Not a big surprise. I could see them mimicking Steam Greenlight to get more the popular indie titles on the service though.
We have no idea what the videogame landscape will look like seven years from now, just as we had no idea in 2005 how foundationally streaming and smartphones would change everything. The very concept of any physical media box may well be obsolete within a decade. But even if this is the last true console we ever see, one thing is for sure: Gaming isn’t just games anymore.
Original source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/xbox-one
Most people I know that own an Xbox 360 use it to watch Netflix. Most of the people I know that own a Playstation 3 use it primarily as a Blue-Ray player. Sure, they bought games too, but they really dont play them. Attempting to call the Xbox One an entertainment system that just so happens to play games, is a brilliant move by Microsoft. After the conference ended, Reddit was quick to complain they wanted a new console, not a TV remote. The fact being overlooked is you still are getting a c
Mostly fluff, but there is something to be said about a publication like WSJ covering the Xbox. It’s a little astounding how far video games have progressed for a new console release to be covered by mainstream culture.