so I have ended up with an Xbox one and I'm kind of happy with it but there are a few bugbears that I just can't seem to shake, the first of which is digital game pricing. Why on earth we are expected to pay for a game at full boxed retail price is beyond me when there has been no actual cost to manufacture a physical copy nor any of the fees associated with distribution. And handling fees that retailers take. Furthermore how *** off was I when on the launch of Titanfall I decide to buy a digital copy of the game at 12.01am so as I could play first thing only to find the leading high street video game retailer in the UK was actually selling the game at £44.99 a whole ten pounds less even with all the associated costs included prior to the game even getting to store, pure greed is all I can attribute this to and it doesn't stop there, every single game across the store is priced at full RRP. Speaking if RRP when did the cost of producing a game go up so much that it's now acceptable to charge £54.99-£59.99 fora. Single game? You can not tell me that the production of a game effectively a high resolution port of a 360/ps3 game cost that much more to produce, how do I know? Because the PC has done it for years and years and even manage to sell at £34.99 no expensive royalties to pay to Microsoft or Sony I understand but my point still stands and I feel we are all being ripped off.
Games library, where are he options? I get it, quiet release schedule and all that in the spring but omg, there are virtually no Xbox live arcade games to compensate. the PS4 not only has more but is giving a Game away free games every month to subscribers, I keep hearing games for gold is coming "soon" same old story since November last year, what exactly are we paying for again? To play online? Yep I can do that on PC and PS3 already for free, to be advertised to? *** I can switch the TV on for that.
Instability. my xbox one so far has been shall we say erratic when it comes to being stable, at this very moment in time I am having trouble loading assassins creed 4 but this is in no way limited to this game, killer instinct, xbox fitness (still yet to work) and kinetic sports rivals have all had non loading or freezing issues as have several of the apps including but not limited to Twitch TV
in summary it would seem that I'm really not happy with the xbox one, that's not the case I do enjoy it but there are some serious issues that need addressing and 4 months after launch I don't feel the system offers me anything over my xbox 360, I don't even think the graphics are that great but understand that first generation titles often are just lazy upscaled ports or rushed out, I'm looking forward to the year ahead Asa. Game and hope that many hours are on the xbox one.