Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

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Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby BlueScorpion91 » 10 May 2013, 17:02

Will this be the first time that two consoles have released so close to one-another? Thanks in advance if you enlighten me. :wink:
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby ricflair » 10 May 2013, 17:07

The Wii and PS3 launched a week or two apart in the US I believe. And maybe a month apart in Japan.
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby Shadmeister » 10 May 2013, 17:18

Hi,

I think this would be confusing.

Two XBOX named systems from Microsoft - one less powerful than the other - people need to ensure they purchase the correct one.

A set top box should offer streaming and Terrestrial TV decoding - so is this set top XBOX streaming only ?, or Digital TV compatible - with integral RF/DTV decoders for HD ?

Why would developers develop for PS4, XBOX, and also the lower capable XBOX too ?. What about online gaming - a third set of servers for lower capable XBOX ?

Is this set top XBOX a PC then ??? so the games are PC games that run as opposed to XBOX specific ?

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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby StonecoldMC » 10 May 2013, 17:24

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Roll on the bloody 21st!
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby RoOhDiNi » 10 May 2013, 17:26

Who cares?
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby MrPirtniw » 10 May 2013, 18:30

^^^ :shock: Um. Okay...

Anywho, it'll be interesting to see what MS are cooking up. It better be nothing short of orgasmic otherwise next gen is looking a bit dull so far.
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby shev » 10 May 2013, 18:32

Alaann wrote:every rumour seems to be bad did anyone hear anything positive about this new xbox yet[?]

Well, there was a rumor that they got their hands on Respawn's new IP, another rumor said that Ryse is a next-gen game and personally I think kinect 2.0 could be pretty awesome (if it's accurate enough this time around). Of course there will also be new Halo and Forza games looking awesome and I wouldn't be surprised if they invested in some new AAA games, at least for the first two-three years of the generation.
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby nervedamaged » 10 May 2013, 18:37

Shadmeister wrote:Hi,

I think this would be confusing.

Two XBOX named systems from Microsoft - one less powerful than the other - people need to ensure they purchase the correct one.

A set top box should offer streaming and Terrestrial TV decoding - so is this set top XBOX streaming only ?, or Digital TV compatible - with integral RF/DTV decoders for HD ?

Why would developers develop for PS4, XBOX, and also the lower capable XBOX too ?. What about online gaming - a third set of servers for lower capable XBOX ?

Is this set top XBOX a PC then ??? so the games are PC games that run as opposed to XBOX specific ?

Regards,

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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby Gameoholic007 » 10 May 2013, 19:10

BlueScorpion91 wrote:Will this be the first time that two consoles have released so close to one-another? Thanks in advance if you enlighten me. :wink:


The Nin Wii launched 2 days after the PS3 in 2006, so I think thats as close as its gotten so far. We won't know till Sony and M$ announce the actual date, to see how far apart they'll be from each other, but this is the first time Sony and M$ are launching in the same year, going head to head. :)
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Postby alan666 » 10 May 2013, 20:26

I thought this was the next Xbox ?
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby Barca Azul » 10 May 2013, 20:54

If I were them I wouldn't bother.
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Re: Future of Xbox set-top box uncertain, report claims

Postby richomack360 » 11 May 2013, 21:57

BlueScorpion91 wrote:Will this be the first time that two consoles have released so close to one-another? Thanks in advance if you enlighten me. :wink:


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