Or have friends on other systems.
If games like Gears 4 or FH3 are cross-platform play, he can play with and talk to them on PC.
Honestly, if you have a really good PC, you don't really need a PS4 or an Xbox. Most stuff comes to PC and now lots of the console exclusives are also on PC.
You miss out on very little right now on PC.
Curious, what exactly didn't you like about the apex demo that was uwp specific?I absolutely hated my experience trying out Forza Apex due to UWP. So Xbox One will be where I play my MS exclusives even though I have a top gaming computer.
The uwp ports so far have been pretty terrible with forza apex being the exception. Take a look at the apex thread on GAF, it received generally unanimous praise. Forzas future looks bright on pc as far as I'm concerned.This is a good point. Aren't the PC ports bad?
I've never been able to cultivate any meaningful amount of "friends" playing on Steam/PC. It just seems like a less social platform in my experience. But maybe that's just me.
Friends are important. If your friends are on XB1 then that's where you should be too. the best graphics in the world could never replace the fun that can be had playing games with your friends IMO.
480 is barely 200$...
I can understand the 'plug and play concept' for consoles still in regards to simplicity, but if your looking into a cost perspective, that was thrown out of the window with AMD's new offering
You are actually right. There are a lot of reasons for that, for example you have steam, origin, uplay, battlenet, plus MMO clients, which can fragment your friends. But what to do is to get people/friends onto discord, teamspeak, (or even) skype aso.I've never been able to cultivate any meaningful amount of "friends" playing on Steam/PC. It just seems like a less social platform in my experience. But maybe that's just me.
Hell naw if you got a decent/OK PC. PS4 + PC is the way to go from now on.
Maybe throw in a NX later if Nintendo still does it for you.