- Oct 25, 2017
Thanks. What an odd proposition. In this scenario Switch would benefit from having access to non-switch games, ie Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead 2 etc.
It won't change the laws of physics.
Nah it won't be revenue split. Sony will just pay for servers and other billing like any company that hosts on Azure and some money spent for codesign on gaming functionality. There is no way they do a partnership that shares subscription revenue, that defeats the entire purpose of the cash cow.As Sony uses azure. Ms will probably get a cut of psplus or psnow revenue. Also Microsoft is giving gamers so many choices in how to buy and play their games and where to play them. It's all about maximizing opportunities. Game pass will be a monster next gen as word of mouth continues to spread.
that sort of helps. is the idea that future Scarlet games will run on a One X and investment now is sort of like an investment in a less powerful graphics card? that kind of makes sense, but makes me think i should just invest in a PC anyway. that way I can update parts as needed and not buy into new systems every time i need a little power/memory boost.
In a technical sense, yes, Switch is superior to xCloud on the go because everything is rendered locally. But if xCloud gives me access to my entire Xbox library (which is quite large) and Switch does not, and xCloud runs on devices with longer battery life than Switch, then there are pros and cons to both options. It's at least something I'd consider using for non-action games, especially considering that I wouldn't need to buy a 2nd copy of a game to own a portable version.Problem: Guy leading the xcloud charge himself says its not as good as playing locally. So, why would I pick it over local play? I wouldn’t.
So, he choose it for play on the go right? Why? When the switch is available to do just that and do it without an Internet connection, and without milking my data caps, and also no lag.
So the problems in my view that makes this unappealing are two-fold: Play on the go has superior alternatives. Play at home has superior alternatives.
I think back to how my TV service from Verizon FiOS was 5 or 6 years ago...truthfully, it was better than it is now. They're devoting less bandwidth to it, so I'm getting more artifacting in my picture.
He said what hardware you play “Xbox” games on didn't matter, as long as you’re playing them. He didn’t say that hardware it’s self doesn’t matter. I’m fact, he’s been very vocal on consoles being important.