Friday, September 12, 2014

Last Night, I Dreamt Microsoft Released Its Next Geneneration Xbox

It’s not often I dream about video games, nor the hardware they run on. But last night, in a rather surreal moment, I dreamt Microsoft had released its next generation Xbox, leaving the competition, and the gaming masses, stunned.

Here’s how it played out…

It just happened. There was a huge press conference with MS execs talking about the unveiling, and the capabilities of the new console. Its visuals left PS3 and whatever Nintendo was doing behind by miles. A new Homefront title was on display to showcase the new console’s prowess, and, I mean, the whole tech world was just flabbergasted by the move.

Then the dream went into “prophetic” mode. Microsoft’s new machine ended up winning the day, while Sony and Nintendo were left scrambling to catch up.

The console colors were white and blue. Had an x-like shape of some sorts and was of a glossy casing.

Developers rushed to bring big franchises to the new machine as it became ubiquitous all around the world. Then abruptly, the dream ended.

So I was thinking, what if my dream comes to pass? What will it mean for the gaming industry? It’s not that Sony and Nintendo ceased to exist, they just lost relevancy in the wake of Microsoft’s unexpected and successful move.

Indeed, we’re hearing talk now of a new Xbox in the works, as Redmond’s hiring a team to lead development. And just today Microsoft said “We’re always exploring ways to bring new games and entertainment experiences to our customers. That said, we have no further comment at this time.”

So obviously work on the new box has already begun or at least is in concept stages.

It’s not a dream I’d want to see come to pass.

Nintendo will soon release a new console, a predecessor to the Wii, but Sony’s focused on now on NGP – with PS4 placed on hold. Was it a mistake to put development of the console on the back burner and insert all attention into NGP’s development? I think it was. Put much focus on PSP2 but never leave your main bread winner behind. At least that’s what I would have done.

There’s also a point of being mindful of the competition’s next move, and with the Xbox 360 losing steam, and PS3 games outstripping exclusive 360 ones by far, it’s a no brainer that MS would be looking to the future.

Anyway it’s just a dream, but my dreams, sometimes, come to pass.

About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • rpatricky

    Then it overheated and died.

  • Joshua Tompkins

    LOL, thanks for making me laugh today. LOL.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    LOL rpatricky! LOL

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    I can’t stop laughing lol… that was low.

  • rpatricky

    Well… When you pretty much buy one, knowing it has less than a 50/50 chance of surviving beyond the warranty and then dying shortly thereafter, you kind of get the idea of what Microsoft is doing. “Lets make them love it so much that they will buy another one when the first or second one fails.”

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

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  • rpatricky

    Well, Hopefully I did it correctly?

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    It’s not active yet. It’s usually active almost immediately, but if not, you’ll see it in a bit… If you don’t see it after a while, try again…but it’s rather quick and simple.

  • rpatricky

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  • rpatricky

    I think it is very tasteful. HAHA! Well, maybe not so much?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

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  • Ghost250

    Truthfully speaking I wish microsoft wasn’t making another console. Their consoles don’t impress me one bit.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    I think they should. Competition brings us better products. Just look at how Sony’s improved because of Microsoft breathing down their backs! I’m ready for Xbox 720 or whatever. Bring it on.

  • ExclusivesMostly

    Yeah I agree Ernice, competition is good.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    ExclusivesMostly! How’s it coming, bro? : )

  • nick

    its a premonition!
    i wont be surprised to see M$ beat sony to the line again, but not ninty.
    if ninty are going to remain profitable they need to announce the wii 2 by E3 2012 at the latest!
    this year they can probably coax on the new zelda game and a few others, but come next year there seriously going to need a new console.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Ha. Premonition. lol. It’d be really something if this plays out. lol

  • nick

    so, any chance of getting sundays lottery numbers?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    LOL!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    We’ll see when I go to bed tonight! lol