There’s a war going on between Xbox PS4 and PC ! Microsoft this year at E3 is trying to push their Unified platform. They want everybody to be able to game with little to no performance problems whether you’re on your PC , Xbox, or mobile phone. Even if you game on a PS4 they’re allowing cross platform gaming. Sony does not allow cross-platform gaming. With Microsoft that means if you own a Fortnight game on PC or Sony you can play with people on the Xbox. But if you have a PS4 with Fortnight you can only play with other PS4 players. Microsoft is moving to a user-friendly let everyone game no matter what device you’re on agenda.
Microsoft has been losing the PS4 battle where Sony has sold many more consoles than Microsoft. I believe its because the executives at Microsoft only saw Xbox as a small Division. Because of this view they funded it that way. But when Mikey Ybarra and Phil Spencer came out with the Xbox One X console 👍 it Sold Way Beyond their expectations could ever have predicted. Who would have thought that Gamers actually like powerful consoles ..lol Microsoft Executives took notice and went to Phil Spencer because For the First Time Xbox gaming division made more money than Windows. They said how much money do you need and what do you want to do. With the gaming industry projected to reach 500 billion dollars worldwide this year alone. Microsoft had already built the biggest gaming server Farm ever created on Earth. Over a hundred thousand processors on 10000 servers. And they’re running their new Azure cloud service on it.
Microsoft went and bought 5 of the best gaming Studios in my opinion. They said you have an unlimited budget do what you always wanted to do. We will help you with all of our support services and and give you access to our Technology groups. Now Microsoft has the Azure cloud service runing windows live, Xbox live, One drive etc. This is poised to be the best gaming service much better than Sony’s. But Sony has the best single player games. Microsoft Xbox fans have had a mediocre year as far as single player narrative story driven games go. That’s is why Microsoft went and bought these Studios out from underneath Sony. I believe Sony success with the PS4 has been there single player narrative games this year. And big-budget hundred-million-dollar + single player game tittles sell consoles. I know this personally because I went and bought a Sony PS4 just to play God of War. Games have gotten so big and complex that it now takes multiple Studios and three years to develop a game. Microsoft is Poised in the unique position though because they have Microsoft Windows. That is the operating system on the Xbox console and PCs Tablets and the surface. I own a Surface Pro ! and the I5 Surface Pro can play a game almost as good as my $2,000 gaming PC. Game developers love Windows because it’s is easy to develop games for it ! Much easier than Sony’s proprietary operating system. And Microsoft put a lot of time and effort into tweaking direct x 12.
Microsoft also has the power of that huge server Farm running Azure that can handle all the parts of a game that tend to slow a console down. By having that huge server Farm do most of the processes that take up expensive CPU time and memory. The games perform much better on the Xbox One X then they do on the PS4. The PS4 cannot even get 30 frames per second in 4k native resolution on most titles. That is a huge deal because that is what splits PC Gamers from console gamers. The ability of a $2,000 PC to run 60 frames per second in 4k native resolution flawlessly. With the huge server farm and parts of games being processed on the web by servers. You’ll free up the console or even a cheap PC to run a game at 4K 60 frames per second.
The windows unified platform allowing Microsoft Gamers to run their game on a console or PC, and Android phone or even a Windows tablet. With little to no perceivable difference between the platforms with play anywhere titles is the Holy Grail that Microsoft is close to achieving. Microsoft had seen this Hardware internet capability possible back in 2012. When they started laying the groundwork for what they now have a huge cloud system. With the excellent invention of Microsoft virtual servers you can take a 8 core processor and have eight virtual servers. The hardware and PC processors have only been this strong since the invention of the I3 I5 i7 I9 processors by that beautiful Israeli Technology Group that invented them. Microsoft OneDrive and office 365 and Azure on the internet is what made them see it’s possible. They cut thier teeth on these products and learned what was possible and what could be done.
Here is a video done by Colt Eastwood. Colt is a gamer and a YouTuber and he’s really good at putting videos together and he touches on some of these subjects. Check his channel out I love almost all his videos well done and great Productions.