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Phil Spencer on why you should choose Xbox One over PS4

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Microsoft had a pretty good E3 showing, and they’ve convinced a fair number of bros dudes dudebros gamers that they need an Xbox One. Many of you will be far harder to convince. Phil Spencer thinks you should most certainly get an Xbox One instead of a PS4. Here’s why.

Speaking in a Gametrailers livecast (via Gamingbolt), Spencer was asked why people should favour the Xbox One.

“One of the things that I am really proud of is the number of games that we have shown here to talk about live innovation, like dedicated servers or drivatars, we showed Crackdown at the end of the shown which is one of my favorite games of all time. The destruction that Dave Jones is building using the cloud, that allows to do things on a console that have never been done before will be really special.”

But what about the lower resolution and frame rate on Xbox One games?

“I think it’s really important that we are a great development platform for developers and you might have seen that in our June update we did some work on the GPU. Its been a good uptake from our 1st party partners, developers and studios. They have been working on these games that will be launching this fall. We have had great feedback from Bungie for Destiny and the impact it is going to have on the resolution. Being the best place for developers, live service and core development platform is critical for our success.”

Ok then. I like Spencer, and I think he’s far better for the Xbox brand than Don Mattrick ever was, but I think what would make him even more endearing would be if he cut out the circumloquacious PR talk. What do you think though? Has Microsoft shown enough to convince you that you need an Xbox One?

In case you missed it, we’ll be getting the Xbox One locally on September 23, at a palatable price that comes in under the cost of the PlayStation 4.

Last Updated: June 10, 2014

82 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 10, 2014 at 15:00

    TEH CLOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUDDDDDDDD

    Reply

    • Rinceinantici

      June 10, 2014 at 15:11

      TEH LIE!

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 15:36

      TEH CLOUDZ R TEH LIE!

      Reply

    • DrKiller

      June 11, 2014 at 12:31

      Imagine that and the Kinect together 😉

      Reply

  2. Rinceinantici

    June 10, 2014 at 15:09

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    = NO.

    Reply

  3. Langer

    June 10, 2014 at 15:11

    • Hammersteyn

      June 10, 2014 at 15:17

      Hahahaha

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 10, 2014 at 15:19

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 15:23

        LAZORS!

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 15:26

        Shoop da Whoop

        Reply

  4. Lourens Jordaan

    June 10, 2014 at 15:14

    Maybe if the sky was blue and Geoff could fly….. Can Geoff fly? If so, no. No I won’t.

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      June 10, 2014 at 21:14

      but… the sky is blue…

      Reply

      • DrKiller

        June 11, 2014 at 12:33

        Sky is mostly blue if you have one of the latest LED TVs…. WIth older TVs, its quite debatable whether or not the sky is blue 🙂

        Reply

  5. Ryanza

    June 10, 2014 at 15:17

    Phil Spencer, can people without internet use the Xbox One out of the box? If your answer is no then you need to take the Xbox One and fuck off.
    It’s suppose to be a gaming console with optional features to go online, not the other way around.

    Don’t support DRM.

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    • Rinceinantici

      June 10, 2014 at 15:18

      Agreed. And there is a half gig day one out of the factory must update before you can play ‘patch’.

      Reply

      • Langer

        June 10, 2014 at 15:29

        There is a half gig patch every fortnight on PS4.

        Obvious troll.

        Reply

        • The Lost Guardian

          June 10, 2014 at 15:30

          Bipolar much???

          Reply

        • Wraith

          June 10, 2014 at 15:34

          I wish there was. Maybe then we’d have download queues which allowed for scheduling and pausing!

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 15:37

            That’s definitely something I’d like to see on the PS4. The ability to pause and schedule my downloads. Also, offline trophies… what’s up with this online trophies crap?

          • Wraith

            June 10, 2014 at 15:46

            Would be nice to have any level of customisation as well. At least let me change my background.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 16:15

            I agree. Why allow us to take screenshots when we can’t even use those screenshots as backgrounds or even avatars.

        • Ryanza

          June 10, 2014 at 16:10

          He is talking about the need to connect the Xbox One to the internet to download a patch before you can get to play a game on it. If a person doesn’t have internet, like a lot of people on this planet don’t have internet, then they can’t play games on the Xbox One, out of the box.

          With the PS4 you can play games out of the box without ever needing the internet or patch. If you need a patch to play a game it should be on the disc. That means if some1 doesn’t have internet, like many people on this planet doesn’t have internet, they will be able to play games on the PS4 without internet.

          For those people who do have internet and has the PS4 connected to the internet, then it is a good thing that they often get updates to all those online features and system features and not doing it like twice a year.

          Reply

          • Sillypony

            June 10, 2014 at 18:28

            Dont be dumb.

            Ganes have the OS version they need to run on the game disc to update the console with

          • Guest

            June 11, 2014 at 06:11

            Wrong.

        • Guest

          June 11, 2014 at 05:41

          Uhh no there isn’t.

          Reply

  6. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 15:18

    But what Does Phil really think about the lower resolution and frame rate on Xbox One games?
    Or was that an answer? Can he answer it in one sentence maybe?

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 10, 2014 at 15:35

      It’s clearly an “artistic direction”. How dare you question their artistic vision….

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 15:39

        Don’t know what I was thinking

        Reply

  7. Skyblue

    June 10, 2014 at 15:19

    Not yet but neither has Sony. I will probably have to get a new console sooner rather than later as I want UFC but I also really want those new X1 controllers but Sony has the better offering in terms of titles so far imo. Anything from From Software has my immediate attention which they nailed last night even though I found almost all the conferences completely boring.

    Reply

  8. Tarisma

    June 10, 2014 at 15:19

    Basically he is saying I work for Microsoft so Xbone is better no matter what anyone else says, or how many times I am proven wrong, Xbox will be better cuz Merica and XBoNE

    Reply

  9. The Lost Guardian

    June 10, 2014 at 15:20

    I don’t know man. Look, I for one would love to get both consoles and i honestly feel everyone should too (at some point) but the conference did nothing but remind me that Xbone is still the same console as the 360, just prettier. It’s mostly just the pews and the vrooms that get them by in the way of exclusives. You will get that odd one here or there that’s different, but, I don’t want a machine where CoD is it’s main selling point. And let’s be honest, CoD has always been the ‘showstopper’ for MS and I’m kind of sick of that now. I loved the fact that when the two consoles launched, MS was like “Look at our glorious shooter! Look at Titanfall” and Sony was like “Deerrrrrrrp errr, here’s good ol Knack”, Given Knack wasn’t great (to some it was), but it was so refreshing to have a console launch with something other than a shooter.

    Seriously, since yesterday, I’m just feeling overly depressed, I’m really tired of the hoohaa,seriously, a bunch of clappers clapping at FPS’ that honestly aren’t even that impressive…Can I tell you something. CoD AW is just f**king Crysis 2 okay with some Titanfall mixed inbetween….

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    • Langer

      June 10, 2014 at 15:27

      You can’t diss Sony on a fanboi site. The mob will lynch ya’ @ 30fps.

      Reply

      • The Lost Guardian

        June 10, 2014 at 15:28

        I will dis Sony if I have to. But I have no reason to….This is no fanboi site

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 15:40

        You’d be suprised how often the console people stick together when the master race is around.

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 10, 2014 at 16:05

        60fps. 30fps is for Xboners.

        Reply

        • Archzion

          June 12, 2014 at 07:56

          190 FPS with better graphics! master race:D

          Reply

    • Wraith

      June 10, 2014 at 15:40

      Yeah I agree. I’ve found the next-generation pretty underwhelming thus far (especially when compared to my gaming pc).

      But I think it’s early days yet. When the developers stop limiting themselves by having to cater for previous-gen hardware we’ll hopefully see more innovative and involving gameplay design.

      Until then, I’m thinking about hooking myself up a Vita and a copy of Persona 4 Golden…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 10, 2014 at 15:41

        Good choice!

        Reply

      • The Lost Guardian

        June 10, 2014 at 15:43

        Persona 4 Golden….You speak sweet melodies to my ears….

        But not just carter to the previous gen hardware, but video game design. I mean, are shooters gonna dominate this gen as well 🙁

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        • Wraith

          June 10, 2014 at 15:43

          I’ll take pew pew over candy crush.

          Reply

        • Wraith

          June 10, 2014 at 15:54

          Maybe that’s why Last Guardian is taking so long. They’re trying to figure out how to adapt it into an FPS ala Syndicate 😛

          Reply

    • Rinceinantici

      June 10, 2014 at 15:43

      Right there man. Also noting has blown me away. Except maybe the trailer of Uncharted 4.

      Reply

      • The Lost Guardian

        June 10, 2014 at 15:44

        Haha, that was too funny. HOW DARE they not stipulate that this is in game graphics lol

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        • Rinceinantici

          June 10, 2014 at 15:44

          I know!

          Reply

        • Wraith

          June 10, 2014 at 15:52

          Didn’t someone mention it was ‘in-engine’ graphics? Still leaves the possibility that it’s just a pre-rendered video in the graphics engine.

          Also remember there’s a pretty common trend for final products not to match up to pre-release content!

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          • Rinceinantici

            June 10, 2014 at 15:54

            Yeah, good point. Also, bulshots seem to happen very often with games like this 🙁 Look at Aliens: Colonial Marines.

      • Langer

        June 10, 2014 at 15:46

        You was blown away by the Move. Where was it this year? Or last year? Or the year before? 😉

        Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2014 at 15:22

    What do I think? All I could think about was innovation,dedicated servers or drivatars, the cloud, a great development platform, great feedback, live service, core development platform, critical success.

    Reply

  11. Langer

    June 10, 2014 at 15:25

    The press deserves the replies they got. It’s disgusting that journalists are flown across the world just to trash a company publicly but back home they will never evolve the gaming scene and bring gamers together.

    Reply

    • The Lost Guardian

      June 10, 2014 at 15:26

      What are you talking about?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 10, 2014 at 15:27

        Clouds?

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 10, 2014 at 15:36

          Potato!

          Reply

          • derp

            June 10, 2014 at 15:38

            Donkey !

          • Wraith

            June 10, 2014 at 15:42

            Cliffhorse!

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            June 10, 2014 at 15:59

            Look at my cliffhorse, my cliffhorse is amazing.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 10, 2014 at 16:17

            The only game that’s actually about Gareth Cliff

          • Mark Treloar

            June 11, 2014 at 10:38

            Only if its censored by WeChat.

    • Brady miaau

      June 10, 2014 at 15:33

      is that a journalists job? to bring gamers together?

      Reply

    • Mark Treloar

      June 11, 2014 at 10:39

      You forgot to mention the travesty of Ubisoft spanking the monkey.

      Reply

  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 10, 2014 at 15:34

    Hahahhahahahahah NO!

    Reply

  13. HenryJMorton

    June 10, 2014 at 15:41

    We have had great feedback from Bungie for Destiny and the impact it is going to have on the resolution. Being the best place for developers, live service and core development platform is critical for our success. http://0rz.tw/YAAeL

    Reply

  14. Labey-Kun

    June 10, 2014 at 15:44

    I’m not a fan of the cloud but Microsoft did deliver on their promise about showing games and not what the next big show on tv will be The games do indeed look promising especially that Sunset Overdrive now that looks fresh.

    Reply

  15. Double-O-Six and a half

    June 10, 2014 at 15:49

    Simple Answer: Nope… My trusty 360 will continue to run alongside my PS3 and PS4 for years to come… already have two 360 boxed units standing by for when the current old faithful kicks the proverbial CD-Tray…

    Reply

  16. Pieter Kruger

    June 10, 2014 at 16:03

    Why yes, if you like games that is….

    Reply

    • Brenz

      June 10, 2014 at 22:29

      Dont you mean if you like TV?

      Reply

      • Sk3tz0

        June 10, 2014 at 22:31

        He means if he likes to send his Console HOME

        Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        June 10, 2014 at 22:42

        Have you watched nothing of E3? That’s Sony: tvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtvtv! ????????????

        Reply

        • Guest

          June 11, 2014 at 06:10

          8 minutes of it was tv/movie/app talk, the rest was actually games related (PS Now, small sized Vita, Morpheus, and Free to Play). The rest of the show was wall to wall games trailers and reveals, 110-120 minutes total. You are clearly a malicious and hateful fanboy spreading lies.

          Reply

  17. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 10, 2014 at 16:06

    Soon as I hear PR talk the actual words coming out of the person’s mouth are replaced with “bullshit.” The longer they talk the more it repeats.

    Reply

  18. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 10, 2014 at 16:07

    The GAME CENTRIC vision should have been implemented last year on the 22nd of Feb.
    This still leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

    Reply

  19. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 10, 2014 at 16:10

  20. Robert Hart

    June 10, 2014 at 16:23

    In a years time I’m going to build myself a Steam Box thats twice the speed of the XO and PS4, but for half the price.

    I’ll never have to worry about backwards compatibility for my games ever again.

    Reply

  21. Johan du Preez

    June 10, 2014 at 17:07

    Yes the cloud makes it better, the cloud will give you 400% extra gpu/cpu power.

    Same bullshit another day ….

    Reply

  22. Sk3tz0

    June 10, 2014 at 22:33

    The cloud is a lie.. it has no silver lining.. it just comes with cold weather and wetness.

    Reply

  23. Drizzt

    June 11, 2014 at 10:25

    Most of MS’s show was 3rd party and multi-platform. So… no.
    I’ll get Halo Master Chief edition, IF I get an XBox. I’ll get Fable IF I have an Xbox. But nothing they showed said to me: “Here is a reason to buy an Xbox One”

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  24. Tidycpc

    June 11, 2014 at 12:06

    Yes!

    Reply

  25. DrKiller

    June 11, 2014 at 12:31

    I guess they have till around Sep/Oct to impress us

    Reply

  26. Tauriq Moosa

    June 11, 2014 at 12:53

    Surprised no Black Tusk’s Gears of War appearance. I think that would’ve helped them. Timed exclusives are not exactly system sellers, either.

    They had a much better show and I like Spencer. But I don’t see them having anything that really clinches a “Must buy!”, especially in SA market.

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  27. dannyboi212

    June 11, 2014 at 15:15

    I dont get the rivalry looking at 1 and looking at the other they look exactly the same and play exactly the same. yea the ps4 looks brighter then the xbox one but just turn the damn brightness up in games, if everyone just sticks to what they like stop waisting your lives arguing on forums, then the world would be a much better place RANT OVER!

    Reply

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