Microsoft Back ‘In the Game’ With Xbox One Changes
“We have listened”
by David Hilton
© 2013 David Hilton
Nobody has been more critical of Microsoft‘s ill-advised move into the digital world beyond what consumers are willing to take than the gaming media, including us.
The requirement for your future Xbox One console to ‘check in’ every 24 hours and the inability to buy, sell, trade, or share your games without checks and fees really hurt Microsoft this E3.
Sony managed to get most people to overlook the fact that they will be for the first time charging people a subscription for PS4 like Microsoft for online play with their announcement that gaming would remain single-player friendly and not dependent on servers and online functionality. That and their superior price point (if you don’t take into account the fact you get a Kinect 2 with Xbox One).
But just as Sony is dealing with a firmware update issue that actually can brick (freeze) your PS3, Microsoft strikes back.
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