There’s this guy on NeoGAF, a popular videogames forums who’s been almost universally right when he says something, and just yesterday, the guy/gal, went on a leaking spree, making information known to the masses that would have otherwise never been released.
This time crazy buttocks on a train’, aka CBOAT, revealed, amongst other things, that the reason Microsoft isn’t streaming its GamesCom press conference is because, even this close to launch, Xbox One isn’t ready for prime time. Apparently the console’s architecture still hasn’t been complete, and the latest SDK version from a few weeks ago dropped performance by 15-20 percent.
CBOAT also said that Microsoft not releasing the console in the 21 countries as promised has nothing to do with language localization like the firm claims, instead it has to do with formerly leaked yield issues by CBOAT himself.
If true, it begs the question – will Xbox One be released early November like some have suggested? Or will the console’s release date be later down the road?
It’s also a shame to see Microsoft so unprepared this late in the game, and it doesn’t attract confidence in the software giant’s strategy at all.
GamesCom happens in earnest tomorrow, when Sony will livestream its PlayStation press conference. We’ll have date and times for you soon. We should know a lot about Microsoft and Sony’s plans before the event ends later this week, as it’s their last stop before the machines release later this year.