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AlphaOmegaSin talks about the XBOX ONE Elite console and the XBOX ONE Elite controller that is bundled in. Microsoft said the XBOX ONE Elite console will boot up 20% faster than the normal consoles do. WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE
Check out the opening cinematic for Halo 5 on Xbox One. The game is looking really nice. The voice acting, mo-cap and set pieces just looking amazing. See for yourself below.
Microsoft has released the launch trailer for Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One. The biggest Forza game in history is upon us. See all the action below.
Xbox games boss Phil Spencer has shot down the rumor saying Microsoft is working on a Xbox One Mini, or slim. The rumor originated on a Chinese blog site saying the slim model of the Xbox One would be 33% smaller and ditch the Blu-ray drive. Spencer simply responded with a “not real” when asked about it by a fan. However, Spencer didn’t rule out a slim version of the Xbox One in the future, but it’s not something they are currently working on. More details and information can be found here.
Forza Motorsport 6 development is complete and has gone gold. There will be a Xbox Live demo released on September 1st with the full game launching on the 15th. The title features over 450 cars, full damage, night racing and weather effects. Via: Gematsu
Microsoft has revealed that free-to-play MMORPG, Fable Legends will not be released on Steam. You can only get the game on the Windows 10 Store. It makes sense since it’s a first party Microsoft game. No word on whether other first party titles like Killer Instinct will follow suit. Via: VGChartz
Remedy has confirmed that Xbox One exclusive, Quantum Break, will run at native 1080p. The action title will also play at 30fps. More details and information can be found here.
Microsoft has revealed the free games players get with Xbox Live Games with Gold for September. The headliner is Tomb Raider Definitive Edition available from September 16 – 30th. Deer God will be available from September 1st to 15th.
“September 1-15, Xbox 360 users can play Battlestations: Pacific which will be replaced by Crysis 3 starting September 16.”
PlayerEssence reviewer ZyroXZ2 reviews Rare Replay on the Xbox One! Check out the text review below.
Hideki Kamiya has discussed the overall goals for Xbox One exclusive Scalebound. The action RPG is looking to enhance the value of Xbox One and push the systems graphical limits.
“One thing with every project that at least I have been working on, throughout my entire career, is that I would like to earn the trust of not just the players but also our partners, such as publishers,” said Kamiya. “And when I have built and earned that trust there’s mutual, hopefully, respect and trust that I need to deliver what is expected of me.
And until that is done my work isn’t complete. I cannot put out a product that does not meet the expectations that we mutually agreed would be delivered.
“So in terms of, say, Scalebound, which is an exclusive title for Xbox One, my ultimate goal and mission is that this will help appeal to, and also heighten the value, of not just my game but also the console, and show the power of what Xbox One can do.”
Xbox games boss Phil Spencer tweeted out that he would like to see Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon on Xbox One via backward compatibility.
“First thing I’d like to do is get LO and Blue Dragon in back compat, don’t have that yet.”
Lost Odyssey is one of the finest RPGs ever made in my opinion, so I would love to see it on Xbox One. If Microsoft announced Lost Odyssey 2 for Xbox One I think I would faint.
This week’s Deals with Gold for Xbox Live members have been announced. Batman Arkham Knight and GTA V are both 25% off. A host of Xbox 360 games are discounted up to 75% off. Check out the full list of titles here.
News is starting to spread that Microsoft can disable pirated software and illegal hardware with Windows 10 for PC.
Section 7b of the End User Agreement or also known as Updates to the Services or Software, and Changes to These Terms states that Microsoft:
“may automatically check your version of the software and download software update or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorised hardware peripheral devices.”
Full story can be viewed here.
Forza Motorsport 6 will eat up 44.37GB of space on your Xbox One HDD, when it launches on September 15th. The title will feature 24 player online races and even local multi-player for up to two players. Via: Gamer headquarters
With EA Access on Xbox One, you can play Star Wars: Battlefront before anyone else. Major Nelson and the Xbox On team discuss this in a hilarious skit….. where Nelson admits to loving Nintendo as well….
Xbox boss Phil Spencer isn’t pushing his team with the goal of outselling Sony. The head of Xbox feels that his mission is to build a big community of gamers across all of their platforms and release great games.
“I honestly don’t goal the team on how many units Sony sells,” Spencer told Eurogamer. “I think about what we’re going to do, and how many Xbox customers we have across 360, Xbox One and Windows – thinking about the combined community of people on Xbox and playing those games, and that number’s never been bigger.
“There are ways to sell consoles by losing more money on hardware and building an unnatural business construct that I’d never want to do – at the end, when people make a commitment to Xbox and the consoles they buy, the games they buy, they want to know that Microsoft and Xbox is in it for the long run. To sacrifice the long term for any short term gain doesn’t make any sense.”
“I really focussed on our first-party investment, and you see it showing up in 2015 and 2016. Next year’s line-up is pretty incredible, and we haven’t even talked about all the games that are coming next year. Investments in first-party, there’s more risk involved, and people can say it’s more challenging building first party investments, and you could say it’s easier doing third-party deals, but they’re critical to our business, and we’re in this for the long run.”
Microsoft has just released a new system update for the Xbox One. The update preps the system for the big update coming in September (preview members) that redesigns the dash and adds new features.
The Xbox team is hard at work building and fine tuning the new Xbox One user experience that will be unveiled to the preview community this Fall. This update will help us to get your console ready to receive the new experience.
Non-preview members will get the new update this November.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has detailed why Scalebound, Crackdown 3 and Quantum Break won’t be coming to PC.
“In the case of things like Scalebound or Crackdown or Quantum Break, you know, just to be completely honest with you, we started those games before we really looked at expanding into Windows in the way that I wanted to bring as part of becoming head of Xbox.
“Going to those teams mid-cycle and saying: ‘Hey, by the way, I want to add a platform,’ didn’t really feel like necessarily the best way to end up with the best result for the game. They had a path that they were on. It’s not to say those games could never come to Windows, but right now we’re on the path to finish the great games that they’ve started, and I want that to be the case. These games are on a path, whereas with, like, Halo Wars 2 I had the opportunity from the beginning, when we’re sitting down with the studio, to say, ‘Here’s the target. Here’s what we wanna go do.’
Get the full interview over at PC Gamer.
Microsoft has added 43 new titles to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list. The highlights include Dark Souls 2, The Witcher , Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Saints Row The Third. Get the full list of new and existing games here.
YO! This is what I like to hear. Scalebound producer Hideki Kamiya has stated Scalebound is inspired by old-school RPGs, and he hasn’t played many of the recent ones.
“I’m going to completely admit that I have not played a lot of recent RPGs. [laughs] It really goes back to the old school RPGs that I can speak of and think about, and really draw on for inspiration. So in that sense, maybe from my point of view, when I say the RPG element of Scalebound you’re gonna maybe see some things that are very basic and very simple – whether that might be customizing or equipping items, or upgrading.
But all those things are perhaps different from what you’d expect from an RPG, in that all those things you typically do for your own character. The investment in customisation and equipping and so on in Scalebound is not necessarily for you but it’s for Thuban – the dragon character.
Someone that you’re going to start caring for and about. So it’s very different, for me at least, as it’s not really customising, equipping, and upgrading myself but it’s actually putting that thought into the character that you really care for. So I think that’s one differentiation that you could say for certain.”