Two Flavors of Xbox 720
If the rumors are true, it looks like Microsoft might want gamers to have their cake and eat it too.
Long debated among fans since the launch of the Xbox and the 360 has been how Microsoft sometimes contradicts their stances between being a system designed for hardcore gamers, and the company’s desire to cater to the casual market, which at times has infuriated fans. Now rumors surface when the next Xbox launches, mostly likely in late 2013 or 2014, there will be two completely different consoles: one targeted for high-end next-generation gaming, and the second for a more causal audience.
The casual console is said to be affordable and will use Windows 8 as its basic operating system, which means it won’t be able to run the latest high-end games, but will support downloadable causal games through Xbox Live.
These rumors come from The Verge, which stated, “multiple sources familiar with Redmond’s plans." Hopefully, we will hear some more information soon, at the very least at E3 2013.
So sound off, is this strategy a smart move on Microsoft’s part? Or should Microsoft stick to the tried and true method that has helped define the Xbox over the last two console generations?
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