As promised, Microsoft has surprised fans of the Xbox with a strong line-up of exclusive games with both first-party and third-party developers. And the Xbox at E3 2013 conference focused 100% on the game, after and during the event of disclosure of Xbox One, the company has decided to devote himself to show the capabilities of the console as a global center of entertainment-based television .
Starting from the presence of Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear until the announcement of a new Halo, in which Master Chief wears a weird poncho, and Dead Rising 3, Xbox One has proven to have the franchise for all types of players: the lover of secret, the fanatic and any other FPS. However, small surprises like Titanfall and its next-generation gameplay, which incorporates the vertical movement through the use of maps and teamwork to destroy the enemy, are the elements that ensure a place at the console among hardcore gamers.
On the other hand, Microsoft seems to have a well structured strategy based on the development of new intellectual property to increase interest. And for this reason have included F2P titles like World of Tanks and others with a traditional marketing model, as for the previously announced Ryse: Son of Rome, Minecraft (one of the few who, on more than one occasion, has managed to snatch the first place in the list of the most played Call of Duty) and the long-awaited Killer Instinct.
Another interesting detail revealed by Microsoft is that, in the near future, will increase the benefits of having a subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold. Apparently, Xbox has learned from PlayStation Plus, which players like to receive free gifts and this will give 2 new titles each month, starting in July. However, the fact that the first will be Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II, considerably reduces the attractiveness of the offer, since it came on the market several years ago. On the other hand, if we consider that these games can not be used on the Xbox One, the strategy ends up looking like a slide show of apology late, especially now that Sony has revealed that the benefits of PlayStation Plus will be shared on PS Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Ultimately, the Xbox One has the potential to attract those who were attracted by the promise of a HD TV decoder to enhance the entertainment experience and the offer of DVR and other services, items highly appreciated by players who seek unique experiences and deep. On the other hand, a detail that seemed to discourage some fans was the price of $ 499 USD which will have the console, and after Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 will cost $ 399 USD, the situation has further deteriorated. Everyone seems to forget that this amount includes the new Kinect, which raises the price of both consoles, but also to reflect the average player if he really needs the new Kinect.
The obvious question is whether it makes sense to actually purchase an Xbox One and, in our opinion, the answer is very personal and depends on each player. If any of you was particularly excited by the features presented, or if you think that the entertainment offered by the use of Kinect and Xbox can not miss in your life, the decision will be easy, of course, if your budget allows you to pay the console at launch.