Not trying to start anything here, promise, just some observations I’ve really been wanting some opinions about…
I’ve always been into FPS titles so I’ve always been 100% content with my choice of Xbox, however, having just gotten into fighting games I’m shocked at two things:
Xbox has access to very few fighting titles and some of those few are outdated.
Xbox has little arcade stick support. Even trying to find a Killer Instinct TE2 which at this point is even slightly dated is difficult. Qanba isn’t supported nor are usual Mad Catz, and Google suggests Atrox can be sketchy. So then I gotta get an adapter, fine.
I’m just shocked at the entire lack of support…
Am I missing something? Maybe things will change in the future? This is just the raw deal of Xbox?
Dont harp on a KI TE2. They are no longer being made and have been out of production for over a year. They did a small run a year or so ago after being down for close to 2 years.
Just get a regular TE2 (the RED one) for $189 or less at overstock.com.
Put your own KI art inside.
The KI TE2 IS NOT worth the money nor the hassle. the HPTCA (or whatever its called) flashing lights don’t even work! they never have, its a bogus lie to sale you on that version of the stick. they never installed the proper piece for it to work.
WHy do you need an adapter for a fight stick??? And sense when is Mad Catz not supported??
As far as fighting games, they have KI, Injustice 1 and 2, Skullgirls, MKX, Blaze Blue, and others Im just not thinking of.
I’m under the impression you need an adapter like a CronusMax or Brooks for a usual Mad Catz to work, and that’s an extra… I don’t know, $35-$50 investment or so.
Yeah Xbox has the NRS lineup for sure, BlazBlue is the older game not Central Fiction, Tekken T2 and 6 is recent thank god, no VF, GG, Persona nor obviously Capcom anything, although I think later this year Xbox gets UMvC3, but what about Infinite when it’s released?
It makes me seriously consider PS4 or Steam for all my non-KI fighting needs. And that’s fine, my choice, just wondering why it has to be the situation.
For the most part, Sony tends to buy up exclusivity rights with companies they have had good relations working together. While Xbox has had a lineup of modern fighters, Sony in an effort to stay competitive is really wanting to capitalize on this genre of gaming, to which it’s had a fairly tight grip on for many years.
Tekken 7 and MvC Infinite will both be launching on the Xbox One at the same time, no timed exclusive deals on those so far. Sony did buy a timed exclusive deal where UMvC3 launched months ago on the PS4, but the game will launch on Xbox One in March. So Capcom hasn’t gone completely exclusive to Sony consoles, but the Street Fighter franchise won’t be coming back for some time.
I think after Microsoft launched KI on Xbox One, Sony may have started to get a notion that MS may try to challenge them in the FGC support if the didn’t act, so hence so many exclusives. However, when it can, Xbox usually supports new fighters and titles as the come. When the remastered version of SF3 came out, there was no timed exclusive period for Sony to have the title to itself.
I think having a PS4 or Steam account for collecting the games you can’t play on the Xbox One is a good idea though. Personally, the anime fighters tend to do better on the Playstation consoles, so MS is probably going to pass on something they can’t get a return on for their investment. I don’t blame them though, I’d say KI is a good flagship title for their exclusive lineup. I’d rather them invest more in KI than chasing down anime fighters that probably won’t see much action anyway on the Xbox One. Even if they run better on Xbox One consoles, tournament organizers will most likely use the PS4 version.
They aren’t bad quality or anything, they just are a little expensive given that the only real difference between them and other TE2’s is the artwork really. That said, I did overpay for mine IMO, but I was not happy using controller to play, and is was SOL for any other option.
The lights on my fightstick do work though.
He probably wants to use a TE1 and use an adapter to make it work for and Xbox One console or Windows 10 platform. Some setups have trouble running old TE sticks on them.
I just read about them randomly dying, and I don’t know anything about sticks yet to understand why or how to fix (the know-how and expenses) but on the other hand I read about some firmware update on PS4 immediately before a tournament being the issue, but then I also thought I recalled ordinary people at home having this randomly happen. So… when in doubt go TE2 has been my philosophy so far… unless you can vouch for the Atrox?
Some ppl love Hori and swear by it. Some Atrox. I cant vouch for anything but Madcatz Xbox Te2 and my custom built box by Stan the man. Both are great…never had an issue with the TE2 EVER and my 6 year old son beats the hell out of it!
Dude is wanting a stick but heard bad about Atrox. And curious about Hori. the Te2 is hard to come by right now as its out of production. He needs some help since the Hori and Atrox are his only choice at a decent price.
Atrox is good, but It’s restricted to Xbox. I have a Brook Adapter I use for PS4, should the problem ever arise. It’s good quality, and the buttons feel great. I’ve modded my stick to feel a bit more firm, but I haven’t had any problems with it. It’s good right out of the box.
Not sure about how it works on PC, as I don’t have a PC powerful enough to run KI. But it works really good on console.