Xbox Co-Founder: Xbox One Needs Better Exclusives Than PS4, Selling off Xbox Brand “Foolish”

Ed Fries talks about the current console war and how the Xbox One can one-up the PS4.

Posted By | On 04th, Apr. 2014 Under News


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Xbox co-founder Ed Fries, the man who helped build the brand from the very beginning and helping it transition into the mainstream success it is today, has more than a few things to say about the current state of the industry. This is especially so when it comes to the success of the Xbox One, which hasn’t been able to touch the success of the PS4 thus far.

In an AMA session on Yabbly, Fries was asked how the console could be a better deal for consumers over the PS4. He stated that, “They need better exclusive games than PS4. They need to be more open to indie developers. They need to adopt free to play gaming more aggressively. They need to continue to move Xbox Live forward as the leading online service. They need to show people why they included the new Kinect on every machine by demonstrating a compelling use for it.”

As for whether Microsoft will sell the Xbox division – as indicated in recent months’ rumours – if it didn’t garner enough profit, Fries said, “I think it would be foolish for Microsoft to sell off Xbox. It’s the biggest, most successful new brand they have created in the last 15 years. They should learn from the success of Xbox and create more things like it, not sell it off.”

As for the current generation and who will eventually end up the victor, Fries stated that, “I think Microsoft made some mistakes early on and has given Sony a chance to win back some of the share they lost (in the US) during the last console generation. How things go from here on forward really depends on which team executes the best both on delivering great games and on improving the user experience through better system software on the console.”

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Fries or find a few points where your thinking may differ? Let us know in the comments below.


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  • FoSho

    What do you expect from a company who talked about TV, NFL, Kinect Gimmicky crap the first time they announced the console.

    Then there is this.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/04/04/details-on-xbox-360-titanfall-emerge.aspx

    So Microsoft lied to everybody about the so called power of the cloud. LMFAO. Seems the 360 is getting the exact same Titanfall as XB1 with a lower framerate above 30fps. Now there is no reason to buy a XB1. I got a 360 and I can play Titanfall without buying a 500 dollar paper weight.

    Now let the butt hurt comments commence

    • X1ultimateGamer

      And we are leading in games where your garbagestation 4 updates or games etc… Exactly so keep kissing yosp butt you stupid pony with that crappy console

    • FoSho

      We do not need to buy 60$ last gen games. We got 13 free games on PS plus to play free of charge. What does XB1 got? Oh that is right nothing. XB1 free with gold feature has not even launched yet. LMFAO. Do not be mad you bought a 500$ DVR.

    • B Stone

      Don’t be mad u don’t have $500 to spend. XB1 games r killing PS4. Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Ryse, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Project Spark and of course Titanfall. Like I said, killing it.

    • FoSho

      Actually I spent 500$. 400$ for PS4, 50$ for PS plus and a game. I just didn’t throw my money away like you did with no thought behind it besides blowing Microsoft.

    • B Stone

      Btw PS plus isn’t free of charge. If u don’t renew u lose all games

    • X1ultimateGamer

      Hey dumbass Titanfall on 360 isn’t made by respawn so enjoy that crappy version now STFU

    • FoSho

      It is a exact port of the XB1 version. You mad bro. I get to experience Titanfall on a 150$ system while you paid 500$ for 752P. LMFAO.

    • Andrew ??????

      Oh I am the first but hurt xbox fanboy! oh how I regret my purchase… Not. I don’t see how Microsoft are lying about the power of the cloud. Titanfall uses dedicated servers allowing people to play the game with no host migration etc. This is clearly just the beginning of what can be achieved if you look at Microsoft’s build conference. “No reason to buy an Xbox One” There are many other reasons aside from Titanfall to buy the Xbox One some of which you mentioned in your first comment but more with games such as Ryse, dead rising 3, PvZ Garden warfare etc. “500 dollar paper weight” I wonder what you would prefer me throwing at you… An Xbox One or a paper weight. LOL.

    • FoSho

      I might take a XB1 if you throw it at me. I also might throw it back.

    • Andrew ??????

      small comment. I was expecting you to try and disprove me, clearly not.

    • Rai

      E3 was right around the corner after the reveal. Talking about Tv integration and all the features during E3 would have been stupid, thus the reveal was sufficient.
      All they had at E3 were games, games, games, my ninja.
      Titanfall X1 is 60 fps with dips (hopefully Respawn fixes soon)
      and what we know right now is Titanfall on 360 is struggling a bit and is “above 30”. But you can continue on with your retarded hate.

    • FoSho

      Still does not change the fact that Titanfall is the exact same game on 360 as XB1. It even has 6 vs 6 showing that XB1 version is clearly not a huge step above the last gen effort.

    • Rai

      The exact same game? Sure, sure. Doesn’t change the fact that your’e ignorant, but w/e.
      PC is also 6v6, but I guess you’ll say the pc version couldn’t handle it…. No, no you won’t – Dat bias doe.

    • B Stone

      Could u imagine 24 titans on map at once, it would be stupid.

    • Rai

      I think it’d be fun….for a while. Just some stupid hectic fun.
      Definitely wouldn’t want it standard though, nah.

    • cozomel

      So if 24 Titans is no good and and 12 is good, then by that logic wouldnt 6 be even better? I better not see abunch of you phonies come out and praise TF2 when it ups it titan count from 12.

    • cozomel

      “dips”? more like falling off a cliff, the game spends so much time in the 30fps, you’d think a 30fps game. And the tearing, let me not even talk about the tearing. “dips”, ha!

    • Rai

      Note: *Due to you being cozomel, this user is obligated not to take you seriously and/or to reply to you at all, or to reply to you using minimal effort. However, this user is a kind soul and cannot “leave a brutha hanging”, and even though your soul is rotten and filled with hate, this user will at least entertain you*

      Queso cheese dip? Love it!

    • cozomel

      You’re so cute sweety, you think youre clever, but really are to stupid to realize how dumb you are. And i love how you responded to me even though you claim to be to good to do that, buahahahahahaha!!!! And it seems like all you know how to do is accuse people of being hateful. When you yourself are nothing more than a hateful fanboy, project much? And no i dont want no cheese, the sh*t you spew is bad enough, now toodaloo sweetheart. I got better things to do than waste my time on you.

    • Rai

      Holier than thou act? (sensitive much? lmao) That whole thing up there was just poking fun at you. Seems like it was extremely effective 🙂

      I hope my making you super butthurt didn’t affect your view of queso cheese dip.
      And i’m glad you finally give up for once. Can’t I believe I bested a troll at your skill level. Hot damn! I should get a sticker!

      Edit: You could’ve done something witty with cheese & corny :/

    • Reddz Foxx

      Its not 720p on xbox 360 its upscaled. If PS and xbox could have made native 720p on those systems then people would be raving on about how godlike the last gen consoles were.

      And I dont understand about what you mean by they lied about the so called power of the cloud. Both consoles games will use cloud based servers that are running calculations on certain aspects of the game to take load off the consoles and get away from p2p game hosting. The purpose of the cloud is as server technology updates they can use untapped power of many servers to improve system performance and online experiences.

      You my friend sound very butt hurt and misinformed.

    • Rj

      Not just butthurt, ass-bruised

  • X1ultimateGamer

    Better Huh are you delusional there Failstation 4 games are garbage we are beating on all levels

    • You are flat out wrong

      Go away Demetre.

  • X1ultimateGamer

    Ponies can go suck each other off because by the time Failstation 4 gets the that garbage called the order Sony will be sold off to Samsung

    • Rai

      Come on ma-
      *looks at name*
      Nevermind :/

    • Mark

      You still haven’t answer CervatesPR’s question. Why do you have a PS4 icon if you are hate it. Shouldn’t you have a Xbox 1 icon if that is the system you prefer.

    • Rai

      Wrong person.

    • CervantesPR

      lol why do you have a PS4 profile pcture lol

    • Mark

      Ooops, I put it under the wrong comment.

      X1ultimateGamer, you still haven’t answer CervatesPR’s question. Why do you have a PS4 icon if you are hate it. Shouldn’t you have a Xbox 1 icon if that is the system you prefer. Maybe you love the PS4 but don’t know it yet.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Oh look, Demetre remembered another password.

  • CervantesPR

    “Xbox One Needs Better Exclusives Than PS4”
    of course they need better exclusives

    but they will never have better exclusives than PS4
    right now theres 3 exclusives that are almost guaranteed to be milked on xbox one for the rest of its life cycle while PS4 is going to have new IP’s.
    1.halo
    2.gears
    3.forza
    PS4 has more developers than microsoft. PS4 is rummored to have 7 million sales so far, that would be a 3 million units sold lead over the xbox one the PS4 sales will make it hard for 3rd partys to get bought into exclusivity contracts for the xbox one, they also dont have the developer talent to come up with brand new IP’s. microsoft is screwed, they have 1 time deals like ryse, titanfall, dead rising, sunset overdrive and maybe quantum break(dont know if remedy studios is 1st party xbox devs)

    microsoft will continue to make halos with 343 which they arent very good at making them, halo 4 sucked

    Gears of war is almost guaranteed to be made for the rest of this generation since they bought the rights to it lol, and it will continue to suck, look at Disney when they bought marvel, they have been milking it like crazy LOL same thing is going to happen with star wars.

    PS4 has too much momentum.
    and games like Destiny will kill any appetite for halo
    gears of war will continue to suck.
    xbox one will never be cheaper than the PS4 as long as they have the kinect bundled in, which they have stated multiple times they will never unbundle with the xbox one.

    xbox is screwed, just like at the beginning of the PS3’s life cycle the diference being that playstation 3 had the developer horsepower to catch up to the xbox 360 and actually beat it at the end of the race.

  • Kevin Kirby

    This is all you need to see right here because in due time the PS4 is going to get murdered and X1 will be the graphics king for good. http://www.neowin.net/news/directx-12-a-game-changer-for-xbox-one

    PS fanboys going to be owned so bad

    • You are flat out wrong

      “DX12 is going to make graphics cards spontaneously combust.” Really Xbots? You’re genuinely falling for this?

      I can’t wait until you scum get drop kicked out of the industry.

  • cozomel

    As usual there are WAY more xbots on this site insulting and putting down the PS4 and its fanboys, but notice how the bots will cry and whine and complain that there are to many sony fanboys. Clowns cant even count

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