Most people seem to be fairly satisfied with Microsoft's E3 press conference, but the general opinion is also that it was a little lacking in terms of exclusive games and big surprises. More information on the games that will be added to the program will be coming in the near future, so be sure to stay tuned for that.
"Sitting here today, showing our games". "The money-making part is in selling games". Microsoft put all of their faith in one large announcement, whereas Nintendo produced many small, yet significant game releases, following-up on its new console announcement in March. Both consoles have 4K and HDR support for videos and games.
Nintendo appears to be behind in the number of fighting games that are being produced for their console.
Speaking to Eurogamer this week, Sony's Jim Ryan said the company doesn't have "a profound philosophical stance" against cross-platform play and pointed to previous examples of such play between PlayStation and the PC. Still, these guidelines leave a lot of room for confusion. The Wii U console was entering the last days of its ill-fated lifespan, there were precious few details on its successor and outside of the heavily anticipated next "Legend of Zelda" game, there wasn't too much that moved the needle.
"We've got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base", Ryan continued.
Based on what we're hearing here, it, at the very least, could be awhile before PlayStation is willing to work with Microsoft and Nintendo for the goal of cross-play. They're going to want to know exactly what they're getting for their $649, and any ambiguity is only going to invite speculation that they're being short-changed on the promise of unbridled power. But if the Xbox boss Phil Spencer is to be believed, they are coming.
While Sony is already in the VR (Virtual Reality) genre with the PlayStation VR headset (PSVR), Microsoft has revealed that Xbox One X will be capable of running better, higher resolution VR devices. The premium Xbox One X will compete with the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch for market share.
However, the Better Together update will not apply to the PlayStation 4, or PS4 Pro, version of Minecraft right away.
In 2009 Rocksteady Studios threw the notion that all licensed games were made under short development cycles and were just cash-in's out the window with Batman Arkham Asylum.
The company's betting there's a ready audience of folks ready to buy what the Xbox One X offers.
According to the Xbox head, investing in software is important to Microsoft.