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343 Industries has cancelled one of their official Halo tournaments after running into a host of connectivity issues with Halo The Master Chief Collection. Players were not able to join game sessions in time, so the HCS Cup #1 had to be cancelled. 343 Industries issued a short statement on Twitter.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer says they plan to focus on first-party IP at E3 2015. On Twitter, Spencer said “we should have new exclusive IP at E3. I’m trying to make this E3 more about 1st party than past E3s.” I think this is a good call from Spencer. Xbox is losing the 3rd party war to Sony, as Sony has secured exclusive deals for big games such as Watch Dogs, Destiny, and Batman Arkham Knight. Via: VG247
Nintendo has hired Lu Yang as their new Principal Test Engineer. According to Mr. Yang’s Linkedln, he is currently working on software tools for the Wii U and “next generation (unannounced) consoles.” Yang worked on The Windows Phone 8.1 at Microsoft where he held positions as a Software Development Engineer and Senior Software Development Engineer.
The highly anticipated Xbox One game streaming announced back in January, might be ready for a May release. Reddit users on the preview program have found a brand new option which allows for game streaming to other devices. More proof that this could be coming in May can be found on VGChartz.
“Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson highlights the April Update for Xbox One, including updates to Party Chat, the Achievement notification and What’s On.”
Microsoft and Remedy Games have announced that Quantum Break will launch in 2016 for the Xbox One. Get the full statement from Microsoft and Remedy below.
In an interview with Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of the original Xbox and Lorne Lanning, the creator of the Oddworld series, GamesIndustry uncovered some interesting information. Microsoft originally tried to buy-out Nintendo through a hostile take-over, but failed. Microsoft also entertained the idea of giving the original Xbox away.
Good news for Xbox One owners who haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet. Microsoft and Insomniac Games have permanently reduced the price of the title to $40. The new DLC launched today as well.
Check out the final piece of DLC for Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One. You can download it today for $9.99 or it comes free if you purchased the Season Pass.
343 Industries has announced that Halo 5 Guardians will launch on Xbox One on October 27th, 2015. You can also check out two new live-action trailers past the link.
“In April Xbox Live Gold members get double the free games with 6 amazing titles across Xbox One and Xbox 360. Gold members get access to Child of Light, Pool Nation FX, Gears of War: Judgment, Terraria, Assassins Creed IV Black Flag and Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel.”
“Watch the Zen Gamer fight a promotion match in the Ranked Leagues in Killer Instinct (2013). Can he get to the Gold ranked tier and become a Master?”
Bidness ETC is reporting that Microsoft might be unveiling a new redesigned Xbox One “soon”. The console is a bit on the bulky side, the current model can’t be place vertically without the fear of tipping over. More details on this supposed redesign can be viewed here.
“Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and Richard Irving from the Xbox engineering team walk through the updates in April for Xbox One. New features include voice messages, new achievement notifications, new Party Chat updates and more.”
Microsoft has revealed a new trailer for Hisako in Killer Instinct on Xbox One. In the same trailer, we get a short tease of Cinder! (My Favorite KI character)
Playtonic Games, a new studio composed of former RARE developers says they know what RARE is working on, and fans will be pleased with it. Playtonic even said they might collaborate with RARE in the future.
Microsoft could be working on a collection of Gears of War games spanning Gears of War 1 -3. There is currently a campaign going on by Gears of War fans to bring the original trilogy to the Xbox One on one disc. While Xbox Lead Phil Spencer did not confirm the existence of such a collection, he did strongly hint the firm might be working on it. Via: PlaybackGaming