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Xbox One vs PS4: Kinect vs PlayStation Camera
As we mentioned earlier, the Kinect 2.0 is a clever gadget. While we already miss the Wall-E-esque look of the old Kinect, Kinect 2.0 does bring a much more powerful sensor to the table that can track up to six players at once. Because not everyone has their Xbox in a barn, you may be pleased to know it can work effectively in a smaller area. The only downside is Kinect 2.0 must be plugged in to the Xbox One at all times, but it can be disabled within settings if you are bothered about privacy.
Sony's PlayStation Camera is a relatively unknown entity, which means it's probably akin to the Kinect 1.0 and the old PlayStation Eye accessory found on the PS3. It will undoubtedly track movement and act as a perfectly good camera, but don't expect Kinect 2.0's level of motion tracking prowess.
When using the Xbox One, Kinect 2.0 must be plugged in at all times but it can be disabled within settings if you are bothered.
The Xbox One will come with Kinect in the box, you’ll have to fork out an extra £49 for the PlayStation Camera.
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You loose, Bring your prices down and retract everything (You've already retracted a few things but not all problems) or prepare for the worst sales history ever.
Also, a "sorry for being so bad" credit to all xbox purchasers wouldn't go a miss.
" but in the real world developers making multi-platform games will likely optimize for the best graphics for the 'weaker' console and leave it at that, making the benefit irrelevant."
Hence why us PC gamers have suffered since the xbox 360 / PS3 was released, gone are the days of PC exclusives that pushed the hardware limits of everything, now with the "its because of piracy" being flouted as the reason why, (didn't anyway pay attention to the fact you could chip and xbox / modify a PS3 to play illegal copies?), we have had to suffer console ports to PC with much reduced settings / menu options / graphic capabilities.
Its plainly obvious it was money, simpler to bring out sub-par games to a wider audience across the 2 consoles, than build high quality games and then down grade them for use on the consoles. Yes PC gamers still had those same games, but they were at much reduced graphics and gameplay prowess.
Lets hope that now both consoles have pretty much gone for a PC in a box set up, that its not going to be as hard to get decent looking games on PC once again.
As for the console war, this article was obviously written some time ago before being posted, Microsoft have now backtracked on 2 major issues, second hand games sales and once every 24 hour sign in for the DRM.
Personally, if i had to choose between the two, it would be hands down the PS4, this article is biased in its opinion, Sony have always come out with strong titles, the fact that games developers will develop for both consoles means it will boil down to exclusives only.
But Microsoft have already done a lot of damage, honestly who wants to run the risk of MS reverting back to 24 hours login and second hand games sales, ONCE its established a customer base for its new console.
The other point is, as this article states, no one can tell what the PS4 eye is like, yet they are quick to state its not going to be anywhere near as technically advanced as the spy camera that is the kinect? how on earth can they tell if no one knows about the PS4 eye yet?
Ill stick to PC again, but as i said, if i had to choose this time around, it would be PS4.
Personally, I'll probably get a PS4 in about a years time. When FFXV and DA3 come out.
In reality, it's all about what games you like. I had an XBox and a PS2, and I found that although the XBox was a good machine, it just didn't have the selection of games I like that PS2 had. So I went with a PS3, I've been quite happy with the machine and the games.
As I remember, if you prefer shooters then the XBox had the better games.
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