on digital future


Microsoft still has a digital vision, despite caving in on certain DRM policies.

"While we are adding in the ability to use physical discs, we still believe in the power of a digital and cloud-powered future played out at launch and rolled out over time," Xbox Live corporate VP Marc Whitten told Polygon.

"You are going to see us invest a ton in all of the ways digital builds experiences. You have to be connected [for cloud processing to work]. All of the things that require the internet will require the console to connect. We want and expect most people to take advantage of those things, but we also want to give people the choice that they can play offline."

People still have issues of course, mainly with the fact that Kinect is required and with the initial cost of the console, the latter of which is not likely to change.

"On the price we feel strongly that we are delivering an immense value in gaming and entertainment. What we wanted to do was tell our complete story. We knew our complete story was partially told at the Xbox One unveil and partially told at E3. We wanted to put our story out there and show the great games we have coming. We did that and people gave us a ton of feedback."

Edited On 20 Jun, 2013

Comments
( 14 )
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 3 years ago
give it 3-5 years MAX before all these policies come flooding back, but i think all consoles will be going this way in all fairness!
Anonymous user's avatar
Ian 3 years ago
I agree since Sony was going to use the same type of DRM but changed their minds after all the negative press MS got after their reveal
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
From what I heard Sony werent ever going to put DRM in the PS4 but that was mainly down to not knowing how to put it in and to set up structures that Microsoft were talking about doing.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
It seems Sony had the worst press-conference going, saw microsoft have a bad one then suddenly went the opposite on everything they did. Man, how did Jack manage to learn his speech in such a short time? Guys a genius.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
He had a couple of weeks to prepare. Afterall the MS hate bandwagon started after the xbox event. Also there were teleprompters in the rooms
Hymeleon's avatar
Hymeleon 3 years ago
Fuckin fanboys. "Sony changed their mind after..." LOL Do you have anything to support your "statement"?
Jayx000's avatar
Jayx000 3 years ago
Im sorry but im not paying $430 to sit and watch television, and have the ability to be even more lazy than i already am and i dont care if you can swap channels in a "snap" i want a gaming console to guess what.... GAME!.. not sit there and do multiple things at once and pay a ton of money for doing it... im a gamer and ive always been a xbox 360 person compared to ps3... But i want a console with insane graphics and a company ready to deliver loads of amazing content to that console and company ready to make amazing games while i sit on my bed with a cold can. and not have to put everything down to wave my hands in the air waiting for some shitty sensor to eventually pick up my movements, Sure! its fun... for a while, then it gets boring... and introducing all these rules like "always been connected" and everything been digital its just taking the console from been a console for gaming to been a console that by the time you've got on game you cant even be arsed playing it no more, and on top of everything it looks like a flipping old sky box!!!, this year im getting a PS4 because its more of a console than a flipping law book... sure the PS4 price isnt something to be proud about i dont think £350 iis good tbh but from the specs and the conference and all the facts and the videos from sony, interviews ect the PS4 is looking to be the buy!!!!!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Get a PC then
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Xbox is still a primary games console Jay, just has extra entertainment features, is anyone making you watch TV on your Xbox? no, does that mean you can no longer play great games? no. Kinect comes with every console but no one is making you play Kinect games or use it to navigate your Xbox, you can still use the controller for everything, and you no longer need to be connected to the internet to play games if you don't want to.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
PS4 is doing TV as well but not to the extent of the 180
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Because Microsoft want the Xbox to be a replacement for every entertainment device in your home, including a gaming machine, doesn't mean they are not focused on games any more.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think the problem is that Gaming isn't their number 1 priority
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
I still think it is, I just think they are trying to cater for a much wider audience, covering core gaming, family gaming, movies, music, social and TV.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Microsoft haven'tt been focused on us in years

Please describe the nature of the abuse: