Microsoft subtly says that the Wii Us "screen on controller" is a flawed concept

#1ChevelIePosted 8/13/2013 10:50:51 PM
http://kotaku.com/how-the-xbox-one-controller-has-changed-1109126240


“We did put screens on our controllers. These are the two things that came out… the gaming screen is essentially your television screen. If you have a small alternate screen which can’t by definition be high-rez or super bright because of the battery requirements—it would drain the battery much faster than you wanted to—there would have to be compromises. If you had this screen that is on your controller and this big TV in front of you, your eyes are going down to your controller and back up and down and back up and during a shooter or other core gameplay scenario that is just not something you want to be doing. So it just didn’t have the user impact that we desired.”

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#2nickvd8Posted 8/13/2013 10:52:42 PM
So having the screen on the controller is a flawed concept but having to play a game with a controller and also a separate tablet for smart-glass is innovative. Got it.
#3TransdudePosted 8/13/2013 10:54:07 PM
I guess Xbox Smartglass and the PS Vita connection to the PS4 are failed concepts as well.
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#4HermeticJusticePosted 8/13/2013 10:55:22 PM
I look down on the controller when playing games most of the time, Wii U or not

also most of them are scenarios when you pay attention to them separately anyway
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#5CasualGamersPosted 8/13/2013 10:55:37 PM
nickvd8 posted...
So having the screen on the controller is a flawed concept but having to play a game with a controller and also a separate tablet for smart-glass is innovative. Got it.


Teehee! Trolled by MS.
#6ChevelIe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 10:55:53 PM
Transdude posted...
I guess Xbox Smartglass and the PS Vita connection to the PS4 are failed concepts as well.


PS Vita is going to stream PS4 games, not act like a "controller with a screen" like the Wii U's gamepad does
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#7STN79Posted 8/13/2013 10:56:30 PM(edited)
Yeah Microsoft has it all figured out as far as what gamers want right?
#8Reece504Posted 8/13/2013 10:58:31 PM
vita n smartglass works differently then the gamepad
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#9TalentedMPosted 8/13/2013 11:00:57 PM
It didn't have the impact that M$ desired.

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#10TallWhiteNinjaPosted 8/13/2013 11:02:26 PM
Microsoft would know all about flawed concepts, wouldn't they?
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