Microsoft believes that gaming consoles have become multifunctional




Microsoft believes that gaming consoles have become multifunctional

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In November last year came to light two new-generation game consoles Xbox One and Playstation 4, which marked the beginning of a new era in the world of video games. Sony’s engineers have created your console based on the fact that it should primarily meet the needs of gamers. Microsoft executives said that such a policy is fundamentally wrong.

Once consoles only able to run games with cartridges, but there were years, and game consoles have learned to play movies, play music and even surf the internet. In fact, the new console Microsoft, in addition to their obvious game functions should become an intermediary between the receiver digital / satellite TV and your TV. At least, this is what counted Redmond corporation’s marketing department when laid in all these Xbox One television functions. Console can display a program guide, create a list of “favorite channels” supports voice search for the appropriate channel or TV show.

“Console, which can only run the game – it is the past – said one of the leaders division Xbox Penelli Albert – The Future of multifunctional devices that have a much wider range of possibilities.”

Surprising is the fact that when Sony in 2006 announced that the Playstation 3 will be not just a gaming console, a true multimedia center for watching movies in HD-format, and much more, Microsoft laughed at competitors. As a result, thanks to the Blu-Ray drive in the Playstation 3, this format won a landslide victory in the battle of the new generation of carriers. But the external drive HD-DVD, which sold for its Microsoft Xbox 360 for $ 199, was no use, and those who already purchased it, there were no movies and support from major studios. Playstation 3 among other things, was able to go online, play media content from flash drives and external HDD, via a media server to connect to a PC user, and much more.

Playstation 4 is not natively supported, even video and music playback from external drives, fully concentrating on the game functions. But because the real fans staged a boycott of Japanese company in Twitter, Sony executives have promised to return the multimedia functionality in future firmware.

As for Microsoft, then, of course, the TV function will appeal to many Americans, because, first of all, the calculation was made on them. Voice control watching TV – is, on the one hand, an interesting experiment, but on the other hand, in light of the news about the NSA and the total surveillance, whether they want to allow users to clock enabled sensor Kinect, which will constantly see and hear what is happening in the apartment?

Judging by the statements of Microsoft, which were made ​​in March 2012, the American people of their Xbox 360 game console to spend more time on the various applications and services Xbox Live, rather than the game. Americans look on the console digital TV, listen to music, read the Internet and even bought their consoles with a takeaway pizza. Microsoft desire to turn their gaming system to the second PC with Windows 8 on the board in the light of all these statistics is quite understandable.

Do you consider that the same thing in game consoles? What additional functionality would you like to see them? And who, in your opinion, the rights approach to the creation of next-generation consoles – Microsoft with their desire to unite all the entertainment features in one device or Sony, which this time focused solely on the needs of games and hardcore gamers?
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