Now that we’re drawing near to the end of the console generation (if the rumours are to be believed), what do you think of the Xbox One? I must admit that while the system has considerably less exclusives that interest me compared to PS4, I’ve been impressed with how Microsoft has turned Xbox into a consumer friendly platform with backward compatibility at the forefront, especially given how the Xbox One started out.
I actually have a ton of digital games that I bought on Xbox 360 (a system I no longer own) that are now backward compatible. I still have my physical copy of Orta too, which I haven’t been able to play all the way through since my original Xbox died. So I might end up purchasing a One to play older titles again, along with revisiting some original Xbox games in HD, and playing exclusives that are not on PS4 or don’t run on my mobile PC GPU.
There’s also talk of Xbox games working on other platforms besides Windows in the future. Smart TVs or even on the Switch. While nothing has been confirmed, the idea makes buying games for Xbox again seem appealing.
Any thoughts on the Xbox One? What are your favourite games on the system (exclusives or even just console exclusives)? Is the Xbox One S sufficient or will frame rates suffer without the power of the X? Does the glowing light on the front of the controllers irritate you or is it just me (I put a bandaid over the back of my PS4 controller to reduce the light, and the One controller’s light is literally right in your face). How do you find using the latest dashboard compared to previous encarnations, such as the Xbox 360 dashboard?