Microsoft says the Xbox One display at the Tokyo Game Show will have “something for everyone.” Given their track record for shows, I’m not getting my hopes up.
Let’s recap, shall we? Microsoft tried to keep a lid on the details around the Xbox One, even to the point of not confirming or denying any of the names it was given beforehand. Then the Xbox One event happened, and what did we get? A few details, but mostly a lot of mentions of TV and the Call of Duty: Ghosts dog. Such variety! Then at E3 2013, Microsoft gave us trailers galore for the games that weren’t even mentioned the first time. But did we get details?
Yes we did, but those details, usually surrounding the DRM policies, came via news sources which leaked them, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
So far, Microsoft has done a bang-up job giving us what we wanted to know about the Xbox One at public shows. The first time was just basically two things, and second time, everything but details about the actual console. So when they say they’ll have “something for everyone,” you’ll forgive me if I’m a tad skeptical.
Yasuyuki Higuchi says the Xbox One was, “geared towards a Western lifestyle, and we’re looking at whether or not to launch it ‘as is’ in Japan. We’re still figuring out how to deal with things like music and video services in each country. To be honest, [releasing Xbox One in Japan] as is would be difficult.”
Okay, so presuming every city in the US has a strong internet like New York City or Seattle when they claimed the Xbox One would require a connection to function is gearing it toward the whole continent? Gotcha. Perhaps they’ll aim at releasing nothing but fighting games and RPGs for Japan? Generalizing works both ways, you know.
Who knows? Maybe Microsoft has learned their lesson and will talk about – gasp – the console details as well as the games this time?
What do you think of Microsoft saying that the Xbox One will have “something for everyone” at the Tokyo Game Show?