Lack of Xbox 720 updates is Sony’s advantage
It’s fair to say that Sony’s PS4 is receiving plenty of attention while many gamers are still unsure about the upcoming Xbox 720. Some suggest both systems will share similarities, but the always-online rumours revolving around Microsoft’s new console have had a negative reaction and the lack of any further news means many gamers are being turned off by the lack of positives in relation to 720 details.
While some gamers are already starting to show they are PS4 fans it is mostly Sony enthusiasts that are writing off Microsoft’s Xbox 720 prematurely. In an article on Official Xbox Magazine the always-online aspect has been singled out as the main drawback, although they also suggest that a negative response by gamers could be jumping the gun.
We at Inentertainment acknowledge how the always online experience may not go down well with many gamers, but we also feel that the deciding factor may be down to exclusive games, which could be console selling titles. It is still too early to pass judgement on both, but the lack of Xbox 720 news does draw more attention to the online issue.
For those of you who are regularly online on the Xbox 360 this does not seem an issue, although not everyone enjoys multiplayer experiences, so we are intrigued to know if the majority of Xbox 720 games will have large multiplayer and online components. 360 and PS3 owners will admit to remaining connected at all times, especially those playing multiplayers and using things like the Netflix services or Love Film.
Some may feel like the choice is already made for you with the Xbox 720, while loyal 360 owners feel that many gamers are just using the online only reports as leverage to document negatives about the console in general. In the aforementioned report on OXM, the respected tech blogger behind the “leak” Paul Thurrott mentions how the online issue has caused many to use the online situation as a “knee-jerk reaction“, which is amounting in negative feedback.
Do you think the always online leak has been overly dramatized? Can you see this resulting in many Xbox fans also writing off the console?