They already said they can't hope to catch up to PS4 numbers, so just use the lower sales expectations to make or fund riskier or niche games. We're already getting Raiden V, Scalebound, and Phantom Dust is confirmed back in production so all good in my book.
>actually use the xbox windows app >create a steam competitor >fix interface so it isn't shit >might as well buy EA Origin so you dont have to go through all the work of creating certain systems >minimal drm while giving devs option to produce a link for buyers for a DRM free option >fix xbox one -> pc streaming >port emulation for 360/X to PC through xbox app for a sub fee (or XBox Gold) >allow PC players to buy xbox gold to get discounts too >X1 + PC owners running the app/windows 10 get an extra discount off purchases
They pulled back their budget to refinance into games along with the closure of TVTVTV and The NFL deal got switched to Surface well back in 2014 (And considering Samsung just dumped google and are using W10 for their flagship tablets and manufactures are switching. That Surface shilling worked). Why waste money on advertising and DLC exclusives when they know it won't gain anything? They had the chance to get the Fallout 4 DLC exclusive and passed it, even.
OEM's are dropping Android en masse for tablets because Surface took a massive bite of market share out of iPad (Which is dropping like a rock) and Google's support has been mostly shit. Samsung just announced this week their flagship tablets will now be running Windows 10 instead of Android.
Jewgle and Apple still has the mobile market, don't get me wrong. But MS is winning back the tablet market by the virtue of not being as shit as the others (And running everything you need to run anyway. Businesses are buying Surface's over iPad's because it just werks)
>>323188135 >OEM's are dropping Android en masse for tablets because Surface took a massive bite of market share out of iPad (Which is dropping like a rock)
How the fuck did they reverse the trend? Apple had a hard lock on that shit for too long
Funny to me since even though I don't buy tablets, I always say the surface as shitting on the ipad since the ipad is just a limited bigger screened iphones vs literal windows 10 with full functionality.
Xbox tried to kill the pc m8. They aren't the pc's friends. They want nothing more than pc users to all go xbox one as seen by the streaming shit. If the xbone was more successful than the ps4 they wouldn't give two shits about the pc.
It's like you guys want to make one company's hold on your platform even stronger instead of looking for alternatives. Valve is a pretty shitty company at this point and they're not doing PC any favors.
>>323189128 Why won't Microsoft compete with Steam? If they could establish an Xbox store on Windows 10, have all the big PC titles with achievements, make new PC games instead of porting from the Xbone, they would be on fire.
Microsoft competing with Steam would be the best thing for PC gamers and Steam as well. Everyone wins.
They're not shitty they're like any other business could be worse. Valve is neutral and wants to profit like sony and ms do. They're not as rich as sony or ms so it's understandable that they can't fund or buy games it's too risky and they gain nothing since they don't sell services or hardware. They don't charge for online either and hand out sales quite often.
But I agree with you everything shouldn't be locked to steam. MS should just open GFWL and put ALL their stuff there. Gog and origins are doing a decent enough job.
Oh and this is better for MS since they will gain 100% profits from pc users and more cash as an inventive to do more stuff for pc. Meanwhile on steam they take 30% of their cut. It's far better for MS to do it on their own as long as they don't fuck up again. They could seriously pose as competition especially if they come out with something like the MCC which I know a lot of pc users want mostly for halo 3.
MS is keeping their mostly good games to themselves. So no they aren't really pro pc gaming. I mean what are they giving? Halo wars 2 an rts which isn't a console seller but big kudos to them for funding it I enjoyed it on the 360 and am now on the pc. Fable legends is f2p, gow is just a remaster version and pc already had 1, recore is interesting I suppose but not much is known. But it's not like I expected more they need to move their xbones in the end.
>>323189836 They're pretty fucking bad dude. At least if PSN totally disappeared and Sony went bankrupt, I could still just play my fucking games offline. As Steam's EULA stands, they decide what happens to your games, and they could potentially go full tyrant like Blizzard and Origin and lock you out of your games because you said something they don't like on the internet, or decide that a certain game is no longer sold on Steam and just revoke it from your library.
Refunds were a GREAT fucking move, but it seems like for every good thing they implement, they get a little shadier. I'm only a part-time PC player, so I'm glad I don't have too many eggs in that basket. Between their ever-changing EULA (can't play if you don't agree!), their attempts to destroy the modding community as we know it, and the overall stranglehold they have on the platform (they've become synonymous with PC gaming), I can't believe how much /v/ still sings their praises.
Maybe with the recent improvements in DRM, games may start seeing independent releases again (maybe the games can even come on a fucking disc with no install limit instead of a "license" and a download that's always online), and Steam will weaken a bit and have to stop being assholes.
Also according to /v/, PC is more profitable, bigger and better than the console market in every way. If that's true, then they have no excuse.
Oh right I forgot their little paid mods push but in the end it failed thanks to the community. Yea valve is slightly in the negative but psn is even worse by charging for online of all things. If psn didn't have paid online I wouldn't have much of an argument. If valve gets that bad by charging for online then yes they are useless.
As for the online thing it's already been answered. Valve likely has a contract with publishers to let everyone keep their games if steam goes down.
There's also no install limit on the vast majority of games unless you were referring to starforce drm.
>>323183376 make xbox live free make HD remasters for original xbox exclusives make sequels for those same games create new ips that isnt similar to gears or halo make a slim version and make it way cheaper than the ps4
basically do what sony did when they fucked up with the ps3
>>323192804 Official emulators for their past consoles would be a godsend. Especially if they were also released for PS4/XBone and you could just put the goddamned discs in. I'd even buy the ROMS from them since the discs are hard to come by.
I'd actually be totally happy to pay $5/month for online play if it meant fucking flawless servers, no goddamned hackers, and far fewer downtime periods for maintenance or fuckups.
I pay, yet there are still hackers in The Last of Us shitting up Factions, Destiny still has horrible lag issues, and the store often just goes down. If they want to charge for a paid service, there needs to be a service.
I only pay for it because I already had it for PS3 games and shit.
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