Originally Posted by bd2003
Well to be fair, their recent 180 on the DRM threw everything into disarray. Since its mostly a consequence of a change in the right direction, I'm not really that upset or concerned.
I certainly like the new direction with regard to DRM and connectivity. A+ move there, I completely agree.
However, I get the feeling that MS doesn't have a clear objective or plan for what to do with this thing. They have a console with features that would (or would have) appeared to be great, but rather than scream about them from the rooftops, they let it languish. Details about the family share plan "might" have shifted the sentiment about DRM and always online, but they never released the details. Is that because they didn't have them, or they didn't feel confident in them? What about specs? Why so secretive? What about cloud computing? Why not give us some tangible demos on cloud computing? If this is as big a deal as MS would have us believe, why not have a demo that gamers can relate to? An asteroid simulation might have some retro appeal, but it doesn't really answer the question as to why I should be interested in it today. They've known about the cloud computing feature for a long time, there's no excuse for not having some sort of demo to make it a "must have" feature for next gen.
Because MS has left so many unanswered questions on the table, it paints a picture of a product that isn't well understood by the people that should know it best. Or even worse, a picture of a product with troubles that they don't want to be made public, and they're hoping they can fix before the console hits store shelves.