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    Unlike the Xbox One, the Xbox Series X will launch in Japan at the same time as other major markets, meaning it’ll see release this November. Microsoft confirmed the news in response to an inquiry from Japanese site Game Watch. The Xbox One came out in November 2013 in 13 countries, but Japan had to wait until September 2014 along with several other regions, despite its outsized importance to the games industry. Some countries saw their announced release dates slip with Microsoft citing localization issues; the Xbox One’s initial focus on Kinect and voice commands made it more complex to support a wide variety of languages. The Xbox One has not performed well in Japan The Xbox One has not...
    Control’s second expansion is due to be released soon, and the game is getting an Ultimate Edition to celebrate. The Ultimate Edition will come with all the updates and content for the game so far, including both expansions, and it will also be sold on Steam, a first for this game. But it will include a bonus as well. Anyone who buys Control Ultimate Edition will get a free upgrade to the next-gen version of the game when it comes out later this year. According to the Control website, the free copy of the game will be a “digital upgrade” to the next-gen version for players that buy the Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Players who...
    Microsoft has thoroughly convinced me: I don’t need to buy an Xbox Series X. The games don’t look “next-gen” enough. There aren’t enough titles I actually want to play. Yesterday, the company announced its flagship game, Halo Infinite, won’t even arrive until 2021. Besides, almost all of Microsoft’s key games are also coming to Windows PCs, and some may even come to the PS5 as well. And while I have a sneaking suspicion that Microsoft is breaking a big promise by not bringing some Xbox Series X games to the Xbox One, another possibility is that many of the biggest reasons to buy a new Xbox won’t be available until long after its November launch. But intriguingly, I don’t think...
    Microsoft confirmed this week that the Xbox Series X will launch in November, but the company could be targeting a very specific date: November 6th. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may affect Microsoft’s exact launch date for the Xbox Series X, distributors seem to be getting ready for November 6th specifically. An anonymous tipster, who recently purchased an unreleased Xbox Series X controller, sent me an image earlier this week of what is claimed to be the box that these controllers are stored in at distributors. The box specifically tells retail stores (that receive the shipments) not to sell or display the controllers until November 6th. Microsoft has used similar orange “street date” stickers on packages at its retail stores...
    MICROSOFT has delayed its biggest blockbuster game for the Xbox Series X: Halo Infinite. The game was expected to launch alongside the next-gen console in November, but that dream is now lost. 4Halo Infinite gameplay footage has already been revealed, but the game is being delayed until 2021Credit: Microsoft Instead, gamers will have to wait until 2021 to play Halo Infinite. Worse still, there's no specific date set – so it could be many months before you'll be able to play the long-awaited title. "Our vision at Xbox and 343 Industries has always been to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever for our fans, while also balancing the team's well-being," said Xbox's Will Tuttle. "To do that, we will...
    MICROSOFT'S next-gen gaming console will be out in November, the firm has finally revealed. The long-awaited Xbox Series X is expected to deliver stunning 8K graphics – and a host of new games, including Halo Infinite. 4Microsoft's Xbox Series X console will be out in NovemberCredit: Microsoft Xbox fans have been treated to regular teasers for the console throughout the year. But Microsoft has only offered vague "holiday 2020" launch windows. Now Microsoft has confirmed that the console will go on sale in November, just in time for Christmas. "There will be thousands of games to play, spanning four generations, when Xbox Series X launches globally this November," said Xbox's Will Tuttle. 4The powerful next-gen gaming machine will be able...
    NEXT-GEN consoles from Sony and Microsoft are now just months away – so which one will you buy? We've rounded up the key details about the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, with everything you need to know before launch. 11Sony's PlayStation 5 looks seriously space-ageCredit: Sony PS5 vs Xbox Series X design – which console looks better? First off, what do these consoles look like? It's important! They'll be sitting pride of place in your living room, so you don't want your £400 gaming machine looking totally naff. Sony has gone back to the drawing board with the PlayStation 5, offering an enormous, curved, ridged beast. It looks like a console from a sci-fi movie, with white casing and...
    officially confirmed that your new console Xbox Series X It will be released in November. “data-reactid =” 12 “> This Tuesday, August 11, Microsoft officially confirmed that its new Xbox Series X console will be released in November. What does the November release promise? Over 50 new games planned for this year across generations and optimized for Xbox Series X, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Watch Dogs: Legion. New games developed for Xbox Series X and released with Xbox Game Pass, including exclusives like The Medium, Scorn, Tetris Effect: Connected, and more Over 40 popular games recently optimized to get the most out of Xbox Series X, including Destiny 2, Forza...
    New York (CNN Business)The new Xbox Series X next-generation console will come out in November, Microsoft's gaming arm announced on Tuesday, though no specific date was given. But the release of "Halo Infinite," the splashy blockbuster shooter game starring protagonist Master Chief, which was planned for release alongside the Xbox Series X, was postponed until some time in 2021.The delay is "to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a 'Halo' game experience that meets our vision," Chris Lee, the studio head of "Halo Infinite," wrote in a blog post. Lee cited challenges including Covid-19, and said "it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday."The...
    “I want to acknowledge the hard work from out team at 343 Industries, who have remained committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges,” Lee continued. “However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.” Halo Infinite is far from the only title to be affected by its developers working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Former Halo series developer Bungie delayed its upcoming Beyond Light expansion for Destiny 2 for the same reasons. Earlier this month, League of Legends and Valorant developer Riot Games gave its employees a week off to recharge from the demands of working from home. With...
    We still don’t have a final release date for the Xbox Series X, but Microsoft is at least getting a bit more specific. The company just announced that its next-generation console will be arriving in November — previously it was just aiming for the holiday season. Unfortunately, it’ll be launching without Halo Infinite, which is being delayed until 2021. While we’re still waiting for launch-day specifics, Microsoft says you can expect over 100 titles optimized for Xbox Series X this year. Given Halo Infinite’s lackluster gameplay premiere a few weeks ago, it’s not too surprising that developers 343 Industries would want to spend a bit more time polishing the experience. Still, the delay feels like a blow for Microsoft, as...
    Microsoft's next-generation Xbox Series X console.Microsoft Microsoft said Tuesday that its new Xbox Series X will launch in November and that one of the flagship games for it, the first-person shooter title "Halo Infinite," will be delayed until sometime in 2021. The announcement could affect the timing of demand for Microsoft's next-generation hardware, as well as revenue from gaming content. It's one area where Microsoft continues to court consumers, alongside Windows, advertising and PCs. Microsoft's Xbox Series X will compete directly with the Sony PlayStation 5, which is expected to launch around the same time. In Microsoft's 2020 fiscal year, gaming represented 8% of total revenue. It was up just 1.7% from the prior year as people awaited a replacement...
    The Xbox Series X is officially scheduled to launch in November 2020, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday. The news came alongside the announcement that the console’s marquee launch title — 343 Industries’ Halo Infinite — has been delayed and will now debut sometime in 2021. Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X in December 2019, the company has been saying that it planned to launch its next-generation console in “holiday 2020.” Now we have a bit more clarity on the release window, although the smart money was always on a November debut, as companies want to have new hardware on store shelves prior to the kickoff of the holiday shopping season during the Thanksgiving weekend. Microsoft has yet to announce the price...
    Microsoft is committing to launching its next-generation Xbox Series X console in November. The company had previously only confirmed a vague “holiday 2020” release date for the Xbox Series X, but at least we know the month now. Microsoft isn’t providing a specific date, but I have been hearing recently that the first week of November looks like it’s lining up to be the launch time for the Xbox Series X. That could, of course, slip further into November with the uncertainty around pandemic-related manufacturing and more. The November launch date for the Xbox Series X is being revealed today as Microsoft and 343 Industries make the difficult decision to delay Halo Infinite to 2021. Microsoft had been planning to...
    MICROSOFT will launch a second new console later this year dubbed the Xbox Series S, photos leaked online suggest. The console is reported to be cheaper than the Xbox Series X, which Microsoft announced last year with a tentative "Holidays 2020" release date. Xbox series X controller found in the wild!! pic.twitter.com/TEns4z45CB— Zak S (@zakk_exe) August 9, 2020 Rumours about a second, cheaper new console have been circulating ever since, and they appear to have finally been confirmed by new images. Pictures of a white Xbox Series X controller and its packaging were posted to Twitter on Monday and separately obtained by The Verge. "Xbox series X controller found in the wild!!" Twitter user @zakk_exe wrote alongside the photos. He...
    Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is slated for a release date during the holiday season, but the company reportedly plans to release a second next-gen console, too — called Xbox Series S, according to Eurogamer. Eurogamer reported the Xbox Series S would be revealed in August, but controller packaging seems to have gotten ahead of it. On Aug. 9, Twitter user Zakk_exe posted photos of the new Xbox controller and its packaging — the photos of which match up with a leaked photo posted online in July. The Verge reported that it had confirmed the authenticity of the controller and its packaging. On the package, the controller is listed as compatible with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, along...
    Well before Microsoft revealed its next-gen Xbox Series X console, rumors had been bubbling of a second cheaper, possibly disc-less console code-named “Lockhart.” It looks like that device will be called the Xbox Series S, according to a controller packaging leak and report from Ars Technica. A source named Zak S managed to purchase one of the next gen controllers and the packaging indicates that it’s designed for the “Xbox Series X|S.” Sources confirmed to Ars that the Xbox Series S is indeed an upcoming, yet to be announced Microsoft product. It will join the Xbox Series X, which was announced on December 12th but doesn’t yet have a price or exact release date. If the naming convention follows what...
    Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling its second, cheaper next-gen Xbox console this month, and it looks like it will definitely be called Xbox Series S. The News Brig has obtained photos of Microsoft’s new next-gen Xbox controller in white, complete with packaging that mentions the Xbox Series S. Instagram user Zak was able to purchase the controller today, and we’ve confirmed it’s genuine. The new controller was sold on a resale site today, and the side of the packaging notes that the controller works with both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Microsoft has not officially unveiled an Xbox Series S yet, nor has the company even confirmed a white Xbox Series X controller. Xbox Series S...
    Doom Eternal, which launched in March, and The Elder Scrolls Online will both be released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and publisher Bethesda Softworks says players who already own either on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade for free. Moreover, Bethesda committed to delivering free upgrades for any existing titles it brings forward to the new console generation. Bethesda has not yet announced any other PS4/Xbox One titles for the new consoles. “Additionally, our teams are working hard to ensure both titles will support backwards compatibility when the new consoles launch,” Bethesda said in a statement Thursday morning. The statement added that a launch date for Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls...
    Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 smartphone series, two new tablets, a new version of the Galaxy Watch and new ear buds.   Designed for 'Note loyalists', the standard Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra both support 5G and stream Xbox games over the cloud. Both devices are optimised for game streaming via Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's video game subscription service that gives users access to a catalogue of games. More than 90 games should be available on the smartphone via the cloud, making the Galaxy Note 20 a 'portable game console'.  The 6.7-inch-screened Note 20 will retail from £849 for the 4G version and £949 for the 5G version, while the slightly larger 6.9-inch Note Ultra, with full 5G...
    The companies that sell video games are all staying relatively quiet about whether they plan to universally hike game prices from $60 to $70 with the launch of next-gen consoles later this year. But of the more vocal ones, massive publisher Take-Two Interactive has flip-flopped in its public statements of late, causing a bit of confusion in the process. After initially becoming the first company to say it would hike the price of next-gen versions of NBA 2K20, CEO Strauss Zelnick now says that may not be the company’s plans for all of its next-gen titles going forward. “We’re definitely announcing pricing on a title by title basis,” Zelnick said in an earnings call Monday evening (via Ars Technica)....
    Microsoft Microsoft has overhauled the store’s navigation system, as part of its aim of “making it easier than ever to find your next favorite game, app, movie or TV show.” There are more search filters, a revamped Wish List and an updated cart — it should be easier to see what items you’ve added to it. There’s a focus on backwards compatibility, so you’ll be able to see pricing for Xbox One games, as well as Xbox 360 and Xbox titles you can play on your current console (or Xbox Series X, when the time comes). To browse the store, you’ll first need to sign in with your Xbox account. Not only will that enable personalized recommendations, it’ll allow Microsoft...
    The Xbox Series X was announced in December 2019. So far, we know about the console’s hardware specs, how the console looks, and how the controller is designed. We are yet to see the new controller in action. We got a glimpse at the PS5’s DualSense Controller when Geoff Keighley previewed it at the Summer Games Fest. But we still have to see the Series X’s new controller in gameplay mode. While we wait for that to happen, there is more news on the controller’s features. As we all know, the new controller will feature a share button. Sony and Nintendo already have this feature and it is about time Xbox had it too. As we gear up for the...
    Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X are both coming this “holiday season,” but a more specific release date for either console is still a mystery. That mystery could be solved later this month if a new report from Kinda Funny Games‘ Imran Khan can be believed. On the latest Kinda Funny Gamecast, the former Game Informer editor said both consoles will be the centerpieces of events in August. In these events, both devices will not only finally get official release dates, but also their prices, Comic Book‘s Tyler Fischer wrote on Saturday. In addition to when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are going to arrive on store shelves, Khan said pre-orders are going to go live...
    THE NEXT Halo video game may have a free multiplayer mode that players can tuck into even if they haven't bought a disc. The hotly-anticipated Halo Infinite is out later this year and will also support 120fps, according to a listing posted by an Irish online store. 4Halo Infinite continues the story of Master ChiefCredit: Alamy A webpage on toy and game retailer Smyths inadvertently leaked details of the game this week, The Verge reports. "The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience," read the listing for Halo Infinite posted by Smyths Toys Superstores. "Enjoy up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay with Xbox Series X."...
    Halo Infinite’s multiplayer experience may be free-to-play, according to information published on an Irish toy retailer’s website. According to The Verge, Smyths Toys Superstores — a large retailer in Ireland and the U.K. — briefly published a promotional page with information about the Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite. The page was removed, but cached version are available online. On the website, Smyths wrote that Halo Infinite will have a “groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience.” It also noted that gameplay will run at 120fps with “greatly reduced load times.” We’ve reached out to Microsoft for more information. Since everyone is covering this topic, I might just go ahead as well. – Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play– Arena aims for 120fps...
    The Xbox showcase in July revealed a few brand new titles coming up on the Series X. That included Halo: Infinite, which broke the internet later on with memes. Both PS5 and Xbox are going head to head this year with brand new consoles up for release. Microsoft has been quiet, for some time now, about the console’s future and left many asking for more. People want to know the price, the release date, and also when both consoles will be available for pre-order. But some of Phil Spencer’s recent comments have the community speculating if there is an event lined up in August! Making an appearance on a podcast by YouTube channel iJustine, Phil Spencer made some interesting comments....
    The Splinter Cell franchise is set to show back up in a new form. Variety reports that Netflix and Ubisoft are partnering for an animated adaptation of Splinter Cell, targeted towards an adult audience. Writer Derek Kolstad (co-creator of the John Wick franchise) is reportedly attached to the project. Variety says that the show has been signed for a two season, 16-episode order. Splinter Cell first released in 2002 and has had six since additional titles since then, as well as a series of tie-in novels under the Tom Clancy brand. The narrative focuses on former U.S. Navy Seal Sam Fisher, who gets recruited to work for the fictional Third Echelon division of the very real National Security Agency...
    AMD CEO Lisa Su shared during the company’s second-quarter earnings call that its many anticipated product launches are still on schedule to release in 2020. This includes its 7nm processors based on Zen 3 architecture, and its RDNA 2 (or “Big Navi”) graphics cards. Su also shared that AMD began initial production and shipment of next-gen console chips, including for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Both consoles are set for release this holiday. This is all good news for people hoping to upgrade their PCs with upcoming AMD parts, or those interested in buying a new console later this year. But it’s unfortunate for Intel, which recently suffered a few big product roadmap setbacks. Intel announced that it’s...
    With the launch of PS5 and the Xbox Series X around the corner, we are simply anticipating the changes these consoles will have on gaming. PS5 and Xbox have always been fierce rivals but is a healthy competition that pushes either one towards greater heights. With the gaming world divided between PlayStation and Xbox users, both consoles have a unique following. From games to technical advancements, both franchises have always run parallel to each other not letting the other overtake. A couple of hours after the Xbox showcase event on 23rd July, Matt Booty, head of studios, gave an interview to The Guardian. Booty opened up on the exclusive titles for the Xbox in response to Sony’s claim that PS5...
    People all over the world are waiting to get their hands on the next-gen Xbox Series X. Ever since it was announced, fans have been in awe of its computing and graphics prowess. There may have been mixed reviews regarding the games showed at the Xbox Games Showcase, but it doesn’t change the fact that the console is a powerhouse. Even compared to the PS5, people will claim that it has better hardware, and rightfully so. So far, the console has only made an appearance in an all-black avatar. The clean finish gives it a classy look but of course, fans will want more. There have been special editions of the consoles from time to time. The Xbox One recently...
    Trump files new challenge to subpoena for his tax returns How Im Keeping My Restaurants Dream Alive in Nightmare Times CBS Veteran Jim Lanzone Named Tinder CEO © Courtesy of CBS Jim Lanzone, the veteran tech executive who led CBS’ push into streaming video, has been named the new CEO of Tinder. He replaces Elie Seidman, who has led the Match Group-owned business since 2017. The role brings Lanzone back to his consumer technology roots. He served as the CEO of Ask.com before founding internet TV guide startup Clicker.com. CBS acquired the business in 2011 and he became CEO of the media company’s digital division, CBS Interactive. Under his CBS Interactive, which owns brands like CNET, Gamespot and TV...
    After months of speculation around World of Warcraft: Shadowlands coming to consoles, a representative from Blizzard told News Brig that the developer has “no plans” to bring the MMO and its new expansion to console. But that doesn’t mean it will never appear. When the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha first began earlier this year, players datamined controller support. This feature originally made players wonder if the MMO would make the jump to consoles as well. Blizzard released a statement on its forums, stating the gesture was to help improve World of Warcraft’s accessibility, and let players use controllers without downloading an add-on. But a recent rating in Brazil kicked up more speculation about World of Warcraft on...
    In the 1980s, the question was “Where’s the beef?” In 2020 it’s, “Where’s the games?” While the market for gaming is juicier than ever, console launches can be a bit thin when it comes to launch titles. Early reveals for games for this upcoming generation have been promising, though, and gamer looking towards the next generation of sports games will have plenty to look forward to on the next iteration of the Xbox line of consoles.  MORE: Everything you need to know about the Xbox Series X With the Xbox Series X set to hit the market at some point in Quarter 4 of 2020, so far, the console race is neck and neck with both Sony and Microsoft waiting for...
    A white Xbox Series X controller appears to have leaked online. An image of the white controller appeared on Reddit over the weekend, before the poster deleted their account and the image. Identified only as “Wolfy_Wizzardo,” the Reddit user claimed to have snapped the photo at a party in Washington state hosted by the child of a Microsoft employee. Before the account deletion, the Reddit account had been commenting and posting about topics in Seattle, Washington for months. The controller itself includes the new D-pad on the Xbox Series X controller, alongside the new share button that Microsoft is shipping on next-gen controllers. We spoke to the Reddit user before their account was deleted, and they claimed the associated console...
    Even although it appears like I’m one of the several persons who essentially enjoyed Microsoft’s Xbox Video games Showcase, I cannot enable but shake my head when I see the same statement popping up from disgruntled players time and time once again.  You may well have found it on your own, but it typically goes like this: “There aren’t any exclusives on Xbox Collection X, so I am going to just get Halo Infinite on Laptop or on Xbox Just one in its place.” At very first glance, that may possibly seem like a damning insult – and I’m guaranteed, in an ideal planet, Microsoft would like to see people proclaiming they’ll get an Xbox Collection X at start. But...
    New York (CNN Business)This holiday season will see a showdown between new consoles from two of the biggest names in gaming: Sony and Microsoft.The companies have now given plenty of detail on their new consoles, Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X. Both are coming this holiday season, though specific release dates and pricing have yet to be announced. CNN Business took a look at how these two hotly anticipated releases compare, from the technical specifications of the consoles to their designs and business strategies. We also spoke to Xbox following Thursday's games showcase to discuss the next generation of consoles.Tech specsWhen it comes to the processor, the Xbox Series X is slightly more powerful than the PlayStation 5,...
    The gap between the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 for cross-platform titles will likely be real, though it’s not going to be as severe as the XB1X/PS4 Pro divide. Despite this, though, during the all-important launch window, it’s likely that we’ll see PlayStation 5 exclusive titles that simply look better than Xbox Series X exclusive titles. You can see this in Halo Infinite, which looks like a 4K remaster of a Xbox One launch game. Now, some of that comes down to art direction and wanting to produce a game that recalls the Halo series’ legacy. There are also promises that it’ll “get better,” but the game looks like an upscaled Xbox One game because it is, in...
    Microsoft’s next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, will launch sometime this holiday season. Unlike the PlayStation 5, which has several exclusive titles, Microsoft will be taking much less of a hard-line approach to the generational switch-over. For example, Microsoft’s tentpole title Halo Infinite will be released on both the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X. Thanks to Microsoft’s new “Smart Delivery” system, if you buy Halo Infinite on the Xbox One, you don’t need to rebuy it on the Series X — you’ll already have it. Ownership of games with Smart Delivery will be tied to your Microsoft account, and will apply across platforms. Backward compatibility matters a lot to the Microsoft team, and now apparently so does...
    If you were heading into Microsoft’s Xbox game showcase yesterday to witness a demonstration of why next-gen gaming and the “world’s most powerful console” matter, you were probably left a little disappointed. Microsoft’s event featured a solid showcase for the future of Xbox and Xbox Game Studios content, but it did little to convince me why I should buy an Xbox Series X. Instead, it made it clear that the Xbox Series X is just one of many ways you can play Xbox games, and that Microsoft’s true next-gen focus is Xbox Game Pass. I’ve been writing for months about the importance of Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft’s strategy to leverage the subscription service to reach many millions more Xbox...
    HALO fans have a brand new game to look forward to – and it'll land on the Xbox Series X later this year. Here's everything we know so far about Halo Infinite, including the plot, the first gameplay trailer, and release date news. 5The Master Chief is back – and ready for actionCredit: Microsoft Halo Infinite – what is it? Halo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter game published by Xbox Game Studios. It's the sixth main entry into the Halo franchise, but the 14th game overall. It's being developed by 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, and continues the story of the Master Chief – directly on from Halo 5: Guardians. The game will be available on Xbox One, Microsoft...
    The Xbox Series X is the next addition to Microsoft’s long line of consoles. It has been deemed to be superior when compared to the PS5. This is considering the GPU and CPU performance. But, we are yet to hear from Microsoft regarding the price and the release date for its next-gen console. So far the rumors suggest that the console is set for a Holiday 2020 launch. Well, looks like rumors are true. Dina Bass, Reporter for Bloomberg says that the console is set for a November 2020 release. Check it out Microsoft CFO Amy Hood says new Xbox is still on track for the November holidays launch. — Dina Bass (@dinabass) July 22, 2020 Senior Editor for Verge,...
    Microsoft has a lot of exciting things coming our way apart for the Xbox Series X. The company’s vision for the future of gaming is headed in a completely different direction than Sony. Xbox chief Phil Spencer also mentioned that the Series X was no longer the star of Xbox’s strategy. This proves that the company is not limiting its resources to its console but also betting big on other stuff. Yes, we’re talking about Project xCloud. Over the last few days, we have talked about how Microsoft’s xCloud is the next big thing. This could also be the reason the company decided to stop producing Xbox One console. One this is clear, the company has now changed its focus...
    Microsoft unveiled State of Decay 3 at its Xbox Games Showcase on Thursday. We didn’t see much in the way of gameplay, but the trailer the company shared did offer an idea of the title’s story. In addition to human opponents and zombies, it looks like players will have to contend with animals that have been infected. We also get a look at the game’s Black female protagonist. Undead Labs, the studio that’s developing State of Decay 3, is one of six companies Microsoft acquired in 2018. State of Decay 3 currently doesn’t have a release date, but it will be available on Xbox Series X and PC. It also looks like the game will make its way to...
    There was that Kinect-driven spin-off, Fable: The Journey, which launched in 2012 to mixed reviews, not to mention the oddball beat ‘em up Fable Heroes that same year. More recently, there was Fable Fortune, a card game devised and Kickstarted by Lionhead alums shortly after the studio was shuttered. If anything, though, repeated reuse of the IP made the prolonged lack of a proper Fable RPG even more obnoxious. Even so, today’s news won’t come as a huge shock to series faithful: Eurogamer reporter that Microsoft was looking to add a splashy new game to the mix back in early 2018, and even pinned Playground as the developer in charge of the project. We’re all for long-held rumors becoming a...
    Nueva York (CNN Business) — Microsoft reveló el jueves qué juegos estarán disponibles en la próxima generación de Xbox Series X. El anuncio se produce un mes después de que Sony presentara sus próximos juegos y el diseño de la PlayStation 5. El primer y más esperado anuncio fue “Halo Infinite”, que Xbox afirma que es el juego “más grande y ambicioso de Halo jamás ha creado”. Tiene batallas más grandes y una nueva jugabilidad y paisajes. El protagonista, Master Chief, está de vuelta para otra aventura que abarca una región más amplia. El juego sale esta temporada navideña. “Queremos asegurarnos de que este es un juego que se sienta genial para nuestros seguidores de toda la vida que han...
    Xbox Series X will identify the games that are optimized for the platform. It will set the standard for performance, speed and compatibility standards, and will also give developers tools to create games with more possibilities. “Data-reactid =” 12 “> Optimized for Xbox Series X. With this message, Xbox Series X will identify games that are optimized for the platform It will set the standard for performance standards, speed and compatibility, and will also give developers tools to create games with more possibilities. It marks the indicator of games that take full advantage of the full power of the new Microsoft console. When a game has been optimized for Xbox Series X, this will mean that the developer either natively...
    The summer of pre-recorded E3-type-events continues! Sony told us all about the PS5's games some weeks back, and now Microsoft's Xbox Showcase just wrapped up, bringing a handful of new games and a few Xbox Series X exclusives—some of which are coming out this year. Plus, every game on this list will be available through Xbox Game Pass. It's not a big surprise given Microsoft's current lineup on Game Pass, it's been a place where you can play exclusives for a while now, but it's good to hear the subscription service is a big part of Microsoft's future plans for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. All right, here they are, all the games announced at today's Xbox Showcase.Halo...
    A new Fable game is heading to the Xbox Series X and Windows 10. Playground Games is developing the upcoming title, which will be a “new beginning” for the longtime franchise. Microsoft announced the game today as part of its July showcase. Fable was originally released in 2004 for Xbox; the last game in the main series, Fable III , launched in 2010. The series is a choice-driven roleplaying game in which the player’s actions will impact their reputation and role in the game’s world. Mediatonic also released Fable Fortune, a free-to-play collectible card game, in 2018. Fable will also be available via Xbox Game Pass.
    Did Microsoft convince you that you wouldn’t need to upgrade to next-gen hardware to play Xbox Series X games? Think again: fully half of the new titles that Microsoft showcased at its Xbox Series X showcase today, including Forza, aren’t currently coming to Xbox One. Which means either some of those games aren’t actually coming out for a long time — or Microsoft has already broken a big promise it made just last week. For years now, Microsoft has been working towards a future where you don’t need to buy the latest console to play the newest games — many now run on a spectrum of hardware including Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and Windows...
    Early success of COVID-19 vaccine candidates fuels optimism, but experts warn a lot has to go right 10 Things You Shouldnt Buy at Trader Joes Xbox Showcase Drops Halo Infinite Gameplay, Teases Tell Me Why and More © Courtesy of Xbox Xbox revealed its latest slate of games on Thursday in a showcase during Summer Game Fest. Campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite opened the presentation, with the game dropping this holiday season. Chris Lee, studio head at 343 Industries, declared it "the most ambitious campaign that we’ve ever created at 343" and said that the game is built from the ground up to take full advantage of Xbox Series X," which includes 60 frames per second.  State of Decay 3...
    Microsoft showed off a lot of games coming to the Xbox Series X, including exclusives and brand-new titles, at its July showcase event. We now have a much better idea of what’s in store for Microsoft’s upcoming console. If you weren’t able to watch the event live, we’ve collected some of the biggest trailers from the show right here, and you can catch a replay of the whole event on YouTube. Microsoft shared the first look at Halo Infinite’s campaign today, including an extended gameplay sequence where Master Chief took on waves of aliens. 343 Industries said the game will run at a “flawless” 60 frames per second. Halo Infinite will launch this holiday season. Avowed is the...
    As part of today’s Xbox Game Studio event, Caroline Marchal from new studio Interior/Night showed up an entirely new piece of “interactive drama,” As Dusk Falls. The game will span 30 years in the American southwest and, judging from the trailer, it’ll have a pretty unusual art style that I’d describe as an animated painting. It’s hard to say exactly what the story will consist of, but Marchal wrote on the Xbox blog that it’ll focus on “two familes whose trajectories collide in the Arizona desert in 1999.” The trailer definitely plays the story close to the vest, though. The blog post also focuses heavily on the interactive side of this drama, so it sounds like the player will have...
    Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase stream focused on the games coming to the upcoming Xbox Series X much more than the hardware itself, while also reinforcing Microsoft’s basic strategy for this generation. Every game shown at this event will be offered through Xbox Game Pass, and the Xbox Series X compatible games you buy through your Xbox One will automatically work on the newer hardware, with greater performance, without having to buy another copy of the game through the Smart Delivery system. Rel ated How Xbox Smart Delivery works Microsoft wants to make the act of buying a new console as simple as possible, and the company is setting things up so that many of us will have...
    Tector oversees the technical direction for ForzaTech, the in-house engine that powers all Forza titles, including the Horizon series made by fellow Xbox studio Playground Games. He clearly appreciates automotive beauty, and thinks deeply about the sound, appearance and feel of Forza’s cars.  We talked about each of these subjects — visuals, audio and latency — in regards to Forza Motorsport on the Xbox Series X. First up, a look at how it’ll look. Visuals “There’s all these creases around them where the body panels meet, or the big sweeping curves that everybody loves on supercars, or even the finely detailed interiors or the wheels,” Tector said, before waxing poetic about the intricacies of wheels for nearly a minute...
    New York (CNN Business)Microsoft on Thursday revealed what games will be available on the next-generation Xbox Series X.The first one is Halo Infinite, which Xbox claims is the biggest and "most ambitious Halo game ever created." It has larger battles and new gameplay and scenery. The protagonist Master Chief is back for another adventure that spans a wider region.Five games were revealed during the pre-show, including "Hello Neighbor 2," a sequel to the popular horror game where you sneak into your neighbor's basement to uncover a secret. In "Hello Neighbor 2," you attempt to find your neighbor who has now gone missing, while you're being stalked.This story is developing...
    Thursday’s Xbox Games Showcase showed off a host of first-party titles, including a new entry in the zombie-fighting, base-building survival series State of Decay from Undead Labs. The trailer for State of Decay 3 showed a woman moving through the woods with her trusty crossbow, dealing with a natural ecosystem gone terribly wrong. We don’t know much about the gameplay of State of Decay 3 yet, but the reveal trailer did show off a zombie deer. The original State of Decay was released in 2013 for Xbox 360. The sequel came to Xbox One in 2018. State of Decay 2 updated several times throughout its lifespan, including the narrative focused Heartland campaign and the Juggernaut Edition, which gave the...
    One of the most unique things about The Falconeer is that it was made entirely by one person. Developer Tomas Sala came up with the gameplay, programming, art, graphics and lore. That’s not unheard of, but it is super unusual in 2020. The game is available for pre-order now. It will arrive with Xbox Series X this holiday season, but you’ll be able to play it on any Xbox device. The day-one edition will sell for $39.99 (€39.99 / £34.99), and it will include a custom reversible sleeve, lenticular card, sticker sheet, a digital download of the soundtrack and a digital game guide.
    Microsoft lifts the lid on Xbox Series X games, including launch game Halo: Infinite, during its Xbox Games Showcase livestream on July 23. Here’s everything announced during Xbox’s livestream, including new Xbox Series X game announcements from Xbox Game Studios, new trailers, and new Optimized for Xbox Series X games.
    Ever since its debut in 2018, Dragon Quest XI has slowly been spreading to other platforms. It’s playable on the PC, PS4, and Switch — and now it’s finally coming to the Xbox One. During its Xbox Series X showcase today, Microsoft revealed that the “definitive edition” of the role-playing game is launching on its console on December 4th. It’ll also be available through Game Pass. The news is particularly interesting because it marks the series’ debut on Xbox platforms. Despite being one of Japan’s most popular franchise, Dragon Quest has generally struggled in the West. That, coupled with the Xbox’s small presence in Japan, has made the two seem like an unlikely fit. Lately, though, Japanese role-playing games have...
    MICROSOFT looks set to unveil its own roster of Xbox Series X games at a secretive event on July 23 – that's TONIGHT! It's rumoured that Microsoft will show off loads of new titles – and potentially even a second, cheaper spin-off next-gen console. 5The Xbox Series X has a tall, boxy design that's markedly different from previous modelsCredit: Microsoft Xbox Summer Showcase – what is it? The Xbox July event is expected to showcase games from Microsoft's own Xbox Game Studio. This likely includes footage of the upcoming Halo Infinite – an Xbox Series X blockbuster title. The event will take place on July 23, kicking off at noon New York time and 5pm London time. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg...
    Microsoft’s Xbox Games Showcase promises an hourlong look at games coming to Xbox Series X this holiday season and beyond. You can watch the Xbox Games Showcase live right here, starting at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 23. One big game that will get plenty of attention during Microsoft’s game showcase is Halo Infinite, Master Chief’s next adventure, which is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC. First revealed in June 2019 as a “spiritual reboot” for the sci-fi shooter franchise (and as a launch game for Xbox Series X), Halo Infinite serves as both a continuation of the events of Halo 5: Guardians and “a great place to jump into the story” for...
    Microsoft is hosting its second virtual event focused on games coming to the Xbox Series X console this week. Unlike the last one that focused on third-party titles that will be available during the Series X’s launch window, Microsoft has made it very clear that we should expect to see an extended look at Halo Infinite, and we’ll likely see other first-party games made by Xbox Game Studios. Perhaps that means we’ll see real-time gameplay of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 , Rare’s Everwild, Psychonauts 2, and maybe even a new Fable game. Additionally, Microsoft has released more than 70 playable demos to let you go hands-on with games coming to Xbox One later this year. How do I watch the...
    Ubisoft has publicly committed to keeping prices for new games released on next-gen consoles this fall at $60, the company said in an earnings call on Wednesday. That diverges from the strategy of fellow video game publisher Take-Two Interactive and its subsidiary 2K Games, which are planning to charge an extra $10 for next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the upcoming NBA 2K21. “We plan to come with the same price as the previous generation of consoles” were the company’s words, though in reference only to its fall slate of new releases. While this is Ubisoft’s first time saying aloud it will not raise prices for next-gen games released this holiday season, its Xbox preorder pages for...
    The time has come, folks! Tomorrow is the much-awaited Xbox Games Showcase event, which will drop tonnes of news and further follow-ups to the games set to release for the new baby in the Xbox family, the Xbox Series X. Expect further news about the titles you are all so excited about. Expect further news about Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga, the Forza series, among many other exciting titles. Along with this, headlining this roster of exciting games will be the next installment in the Halo series, Halo: Infinite. Although this title was under development as an Xbox One title, the game is supposed to provide an enhanced gameplay experience when played on the new Xbox Series...
    Far Cry 6 was probably the biggest, most anticipated announcement at the Ubisoft Forward event. The game starring Breaking Bad actor, Giancarlo Esposito, was rumored to be in the making a long time. We finally got to see the cinematic trailer for the same at the event, which has truly excited the fans. Check out the trailer here. With so much excitement around the game, it is bound to perform well. The game will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. But this bit of news will definitely disappoint PlayStation fans. Also Read: Ubisoft Forward: Far Cry 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Hyper Scape and More Far Cry 6 will look better on...
    With the launch of the Xbox Series X this holiday — Microsoft’s fourth major console launch over two decades — Xbox head Phil Spencer and his team are taking a very different approach to ushering in a new generation of game devices. Unlike the more traditional hard breaks between previous Xbox generations, where customers bought a new console and a rash of new games to play on it, Microsoft’s next generational jump will be soft. There’s the promise of backward compatibility with three previous Xbox consoles, a hundred-plus titles playable on day one to Xbox Game Pass subscribers, and the option to play Xbox games old and new from the cloud on phones and tablets. Even the games coming to...
    New York (CNN Business)Microsoft is officially discontinuing the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition."As we ramp up into the future with Xbox Series X, we're taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition," a Microsoft spokesperson told CNN, adding that production on 2016's Xbox One S will continue. The Xbox One X, released in November 2017, was designed to run games with 4K resolution, and was billed as a high-end version of 2013's Xbox One. Still, it could not turn Xbox sales around, and Microsoft's flagship product still falls behind Nintendo's Switch and Sony's PlayStation 4 — the other major consoles of the generation. Xbox doesn't release the...
    Xbox chief, Phil Spencer recently made some pretty interesting announcements. This could not have come at a better time since we will soon catch a glimpse of the upcoming games at the Xbox Games Fest. Maybe, we could also get an update on the Xbox series X launch date and price. But what makes these announcements interesting? These show that Microsoft actually cares about the community and fans. In a letter to the community making these announcements, Phil writes “At Xbox, we listen to what you – players, game developers, and content creators – tell us you want from the future of gaming. Based on your feedback, we’re building a future where you and your friends can play the deepest,...
    POPULAR Xbox models risk going out of stock – as Microsoft halts production. Microsoft is discontinuing several models as it prepares to launch the next-gen Xbox Series X later this year. 2The all-digital Xbox One S is being discontinuedCredit: Microsoft The Xbox One first came out in May 2013, and spawned a host of spin-off models. But Microsoft is now working towards a brand new generation of consoles, expected around October or November 2020. As a result, Microsoft has decided to stop making two consoles: the Xbox One X and the all-digital Xbox One S. "As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we're taking the natural step of stopping production Xbox One X and Xbox One S...
    Alyse Stanley14 minutes ago•Filed to:RIPRIPKinectmicrosoftXbox Series XSaveGraphic: Microsoft You know that dust-covered Kinect you have tucked away with a menagerie of other electronics and chords? Well, you can go on ignoring it. On Thursday Microsoft confirmed its Xbox Series X won’t support the Kinect and the console’s backward compatibility—a feature that’s been heavily hyped in the lead up to its release—won’t extend to games designed for the peripheral. “It’s our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console,” wrote CEO Phil Spencer in a blog post detailing Microsoft’s Xbox plans (including the launch date of xCloud and its integration with Game Pass). And in case that...
    Following rumors from the last few weeks, Microsoft announced today that it’s discontinuing production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital Edition. “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,” the company said in a statement to The Verge and other gaming sites. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.” To be clear: This doesn’t mean that the One X and One S Digital will instantly disappear from store shelves. Microsoft says gamers can check with retailers for availability of their current stock. Instead, this news signals that Microsoft is shifting production priority towards...
    Microsoft is officially halting production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles. “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The News Brig. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.” Reports of Xbox One X and Xbox One S shortages have surfaced in recent weeks, and there has been an increased demand in Microsoft and Sony’s current-gen consoles during the pandemic. While production is ending on the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S digital edition, it’s likely that stock for some...
    Microsoft is confirming today that its Xbox Series X console won’t support the existing Kinect accessory or the Xbox One games that are built specifically for Kinect. In a blog post laying out Microsoft’s commitments for its upcoming Xbox Series X console, Xbox chief Phil Spencer reveals Kinect games won’t be supported. “It’s our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console,” says Spencer. “And because of the unprecedented power of Xbox Series X, most of your favorite games will load faster and look and perform many times better on the new console.” Microsoft has previously been clear about supporting existing Xbox One games, including...
    Audeze has a new gaming headset called the Penrose, which will cost $299.99 when it is released in September, but the company is knocking $50 off if you preorder it before then. Audeze is making two different versions. The first has blue outlining the ear cups and is compatible with the PS5, PS4, Windows 10, and macOS. The other model has green detailing and works with Microsoft’s consoles, the Xbox Series X and the current Xbox One lineup, as well as Windows PC. Despite that there’s a separate model for Xbox, an Audeze spokesperson told me that the headphones are exactly the same; it’s the included dongle that’s different. One supports Microsoft’s wireless protocol, whereas the other does...
    News Brig got on the phone recently with Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty to discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of several game studios over the past two years, including Obsidian Entertainment, Double Fine, Ninja Theory, Compulsion Games, InXile, Playground Games and Undead Labs. In a time of relative uncertainty around the world, Booty emphasized that Microsoft still aims to provide a seeming sense of stability for the studios that are now under its wing. Meanwhile, Booty is also looking ahead to a new generation of Xbox Game Pass and the new console launch on the horizon. [Ed. note: This conversation has been lightly edited for concision and clarity.] I wanted to get a more general philosophy about the studio acquisitions for...
    MICROSOFT may be planning a second, cheaper next-gen console for 2020 – the Xbox Series S. This mystery device is widely expected to go public in just a few days, but what is it, when will it launch, and why will it cost less? 4Microsoft's Xbox Series X is official – but is there a second console on the way too?Credit: Microsoft What is the Xbox Series S? Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X. This next-gen console is due out just before Christmas, and promises stunning 8K graphics. But we're also expecting a cheaper model to launch alongside it. Its rumoured name is the Xbox Series S – with an internal Microsoft codename of 'Lockhart'. 4We're expecting...
    New-gen consoles are right around the corner. Big titles and big changes are steaming ahead for the community. Now, according to Video Game Chronicle, Xbox has sweetened the deal further for its customers.  Xbox to offer free upgrades According to publishing sources, VGC has reported that Xbox has urged developers to let players upgrade their current-gen games to Xbox Series X versions as DLC, free of cost.  This comes as an alternative to the smart delivery scheme. This is applicable to companies working on cross-gen games, say Cyberpunk 2077 for example. Developers cannot charge the users for the same. Smart Delivery system The Smart Delivery system is indeed a bonus. When a user buys a game for the present-gen console,...
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla developer Ubisoft has issued multiple copyright claims to take down leaked footage of its next-generation game. Thirty minutes of gameplay, reportedly from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend. Videos were quickly taken offline, but mirrors are still available. The footage, which is labeled “work in progress” begins with the main character, Eivor, riding a horse through a village, on a mission called “A Fury from the Sea.” This leads into a boat-based assault on “Burgh Castle” — showcasing both land and sea combat. The video ends with a brief look at the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla menus, particularly the skill tree and inventory slots. Ubisoft has not responded to News Brig’s request for comment....
    Microsoft is getting ready to show off more Xbox Series X titles. It’ll hold an Xbox Games Showcase as part of Summer Game Fest on July 23rd at noon Eastern Time. You can watch it on the Xbox website, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. After Microsoft killed off its own streaming platform, Mixer, you can catch the showcase on its old nemesis, Twitch, too.
    Microsoft will reveal new details about the Xbox Series X and its lineup of next-generation games on July 23, the company announced on Monday. Microsoft didn’t offer any additional clues about what to expect, but we know from previous announcements that July’s Xbox Game Showcase will focus on first-party games from Xbox Game Studios. That likely means a more in-depth look at Halo Infinite, the next game from 343 Industries that was first announced in 2018 at E3, and was recently teased by Microsoft. Halo Infinite , an Xbox Series X launch title, is said to be a “spiritual reboot” for the venerable Halo franchise. Xbox Game Studios comprises 15 studios. We know what some of those Microsoft-owned studios are...
    Microsoft will hold its Xbox Series X games event on July 23rd at 9AM PT / 12PM ET. The company is planning on showing games made by its Xbox Game Studios, including Halo Infinite. 343 industries briefly teased Halo Infinite in a trailer a couple of weeks ago, revealing that The Banished antagonists are returning for the next big installment in the Halo franchise. There will be more than just Halo, though. Microsoft has been steadily acquiring game studios, and the company now has 15 Xbox Game Studios in total. Xbox fans are now hoping to see what those studios are working on for the Xbox Series X. Microsoft recently created a Fable placeholder Twitter account, leading fans to wonder...
    Sony and Microsoft launched their respective consoles PS4 and the Xbox One 7 years ago. Over the years, the quality of the games, the storylines, and the graphics have changed drastically. The one thing that remained constant was the price. All the PS4 and Xbox games were priced at a standard $59.99. (Not counting in-game purchases and DLCs). But things might just change as we gear up with the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. What caused PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X game manufacturers to rethink pricing? These next-gen consoles will most likely be priced higher than their predecessors. But, reports now suggest that the game developers are considering raking up the prices of games,...
    CASH-STRAPPED gamers fear the next generation of video games will be far more expensive than today's. It comes after an early PS5 and Xbox Series X game was confirmed to cost $69.99/£69.99. 2Microsoft's Xbox Series X has a brand new look The Xbox Series X and PS5 aren't out yet, and won't land until November. But game-makers are now showing off their wares ahead of time, to build up excitement for the console launches. One such game is NBA 2K21, a sports game for basketball lovers – and probably fans of Netflix's Last Dance, too. The game is expected to cost $69.99/£69.99 when it comes out. 2There will be two versions of the PS5 available at launchCredit: Sony PlayStation That's...
    MICROSOFT looks set to unveil its own roster of Xbox Series X games at a secretive event on July 23. It's rumoured that Microsoft will show off loads of new titles – and potentially even a second, cheaper spin-off next-gen console. 5The Xbox Series X has a tall, boxy design that's markedly different from previous modelsCredit: Microsoft The Xbox July event is expected to showcase games from Microsoft's own Xbox Game Studio. This likely includes footage of the upcoming Halo Infinite – an Xbox Series X blockbuster title. And now games journalist Jeff Grubb says that the event is due to take place on July 23. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg previously said on Twitter that the team is "working hard on...
    NBA 2K publisher 2K Sports revealed a new pricing strategy for NBA 2K21 on Thursday that could indicate a shift in video game prices for the next generation of consoles. On Sept. 4, players can pick up NBA 2K21 on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One for the typical $59.99 price. Later in the year, a new version of NBA 2K21 will be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title. But 2K Sports won’t offer a free next-gen upgrade, like many other publishers of cross-generation games. Instead, the company will sell the next-gen version separately for $69.99, $10 more than the standard video game price that has been in effect...
    2K Games has announced that it’ll sell the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the upcoming NBA 2K21 for $69.99, a $10 increase to the current-gen Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. And it’s the first indication that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 may be bringing a price increase from the standard $60 that major video games have been sold at for years when they arrive this fall. Most video games have been sold at a $60 price since the “seventh-gen” console era of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii, which was a $10 price increase from the $50 standard that had preceded it. But if NBA 2K21 is...
    But wait, there’s more! If you’re willing to wait for next-gen hardware, you can buy the basic edition of NBA 2K21 for $69.99 — not $59.99 — on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Finally, you can get a version of the Mamba Forever Edition, which is meant primarily for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners, that comes with a special Kobe Bryant cover and access to the standard edition on PS4 or Xbox One. The bottom line, therefore, is that you’ll need to spend at least $100 to play NBA 2K21 on two different console generations. The announcement also suggests the industry could be moving toward a standard sticker price of $70 for so-called ‘triple A’ games on next-gen...
    Catie KeckJust now•Filed to:VizioVizioTVsOLED4kSaveImage: Vizio Vizio is clearly courting gamers with its new collection of 4K TVs, out now, that feature all the essentials needed for next-gen consoles, including HDMI 2.1—crucial for TVs with high refresh rates—in addition to HDR and 4K. You’ll have to wait for the company’s highly anticipated OLED units until a little later this year. Generally, HDMI 2.1 is only included in super expensive TVs. This could be a problem if, for example, you’re planning to buy the Xbox Series X later this year and want to take advantage of the powerful performance it’s expected to deliver, but don’t have enough cash left over to buy a pricey TV.Xbox Just Made a Compelling Argument to Buy...
    MICROSOFT will unveil a second next-generation Xbox console in August, according to reports. The new machine, codenamed "Lockhart", will allegedly hit shelves alongside the Xbox Series X later this year. 3Fan render of the rumoured Xbox Series S Apparently, the console will be a cheaper version of the Series X, with no disc tray. That means gamers will have to download any games they want to play rather than simply sticking in a disc. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X last year and will release the console in the run up to Christmas 2020. According to Eurogamer, the US tech titan had planed to reveal a cheaper, smaller version of the console during an event in June. 3Microsoft unveiled the...
    Microsoft may reveal its affordable Xbox Series X alternative in August according to a new report from Eurogamer.  The new report suggest that while Microsoft was originally poised to reveal the cheaper alternative in March, obstacles created by coronavirus and the cancellation of the E3 gaming conference have set those plans back. According to Eurogamer, the console will be called the 'Xbox Series S.'   News of a potential reveal date come less than a week after developer documents leaked onto Twitter suggesting a cheaper and less powerful alternative to Xbox's Series X console is still in the works. The documents, which make reference to a Dev kit for a console codenamed 'Lockhart' are the hardest evidence yet of...
    A new Harry Potter game is on the way and it will be released for next-gen consoles including the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game in question has been rumored to be in development for ages, with some very early footage leaking online in October 2018. It turns out, that footage was indeed legitimate and now, we have some more details in terms of what to expect from the game. One thing not to expect is a lot of involvement from franchise creator J.K. Rowling. This mysterious video game is currently in the works according to two people currently working on it. The RPG is being developed by Avalanche Software, which is owned by Warner Bros. No title...
    Microsoft has been developing a more affordable, more accessible version of the Xbox Series X. The new console, currently unannounced, is codenamed, Project Lockhart. The rumored console is supposed to be a less powerful version of the Xbox Series X. This new pricing strategy is evidently geared towards bringing in a large fold of casual gamers. With the less powerful option, gamers who are indifferent to the ultra-high resolutions offered by the Xbox Series X can have a cheaper entry into the gaming ecosystem. This makes Microsoft much more competitive in the next-gen gaming market as they can now undercut the PlayStation 5 from a pricing standpoint. As of now, there have been only 2 variants of the PS5...
    A leaked Microsoft document recently hinted at the company’s second next-gen Xbox, and now rumors suggest it will be fully revealed in August. Eurogamer reports that Microsoft had originally planned to unveil the console, codenamed “Lockhart,” in June. Microsoft has now reportedly moved these plans to August, and Eurogamer claims the console will be named the Xbox Series S. Microsoft has been working on this second cheaper next-gen Xbox console for months. A Microsoft document, leaked last week, shed some further light on the company’s plans. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X devkit, codenamed “Dante,” allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of the performance that Microsoft wants to hit with this second console. While we’ve...
    New developer documents leaked onto Twitter suggest a cheaper and less powerful alternative to Xbox's Series X console is still in the works. The documents, which make reference to a Dev kit for a console codenamed 'Lockhart' are the hardest evidence yet of Microsoft's plans for a Series X alternative. According to The Verge, the console will support gaming at 1080p and 1440p as opposed to the Series X which supports 4K resolution. Source: https://t.co/xaf432dsV9 https://t.co/e9xcLoyeVE— TitleOS (@XB1_HexDecimal) June 26, 2020 While details about the Series X alternative are still sparse, The Verge reports that it will come with 7.5GB of usable RAM and around 4 teraflops of GPU performance. For comparison, the The Xbox Series X will have 13.5GB of usable...
    Microsoft was working in parallel on a new console in addition to the Xbox Series X, especially to satisfy the pockets of its less wealthy users. “data-reactid =” 12 “> It has long been rumored that Microsoft was working in parallel on a new console in addition to the Xbox Series X, especially to satisfy the pockets of its less wealthy users. leaked a document on Twitter where it is confirmed that the company works in Lockhart, the name that would carry this platform, which would be cheaper than the X Series and also with less technical capacity and power. “data-reactid =” 13 “> And this Friday, June 26, leaked a document on Twitter confirming that the company works on...
    The Xbox Series X is definitely a revolutionary console. It is a significant upgrade from its predecessors in the industry. It is 4 times as powerful as the Xbox One X, and 8 times as powerful as the original Xbox One from 2013. This is because of processor technology advancing with leaps and bounds, in only a few years. The Xbox Series X has taken advantage of all of the new hardware components, to make it a beast of a gaming machine. Here are the 3 newest and coolest features which make use of all the power of the Xbox Series X. Quick Resume on the Xbox Series X This is perhaps the most convenient new feature on the...
    The rumors of Microsoft producing a lower-end counterpart to the Xbox Series X just got some support. The Verge reports that a leaked Microsoft document from this month makes multiple references to “Lockhart,” a budget (and possibly cloud-oriented) console for those content with 1080p gaming. The file makes multiple references to the Xbox Series X developer kit including profiling modes that target code for the system, suggesting that Lockhart is a cut-down version of modern hardware rather than a repackaged Xbox One. While the document doesn’t outline the performance, The Verge understands that Lockhart will have considerably less usable RAM than the Series X (7.5GB versus 13.5GB), an underclocked CPU and a GPU with just four teraflops of performance versus...
    Alex CranzJust now•Filed to:Xbox Series XXbox Series Xxbox series slockhartanacondaproject scarlettgaming consolesSaveThe top of the Xbox Series X.Image: Microsoft Xbox Series X development docs, distributed courtesy of a leaker on Twitter, tease a long-rumored second Xbox Series X. As the Verge’s Tom Warren notes, the second console, code-named Lockhart, has been rumored for some time. This is just more fuel for the “Lockhart is real” fire. If it is indeed in development it will mean a cheaper alternative to the Xbox Series X expected to launch at the end of the year. The Xbox Series X is expected to be an absolute beast of a console capable of playing video games at 4K and 60 frames per second. It’s expected...