More Consoles Are Likely From Microsoft After Xbox One Success

Cloud Services Could Kill Game ConsolesThe VP of Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Spencer, believes that hardware-based consoles will not become outdated anytime quickly. When asked on Twitter if the Xbox One will be the last console to make use of local hardware, Spencer stated that he didn’t think so.

Recently at 2014 International Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Microsoft competitor Sony announced the development of the PlayStation Now, an upcoming cloud-based service that will make the PlayStation network more easily accessible to players. PlayStation Now will permit users to log in to their PlayStation accounts through Sony televisions, smartphones and tablets, anywhere and anytime. The service, which will launch during summer of 2014. The new service will give subscribers access to play titles instantly throughout a wide variety of different devices. Sony plans to introduce a collection of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita titles. Since the service is hosted in a cloud, users have the alternative to take games with them. As long as you can access your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device, your games and save status will be available wherever you are playing from.

The news of the PlayStation Now service has left some market experts asking if console hardware will ultimately become unneeded. As broadband speeds continue to get faster and storage media continues to decline in price it is feasible to think that by the time the next generation of gaming comes to be, our Smart Televisions could handle video games directly.  Smart televisions are already on the Internet, it would only make sense for Sony to build in the ability to play games directly through one of their television sets, and potentially license that technology to other television vendors.  Microsoft could also do the same and get out of the actual hardware business altogether.

Based on the beliefs of Phil Spencer, streaming video games and cloud-based services will not be a major factor in the near future, but other industry professionals think that with the speed of technical innovations, the cloud could one day render home gaming consoles worthless. How to you feel about cloud based gaming and being able to just download or stream your video games from servers located on the Internet?  Let us know in the comment area!

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21 thoughts on “More Consoles Are Likely From Microsoft After Xbox One Success

  1. I keep reading wikipedia that the xbox 360 will be continued at least until the year 2015. Nonetheless when its all stated and done, will there be another XBOX console for the 8th generation of video gaming? and if they do make an additional xbox, do you guys think it will be better than xbox 360? thats hard. because the 360 is SO SUCCESSFUL.

  2. I’ve been doing a great deal of continuing reading the WSJ and blog sites. Nintendo is doing horrible financially now and the Wii sales have actually dropped horrendously. I do not remember the specific numbers but their quarter report was down around 50 %.

    I own a Wii (with the WiiFit board) and an Xbox 360 but I nobody in my household touched the Wii for literally 6 months. We utilize the Xbox on a day-to-day basis though for purposes other than gaming (like documented TELEVISION, Hulu, Netflix, and so on) I realized the Wii not only does not have substantial non-game home entertainment functions like the Xbox and PS3 do, but it likewise has sucky games for the many part and has extremely inferior hardware and graphics capabilities.

    Also, Xbox is coming out with Natal next year and if it is as excellent as Microsoft states it is, I’m anticipating will complete off Nintendo and put them in a position desiring to offer their brand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2qlHoxPi

    Do you think the Wii was simply a trend or trend? Will it have a future or ought to I sell my Wii on craigslist.

  3. I have actually been doing a great deal of keeping reading the WSJ and blog sites. Nintendo is doing awful economically now and the Wii sales have dropped horrendously. I don’t bear in mind the exact numbers however their quarter report was down around 50 %.

    I possess a Wii (with the WiiFit board) and an Xbox 360 but I no one in my family touched the Wii for actually six months. We use the Xbox daily though for purposes besides gaming (like documented TV, Hulu, Netflix, and so on) I realized the Wii not only lacks substantial non-game home entertainment functions like the Xbox and PS3 do, however it likewise has sucky games for one of the most part and has really inferior hardware and graphics abilities.

    Likewise, Xbox is coming out with Natal next year and if it is as good as Microsoft states it is, I’m anticipating will round off Nintendo and put them in a position wishing to offer their brand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2qlHoxPi

    Do you think the Wii was simply a trend or trend? Will it have a future or must I offer my Wii on craigslist.

  4. I comprehend, they extended their service, as they had too, every single system was malfunctioning. However now, the ones they dealt with are overheating again. Everybody is getting the 3 rings of death once again. I don’t understand, why Microsoft wont stand behind their item when it breaks for the 2nd time.

    I likewise don’t understand, why they do not get even more criticism. They released millions of bad systems and no one cares.

    I ought to have understood not to buy a “Microsoft” gaming system.

  5. My mom and I have been questioning which is much better? Xbox with the kinect or playstation3 step? Does Kinect and move even work? My little bro has Playstation 2 and my uncle has playstation 3. I actually can’t tell any distinction. We thought about wii however, all the extra things you have to get are too much. I like how Kinect lacks all the things however, I’m unsure exactly how well it will work. Playstation move sounds cool. Which one is better? Thank You

  6. I hear that a new nintendo wii is supposed to come out? If that is true, when? I am thinking about getting one for my hubby’s b-day present. Thanks for your help.

  7. I am primarily into sports games, however if there is is a great action/shooting game, I’m all over that too. Which would be best for me? I heard that PS3 60 and 80 Gb systems still play PS2 games. is that true? Can you use guitar hero from PS2 on PS3?

  8. I hear that a brand-new nintendo wii is expected to come out? If that is real, when? I am thinking about getting one for my hubby’s b-day present. Thanks for your aid.

  9. I hear that a new nintendo wii is expected to come out? If that is true, when? I am considering getting one for my hubby’s b-day present. Thanks for your help.

  10. Do you know anything about onlive app.

    It says i can play games with or I don’t understand it

    Anyhow what is its hardware specs

  11. Don’t desire to seem like a fanboy however this has been badgering me.

    My question is why the majority of individuals (I used to reside in America) like to use Xbox 360? From what I read 360 is dead in Japan, and Ps3 is dominant in every other part of the world other than for America? It appears odd considering it’s a slightly better console over all. However that’s my 2 cents.

    I have all three gaming consoles, but I’m considering offering my 360.

    1.) It hasn’t released suitable exclusive games in a while just concentrating on foolish butt Kinect

    2.) Truthfully the Ps3 has even more to provide, Blu Ray, Free online, and numerous more exclusive games

    3.) At this point Ps3 is extremely cost effective

    Just thing Xbox has more than Ps3 is better online features and it’s still not worth the (quickly to be) 70 dollars a year in my viewpoint
    Why (is) Xbox 360 (still) prevalent in America

  12. This … http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/consoles/xbox-360-4gb-console/78479#productDetails

    or… http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/consoles/xbox-360-with-wireless-controller-gamestop-refurbished/69349?ref=recpdp&cross=B020060B#productDetails

    I want the Xbox to last a while, however I do not desire to pay a lot so is the one that isn’t really refurbished an excellent rate for exactly what it has, or need to I simply get it less costly, however with less stuff.

  13. Tell me all about Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 ??? I need to know about their attributes, who they are friends with and exactly what they want to appear like?

  14. Don’t wish to sound like a fanboy but this has been bugging me.

    My question is why many people (I utilized to stay in America) like to use Xbox 360? From exactly what I check out 360 is dead in Japan, and Ps3 is dominant in every various other part of the world other than for America? It appears strange considering it’s a slightly much better console over all. However that’s my 2 cents.

    I have all 3 video gaming consoles, but I’m thinking about offering my 360.

    1.) It hasn’t released decent special games in a while only concentrating on stupid ass Kinect

    2.) Honestly the Ps3 has even more to offer, Blu Ray, Free online, and lots of more unique games

    3.) At this point Ps3 is really inexpensive

    Only thing Xbox has more than Ps3 is much better online features and it’s still not worth the (soon to be) 70 dollars a year in my opinion
    Why (is) Xbox 360 (still) prevalent in America

  15. I think Microsoft would have a really effective hand held video gaming gadget. Iol imagine xbox survive a portable tht would be ill. For the longest there was sega, atari, nintendo, then sony and xbox was the newbie in the early 2000’s and blew away all these consoles. Now Xbox 360(Microsoft) is among the most successful gaming business and they have the best online multiplayer network too. I much better see a portable video gaming gadget in Microsofts future

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