Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store



Analysts: Xbox 720 will be a hybrid console


Analysts think that the next Microsoft console will be a hybrid, using both cloud-based and media-based delivery. We're not ready to take it all to the cloud yet, they say. I hope you have storage space for more discs.

DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole says that half the fun is actually lining up to acquire disc-based media. He feels that physical media is still important. 

Cole told IndustryGamers, "I think that the Xbox 720 should definitely have some sort of access for physical media. The cloud stuff can open up new doors and Microsoft's strategy is all about delivering services via the box, basically it has been somewhat of a cloud strategy from the beginning."

Colin Sebastian of RW Baird says that things will continue as is, with larger games coming on discs, and smaller coming via digital distribution: "I think any smart console manufacturer will want to offer a mix of distribution points for consumers - both in the cloud and at retail stores. There is such a broad spectrum of games that consumers are playing, and there is not a one-size fit all solution."

EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich sees the next Microsoft system as a true hybrid. He feels that the industry "will continue to support physical media until the mass market has reached the tipping point of acceptance on digital."

Let's hear some of your speculation, Destructoid. Are we ready for an all-cloud future? Or do we still need discs?

The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas


Dale NorthFormer Dtoid EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts8200Blogs 50Following30Followers367

I am Destructoid's former Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music. more


On Destructoid: Next Xbox Console   (11)   From our game database:

  • ScrewAttack TOTALLY has the skinny on Xbox 720 - Tony Ponce
  • Head of Xbox doesn't view Valve as a competitor - Hamza CTZ Aziz
  • Eidos co-founder says next Xbox won't play used games - Allistair Pinsof
  • registered, industry expects April event - Dale North
  • Ubisoft wants PS4, Next Xbox, to have shorter lives - Jim Sterling
  • Trends of this Generation: The PC-ification of consoles - Sterling Aiayla Lyons
  • Crytek: It's impossible for next-gen consoles to beat PCs - Jim Sterling
  • GameStop: Next Xbox will hurt if it blocks used games - Jim Sterling
  • Next Xbox always online? Blocks used games? Not buying it - Jim Sterling
  • More related stories
    #Destructoid Originals #Hardware #Microsoft #Online #rumors #Used games #Xbox One


    Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
    to view and post comments.

     Login with Twitter

     Login with Dtoid

    Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

    Sorry for the extra step!