Thanks to the guys and gals at Core Box Group on Facebook for providing substantial info about the Xbox One console that was revealed yesterday (May 21st, 2013). So here’s what I’ve learned so far about this console:
According to digitalspy, Xbox One pre-order price has been set at £399 by Zavvi, that’ll be roughly around $600 USD
Following Quote from Core Box Group
Xbox One “does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet,” according to Microsoft. You’ll have to connect to the internet at least once a day for the system to continue functioning.
“We’re designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection.”
Game Activation and Installation
Xbox One games must be installed to the hard-drive. Each game will include a unique single-use code that you enter when you install it. After authorization, the game will be linked to your Xbox LIVE account. Other users on that console will also be able to play the game.
You can still bring the game to a friend’s house, install it on their system, and play it on your profile. However, should they want to play it on their account, they’ll have to pay the full price of the game.
But that doesn’t mean trade-ins are dead. You’ll still be able to trade-in and resell games at retail. And you’ll also be able to trade-in your used games online. Details on both methods will be shared at a later date.
Now, here’s some news on GameSpot explaining that “XBLA games won’t carry over to Xbox One”, and this article explains “Xbox 360 controllers, accessories won’t work on Xbox One”.
My first thoughts of the machine was that it looks quite bland looking, and really the controller was the only thing I thought at least looked good. I must admit it was funny and true that what I’ve read though in the Core Box group that the console did look like a couple of Wii U’s glued together, it’s design was very simple, but not in an attractive kind of way ether. But when I started reading that you must pay for the game that you’ve borrowed from a friend of yours to play on your account, and the requirement to connect to the internet at least once a day, I thought that was the most useless piece of crap released ever.
Not to mention what I heard about Xbox One with the about TV and Sports features. If I wanted TV and Sports, I just get cable or watch Youtube. The main reason why I want a Video Game Console is because I want to play Video Games, and NOT to watch TV, end of story, period.
At this point of what I’ve learned about the Xbox One, it sounds like a paper shredder for your money, unless Microsoft changes a lot of the pay-and-connect-with-us-or-you-cant-play crap, I’m sticking with older gaming consoles. At least with older consoles you don’t have to pay more on used games than the discs or cartridges. I am curious of what Sony will bring next month with their Playstation 4 (PS4).
Article written by: Dillon Flueck