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Microsoft has systematically reversed, tweaked, and improved its policies related to the Xbox One. The system we're talking about today is very different than the one revealed on May 21, 2013.
We thought it would be good to check in with you, our readers, and find out whether Microsoft's changes have changed the way you look at the Xbox One (for better or for worse). Here's the full list:
If you were upset about the Xbox One back in May, has Microsoft won you over? If you were ready for the digital revolution, has that reversal turned you off? Let us know in the comments.
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No, I prefer Sony over Microsoft. I don't mind the 360, but I liked Sony's exclusives waaaaay more. The only reasons I would have need for an Xbox would be Halo and N+. Sure, it would be nice to have one, but it would be the one collecting dust while the PS4 and Wii U would not be.
I was always getting one. I pre-ordered June 10th. I like the Xbox ecosystem better and my friends are on Xbox. I like the controllers better too. Plus TitanFall looks amazing. Destiny is multiplatform and Halo will be on Xbox One.
No, none of these reversals would prompt me to purchase an Xbox One. The fact that they would reverse their poor decisions is irrelevant to me. The fact that Microsoft would even announce these "features" at E3 when they would obviously be unpopular shows a level of arrogance that makes it impossible for me to justify buying an Xbox one.
What is important to me:
Price: Regardless of not having to have the Kinect plugged in you are still forced to buy it...and pay $100 more than a PS4
Power: Nothing has changed. The PS4 is still a more powerful system...faster GPU & faster memory
I will continue to game on my PC and will be getting a PS4 at launch.
The only reason I would get the Xbox One would be for the improved Kinect. However I recently purchased the Leap Motion and I am having a hard time convincing myself that the Xbox One will be able to do more than my gaming pc. The Playstation 4 on the other hand has more exlusive titles lined up for it. In any case I'll probably wait a year before buying either console.
hell yes, its been preordered since day one. microsoft could of sold it with the old policies but, i applaud them for looking out for the whiners. at e3 there was nothing special from sony other than the attacks on microsoft, ;ets let what the do to captivate its consumers now that everything is "even".
I pre ordered the Xbox One as soon as i could i love Xbox and i love their games so yes i will still be getting my Xbox One. not to mention xboxs controller is 100X better then the ps4s and their interface is a ton better to navigate through so like i said i will and have always supported Microsoft and the Xbox and i always will
Even with all the reversals, I still don't feel like paying $100 extra for a Kinect, which is now optional. The OS and capabilities are similar, but the PS4 has more exclusives that I'd rather play, like Kingdom Hearts 3.
either way i was getting an xbox one..so change or not i was ok ..i'm disable home everyday so always on no problem now on or off still no problem..i really don't share games not even with my kids, we all have our own copy so there wont be any fighting. so i'm good either way!
I'll wait for a halo 5 limited edition ;P
Microsoft won me over. Along with the reversal, those exclusive titles were what really influenced me to get it.
Just get both consoles.. if you have the money of course.. They both have good things to offer and amazing exclusives.. Stop being a nerdy purist or saying you're unfaithful to xbox or ps.. both of them could give a two cents about you.. after all they dont put out, they want your money.. I will own all three consoles for one reason or another.. Now stop being a va jay jay..
Xbox tried to give us the shaft and they still stand by the assumption that we are just too stupid to see the future. No, sorry Microgreed but we were just too smart to ignore all the BS restrictions. That said, they did reverse course on basically everything wrong with it. So, a couple years down the line when I can get a cheaper version without the Kinect, perhaps I will consider getting one to go along side my PC and PS4.
I've been planning on getting one from the start, and frankly, I think there's been a lot of misteps in Public Relations, general communication, and the Xbox One's initial policies, however, all of my complaints have been addressed and rectified. and Frankly, I think people have been missing the point of a lot of the Xbox One's advertising, such as the focus on the non-gaming aspects of the Xbox One (A lot of people have been saying that none of the Xbox One's improvements are focused on gaming), while its more that the gaming improvements are kind of a given and haven't really been advertised.
I was never not gonna get it. I think its sad that die hard xbox fans changed their minds for just some little petty things. Microsoft, it sucks you had to change the things you were doing, but understandable with the big competition between consoles. I hope you destroy sony and Nintendo. But it is good to see that Microsoft is willing to make changes for their fans, that shows a lot of love for their players
I preordered the Xbox one on May 22nd. All tho the DRM and 24hr check ins had me shaking my head saying Microsoft what are you doing, I still had the faith in them that they would fine tune there policies to meet what consumers really wanted. And it turns out that Microsoft has gone back and fixed everything I wanted them too and alot of other people did too. Im glad Microsoft has done a 180 on alot of their policies, I think it will make the Xbox One experience that much better and worth more value in my eyes and does justify the $100 difference between the 2 systems. I have no doubt that my purchase of the Xbox One was the right one and I'm counting down the days till release.
no thanks. Microsoft flopped on the console. sticking to pc.