Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One today at its company headquarters in Redmond, Wash. We took to Twitter before, during and after the big unveiling.
May 21, 2013
Today, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One -- its next generation console, which will go toe-to-toe with Sony's PlayStation 4 this holiday season, with a worldwide release planned for "later this year."
Reactions to the presentation, which steamed live globally from Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, were mixed.
One voice that didn't get much play during the presentation was game developers -- so we turned to you, our audience, to find out what you think about the console and all that's been revealed about it so far. We have the basic information about the hardware now, but what we want to know is: what does it mean for you, game developers? What do you think of the Xbox One, its features, its chances for success? If you could tell Microsoft what you want from it, what would it be?
To that end, we've rounded up your Twitter reactions, and present them along with our at-the-time analysis, to give you a complete view of what, as of this afternoon, the console means to us and to developers.
From services, to tools, to policies -- to the lack of games and indie developers in the presentation -- this is the unvarnished reaction of the game development community: