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Microsoft's Xbox boss: Valve isn't our competitor. Sony, Nintendo, Apple and Google are
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By Wesley Yin-Poole Published Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Microsoft's top Xbox chief Don Mattrick doesn't see Valve, and its in-bound Steam Box, as a competitor.

"No," Mattrick told The Verge when asked if Valve was considered a threat, although he noted Valve was "doing some innovative stuff".

So if not Valve and its much-anticipated Steam Box, set to go into prototype in the next four months, then what?

SOURCE

let's see now how the Console company will react with it smile.gif


Edited by skyn3t - 3/6/13 at 10:14am
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Microsoft is going to fail with the next Xbox. Locking out used games? Good luck with that.
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Originally Posted by Code-Red View Post

Microsoft is going to fail with the next Xbox. Locking out used games? Good luck with that.

This is a rumor and not confirmed.

It would make so sense for Microsoft to implement this. It would decrease sales consistently and give them almost not profit in return.


I think the reason they don't see Steambox as a threat is because Steam isn't a threat right now (not a console) and the Steambox will be a 1st gen console. The steambox is almost guaranteed to be nothing like Next Xbox and PS4.

In other words, the people looking for the next gen console aren't going to opt out and go with Steambox instead.

Microsoft and Sony both have huge loyal fanbases based on their console making record and support. From a console standpoint, Steam has nothing.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 3/6/13 at 10:39am
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Microsoft is going to fail with the next Xbox. Locking out used games? Good luck with that.

Both MS and Sony have decided not to go that route. thumb.gif I do not own a single console and probably never will but even I could've told you that was a stupid idea.
    
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It's nice to see how he respects Gabe.

I agree with microsoft, it will be a long road for them to get into the console world, but it all depends on how it integrates with PC's and steam.

I dont know if Valve are going with something like a Ouya or a PS4. If they went more towards simple processor mobile games like the Ouya is, it could be interesting. It could play some nice indy games like Super Meat Boy and Bastion. If they are going towards PS4 quality, with games like Crysis 3, then the money is going to kill them.



Either way, im looking forward to it.
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Both MS and Sony have decided not to go that route. thumb.gif I do not own a single console and probably never will but even I could've told you that was a stupid idea.

I know Sony said no, that wont happen, but did MS say that yet? GameStop already told them, if you dont allow used games, we wont sell your console, and that's a serious blow.
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I know Sony said no, that wont happen, but did MS say that yet? GameStop already told them, if you dont allow used games, we wont sell your console, and that's a serious blow.

rolleyes.gif

Let it go, man.
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Of course Microsoft doesn't see Valve as a threat. Valve is a smaller company than they are.

However, Valve has a nasty habit of creating very intriguing games. They also have a habit of surprising the community... a lot. I think Microsoft may be underestimating what Valve is going to do with the Steam Box.
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I don't think what is essentially a miniaturized PC running Steam full picture mode is any sort of threat to consoles. Not as long as multiplayer on the same system on AAA games is limited to consoles only.
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rolleyes.gif

Let it go, man.

http://www.google.com/patents/US20120278904 Don't underestimate microsofts ability to deny content. While they continue to do stuff like this, i wouldn't put it past them to say, ohh you need to pay 5$ for a new key.

The fact that they have not said no about this yet, to me, means that they intend to do that. Untill marketing tells them, no this is a bad idea, they will keep on with their schedule.
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