Lgndary Thoughts - The PS4 Pro Gets Some Competition

As usual, news has slowed significantly now that E3 is over, which is never fun. On the plus side, however, it has given me time to work on Valkyrie Revolution for the review that goes live on Tuesday! The slow news period has also meant that I can continue my work on a few special things I have planned for the site. I can’t talk about them yet, but I will soon!

Also expect to see Lgndary Thoughts come back with a little more frequency, including today! There was a lot of news at E3, and I plan on writing about a lot of it. Today, I will be talking about the Xbox One X, and how it compares to the PS4 Pro in terms of market strategy. Enjoy!

At E3, Microsoft officially announced a more powerful version of the Xbox One, called the Xbox One X. And even though it will launch an entire year after the PS4 Pro, it is still a direct competitor. So let’s see how they compare!

For starters, the price of the Xbox One X is a full $100 more than the PS4 Pro, but that cost does come with some nice perks. The X is easily the more powerful of the two systems, and by a fairly significant margin. It is also smaller, and better looking than the PS4 Pro. Which is something that will make for a good selling point.

But when it comes to power, I’m not sure Microsoft’s bet will pay off. At the end of the day, I wouldn't be surprised if developers simply made an “enhanced” patch for their games that did the same thing on the PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X. To put it another way, I don't think developers are going to put in any extra work to make a version of their game just for Xbox One X. And if they do, it will be minimal improvements. 

But at the end of the day, I largely believe that Sony has made the smarter decision with the release timing and price of the PS4 Pro. You may have noticed that Sony hasn't really started pushing the PS4 Pro yet. But now that the Xbox One X has been announced, I’m sure that will change very soon. By not marketing the Pro when it launched last year, Sony has ensured that most people are unaware of its existence. So when consumers see ads for the Xbox One X, and PS4 Pro later this year, many will assume that they are essentially the same thing. And if people do think they are the same thing, that $400 price tag for the Pro is going to be a huge draw for those looking to make a purchase. 

Microsoft can counter this by pushing their “most powerful console ever” tagline, but I don't think it will be enough. Either way, it is going to be interesting seeing how these two consoles sell, because the future of consoles themselves could change depending on how well, or how badly they perform. 

What do you think of the Xbox One X? And how do you think it will do against the PS4 Pro? Be sure to leave a comment below!

Next week's Playstation releases

Here is a list of everything coming to Playstation systems in the coming week:

  • Aerea: Deluxe Edition - PS4
  • America’s Army: Proving Grounds - PS4
  • Ancient Amuletor - PS VR
  • Arizona Sunshine - PS VR
  • Brawlhalla - PS4
  • Cavernous Wastes - PS4, PS VR
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - PS4
  • Cryptark - PS4
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls - PS4
  • Dark Arcana: The Carnival - PS4
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection - PS4
  • Elite Dangerous - PS4
  • The Golf Club 2 - PS4
  • JumpJet Rex - PS4
  • Medieval Defenders - PS4
  • Micro Machines: World Series - PS4
  • Plague Road - PS4
  • Poi - PS4
  • The Tenth Line - PS4
  • Tokyo Xanadu - PS Vita 
  • Valkyria Revolution - PS4, PS Vita
  • The World of Nubla - PS4 

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite developers are looking into fixing Chun Li's face

In an interview with Gamespot, the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite developers addressed several issues including Chun Li's face. Here is what they had to say:

We're gonna look at it. Can't promise anything right now, but we want to make our fans happy, man. We're not an evil overlord company, despite the rumors. We do want to make our fans happy. Can't promise anything. We'll look into it. I believe Ono already said something about that.

That isn't quite the guarantee that I was hoping for, but at least they know of the complaints. 

Those interested in the full interview can find it at the source link.

Next batch of Titanfall 2 DLC detailed

Respawn has announced that the next set of Titanfall 2 DLC, titled The War Games, will be launching on June 27th. Here is everything that comes with it:

  • Map: War Games – Pilots on the Frontier frequently use simulator pods to train, using life-like recreations of historical battles as combat scenarios. War Games highlights the civilian shops, tall buildings for window-to-window fighting, and city streets for Titan combat from the Battle of Angel City, and the large, open tank garage facilities for hand-to-hand Pilot combat from the Battle of Airbase Sierra. The outskirts of the map feature a clean, VR style perfect for Titan duels, while Pilots are often found running along the bright, interconnected wallrunning routes.
  • Live Fire Map: Traffic –A weathered test site where pilot positioning is pitted against mobility across two busy thoroughfares. Dense cover makes every corner a threat, with room for snipers to hide in the back fields.
  • New Execution: Shadow Boxing [Holo Pilot]
  • 3rd Weapon Slot for Pilots – You will now be able to equip a primary, secondary, and anti-titan weapon.
  • Titan Brawl will be added to the permanent list of game modes. Titan damage will be displayed instead of assists.
  • New Featured Mode: Free Agents
  • Additional details for balance changes, features, and updates will be provided in the patch notes closer to launch.

PS Store - Flash Sale Now Live

I've posted a few of the highlights below, but be sure to check out the full sale at the source link!

  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend - $11.99
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - $15.99
  • Trine Trilogy - $8.99
  • Tropico 5 - $8.99
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition - $7.99
  • Lords of the Fallen - $2.99