Originally Posted by mbyrnes
I fail to see how developers need "experience" with a new disc format. I would think they build a game and optimize the compression. If it is larger than one disc, it comes on two.
Please don't take this as an attack. You have brought a lot of ideas that I agree with and look forward to reading future posts from you.
I completely understand your argument. And respect your disagreement. I'm totally okay with intellectual attack on my ideas. That is why I put them out there. Sometimes I'm just thinking out loud with these ideas and wonder what others think. When I hear the pro's & con's I can zone in on what's likely to happen. And your dissent pretty much always have a gentleman's edge to it. But some guys on this thread (or the fly by shooters) like to go for people's 'nuts'
I'm fine with it. I like combat. I'm an old Big Ten Middle Linebacker. And if a person takes a personal shot at 'me jewels'
, I'll swing a mean forearm.
But it is all in fun. I have a pretty thick hide. I'm way harder on myself than anyone who disagrees with me.
To your points though. This will be quick. I was just exploring the idea with a bunch of pretty smart people here, whether it made any sense for MS to 'beef up' on a new XB360 SKU, because I know personally they are experimenting pretty aggressively with different high storage optical drives right now. And I'm uncertain whether any are Blu-Ray. So that was what sparked my curiosity on this. Especially after Nintendo announced a bigger drive for 2012.
I get what you are saying. And I actually agree with much of your POV on this. Correct me if I am wrong...but your position is MS will address the bigger drive issue with a true NEXGen in 2013. And just make it BC with the XBox 360...and the 360 will become essentially a streaming, DD legacy game device. If your time frame is correct (and I hope it is)
, I agree with everything you said above.
But what if the position of others on the thread is correct. And 2014-2016 is the launch sequence for NexGen. If that is the case, all bets are off. If that is the case...I was exploring whether MS could continue to add incremental changes & mods to the XB360to add excitement. I understand,fracturing the 360 market is a risk. But how big is it? Better MS fracture it than Sony, Apple or Nintendo. And that kind of thinking goes way back to my P&G days in Brand management with Ballmer (pre MS). That's how they taught us to disrupt markets..."Control your own obsolescence"!
Essentially MS will do this with NexGen anyway. My theory just presupposes that MS are very smart guys. And could pull off such a fracturing with more of a controlled demolition market approach with the XB360...if they plan to launch NexGen much later than we expect. That's the only discussion I was trying to create here. Is it plausible?...risks? Rewards?...Hurdles?...etc.
Bottom line is I hope you are right and my theory is wrong. I would love to see NExBox in 2013.