First things first here, these are my opinions and thoughts on the Next Gen consoles and mine alone. As a gamer on both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, I will share my initial thoughts and experiences in using both systems. I state for the record now, this is my first time to own and really use a PlayStation console as well. Yes I have used a PlayStation controller a couple of times in my life before at friends houses.
So I’ve been an Xbox 360 user for many years and I’m very familiar with the Xbox platform. I don’t want to come off as being a Fanboy here just the same and will do my best to give my opinions in a fair manner. I don’t think I’ve ever come out and slammed other products over the years. The only real authority I think I have on the subject in the end, is the fact that I own both and use both of the Next Gen consoles.
What I hope to present here is what I think is the best of both worlds for Next Gen gaming. Its up to you in the end as to which consoles you want to play on and support. If you can and feel the need, perhaps you’ll give both consoles a shot even.
The Best of Both Worlds
Next Gen gaming, its easy to call this one out as a positive for both systems. Anytime you have improvements in the games is going to be a plus. The features both systems plan to bring to upcoming games is sure to please gamers on either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4. Exclusive titles for each console will be a key deciding factor for most gamers in the end. It’s the games one system offers over the other that will cause your to part with your hard earned cash for this entertainment in the end.
Blu-Ray for All
Yes, one thing as an Xbox user I’ve wished for has finally arrived. The Xbox One now can play Blu-Ray movies along with the normally DVDs now. The PlayStation 4 plays them as well, of course they always will play them. So when you want to switch from a game and watch a movie, at least for Xbox One, you can finally retire those stand alone Blu-Ray Players.
Sharing what your doing
This years past E3 was impressive in what Sony brought to the table. The ability to live Stream your gameplay for one was a home run and it didn’t stop there, the ability to actually pass control of my game play over to a friend when I’m stuck is a huge plus. Microsoft has plans to at least allow the ability to live Stream gameplay in the future as well. These are all in partnerships with UStream and Twitch on the Next Gen consoles.
Free Games on Next Gen
The PlayStation 4 with PlayStation Plus brings you a collection of free games to play, granted this collection is not as big as the PS3 collection, but the console has only been out for a little over a month as well. Xbox One has plans in the future to bring its Games For Gold offerings to its users as well. It’s always good to get some free games at times when all is said and done.
In closing or just the beginning
I’m looking forward to the exclusives each system has to offer gamers in the end. I’ll more and likely purchase most of my non exclusive titles on the Xbox One, I just have way more friends on that system for now. I don’t think I can really afford to buy a game on both platforms, but that is just me and what I plan on spending in the end. Next I plan on giving a review on each console with the Xbox One coming up first. No favorites, I just recently added the PlayStation 4 to my setup and want to really play it for a couple of weeks to give it a fair review.