The more i try to like the Xbox brand, the more the name Microsoft makes me hate it, i really do hope their new CEO sells the brand to Google, Valve or Samsung or something. Microsoft are just becoming a terrible burden on this industry and it pains my inner child to watch our favourite hobby become an investors wet-dream.
Most of you who know me would have already noticed i tend to hate on Microsoft, even though they bring good products to market, their monetization practices are just irritating, incase you guys forget so soon. There is a correlation between when Microsoft joined gaming and paid DLC, Subscription services and etc....now it has extended to Microtransactions. Both launch tittles Ryse and Forza5 which are games people already paid full price for are riddled with microtransactions, it is totally unnacceptable for this company to still want a cutt from an already paid for software.
It comes as no suprise that it was this same company that wanted to enforce an awful DRM that dictate to consumers they do not own the games they purchase, it is no suprise it is this same company that slaps third party apps behind a paywall, it is no suprise this is the same company that has turned common apps like Microsoft Word into a subscription service for their OS, a software that usually came free with every windows OS. Something is becoming worrysome about this money perverted demon called Microsoft.
It is so unfortunate that while the Xbox brand is a solid offering, the company's ethos is just not in the right place and i hope to heavens they do not set another de-facto standard in gaming, goodness lord please we need Valve to enter the console business ASAP, Microsoft needs to GFTO!!