Well after yesterday’s events from E3, we at 2K Online Franchise are proud to announce we will be moving the league to Sony’s Playstation 4. Huge thoughts went into this decision and so far the response from league coaches has been overwhelmingly positive.
We can officially confirm that the coaches for the the 49ers, Raiders, Patriots, Redskins, Cowboys, Giants, Vikings and Bears will be on PS4. 49ers head coach Michael Nguyen said he was ready for this announcement “We want the best and not afraid to switch it up to make it happen. Iphone to Samsung Galaxy S4, Xbox 360 to PS4, winning!!” Redskins assistant coach aka BigMike was also thrilled with the decision “I was hoping we would be PS4!”
We know not all will go PS4, if that is the case please make the decision knowing all the facts about Xbox One. Below are links that explain Microsoft’s new strict policies regarding DRM, used games, mandatory game installs, mandatory internet connection and other restrictions that drove our decision to change platforms.
Thank you all who have been with us from the start, we started this league 3 years ago and thank you to the core members who have stuck with us season after season.
XBOX ONE INFO:
No renting, no loaning. No private sales (unless selling to someone who has been on your friends list for 30 days)[no longer the case]
Console Checks in Every 24 hours [no longer the case]
Trade-ins are up to the publisher and only at participating retailers [no longer the case]
You can give a game to a friend only if they have been on your friends list for 30 days, and then it is stuck with them. [no longer the case]
Up to 10 family members can play your games from any console at any time [no longer the case – IT IS NOT BECAUSE THEY WERE FORCED TO CHANGE POLICIES, THEY JUST DON’T WANT TO DO IT.]
Also Retail price for Xbox One: 499.99
Subscribers receive access to the Instant Game Collection, exclusive and early access to demos, automatic updates, and various discounts, among other things.
NO RESTRICTIONS ON GAMES – Trade, borrow, sell, no restrictions.
No need for constant online connectivity – YOU DO NOT need online to play games, your system will NOT stop working after 24 hrs of no internet.
PS4 Retail price: 399.99
|Feature||PlayStation 4||Xbox One||Wii U|
|Price||$399.99 ||$499.99 ||$349.99 / 299.99|
|Optical Drive||Blu-ray/DVD ||Blu-ray/DVD ||25GB Optical Disc (Proprietary)|
|Game DVR||Yes ||Yes ||No|
|RAM||8GB GDDR5 ||8GB DDR3 ||2GB DDR3 |
|CPU||Single-chip x86 AMD “Jaguar” processor, 8 cores ||8 Core Microsoft custom CPU||Multi-Core PowerPC “Espresso” CPU |
|Storage||500 GB Hard Drive (user removeable)||500 GB Hard Drive (non-removeable)||8GB or 32GB Flash|
|External Storage||TBA||Yes, USB ||Yes, USB|
|Cloud Storage||Yes ||Yes ||No|
|Mandatory Game Installs||No ||Yes ||No|
|Required Internet Connection||No ||Yes but ONLY for the system’s mandatory day one update. ||No|
|Used Game Fee||No Publisher Dependent||No ||No|
|Digital game sharing or gifting||No||No||No|
|Backwards Compatibility||None ||None ||Yes, Wii|
|Cross Game Chat||Yes ||Yes ||No|
|Motion Control||DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye (not included), PlayStation Move (not included)||Kinect 2||Wii Remote, Wii U GamePad (included)|
|Second Screen||Vita (not included) Playstation App||SmartGlass (not included) ||Wii U GamePad (included)|
|Voice Commands||TBA||Yes ||No|
|Subscription Service||PlayStation Plus||Xbox Live ||No|
|USB||USB 3.0 ||USB 3.0 ||USB 2.0|
|Reputation Preservation||Trophies will be ported||Achievements will be ported||N/A|
|Web Connection||Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n ||Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi ||Gigabit IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, LAN via USB dongle|
|BlueTooth||Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)||No*||Bluetooth 4.0 Support|
|A/V Hookups||HDMI out (4K Support ) Optical output||HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output||HDMI out, Component/Composite out|
|Region Locked||No||No ||Yes|
*Confirmed to IGN by a Microsoft representative.
Console Bundle Comparison Chart
This chart compares the physical contents of the launch day bundles of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U. Other console comparison features are outlined above.
|Feature||PlayStation 4||Xbox One||Wii U|
|Pack-In Game||None ||None ||Nintendo Land(included inDeluxe bundle)|
|Controllers||DualShock 4 Wireless Controller||Xbox One Controller,Kinect ||Wii U GamePad|
|Headset||Wired Mono Headset ||Not Included||Not included|
|AV Cables||HDMI Cable||HDMI Cable||HDMI Cable|
|Charging Cables||USB Charging Cable ||TBA||Wii U GamePad Charging Cable|
|Camera||Not included||Kinect ||Wii U GamePad Camera|
A console is not just the sum of its tech specs and features. Games matter too!