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Will Xbox One's New Lineup Be Enough To Surpass PS4?

Microsoft pulled out all the stops with its media briefing on Monday. The company even went so far as to hand out bracelets that lit up the arena like Christmas trees whenever a specific game was on the big screen. The company does a good job of lighting up game trailers and actual gameplay with dazzling lighting effects. The media briefings are epic to say the least.

Now that the Xbox One is on the market, it's all about pushing the software to sell hardware. The media briefing was rather explosive thanks to the likes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Evolve, enough so that you might have been persuaded to purchase an Xbox One as soon as the presentation was over. I know I was.

The biggest news coming out of the media briefing was Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This bundle includes all four of the original saga on a single disc: Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. They will be remastered with 1080p visuals and run at 60 frames per second. The collection will also have more than 100 multiplayer maps, six of which are all-new maps in Halo 2 Anniversary, built specifically for Xbox One.

Other games showcased during the media event were Forza Horizon 2 (available Sept. 13), the Nurburgring map for Forza Motorsport 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider (available in 2015), Sunset Overdrive (Oct. 28), and Street Fighter DLC for Dead Rising 3 (available now). Gameplay of Assassin's Creed: Unity was also shown along with Dragon Age: Inquisition (Oct. 7), Fable Legends (beta sometime this Fall) and Dance Central Spotlight (September).

With all of this now revealed, will these games help push the Xbox One past the PlayStation 4 in sales? Right now that remains to be seen; we still have to see what's up Sony's sleeve. Presumably, the PlayStation 4 is doing better on the market due to price (according to some analyst numbers). However, Microsoft may be catching up soon, since it has backtracked and chosen to sell the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor, the very move Microsoft said it wouldn't do when the console first hit the market.

Microsoft, it seems, is listening to the gamers.

Still, there's a good chance the Halo: The Master Chief Collection may be enough to really push hardware sales. Backing up this collection is a great library of games that stretches into 2015, and addresses all gamers young and old.

Now let's see what Sony has in retaliation.

  • wurkfur
    "Now that the Xbox One is on the market, it's all about pushing the software to sell hardware."

    Maybe if that hardware could achieve 1080p on a modern game, I'd be interested.
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  • atavax
    Evolve and CoD will be on the PS4 as well... The only significant IP that was exclusive was Halo and everyone knew Halo was going to be made and going to be a Xbone exclusive title...
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  • atavax
    "Now that the Xbox One is on the market, it's all about pushing the software to sell hardware."

    Maybe if that hardware could achieve 1080p on a modern game, I'd be interested.

    you mean 4k? :p
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  • Znoxz
    nostalgia does help I know peoples buying the xbone just for the Halo Master Chief Collection
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  • DarkSable
    If we would just see Halo and Forza on the PC, I would have no temptation...

    but I don't want to buy these awesome games... just to play them at low resolution with poor settings.
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  • wurkfur
    I don't get all the console hate. The PS4 basically has an R9 270X. That means only the 280 and 290 are ahead of it. For 1080p gaming, this is more than adequate.

    With regard to the CPU, the compiler is going to be tuned for one specific CPU architecture to maximize performance and next to metal optimizations give you even more room.

    Many of the new games being developed look just as good as most PC games. For $379, you won't get 4k gaming on a console or a PC.

    Shut up already.
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  • Znoxz
    13471897 said:
    I don't get all the console hate. The PS4 basically has an R9 270X. That means only the 280 and 290 are ahead of it. For 1080p gaming, this is more than adequate.

    With regard to the CPU, the compiler is going to be tuned for one specific CPU architecture to maximize performance and next to metal optimizations give you even more room.

    Many of the new games being developed look just as good as most PC games. For $379, you won't get 4k gaming on a console or a PC.

    Shut up already.
    It most likely be scale to 4k like how last gen game would scale to 720p/1080p.
    The ps4 and xbone have there place your not getting a pc that can compete with them at $400 and they will get cheaper as time pass plus some of the exclusive are nice like Metal gear V,Kingdom hearts III, Halo, etc.

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  • alextheblue
    I must say that Halo Collection looks nice. Having access to "The 'Ring" on Forza 5 is nice as well. Still waiting for a price drop and/or a new model.
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  • DarkSable
    13471897 said:
    I don't get all the console hate. The PS4 basically has an R9 270X. That means only the 280 and 290 are ahead of it. For 1080p gaming, this is more than adequate.

    With regard to the CPU, the compiler is going to be tuned for one specific CPU architecture to maximize performance and next to metal optimizations give you even more room.

    Many of the new games being developed look just as good as most PC games. For $379, you won't get 4k gaming on a console or a PC.

    Shut up already.

    No need to tell users to shut up, and I never said anything about 4k gaming.

    Your points are not quite valid - the PS4 produces similar performance to the 270, not the 270x, which on AMD's side it's bested by the 270x, 280, 280x, 290, and 290x. But that doesn't matter.

    You claim that many of the new games being developed look just as good as most PC games... well that depends entirely on what the settings of the PC games are at.

    What I was wishing for was the ability to play some of the amazing exclusives that the xbox has... but to be able to play them on my gaming computer, at 1440p, with maximum settings and AA. No console even comes close to that.

    Yes, I realize that consoles are a fifth of the price, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that my only option to play these games is at a low resolution, with low settings.

    That's disappointing.
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  • Znoxz
    13472196 said:
    13471897 said:
    I don't get all the console hate. The PS4 basically has an R9 270X. That means only the 280 and 290 are ahead of it. For 1080p gaming, this is more than adequate.

    With regard to the CPU, the compiler is going to be tuned for one specific CPU architecture to maximize performance and next to metal optimizations give you even more room.

    Many of the new games being developed look just as good as most PC games. For $379, you won't get 4k gaming on a console or a PC.

    Shut up already.

    No need to tell users to shut up, and I never said anything about 4k gaming.

    Your points are not quite valid - the PS4 produces similar performance to the 270, not the 270x, which on AMD's side it's bested by the 270x, 280, 280x, 290, and 290x. But that doesn't matter.

    You claim that many of the new games being developed look just as good as most PC games... well that depends entirely on what the settings of the PC games are at.

    What I was wishing for was the ability to play some of the amazing exclusives that the xbox has... but to be able to play them on my gaming computer, at 1440p, with maximum settings and AA. No console even comes close to that.

    Yes, I realize that consoles are a fifth of the price, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that my only option to play these games is at a low resolution, with low settings.

    That's disappointing.
    It is disappointing I would love to play an updated version of halo 2 and halo 3 at 1440p 60 fps.
    Bright side xbox exclusives dead rising 3 is coming to pc so maybe there hope.
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