While the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S provide a firm divide in the Xbox console family, much of the Xbox One experience still translates. The consoles feature full backward compatibility with games that work on Xbox One and all accessories like controllers and headsets. The only difference comes with the Xbox Series S' disc-less design, cutting off any physical disc-based media.
Amazon, Facebook and Google all think the time is right to try their luck in the gaming business. Over the past decade streaming has revolutionised music, television and films. The tech giants think cloud computing, fast broadband and 5G mobile networks mean the time is right to try the same thing with video games. While still not infection-proof, curbside pickup is about as close as you can get according to the experts we spoke to.
But Microsoft too will eventually see the fruits of its labor when its new first party studios start producing their own titles. It seems destined that PS5 is always going to outsell Series X/S in the long run, but thereâ€™s really no avoiding that now, and Microsoft really isnâ€™t even trying to pretend that wonâ€™t happen. The great debate about launch window titles leans Sony, I suppose, but not by much. Godfall turned out to be nothing short of a disaster and itâ€™s genuinely offensive Sony would endorse asking $70 for a PS5 copy.
Will people really be interested in buying an expensive new console in the midst of a pandemic, recession, and widespread political and social turmoil? Well, in a new interview with the BBC, Phil Spencer seemed to acknowledge that the Xbox Series X may not be a massive seller in 2020, and according to him, thatâ€™s okay. The price is attractive, but offers only 512GB storage, which, if you are a heavy gamer, might not be enough storage space for you.
You can use the DualShock 4 over Bluetooth or with a Micro-USB cable. To pair it to any computer via Bluetooth, press and hold the PlayStation and Share buttons until the light bar blinks. The Micro-USB connection allows you to use the DualShock 4 on computers without Bluetooth and recharges the controllerâ€™s battery while you play. The DualShock 4 Xbox doesnâ€™t come with a Micro-USB cable, but if you donâ€™t have one lying around, you can get a great one for just a few dollars.