Just watch if you want to have a frowny face all day.
its a glorified smartphone for your tv that is going to drag you down with all the programs running in the background…
Also.. xboxone? cmon, I want xbox720
The problem is that it is a huge deterrent for developers. Keep in mind all of my comments are as a game developer. Sure there were lots of people who have purchased tons of gadgets that give them what theyve had and what they want unchanged for 10+ years and they dont want it to ever be any different. But as a developer this really cuts us short in scope.
We all know there are 8 cores and at least one of them is tossed to the OS running all the bg programs but who knows what else we are going to see. So far is just been another low end machine that can still be outclassed even in architecture by a cheaper PC.
While I am still waiting for the full specs of course, and most of us are, the fact alone that their stock dropped 8% after the conference means something. :/ and i think we all agree we are sad they have yet to show developers something more powerful to play with!
Gosh, I wish comments could be more easily accessed and written on this damned thing.
I of course take into account that you’re a dev, and in fact it’s one of the biggest things I adore about you and your posts. From a professional sense… obviously.
But, I think you made my point for me. MS clearly isn’t working with a ton of good will stockpiled or anything, they still haven’t released specs. It’s pretty much a given that a living-room brick isn’t going to outclass a decent rig, but I think a lot of the great games and innovations we see come from creative dev teams working with what they know is a static playing field.
It just feels like the 360/ps3 all over again, where I’m seeing a flood of developers that are predisappointed in a new toy they haven’t even gotten to unwrap. Let’s inject this new, ugly, plastic brick with some optimism! Your team, and countless others, are going to create a new generation of gorgeous and hopefully revolutionary that sets our creative minds in motion.