Tafdolphin wrote:I'm extremely excited for the next generation of Xbox for sure. With all the first party talent on board, and hopefully lessons learnt from the XBONE launch, it could be something special.
After being a big Xbox fan through the original and the 360, they lost me when they released the One. But I really like Phil Spencer, and while he talks the talk, it’ll be the release of the next console where we should really see what impact he’s had. They’ve made some good strides under him but the next generation will be the real test.
Tomous wrote:...a big Xbox fan through the original and the 360...
Snap, Tom. The Xbox was my number-one format during those generations. This gen I moved back to PlayStation and, whilst I hugely enjoy using the PS4, I want MS to put up a really tough competitive challenge to Sony. Strong competition can result in innovation and better services.
I really wasn't excited about E3 this year but, in past days, I've felt enthusiasm slinking in. Thinking of the Xbox and Nintendo presentations, my hype level is rising. I just declined a social invitation on Sunday because I want to watch the Xbox show live. E3, woo-woo! .
It feels odd that Sony aren't going to be there, though; perhaps even as if they've made a mistake in choosing not too. Winning hearts and minds is important and they've given MS and Nintendo a clearer field to do so.
It won’t be the best e3 - sony already achieved that with shenmue 3, the last guardian and ff7 remake in one conference, but i do think microsoft will announce the xbox two, plus some nice exclusives for their current and next generation systems. We may even see a smaller xbox one x console at a cheaper price point.
I do think we will see a true banjo kazooie remake and a few new ips.
I feel this is microsofts opportunity to take the initiative with the next generation, however it will likely be another dreamcast/ ps2 situation where people will wait for sonys next generation console unless microsoft release their console much earlier, with a good pricepoint and a big exclusive like grand theft auto.