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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:39pm 08/10/13 | 18 Comments
AusGamers was given a unique opportunity to speak with one of Microsoft's most prolific Xbox faces in Phil Spencer, about the publisher's forthcoming Xbox One console, and much of what made its initial reveal somewhat controversial.

And while we do touch heavily on the "Microsoft 180", it's information about factors like sticking with a subscription model for Xbox Live, fostering the indie community and the potential for expanded cross-platform play thanks to the new console's architecture and the ubiquitous nature of systems like Windows 8 and Xbox Live that are most exciting.

"I think what you’re talking about makes a lot of sense," Phil enthused when asked if we'd see a closer relationship between the PC and Xbox One moving forward. "Now you have differences in Windows gaming and console gaming around control and input... in fact if you go back to Shadow Run on Xbox 360 -- something I worked on -- we had PC players playing against Xbox 360 customers. We didn’t have tremendous success with that, but we learnt a lot from it [...] This connected ecosystem across all the different devices is definitely where I think the future of gaming is going; you don’t have to do it as a developer, but you have the capability and I think a system like Xbox Live across all those screens where you know who someone is and who their friends are, what their Achievements are and their progression is really critical to that."

Click here for our full Phil Spencer interview.



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DK
Posted 06:27pm 08/10/13
I can't wait to crush the console noobs to end the war once and for all
Zakson
Posted 07:43pm 08/10/13
Yeah console FPS newbs definitely need to be put in their place. Controller better than mouse ...

Burn them.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 09:52pm 08/10/13
Because anyone who enjoys a game regardless of their platform is wrong unless it's PC right? You know, like those who think Christianity is wrong, or that all Muslims are terrorists, and all that...

It's time for everyone to just start respecting what their respective target respects. Enough with the ridiculousness already.
ctd
Posted 09:54pm 08/10/13
Because anyone who enjoys a game regardless of their platform is wrong unless it's PC right?

Correct.

30fps is incorrect.
Eorl
Posted 09:57pm 08/10/13
I'd love to have some proper cross-platform support between all consoles and PCs, would boost the numbers substantially when it comes to multiplayer and hopefully stop servers just dying after a month or so of the game being out.
DK
Posted 10:01pm 08/10/13
Because anyone who enjoys a game regardless of their platform is wrong unless it's PC right? You know, like those who think Christianity is wrong.


Yeah holding a generation back for 10 years is wrong. Much like christianity holding civilisation back for thousands
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:02pm 08/10/13
ctd next-gen games are all targeting 60 fps, but my point remains valid. What makes anyone right? If you watch a 3D movie and another person watches the same movie not in 2D are you better because of that?

The console wars and console/PC wars are so archaic, just get the f*** over it everyone. Games are games. If you have fun they're fun. No one you play against on your respective platform in anything competitive is playing you from another platform, so why does it matter?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:05pm 08/10/13
DK nice dig, fair point.

How about I simplify it, games are games, people play them on their platform of choice. Probably worth respecting that.
Audi
Posted 10:39pm 08/10/13
ctd next-gen games are all targeting 60 fps,


No, you're wrong. whats different this gen from last gen and the gen before that? This gen they are already well behind PC performance. If they should ever have aimed for 60fps it should have been well before pc left them for dead.

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Khel
Posted 02:27am 09/10/13
And thats not biased at all, because Nvidia have no reason at all to try and downplay the new AMD powered consoles and push people towards PCs powered by their cards instead.

Oh wait...
Audi
Posted 10:49am 09/10/13
Of course its bias. Most things in life are. But the fact is AMD have being playing catch up to nVidia for years. If they had half decent cards do you think nVida would be commanding top dollar for there cards?
Btw at the end of the article it mentions AMD have their say next mouth. Havent read this yet but it will be interesting to hear what they have to say.
Khel
Posted 11:10am 09/10/13
Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, I prefer nVidia anyway, and I'll play games whatever platform they're on (PC, console, handheld, etc), but it just seems like sour grapes when nVidia is sitting there bagging out the consoles that have AMD hardware in them. I'm sure if they had nVidia hardware in them that article would be about how consoles are the future of gaming.
InterKnight
Posted 11:40am 09/10/13
The title's pun hurt
ph33x
Posted 12:23pm 09/10/13
That's their choice to use borderline slow hardware though.

1080 @ 60+ constant fps requires lots of power and money, even still now. The next gen consoles are pushing somewhere above 30fps in their games, but less than 60, and since they all run vsync, you're left at 30fps. - If they did away with vsync, you'd get a more fluid output.

So now they have to make compromises, s*** game, or s*** hardware, or expensive console which makes people wonder why they don't buy a plain PC?

AMD wouldn't publish this article, clearly. There are people in the industry such as John Carmack who's touched base on this. If you listen to a few of Carmacks rants, the guy is very knowledgeable and articulate - and unbiased.



I think it's more of a general problem. Even if they went with nVidia GPU's, we wouldn't get GK110's in them. They'd probably use a 660ti chip or something close. This is a problem more local to the decisions of MS and Sony.
Audi
Posted 01:20pm 09/10/13
Khel i only mention all this as ya mate Steve claimed all next gen console game are targeting 60 fps, which is total bulls***.
paveway
Posted 01:38pm 09/10/13
i'm so glad you guys put your pc specs in your forum signature, it really shows what side you're on
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:33pm 09/10/13
A also used the word "targeting", I didn't say "universally achieved" and most devs talk openly about wanting to run next-gen games at 60 fps

Frames per second wasn't my argument though, I was simply pointing out that fun game is fun, regardless of platform
Whoop
Posted 08:12pm 09/10/13
Because anyone who enjoys a game regardless of their platform is wrong unless it's PC right? You know, like those who think Christianity is wrong, or that all Muslims are terrorists, and all that... It's time for everyone to just start respecting what their respective target respects. Enough with the ridiculousness already.

no, it's more that console lovers will tell you how much better they are because using a controller is harder therefore they are the superior gamer. At least the ones I know say that kind of crap.

I tried playing an FPS on my PC the other week using a 360 controller, it's the most clumsy system ever invented.
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