In another thread, Glorious mentioned that jumping in and out of the launcher is easier and faster today than was possible on the Xbox 360 or PS3. That's a true statement (sorta), but it's becoming less and less true with each update. I have a feeling that at least some of my lag is caused by waiting for in-launcher ads to load.
I haven't touched a PS4 since the week after UC4 dropped, and I think the last time I used a Xbox One was from before that.
So my experience at least 6 months out of date, and it might be colored more by how I felt they did a better job than the previous generation than how of a job they did overall.
I was mostly getting at how the reserved core design was intended to provide that kind of seamless experience. Whether or not they borked it up anyway, then or now, is almost tangential.
And for someone like me, who doesn't go in for camera and voice gimmicks, a lot of that is superfluous anyway. Dump it, dump everything in favor of snappy regular UI please.
I've been a console gamer for 30 years, but I'm less and less enamored with it every generation.
Hey, as a historic PC gamer who like 6 years or ago wondered if his increasing use of the 360+ps3 was going to be trend in which he wouldn't be PC gaming much anymore, Wow. What was I thinking? I went halfsies on a PS4 to play the new uncharted and I'm like, well now what? I'm back on the PC bandwagon.