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The Order A Game Blog has been very critical of the Xbox One since its reveal but today we discuss five features that everyone should be excited about and look forward to.
Five things about the Xbox One that you should be excited about
The new Kinect 2.0 looks to be pretty cool:
The Kinect for the new Xbox one is shaping up to be rather cool.
This time round the processing power behind the Kinect is very slick with a 1080p camera that can process data at a pretty high rate of 2 GB per second.
The privacy issues and concerns aside (they have been well documented and Microsoft continues to address fears about the device being always online and listening to everything in the living room) the device is shaping up rather nicely.
Also, with it being included in the box, it means that everyone who buys an Xbox one – will have it. This could go a long way towards ensuring that it is utilised properly and efficiently as well it being a centre of focus for Microsoft along with game developers.
The new gamepad is even better:
One of the best things about the Xbox 360 was the controller. Ergonomically, the controller was a brilliantly designed device that gained a lot of fans. A lot of people preferred the Xbox 360 over the PS3 based on the design of the controllers.
The new controller for the Xbox one has gone through a much needed re-design of the d-pad. The d-pad is now much better.
The controller is now lighter and the big battery lump at the back is now not weighing down the controller like the Xbox 360 version. The left and right triggers both have a new rumble feature that should excite the First Person Shooter fans that form a major part of the Xbox loyalty base.
Timed exclusivity of the Call of Duty Downloadable Content (DLC) – Call of Duty Ghosts:
Speaking of First Person Shooters, the most dominant blockbuster franchise in recent memory (even though I do not care for it that much personally) is back with a timed exclusive Downloadable Content (DLC) deal again.
That means that the Xbox players will continue to have new content first for almost a month before players on other platforms can get their hands on it. Lets face it, the Call of Duty franchise has had a major part to play in establishing a solid install base for the Xbox brand and is likely to continue to do so.
The Games – 15 Exclusives in the first 12 months:
The biggest reason to buy a games console is “Games”.
The Xbox One will have plenty of cool ones in the first year.
In addition to all the major multi platform titles, the new next gen Xbox will apparently have as many as 15 exclusives in the first year. This includes many new IP’s.
During the E3 press conference, Microsoft revealed a number of exclusives making its way to the Xbox One including the awesome looking Dead Rising 3, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, the New Forza Game, the definitive system seller being a new Halo game and the much lauded new title from Respawn entertainment – Titanfall.
That is definitely a decent looking list.
The Back track:
Well not exactly a feature – but the policy reversals by microsoft in the last couple of weeks related to the hot issue of used games (covered extensively here at the Order A Game Blog as part of our podcast) means that players a free to lend and share their games at will – essentially just like the way that they currently do on the Xbox 360.
Microsoft has faced a huge amount of backlash over the last couple of months, but the back track (the Xbox 180 as many people like to call it) has allowed Microsoft to repair some of the damage somewhat. People who had declared their decision not to buy the Xbox One before the policy reversal have somewhat changed their minds and the pre-orders for the Xbox One are now picking up as well.
The backtrack as led to the abandonment of the policies that were helping the PS4 race ahead in terms of pre-orders and the allegiance of disgruntled fans.
So what do you guys think? Are you excited for the Xbox One? Have you pre-ordered?
Let us know in the comments.
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