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Steam on consoles....

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#1 Posted: 2017.06.19 18:50
So it appears steam is coming to XBOX.

https://youtu.be/w4UYQ0_XHys

Microsoft also pushing crossplay hard with nintendo and PC. (Sony so far opting out)


https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2017/jun/16/microsoft-and-nintendo-are-working-together-cross-play-sony-apprehensive-join-what-could-mean-fgc/

This is an interesting development. Could this be the beginning of a bridge between not only the consoles, but PC as well?


If that's the case, it is hypothetically possible that one day steam titles could be complety crossplay capable between all platforms.

EVE is available on steam. No reason Nova shouldn't be as well?

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Nos Nothi
#2 Posted: 2017.06.19 18:54  |  Edited by: One Eyed King
Nevermind

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#3 Posted: 2017.06.19 18:55
Not entirely unexpected. The architecture of consoles it moving to heavily resemble that of a PC.

I suspect "Steam Box" style consoles will be the norm within a couple generations.
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#4 Posted: 2017.06.19 19:55
Talos Vagheitan wrote:
(Sony so far opting out)
This is Sony's new corporate mission statement. It's very frustrating. They are really pushing me away as a customer.
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#5 Posted: 2017.06.19 21:53
Ripley Riley wrote:
Talos Vagheitan wrote:
(Sony so far opting out)
This is Sony's new corporate mission statement. It's very frustrating. They are really pushing me away as a customer.

Same I try to stick with my pc because of it
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#6 Posted: 2017.06.20 11:56
Consoles have only 2 advantages over PC.
1. Exclusive titles
2. Games are made to run under console's specs

But basically if you don't have the exclusives you have nothing. There's really no need for xbox now-a-days.

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#7 Posted: 2017.06.20 14:11  |  Edited by: byte modal
The push-me-over-the-fence factor for me ever buying a PS3 was the BR reader and streaming apps. Sure, my PC does all that, but I don't use (or didn't at the time) my PC as an entertainment hub. That and playing games online with a few specific friends that had already bought into the PS3.

I agree with the exclusives. That goes back to the original our old NES/Sega Master System wars. I cannot justify buying a PS4, as I see it just as a spec upgrade. I don't play games enough for that to be a factor. Not modern games at least. I have streaming already. I have a BR player. Even with the recent sales, I can't see having a gaudy chunk of gold plastic in my living room.

I do not see a wide enough gap in tech to justify the console divide except for brand loyalty. Sooner or later, they will all drop hardware for title licensing. Let it all live on one device. They would expand customer base to envelop those that can't buy two+ systems, and those that are just loyal to the other brands. It seems to me that that would be a more efficient and profitable route. Concede the console war and profit of software licensing instead. Then give it 5-10 years and start the cycle all over again with the next generation of consumers.


oh. i also wanted to mention that sometimes? I also want to drop a pile of steam on my console. i guess that's open enough for interpretation. carry on.

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#8 Posted: 2017.06.27 16:04
Pokey Dravon wrote:
Not entirely unexpected. The architecture of consoles it moving to heavily resemble that of a PC.

I suspect "Steam Box" style consoles will be the norm within a couple generations.

I wouldn't quite go as far as making the steam machines themselves relevant, unless VR really takes off.
Klandatu
#9 Posted: 2017.06.28 06:34
pc are more modders.

ps are for asians.

xbox are for americans.

nintendos are for weirdos.
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#10 Posted: 2017.06.28 14:53
Russel Moralles wrote:
pc are more modders.

ps are for asians.

xbox are for americans.

nintendos are for weirdos.

Not only is that somewhat racist, but it is incorrect.

PS is outselling Xbox 2 to 1 in America, and 3 to 1 in Europe.

And the Switch is selling faster than the Wii was, which was the best selling console of that generation.

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#11 Posted: 2017.06.28 15:37  |  Edited by: Moorian Flav
I see Sony not allowing Steam on PS4 ever for 2 reasons:
1. Influx of cheap games Sony would have to split profits between Steam, dev/pub, and themselves.
2. Sony not wanting to share PSN with another game seller.
Besides, on PC Steam has alot of old and crap games. The info and (re)release dates are often misleading. I've often had to do alot of research to find decent games and even when I do find them, there is often a small playerbase due to there being so many games available via Steam. I've seen several great titles yet ended up not playing them due to there not being anyone to play with. On consoles though, I would think there would have to be a cutdown console friendly version of Steam anyway.
Finally, if some Steam games want to be on a console bad enough, the dev can somewhat easily port them over where money is simply split between Sony and the dev/pub leaving Steam out of the profits.

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