Thursday, June 20, 2013

Microsoft Goes Backwards

Well it's all over the place Microsoft pulled back and is now going back to using discs again, plus the connecting once every 24 hours is gone, and it's region free now.

Region free is the only thing that should have been a given.  I'm happy to see that happen.  I just hope when they make Japanese games that they add English subtitles to some of the games.

The other two, I'm more frustrated at because by going backwards using old technology, we are losing a bunch of good ones that were coming with the Xbox One.

I was geared up for having my games being able to be played no matter where I was with my account.  I was hoping with the new system that it would retain my games value longer and not drop down to where it's worth nothing after a month.

My console is always online now as well.  Granted, everything should still work if you weren't online but now some games that could have been possible might not come out because you've limited the cloud base.  Unless of course the publisher requires it and then you'll have be online in order to play it.  How is Forza 5 going to work if it never puts your stuff up on the cloud so your friends can race with how you are.  That's a key aspect of being online.

So yes, Microsoft appeased the masses with all the ranting but I think they should have stuck it out.  Steam did and now games are cheaper from them because of it.

Guess will have to wait to see just how things work when the console comes out.