I say Bingo +1 on this point.
Originally Posted by Daekwan
I've never understand complaining about something that you have total control over. If you dont like something why continue to use it?
Hell why not just buy a ps4 now? Nothing is stopping him from selling the XB1 and buying the PS4. Chances are he would come out even on the transaction.
This is exactly the rationale I used to take my path this generation. All of the stuff PS4 and Xbox One were unimportant to me right now. With my HDTV, Blu-Ray, FiOS, Harmony Remote integration with my Xbox 360, HT system and a new amped up Gaming PC...I just didn't see much need to trade up to a new console model. Especially in 2013. What was most important to me was Backward Compatibility
. And neither of the 2 new consoles offered it. So I passed on both. I wanted access to all of the games I didn't play on my Xbox 360 along with the 3000 plus games I never touched on PS3. BC on either system would have moved me to buy a new console immediately. Especially Xbox One. My plan up until about May was to early adopt XB1...rebuild my PC in anticipation of Oculus Rift in 2014...and Buy a Holiday PS3 to gain access to that library (and use it with Xbox 360 controller). So the lack of BC killed off both consoles for me anytime soon. I still love XB1's potential to link with Win 8 PC down the road. And I hope Microsoft actually does it. Because I'll buy it or pass completely with what they do on this and how they do it. I personally love the Xbox ecosystem. And would just love exploring it on Xbox One and PC. So I don't really have a "complaint". I'm not even disappointed anymore. Because I just did what many had suggested to others in this forum. "If you want BC, just stick with the Xbox 360". That's what I did and doubled down on it. Plus I bought a new PS3 for their game library.
I will actually miss Halo 5 if they don't release it for Xbox 360. Although I highly doubt MS will walk away from so many Halo/X360 sales. So I expect it will release for both consoles. If not...so be it. I'll probably be more absorbed playing Half Life 3 or Mass Effect 4 (or ME Trilogy Redux) on Oculus Rift anyway. My bottom line was really simple in the end. The game libraries with the new consoles were too severely limited. And the expected PQ & Features differences didn't make a difference to me. I know the games will get better over time. But I can enjoy them in full glory on PC right now. And the games need to get price competitive with other platforms like PC and Mobile IMO. And I don't see that kind of momentum happening with consoles. They had an opportunity to do it with BC...but blew it IMO.
I wanted a new XB1 badly. I tried up until the very last minute to convince myself to buy one for Christmas. I was even thinking of just sitting on it a year until Halo 5 released, because I had zero interest in any of the early release games. But I resisted that goofy urge to just impulse buy out of habit. I still intend to grab an XB1 circa 2015-2016 if they do something similar to what BD2003 suggested earlier on this page. If Microsoft miraculously made it BC...I would sell 2 of my 3 Xbox 360's immediately and buy one. But that is just dreaming IMO. So I just pretty much did what Daekwan
suggested. Except it was XB360 and PS3...and moved on.