5 crucial components Microsoft needs to compete with Sony’s huge lead next generation

Hardiman2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

Gotta agree with ya and while I’m admittedly still bitter towards M$ with what they’ve done to the Xbox brand I’d like to see them at least get back to where they were when I was a paying customer.

You know with all the media and hoopla you’d think the Xbox 360 just killed it in sales but that’s not what the actual numbers represent. I also have a load of EGM’s, GameInformer’s among others and I still read back through them because I like reacquaint myself with how the industry was at different points the last few decades. In fact I was just reading GI issue 163 with an article debating the 360’s Year lead over the PS3(that had just launched) and it was just 2 million and I believe the OG Xbox performed better initially than the 360 did but with all the media you’d be remiss to think otherwise.

For me I just want Xbox to get back to delivering games that I look forward to and want to play. Some of my favorite memories from 02 to 09ish are from Xbox games. Halo 1&2 Reach, Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Pariah, Splinter Cell 1-3, Otogi 1&2, Strangers Wraith, Morrowind, Conker, Theif’s Deadly Shadows and Doom 3 were some of my fav Xbox games. Hell at that time while I did get the games that only came to PS2, most third party titles like GTAIII, Vice City, San Andreas, Manhunt and The Suffering I got on Xbox. I loved the 360 too and got one day one. Loved Prey, Oblivion, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Crackdown, Dead Rising, Bio Shock, Mass Effect, Gears of War and Alan Wake but after 3 RRD’s and after getting a PS3 Slim in 09 and experiencing Uncharted, Folklore, Infamous, Killzone 2, Resistance 1&2, Demon Souls, GOW3 and seeing how Sony was creating all the NEW IP’s and going out strong with games like TLOU(my game of the gen last gen) and M$ not it seemed to me I’d outgrew Xbox.

Then when the awful Xbox One unveil and ALL the bad practices they wanted to implement I was out. They need people like Shane Kim back there because M$ now just seems fine to throw money at creating great hardware without the great software. If they had more games the quality of the competition I wouldn’t mind the Sea of Theives, State of Decays or Crackdown 3’s.

Unless M$ gets serious and quits putting so much focus on GAAS and try doing things more like Sony and Nintendo and less like EA they won’t get back to where they once were let alone beat Sony. Sony has garnered a ton of goodwill this gen with how much freedom they afford devs and the kinds of games that come from that mindset. Basically what they’ve done since they got into thd game!

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