Xbox One or PlayStation 4? Both of the new game consoles are now available. Which should you buy?
But if you are not one of those hard core gamers or just lazy then it’s time for us to make our decision.
Xbox One, PlayStation 4 look the same! A couple of big black rectangles. They’ll play the exact same games.
Unless Microsoft and Sony are going out and paying big bucks to keep a game off the other guy’s platform, publishers are going to get their games into as many channels as possible.
So if you mostly play games like Assassin’s Creed, Madden or Call of Duty, the software libraries aren’t going to be the deciding factor for you.
“If it’s running at 720p vs 1080p, you’re going to notice the difference, by far,” said a Ubisoft producer in a recent blog post. So if you’re looking for the absolute prettiest graphics for your massive TV, buy a PS4.
Halo itself remains an Xbox-only franchise and will not be switching teams anytime soon but the Halo developer Bungie has split off from Microsoft and will be making multiplatform games.
Besides being $100 more expensive than PlayStation 4, Xbox One has another hidden cost:
Most of its features are actually locked behind the $60-per-year Xbox Live Gold paywall.
The TV guide, apps like Skype and Netflix, the Game DVR feature that lets you record and share clips, and of course online multiplayer gameplay — none of it will work unless you’re paying Microsoft $60 a year.