Yesterday, Microsoft revealed their new console the Xbox One. In the last 24 hour period we’ve heard a whole lot of bitching going on from the “hardcore” gamer world. So, here’s a few words for those unhappy controller-hogs out there…
“You’re going to buy it anyway! And Microsoft knows that!”
Microsoft did exactly what they needed to do in order to make the Xbox One the most important part of the living room. They focused on simple interaction and usability, broadcast television, sport integration, and Xbox original content. That’s what catches the attention of the rest of the world.
There’s plenty for us gamers as well. There’s Smart Match so we don’t have to waste her time with badly matched opponents, in-game recording for to show off sick headshots, a revamped way of tracking achievements, better graphics, more power, better motion tracking, better voice recognition, game connection to secondary apps, and more. We all are the most excited about how easy it is to jump in and out of a game, which comes in handy in a house with five avid gamers and only one “big” tv.
So stop your whining! There’s plenty for everyone! And the more Microsoft can sell to the non-lifestyle gamer world, the more money they’ll have to make us awesome new IPs and improved sequels to the ones we already love.