I have been keeping my mouth closed on this subject until after E3. I need to vent a little on the whole next generation console topic. I will start off by saying prior to 3 weeks ago I had every intention of pre-ordering both of these console. My mind has changed….
Let me share some stats with you so you know I am not just another angry Sony fan boy.
- I own 3 Xbox 360s
- I buy games for Xbox 360 before any other platform
- Below are my Raptr stats to prove this. 67% of my games are on 360.
I play and buy a ton of games and mainly Xbox 360 and XBLA. I enjoy buying new and used games. The majority of the 360 games I have purchased have been buy 2 get 1 free from Gamestop(used). I also tend to buy 4-6 new titles for the 360 per year. I have poured countless dollars into DLC and have supported the platform since day one.
Now with all that being said I need to ask Microsoft a simple question. Why? I do not understand why you are trying to apply a PC model to your next generation console. You have tried to go the other way with “Games for Windows” 3 times now and failed every time. What makes this any different? The power of the console is the ease of use of the platform, why encase that in a bunch of cryptic DRM rules that does nothing but hurt the user experience.
This is my pledge to you…
- I will not buy the Xbox One if you plan on enabling the publishers to squeeze more cash out of the consumer(Including MS publishing).
- I will not reward you for this behavior.
- I will pre-order a PS4 and later decide if PS4 or Steam will be my lead platform for buying games. It will most likely be split between Steam sales and Used games.
- I will purchase at least 5 new games per year and these will be on the PS4.
- I will continue to buy xbox 360 games and play them.
- I will reconsider buying an Xbox One if the DRM restrictions are removed and go back to operating like the Xbox 360
Hope this did not sound too “ranty” but I needed to put it out there. It will make me feel better.
Some Discussion has started on the Splanic google+ community about this: Link