The move from Microsoft follows similar efforts from internet-based outlets including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon that have already brought original content to their respective services. Xbox Entertainment Studios, the branch responsible for the new content, has already locked down some big name Hollywood talent to develop its original programming
I applaud Microsoft for this. I think a game console is a great target for a narrow focused show. I expect one or more of these will do well.
The battle has begun: Which gaming console should you buy?
Good review of Xbox One. People looking for a media center with great games will likely dig this next-gen console.
And now for the Xbox One piece… Which really mirrors the PS4 piece. Strange. I’m not sure if Kinect is really a selling point either. Playstation chose to unbundle their motion camera. Time will tell, though.
I’m kind of with the author here – the average console gamer doesn’t think that much about 720p vs 1080p – but I wouldn’t discount hardware poor, however defined, being a selling point that wins several customers.
Microsoft wants to recruit indie game devs, but only established ones? Oh the irony.