Why the Xbox One could dominate 2014

My Dear Gamers, Visionaries, Friends.

In perhaps one of the fiercest and most memorable console battles in recent history, so much focus has been put on these two new consoles. Both the Xbox One and PS4 had insane starts in their hopefully long and prosperous lives, but it appears that the PS4 is simply selling better. As much as any Xbox fan wants to argue, the numbers don’t lie! With over 4 million units sold, the PS4 has broken all kinds of records, becoming the best selling console of all time, beating another Sony console (the PSP) and getting the PS4 into the history books. But I don’t think that Sony fans should decide absolute victory just yet, with the Xbox One selling over 3 million units and growing, they are just getting started. While the opening battles may be won, the war is far from over.

Lets take a look at the reasons why the Xbox One may be ahead sooner than we think.

1. The premise – Ok, so the PS4 had very good sales at launch, thanks quite a lot to its notion of ‘a games console for the gamers’ and I’m not going to lie, that was a big part of what made me ditch my Xbox 360 and return to a glorious Sony future. I think that many a gamer like me did exactly the same thing around launch, “I want better graphics and I want them now,” right? At the moment, the One may not be competing spec wise in many areas but was that really the goal anyway? A big part of the One’s launch was to create an entertainment system that could flawlessly provide you with everything you need to complete your electronics den in one package, even having apps to get you food! This focus on entertainment is surly something that is really going to come into its own as the console gets a bit more content under its belt and as people start to look at upgrading electronics, why not just get an Xbox One with it all in? The PS4 by comparison may have the better graphics, but the UI is very minimal and you can see why the gamers who are not fussed about a few extra frames will decide to go for the more complete option.

2. The Features – While the games have had to be the big focus at the start of the generation, (as they provide perhaps the clearest way to define any ‘advantage’), it is the Xbox’s feature set which seems to be more complete. While the PS4 focused heavily on its sharing options, as a PS4 gamer I am extremely envious of the One’s ability to record and share clips and it’s something I wish Sony could replicate. For those unfamiliar, the PS4 can record up to 15 minutes of game play footage while the One can only capture a shorter 5. Again to those who like to see all the figures written down its a clear winner, but when you look at the practicality of it, it’s all semantics. I have often found myself wanting to save the last 30 seconds for a good kill or an interesting glitch except, with the PS4, I have to sort through 15 minutes of footage to find my clip. This can be skipped through, but it seems unnecessary. The Xbox’s ability to record the last few seconds of play, as well as its great editing features, will surly come to light and appeal to those who only thought the PS4 offered great sharing capabilities. I have to admit that I thought Sony had this nailed, that is until my mates got the One. Tie in all of this with the Kinect and you have yourself a great experience all round . Now that the Kinect is finding a place and becoming more than just a gimmick, it is really adding value to the bedroom/living room. This will not only serve families better, but also those who genuinely want to multitask with games, films and other apps.

3. The Games – While the tech behind the games has been the subject of a hell of a lot of scrutiny, the actual content looks insane. I mean, even with all of the negative feedback the Xbox has been receiving over the last few months, there is only one real game on everyones lips, and that is Titanfall. Personally, I can’t see the massive appeal for the game, but surely you can’t ignore the sheer presence that the game has had over the last year. Towards the end of the last console generation, Sony stepped it up to reproduce the sort of success that they gained through The Last of Us and are again trying to capture that interest with The Order and Infamous. These games will be very popular I’m sure, but will that sell consoles in the same way as a new Halo or a new Gears? Sony has always been exceptional at delivering new IP’s but Xbox proved with the 360 that it could pull off sequels like no other. Ok, so you may be seeing it with a couple of frames less but now that the gaming ‘snobs’ have had their say, the people that just want to play will be picking up the console they think has the best stories, and honestly, it’s a level playing field.

4. The Fans – That’s right, you guys! Ever since the announcement of the Xbox One, it has dramatically changed due to the concerns of its fans. I, for one, don’t expect this to change and if anything the One will just become a console perfectly suited to what the people want. As a PS4 gamer I hope and pray that they continue to develop the PS4 to suit me and hey, I even hope that it stays better than the Xbox. But companies are guilty of getting big headed, it happened to Microsoft to get them in this mess in the first place. But as long as you guys keep calling them on their shit, then they will have to change and adapt to make sure that they stay relevant.

With all that to come, the One may be flagging a bit now but give it a few months and it will have found that extra bit of speed that it needed to catch up. I can’t tell you what this space will look like at the end of the year. But I will be very surprised if it’s the same as it is now. There is only one thing that we can be sure about – it’s one hell of a time to be a gamer!

  • I’m doing OK with my console decisions the last few generations, PS2 (awesome), 360 (awesome), PS4 (where are the games)? But having said that I didn’t buy the PS2 or 360 at launch, I waited for the libraries to build up, so maybe a shortfall of launch titles is normal and just new to me because I’m an early adopter this time around.

    I think Microsoft really have their work cut out, Sony have yet to launch the PS4 on their own home turf, Japan, and they’re outselling Microsoft by nearly two to one in Microsoft’s heartland. Microsoft have yet to respond to PlayStation Now, but I’d imagine they’re working on something frantically behind the scenes because it’ll be a game changer. Finally XBox Live Games With Gold really has to step up its offerings to match Sony’s Instant Game Collection. I suspect Microsoft’s big comeback will be something to do with Live, though what that’ll be I haven’t a clue.

    Overall I’m pessimistic about Microsoft coming first at the end of this generation, Sony are riding high and as long as they don’t fall into the trap of becoming too arrogant I’d say the next few years look very bright for their gaming division, and that’s not taking into account exclusives. Apparently the multi-platform next gen Tomb Raider sold twice as many copies on PS4 than it did XBox One, publishers will take that on board for the future.

    I think it’ll take either a miracle at E3 in June to turn Microsoft’s fortunes around, or else they’ll spend the next couple of years playing catch up. Their one advantage is that their next console seller doesn’t necessarily have to be a game, they could focus on entertainment instead. But then that could alienate even more gamers. Their new CEO is going to have to make some really tough decisions.

    • Insecureps4fanboy

      Lol nobody cares about ps now and all it’s getting is poor reviews and people calling it worthless. Only ones who praise it are ps4 fanboys lol

      • This guy has a tiny penis. Guaranteed. What a child.

      • BPA

        no no… its had GREAT reviews… and ONLY Pachter called it useless.. dont be tryna generalise to back up your incorrect point lol.. -___- and i personally cant wait for it… its funny how Xbox fans like Sony fans are pissed about no backward compatibility but then sony announce a means of BC and now Xbox fans trash it lol.. its actually soo sad…

  • I’m doing OK with my console decisions the last few generations, PS2 (awesome), 360 (awesome), PS4 (where are the games)? But having said that I didn’t buy the PS2 or 360 at launch, I waited for the libraries to build up, so maybe a shortfall of launch titles is normal and just new to me because I’m an early adopter this time around.

    I think Microsoft really have their work cut out, Sony have yet to launch the PS4 on their own home turf, Japan, and they’re outselling Microsoft by nearly two to one in Microsoft’s heartland. Microsoft have yet to respond to PlayStation Now, but I’d imagine they’re working on something frantically behind the scenes because it’ll be a game changer. Finally XBox Live Games With Gold really has to step up its offerings to match Sony’s Instant Game Collection. I suspect Microsoft’s big comeback will be something to do with Live, though what that’ll be I haven’t a clue.

    Overall I’m pessimistic about Microsoft coming first at the end of this generation, Sony are riding high and as long as they don’t fall into the trap of becoming too arrogant I’d say the next few years look very bright for their gaming division, and that’s not taking into account exclusives. Apparently the multi-platform next gen Tomb Raider sold twice as many copies on PS4 than it did XBox One, publishers will take that on board for the future.

    I think it’ll take either a miracle at E3 in June to turn Microsoft’s fortunes around, or else they’ll spend the next couple of years playing catch up. Their one advantage is that their next console seller doesn’t necessarily have to be a game, they could focus on entertainment instead. But then that could alienate even more gamers. Their new CEO is going to have to make some really tough decisions.

    • Insecureps4fanboy

      Lol nobody cares about ps now and all it’s getting is poor reviews and people calling it worthless. Only ones who praise it are ps4 fanboys lol

      • This guy has a tiny penis. Guaranteed. What a child.

      • BPA

        no no… its had GREAT reviews… and ONLY Pachter called it useless.. dont be tryna generalise to back up your incorrect point lol.. -___- and i personally cant wait for it… its funny how Xbox fans like Sony fans are pissed about no backward compatibility but then sony announce a means of BC and now Xbox fans trash it lol.. its actually soo sad…

  • Mr. M

    You are right the war has just started, but the PS4 is set to double the xbox (total) sales in April unless Titanfall is moving all those consoles that all the Xbox fans are hoping for.

    • Insecureps4fanboy

      The only ones worried about the xbox one are all the ps fanboys. All the xbox one fans aren’t the ones raging and whining, it’s always u insecure ps4 fanboys lol. Xbox one selling millions of consoles and only more when exclusives roll out makes only the sony ponies worried.

      Read all the comments on any titanfall or xbox one article, see who is insecure, mad, and worried, yup sony ponies hah. Keep it up, only proves it right.

      • Gruntal

        Yet here you are, an insecure XBOX fanboy, trolling any comment that isn’t sycophantically praising the XBONE.

  • Mr. M

    You are right the war has just started, but the PS4 is set to double the xbox (total) sales in April unless Titanfall is moving all those consoles that all the Xbox fans are hoping for.

    • Insecureps4fanboy

      The only ones worried about the xbox one are all the ps fanboys. All the xbox one fans aren’t the ones raging and whining, it’s always u insecure ps4 fanboys lol. Xbox one selling millions of consoles and only more when exclusives roll out makes only the sony ponies worried.

      Read all the comments on any titanfall or xbox one article, see who is insecure, mad, and worried, yup sony ponies hah. Keep it up, only proves it right.

      • Gruntal

        Yet here you are, an insecure XBOX fanboy, trolling any comment that isn’t sycophantically praising the XBONE.

  • DitchWeed

    I agree with all pro XBoX 0ne propaganda. Can’t wait to see you proven right at E3.

  • DitchWeed

    I agree with all pro XBoX 0ne propaganda. Can’t wait to see you proven right at E3.

  • Insecureps4fanboy

    Read the comments on N4G, it’s only the ps4 fans who are worried and raging about Microsoft and it’s xbox one. The xb1 is selling amazing and will only do better when it’s exclusives roll out, it’s selling millions and just right behind the ps4, that makes the ps4 fanboys worried, which is why they are the only ones commenting on pro xbox one articles, their insecurity is so blatantly obvious it’s not even funny, it’s just sad.

    Ps4 fans crying that xbox one is failing….yeah if failing is selling millions and having the second best console launch ever. It’s failing it has the most hyped and talked about game on next gen lol, yup failing alright. The only thing failing is ps4 fanboys mindset lol. Xbox one selling so much while being less powerful and costing more, but millions buy it knowing that, so ps4 fanboys rage and wonder why people don’t want a ps4. Bbbb but but it’s so powerful everyone should want it! So powerful it’s next gen exclusives The Order runs at 30fps, has black bars hogging the screen, has NO multiplayer or co-op lol, Infamous second son has NO multiplayer or co-op, is repetitive, bland story, and more. Let’s also mention all the errors the ps4 consoles get, the deleted saves, the corrupted drives, the poor controller sticks that break, and many other problems. Hell I’d be insecure too if I was a ps4 fanboy.

    • Gruntal

      Microsoft doesn’t care about you and its just a games console.

    • Thinkbad Monkey

      I think that the people who are having a go at either console need to reevaluate what is important and stop briefing but we can’t deny that the Xbox One launch has been less than desirable. With the graphic implication of games such as Tomb Raider hurting it even more, Xbox is just going to have to fight that bit harder to get on top.

      End of the day you can’t argue with facts but then it is in the early days so anything can happen.

      I am interested to know why you think that not having multiplayer is a bad thing? It may be a funny observation of the “typical xbox gamer’ vs the ‘typical playstation gamer’ but I for one welcome games that multiplayer is not shoved in. I loved playing Tomb Raider on the 360 last year but felt that the multiplayer was totally unneeded. If more time can be put into the single player experience then go for it! I dont want to play these game for the multiplayer anyway.

  • Insecureps4fanboy

    Read the comments on N4G, it’s only the ps4 fans who are worried and raging about Microsoft and it’s xbox one. The xb1 is selling amazing and will only do better when it’s exclusives roll out, it’s selling millions and just right behind the ps4, that makes the ps4 fanboys worried, which is why they are the only ones commenting on pro xbox one articles, their insecurity is so blatantly obvious it’s not even funny, it’s just sad.

    Ps4 fans crying that xbox one is failing….yeah if failing is selling millions and having the second best console launch ever. It’s failing it has the most hyped and talked about game on next gen lol, yup failing alright. The only thing failing is ps4 fanboys mindset lol. Xbox one selling so much while being less powerful and costing more, but millions buy it knowing that, so ps4 fanboys rage and wonder why people don’t want a ps4. Bbbb but but it’s so powerful everyone should want it! So powerful it’s next gen exclusives The Order runs at 30fps, has black bars hogging the screen, has NO multiplayer or co-op lol, Infamous second son has NO multiplayer or co-op, is repetitive, bland story, and more. Let’s also mention all the errors the ps4 consoles get, the deleted saves, the corrupted drives, the poor controller sticks that break, and many other problems. Hell I’d be insecure too if I was a ps4 fanboy.

    • Gruntal

      Microsoft doesn’t care about you and its just a games console.

    • Thinkbad Monkey

      I think that the people who are having a go at either console need to reevaluate what is important and stop briefing but we can’t deny that the Xbox One launch has been less than desirable. With the graphic implication of games such as Tomb Raider hurting it even more, Xbox is just going to have to fight that bit harder to get on top.

      End of the day you can’t argue with facts but then it is in the early days so anything can happen.

      I am interested to know why you think that not having multiplayer is a bad thing? It may be a funny observation of the “typical xbox gamer’ vs the ‘typical playstation gamer’ but I for one welcome games that multiplayer is not shoved in. I loved playing Tomb Raider on the 360 last year but felt that the multiplayer was totally unneeded. If more time can be put into the single player experience then go for it! I dont want to play these game for the multiplayer anyway.

  • Bahak

    It has the software, something the PS4 doesn’t, for now. I want my PS4 to have some more games on it, but 2014 is they year of the Xbox. Sony can’t throw money at games like Microsoft can, and with that they probably have 2014 on a lock down, at least with decent software.

    In the end most of better looking games are multiplatform.

    • jb225

      How do you come to this conclusion though? If you are talking strictly multiplayer games, then sure the Xbox seems to have a more enticing lineup there, as they did last gen, but when it comes to Single Player, story driven games, & a variety of steadily releasing indies, there really is no competition whatsoever in 2014. Infamous is guaranteed to be a compelling game, its from a quality dev, not reinventing the wheel, just delivering more of what Infamous fans want: more Infamous. People who missed out on the series on the ps3 would do well to pick this title up, the gameplay is always great fun and this one looks no different, it’ll be nice for this series to get the proper spotlight it deserves. Then there’s the Order 1886, which seems to be well on track for a 2014 release, surely Sony would like to have a big AAA exclusive out for the holidays, so even if it is pushed into 2015, I could see a game like Uncharted taking that spot and doing very well indeed. The problem w/ these franchises and why they didn’t sell Halo numbers last gen was because they were obviously western focused games launching in a territory in which Microsoft was the leader. They have had a great tail for those that ended up picking up a ps3 when the price came down, but this time with Sony having the lead in market share, these franchises should finally see their deserved comeuppance. Microsoft on the other hand really only have a handful of games that seem ready for a proper release this year, you have Titanfall which is sure to be big for the multiplayer community, but it won’t be a “system seller” until its had a chance to grow its userbase in a word of mouth fashion on a larger scale beyond the gaming community. The difference between Sony & Microsoft’s tactics which might make it appear that Microsoft has the edge game-wise is the fact that MS have been dropping brief snippets & cinematic trailers for games that definitely won’t be releasing this year while sort of insinuating otherwise. No one at MS has came forward & flat out stated that games like Quantum Break & Sunset Overdrive will release this year that I know of, but they seem to skirt around the issue to have fans infer that themselves (see the “rumor list” that “leaked” for more proof of potential plans that “might happen”). Quantum Break will definitely not drop in 2014, as great as the game could potentially be, look at the fact that it’s integrated w/ a live action tv component, something that will obviously take time to develop, it’s a brand new game w/ brand new mechanics for a brand new console by a developer well known to take their time on releases. Alan Wake had a 5 year dev cycle, and that was a bare bones single player affair, none of the frills or stresses that QB has. Sunset Overdrive might drop this year, but we still don’t know what it is…seems to be another Titanfall type game w/ no story or campaign, just a lotta shooting going on, which is fine for people that enjoy that kind of thing, but there’s plenty who don’t as well. At the end of the day, MS did what they have done w/ every previous console, cut support for the prior one early to get devs to focus on the new software and a strong launch, end up w/ a bit of a barren period & throw a lot of promises & hyperbole around in the meantime to make up for the drought…Sony on the otherhand had a decent launch as they are wont to do, by continuing support on their prior system and spreading the love around. I could see MS having a strong 2015 games wise, but we still don’t know what Sony has prepared for that time period to possibly go up against them

  • Bahak

    It has the software, something the PS4 doesn’t, for now. I want my PS4 to have some more games on it, but 2014 is they year of the Xbox. Sony can’t throw money at games like Microsoft can, and with that they probably have 2014 on a lock down, at least with decent software.

    In the end most of better looking games are multiplatform.

    • jb225

      How do you come to this conclusion though? If you are talking strictly multiplayer games, then sure the Xbox seems to have a more enticing lineup there, as they did last gen, but when it comes to Single Player, story driven games, & a variety of steadily releasing indies, there really is no competition whatsoever in 2014. Infamous is guaranteed to be a compelling game, its from a quality dev, not reinventing the wheel, just delivering more of what Infamous fans want: more Infamous. People who missed out on the series on the ps3 would do well to pick this title up, the gameplay is always great fun and this one looks no different, it’ll be nice for this series to get the proper spotlight it deserves. Then there’s the Order 1886, which seems to be well on track for a 2014 release, surely Sony would like to have a big AAA exclusive out for the holidays, so even if it is pushed into 2015, I could see a game like Uncharted taking that spot and doing very well indeed. The problem w/ these franchises and why they didn’t sell Halo numbers last gen was because they were obviously western focused games launching in a territory in which Microsoft was the leader. They have had a great tail for those that ended up picking up a ps3 when the price came down, but this time with Sony having the lead in market share, these franchises should finally see their deserved comeuppance. Microsoft on the other hand really only have a handful of games that seem ready for a proper release this year, you have Titanfall which is sure to be big for the multiplayer community, but it won’t be a “system seller” until its had a chance to grow its userbase in a word of mouth fashion on a larger scale beyond the gaming community. The difference between Sony & Microsoft’s tactics which might make it appear that Microsoft has the edge game-wise is the fact that MS have been dropping brief snippets & cinematic trailers for games that definitely won’t be releasing this year while sort of insinuating otherwise. No one at MS has came forward & flat out stated that games like Quantum Break & Sunset Overdrive will release this year that I know of, but they seem to skirt around the issue to have fans infer that themselves (see the “rumor list” that “leaked” for more proof of potential plans that “might happen”). Quantum Break will definitely not drop in 2014, as great as the game could potentially be, look at the fact that it’s integrated w/ a live action tv component, something that will obviously take time to develop, it’s a brand new game w/ brand new mechanics for a brand new console by a developer well known to take their time on releases. Alan Wake had a 5 year dev cycle, and that was a bare bones single player affair, none of the frills or stresses that QB has. Sunset Overdrive might drop this year, but we still don’t know what it is…seems to be another Titanfall type game w/ no story or campaign, just a lotta shooting going on, which is fine for people that enjoy that kind of thing, but there’s plenty who don’t as well. At the end of the day, MS did what they have done w/ every previous console, cut support for the prior one early to get devs to focus on the new software and a strong launch, end up w/ a bit of a barren period & throw a lot of promises & hyperbole around in the meantime to make up for the drought…Sony on the otherhand had a decent launch as they are wont to do, by continuing support on their prior system and spreading the love around. I could see MS having a strong 2015 games wise, but we still don’t know what Sony has prepared for that time period to possibly go up against them

  • Steve

    After reading the comments I have came to the conclusion there are a lot of xbox fans that are buthurt.i sold my x1 a week after I bought it to purchase a ps4,keep in mind I’ve always been an xbox guy. Well that has changed this generation, I would have been feeling just like you guys if I hadn’t made the switch. I’m very happy with the ps4 and ps plus is amazing. There are so many great free games that I could never see paying for gold when ps plus offers so much. Ps4 is the gamers system and sony makes that very clear.i was so impressed it prompted me to purchase a refurbished ps3 at gamestop and if there’s one thing I had been oblivious to was how great the games are and if uncharted and last of us are any indication of what’s to come for ps4 from naughty dog it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Sincerely,newly made playstation fan boy

  • Steve

    After reading the comments I have came to the conclusion there are a lot of xbox fans that are buthurt.i sold my x1 a week after I bought it to purchase a ps4,keep in mind I’ve always been an xbox guy. Well that has changed this generation, I would have been feeling just like you guys if I hadn’t made the switch. I’m very happy with the ps4 and ps plus is amazing. There are so many great free games that I could never see paying for gold when ps plus offers so much. Ps4 is the gamers system and sony makes that very clear.i was so impressed it prompted me to purchase a refurbished ps3 at gamestop and if there’s one thing I had been oblivious to was how great the games are and if uncharted and last of us are any indication of what’s to come for ps4 from naughty dog it’s going to be one hell of a ride. Sincerely,newly made playstation fan boy

  • Liza

    MS has overlooked, or severely disregarded, the overall international gamers. Xbox One technology is severely limited in its voice command, localized multimedia content and overused of features that is limiting the gameplay power of its console. Outside the North America and the UK, Xbox One is a poorer choice.

    For many console launches, regions such as Asia Pacific and South America have been seen as 2nd-tier or 3rd-tier countries. Their localized content and supported entertainment modules are all coming in at a much, much later date, if ever comes at all. Xbox One is not compatible with either the local language or cable channels. Xbox One’s multimedia apps are only supported in major selected countries. Even for services which are available, they are withheld behind a XBL paywall standardized in US currency no less.

    By all these limitations, this is like a slap to the face for the overseas gamers willing to to go for the more expensive+local tax console. They are not getting the same all-in-one entertainment unit as advertised. What they are getting is only a weaker gaming console than the cheaper competitor.

    If MS were to really dominate 2014, it needs to get a good localization and voice configurations up quickly and launched with major local entertainment modules highlighted. US/UK have advertising how much more than gaming the Xbox One can do, it would be most beneficial for MS if everyone else also have this chance for their own Xbox Ones.

  • Liza

    MS has overlooked, or severely disregarded, the overall international gamers. Xbox One technology is severely limited in its voice command, localized multimedia content and overused of features that is limiting the gameplay power of its console. Outside the North America and the UK, Xbox One is a poorer choice.

    For many console launches, regions such as Asia Pacific and South America have been seen as 2nd-tier or 3rd-tier countries. Their localized content and supported entertainment modules are all coming in at a much, much later date, if ever comes at all. Xbox One is not compatible with either the local language or cable channels. Xbox One’s multimedia apps are only supported in major selected countries. Even for services which are available, they are withheld behind a XBL paywall standardized in US currency no less.

    By all these limitations, this is like a slap to the face for the overseas gamers willing to to go for the more expensive+local tax console. They are not getting the same all-in-one entertainment unit as advertised. What they are getting is only a weaker gaming console than the cheaper competitor.

    If MS were to really dominate 2014, it needs to get a good localization and voice configurations up quickly and launched with major local entertainment modules highlighted. US/UK have advertising how much more than gaming the Xbox One can do, it would be most beneficial for MS if everyone else also have this chance for their own Xbox Ones.

  • Gtcarro

    I hope that titanfall is not the big weapon for xbone success, because the beta is very bad!
    The game is quite repetitive and graphically is disappointing, given the hype made…

    • I couldn’t disagree more. I found the Beta very fun to play and has me excited for the full game, which surprises me considering I haven’t been too bothered by it that much. I’d also be interested to know what platform you played it on, as the game looked very nice on my television set.

    • Halo 5 is 2015, pretty sure that’ll help the XBox One rebound. I’m not really a shooter fan so things like Titanfall and Halo don’t do much for me, but from watching a few Twitch streams of the Titanfall beta it seems players are enjoying it.

  • Gtcarro

    I hope that titanfall is not the big weapon for xbone success, because the beta is very bad!
    The game is quite repetitive and graphically is disappointing, given the hype made…

    • I couldn’t disagree more. I found the Beta very fun to play and has me excited for the full game, which surprises me considering I haven’t been too bothered by it that much. I’d also be interested to know what platform you played it on, as the game looked very nice on my television set.

    • Halo 5 is 2015, pretty sure that’ll help the XBox One rebound. I’m not really a shooter fan so things like Titanfall and Halo don’t do much for me, but from watching a few Twitch streams of the Titanfall beta it seems players are enjoying it.