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Thread: Microsoft Backpedals

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    Microsoft Backpedals

    Apparently, Microsoft has gone back on their word regarding virtual reality and, if I am reading the information right, augmented reality as well. Augmented reality was supposed to be coming to Xbox One and I even saw a demo of it. Virtual reality was also teased by Phil Spencer when revealing the Xbox One X.





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    Okay, so a lot to digest there. The simplest summary is that Microsoft is not going to have VR or AR on the Xbox One, and that they feel it’s best suited for PC. I have no issues with that. I do, however, have issues with them promising things and not delivering. You guys should all know by now that I see the best in all three consoles, and I believe all three are worth owning. However, I don’t think this is a good look that Microsoft is going back on their word and yet completely degrading Sony for their own business practices of not allowing cross-play.

    I am completely against Sony’s stance on that, but last gen it was Microsoft blocking cross play. Basically, what this proves, is that all three console owners have their positives but are also not perfect.




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    I remember when they showed off AR too. They demo'ed it with Minecraft and then we never saw it again.

    I don't think Microsofts stance on VR/AR is the same as Sony's anti-consumer stance on crossplay though.
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    No, but to be fair Sony never promised cross-play and then went back on their promise, at least not that I know of. I agree that Sony is not making the right choice and is being extremely anti-consumer, but Microsoft was doing the same thing when they were in the lead. Sony should just be the bigger man and let it through even though they are so far ahead.

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    Its all about ego to the companies. Sony has always had the bigger ego of the big 3.
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    They all make promises and go back on them. Nintendo said the Wii U would support two GamePads and there wouldn't be a price drop.

    Anyway, this is another reason you should break down and get a PC.

    The Windows Mixed Reality devices are actually pretty cool. They're relatively cheap, and they don't require sensors all over your room.
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    yup, im still waiting for that two game pad support
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    Remember Illumiroom?

    They are correct to focus on the family room. They've lost that environment.
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    And every company currently making video games has an army of fanboys squabbling about how the stupid things they do aren't that bad.

    Except Konami.
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    Illumiroom was an awesome concept. There is actually another company that took it over, and they have other similarly crazy stuff they're working on, too. I can't remember what they're called, though.
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    Success seems to cause stupidity in the big three and two generations of success engendered twice as much stupidity on Sony's part. Heaven only knows why they don't realize that only a small core audience will support them when they make anti consumer decisions like they have been. Most will pick up and walk to greener pastures. Ze lessons of the PS3 are lost in them

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    Hopefully you're right. But on the other hand, they have such a huge user base that most of them probably don't feel like they need cross play.
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    I think the most likely outcome is that Sony will continue as they have and hemorrhage customers next generation.
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    Maybe we can side load the oculus rift on the X still. Would be nice

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    They really should do something like that. I think only the XB1X would be powerful enough, though.
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