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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Hmmm.

    Well, my initial reaction is that it's long on htype and short on detail, which suggests it's simply a marketing response to the PS5 hype.

    Second eeaction us a critical detail it-s short of is price, no doubt because it's still about 16 -18 months out.

    Third rsaction is that Phil Spencer dropping strong references to "formation in the cloud" and game-streaming make me nervous.

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Oh, and further down the article ..... £160 for a controller?

    Not from my wallet, it ain't.

    Which makes me wonder what they have in mind for the console.
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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Hmmm.

    Well, my initial reaction is that it's long on htype and short on detail, which suggests it's simply a marketing response to the PS5 hype.

    Second eeaction us a critical detail it-s short of is price, no doubt because it's still about 16 -18 months out.

    Third rsaction is that Phil Spencer dropping strong references to "formation in the cloud" and game-streaming make me nervous.
    Scarlett was already announced last year.
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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Hmmm.

    Well, my initial reaction is that it's long on htype and short on detail, which suggests it's simply a marketing response to the PS5 hype.

    Second eeaction us a critical detail it-s short of is price, no doubt because it's still about 16 -18 months out.

    Third rsaction is that Phil Spencer dropping strong references to "formation in the cloud" and game-streaming make me nervous.
    I think they are planning a two prong approach. Streaming with cheap hardware (maybe even old Xbox ones?) for people with decent internet access and dedicated hardware for everyone else. Makes sense really. Streaming is coming - Its still in the early netflix days but it is coming. But in the mean time if you can't use it and/or want a better experience buy a new console.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Oh, and further down the article ..... £160 for a controller?

    Not from my waklet, it ain't.

    Which makes me wonder what they have in mind for the console.
    That's the elite 2 controller. I wouldn't read to much into it. The elite 1 has always been expensive. The standard controllers are £40~50...
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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    The elite controllers are literally like high end gaming mice and keyboards for PCs. They're there for people whom occupy the "pro gaming" bracket of the Xbox circuit.

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Genuinely excited about halo infinite. Hopefully it won't turn into a massive disappointment like most AAA titles have been for the last decade or so...

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Well I hope with the re-design of the Elite Controller they will solve the grips coming off after a while
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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Well I hope with the re-design of the Elite Controller they will solve the grips coming off after a while
    I doubt their goal is to make the controllers last longer.

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    I disagree, when they fail under warranty which a lot of the grips do, Microsoft have to pay for postage both ways and to replace the controller. It makes complete sense for them to sort out the grips issue which is a well known issue
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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I disagree, when they fail under warranty which a lot of the grips do, Microsoft have to pay for postage both ways and to replace the controller. It makes complete sense for them to sort out the grips issue which is a well known issue
    Apple has got parts filing JUST outside warranty down to a fine art. It's never the core product which would generate consumer resentment, it's always a charger or a superdrive or something else that has a MASSIVE margin attached to it.

    Microsoft just isn't in the same class.

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Apple has got parts filing JUST outside warranty down to a fine art. It's never the core product which would generate consumer resentment, it's always a charger or a superdrive or something else that has a MASSIVE margin attached to it.

    Microsoft just isn't in the same class.
    Bear on mind it's not just a warrsnty issue, but a consumer law matter. Just because a warranty has expired doesn't mean they're automatically off the hook.

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Scarlett was already announced last year.
    More teased than announced, but now details are being given, just like Sony did a few weeks ago. The drip-drip is all part of their strategy, to raise edpectatoons and interest.

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    Re: Microsoft teases Xbox Project Scarlett, arriving Holiday 2020

    Big hype. Waiting for tests with PS5)

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