Thus far, COVID-19 hasn’t really fucked Microsoft or Sony’s 2020 plans. For the most part. But, Xbox head Phil Spencer predicts the effects will be felt in 2021. Aiight, aiight. Just please don’t let this delay Cyberpunk this year.
Rumor: Microsoft is going to reveal a cheaper Xbox Series X model next month. Bro, the first model ain’t even fucking out!
The Xbox Series X ain’t even launched, and there’s already rumors of a cheaper model. This ain’t new, as there have been rumors for a while about both PS5 and Xbox Series X launching with both a base and cheaper model. But, I’m beginning to think these rumors are legitimate.
Microsoft has officially revealed its next-gen console, folks. It’s called the Xbox Series X (really as fine as any name), and it’s dropping Holiday 2020. Not only that, but we’ve gotten a look at it! And from a tech fetishist perspective? It’s sexy.
Microsoft is planning second next-gen Xbox that’s cheaper and has no disc drive. Different models GET!
Friends, Microsoft’s carrying their multi-model console approach over into the next generation. It’s leaked out that the company ain’t just dropping their beefy, all-powerful next-gen console. Nope! Nope. Additionally, they’re going to be less powerful model, sans disc drive, for less cheddar. It makes sense! I’m going all-in on the outrageously powerful model. But, it makes sense.
Xbox’s next console Project Scarlett won’t do VR because “no one’s asking for it” and I respect that shit
Let’s get it out of the way, you fucking pendants. Surely, some people are asking for VR. But, I’m in support of Microsoft’s decision not to do VR on Project Scarlett. Why? It’ll let the fuckers concentrate on why people buy a new XBOX: the fucking games. It’s a refreshing refocus. You know, after trying to be a jack-of-all-trades at the beginning of this console cycle with a fucking Kinect, and a TV tuner, and other bullshit.
Microsoft ain’t working on a streaming-only Xbox, despite what we all heard this year. Personally? I don’t give a shit.
Friends, the streaming revolution ain’t arriving as soon as we expected. Sure, Google has revealed Stadia. But, neither Sony nor Microsoft is ready to go in dick-first. At least not quite yet. This isn’t a surprise on Sony’s part. However, everyone was readying themselves at E3 for Microsoft’s Big Streaming Reveal. And that shit didn’t happen, and apparently won’t be anytime soon.
The Nintendo Switch is still absolutely fucking beasting, friends. Meanwhile, the current iterations of the PlayStation and Xbox are starting to flag behind in monthly sales. But, this makes sense. The Nintendo Switch dropped two years ago, while the other two are closing in on six years old. Still, it’s an interesting time in the console wars, no?
In case you need confirmation today that we are living in Hell, here you go. Xbox body wash.
Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass to the PC. The great uncoupling continues, as streaming pushes forward!
Yes friends, Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass to the PC. The Netflix-esque service will offer PC gamers a library of 100 games for a monthly fee. True, it’s not exactly streaming. But, it portends the future, which seems to suggest even companies like Microsoft and Sony will move away from the physical, and into the cloud. Consoles as brands, not as physical hardware. Or some shit.
Microsoft promised keyboard and mouse support for the XBONE way back in 2016. And while I can’t imagine anyone purchased the console based on that promise, those waiting for it are finally getting their wish. Soon.