I've been coming to this site for quite a while now. I've played a few versions of MC. But when it comes to console platforms... Users are, what's a nice way to say this? Shifted? Cheated? Not only has the console version been considered bad, even the "ugly step-child" in light of how many bugs are left unfixed and how many features are usually missing. Yet this is only the tip of the iceberg for current gen players.
I want to start this off with a statement directed at 4J Studios(even though we all know they'll never read it). WE PAID TO PLAY A CURRENT GENERATION GAME! NOT TO BE HELD BACK BY PREVIOUS GENERATION LIMITATIONS! Now, with that out of the way. Let's get down to why you clicked this thread.
The one reason that current gen is held back by pre-gen is because pre-gen is still profittable. The only thing I find disturbing is, it's almost exclusively children. We've seen this for decades now. Pitch to the kids, let the parents pay. MC has a special place in society to run this particular strategy. Regardless of how disgusting that method actually is. It's socially accepted.
So the fact that money talks and certain entities walk. How can we expect to overcome this trend? Are most of you even wanting to? I look at the gaming industry and games like MC leadiing the way. Setting the bar, if you will. This needs to stop. I'm 33. I love MC. But I hate the company that represents MC. console. I hate them because they set the standard for others, yet they hide from any intense scrutiny. They can't even be active in their own community.
You may desire to defend 4J. By all means, go for it. But at the end of the day you are promoting lies, laziness and apathy. Is that something you really want to endorse? Minecraft console was No Man's Sky. Before it had been revealed. In all it's hyped glory. Same story to! A small studio with barely anything. under their belt. Yet 4J grew. Then they started to listen. Then they started to only listen to the big youtubers. Now they just listen to the kids. The easiest and oldest SCAM in the book. Taking candy from a baby. Congratulations!! You're a winner
They literally only took questions from tiny children at Minecon so they could avoid talking about anything with an actual purpose. They deliberately avoided being asked questions that would hold them directly accountable for their complete joke of a work speed or design choices. Instead all the kiddies they picked to answer asked stupid questions about the mash up pack and all manner of other worthless garbage that nobody actually cares about.
Then we got an update (which is very quickly appearing to be this year's only one, per tradition) that gives us 7 new blocks, fossils, a new boot enchantment, polar bears, and igloos. That's it. Console Minecraft was already stagnant before and this is a death certificate if we don't get another content update VERY soon.
Its funny you speak of profits. mojang put out an info graphic a few months ago that MC console and device sales doubled PC sales. We SHOULDNT be the redhead children of this game title, we should be getting the newest upgrades and everything trickles down from us. MC is even the most played game on XBL!
Its time for MOJ to close camp and just put out a new game. MC2. Build it in an engine that can be played on any platform, and move forward from there.
Other games have taken the best of MC and added what was missing and are swimming in the $$$ now... just look at Portal Knights, their fans are ecstatic, and if it comes to console, might as well say goodbye to the MC flood of player.