Originally Posted by scubasteve2365
I'm not selling the Win10 upgrade short, as a whole, I'm just stating what we know that it means for the Xbox One at this point. Do you have an Xbox One? Are you sinking money into it? You planning to play Hardline on it?
I don't think most of the stuff they showed or said at GDC has filtered down to the gaming media. Or at least I think there's a sense that there's a catch to everything, so when they say "open universal app platform" people don't believe it at face value. But that's what they're doing. So even if current DLNA or whatever support is iffy, it's easy to shrug it off because anyone (yes, anyone) can just create an app that does it better.
You're an outlier because your PC-vested. A PS4 isn't a "deadend" waste for me, and countless others, because it's where I will play Hardline, Madden, or whatever. For you, sure it's a "deadend", but then again, so is the Xbox One.
But no, I don't own an Xbox one. The hardware is still too weak and it's still too limited. I've bought and returned it multiple times. But I'd have done the same with the PS4....you see, I have a cod addiction and years ago I foolishly cashed in a few hundred bucks of rewards points for PSN bucks. And then promptly redeemed them, locking in years of PS plus and $100+ in the PSN wallet, because I was so sure the PS4 would be the best platform forever.
But in 2013 I started getting tired of my mac and sick of waiting for next gen, so I sold all that and bought a gaming PC. And I was surprised how much better and easier it was compared to back in the day, and started getting back into it. I still bought both consoles on launch, realized both were useless to me but kept the ps4 around because I had all those psn bucks. Anyway...the point is that I've swapped platforms so many times that I'm wary of buying anything digital on a closed platform bound to a single piece of hardware, because regardless of how strongly I feel today, I don't know what I'll want tomorrow. Right now what microsoft is doing is appealing to me because it gives me some flexibility down the road. Maybe today I want a PC, maybe tomorrow I'll want an Xbox 2, maybe I'll buy a MacBook and triple boot OSX, win10 and steamOS. Maybe in 10 years I'll have a smartphone dual booting windows and android that's more powerful than my current PC. Whatever it is, if it can run windows, it can run those games. That's what I mean by a dead end...who knows what happens with ps4 games. Maybe there's a ps5, maybe it's a POS, maybe there's BC, maybe you have to buy a remaster, maybe PS plus costs $200 a year....it's whatever Sony wants to bestow upon us, like it or not. And I'm no longer comfortable giving them that much power when the alternatives are more flexible.