Grand Theft Auto 5 was a crown jewel of the last generation of consoles. Released late in their life cycle, it brought an unpatrolled sense of place and purpose thought its beautifully realized game world. Now, with it returning later this month on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and in January on PC), you will get to experience it from a whole new perspective: the first person perspective.
Microsoft is dropping the price on the Xbox One to $399, equivalent to a PlayStation 4, in an attempt to spur sales. In the process however, they are splintering their community and possibly doing more harm than good. They achieve this cost savings by stripping the new model of the Kinect, which is one of the dumber yet predictable decisions I’ve seen in quite some time.
Come March 11th, one of the often sited shortcomings of the Xbox One will be fixed – Twitch streaming is coming. Apparently streaming at (up to) 720p instead of the PlayStation 4’s max of 540p, if you’re going on pure resolution (which is something I intend to get in depth on another day), Xbox One is the winner. However, that’s not where the features end.