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Virtual Legality Episode 179

Smart Delivery: Xbox's Bid to End the Console War

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Microsoft takes aim at long time competitors and long time industry practices with "Smart Delivery" - a well worn concept deliver in a new package.

What is Smart Delivery, and how does it mimic the PC gaming ecosystem?

How are Microsoft, Xbox, and Phil Spencer using Smart Delivery and the generational transition in general to try to strengthen the network effects of the Xbox brand?

And what kind of pressure are they putting on Sony and third party publishers alike?

Generation "X" has plans for Generation "Xbox"...in Virtual Legality.

#Xbox #SeriesX #SmartDelivery


Discussed in this episode:

"What You Can Expect From the Next Generation of Gaming"
Xbox Website - February 24, 2020 - Phil Spencer
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/02/24/what-you-can-expect-next-generation-gaming/

"Network effect"
Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect

"Spencer: "I don’t need to sell any specific version of the console in order for us to reach our business goals."
Tweet - February 24, 2020 - Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella)
https://twitter.com/MatPiscatella/status/1232013786845827077

"XBOX BOSS PHIL SPENCER ON THE FUTURE OF GAMING: ‘THE BUSINESS ISN’T HOW MANY CONSOLES YOU SELL’"
The Verge - Jun 11, 2019 - Andrew Webster
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/11/18661247/phil-spencer-interview-xbox-project-scarlett-xcloud-e3-2019

Movies Anywhere Website
https://moviesanywhere.com/welcome

"Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades."
Tweet - February 24, 2020 - @CyberpunkGame
https://twitter.com/CyberpunkGame/status/1231961469669068800

"Sources: Microsoft Is Still Planning A Cheaper, Disc-Less Next-Gen Xbox"
Kotaku - December 4, 2019 - Jason Schreier
https://kotaku.com/sources-microsoft-is-still-planning-a-cheaper-disc-le-1840203823


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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