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Piece by piece, everything that Microsoft intended the Xbox One to be has eroded away, revealing nothing but dishonesty and shortcomings beneath.
Microsoft is going through a massive change under new President and CEO Satya Nedella. News broke that Microsoft will be laying-off 18,000 employees. This comes after closing down the Xbox Entertainment Studio. The Xbox EMEA team will also be hit with layoffs as well.
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, chats with Richard Irving from the Xbox Engineering team to discuss the updates coming in August. New updates include the ability to Like, Share and Comment on your Activity Feed. Also coming in August is Mobile Purchase, where you can use Xbox One SmartGlass and the web to purchase Games and Add Ons with the option to have them download immediately to your Home console.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox Entertainment Studios will be shut down in the next couple months. Around 200 employees will lose their job. This move comes after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that Xbox is not a ‘core part’ of Microsoft’s business, but insisted that Xbox is important to the company. More details can be found on Redcode, get Phil Spencer’s official statement below.
The Official SunsetOverdriveGame YouTube Channel discusses the Cinematics for Sunset Overdrive. There is also a little blurp in there about port-begging.
It looks like Microsoft is ready to start working on the next-generation Xbox machine. According to a listing on Microsoft career page, the firm is looking for an ‘Industrial Designer’. Check out the job description below.
Maximilian Dood goes over the new characters for Killer Instinct Season Two, with a nice Cinder tease.
Microsoft is offering select customers $75 promotional codes with the purchase of a Xbox One from Microsoft’s store or local retailers. Microsoft is apparently filtering these messages on Xbox 360 when users boot up the console. Have any of you guys seen this message on your Xbox 360′s? Let us know in the comments section below.
Xbox Wire has announced the upcoming July update for Xbox One consoles will be releasing in a few more days. The latest update will offer snap mode for achievements, double-tapping the Xbox button to open the Snap Centre, and more. Check below for full details.
343 Industries has just released a brand new trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as well as a gameplay walkthrough for the revamped Halo 2.
Word got out that EA started charging money for demos this morning. Both FIFA 14 and UFC had a price tag slapped on to their demos in order to play them. However, EA has issued a statement and corrected the issue calling it a “technical error.”
EA and Microsoft have teamed up to start charging users for demos on the Xbox One. FIFA 14 and EA Sports UFC at one point had free demos, however, now they both cost $4.99 to download. This doesn’t seem like an error either because the price isn’t listed at the full $59.99 for download, but we’re still waiting on an official word from EA. Source: Hardcore Gamer
Advertising research firm iSpot claims the video game industry has spent $226.5 million on TV commercials in a span of five months since the start of the new year. The biggest spenders in TV advertising are Sony and Microsoft, and at the moment both companies have only released 8 TV commercials in 2014.
343 Industries is Hiring a Senior Producer & Senior Concept Artist for a “new project line in the Halo universe”
VG24/7 and Official Xbox Magazine recently spotted a couple of classified ads on Microsoft’s official recruitment site, which may indicate a new Halo title could be in the works.
GameStop Says Xbox One’s are Flying off the Shelves, but isn’t Listed on Their Best Sellers list Online
GameStop recently said that with the recent price drop, Xbox One’s are “flying off the shelves.” However, on their online website, the Xbox One is not listed in “best sellers” on the front page.
Playground Games told Digital Spy during E3 2014, Forza Horizon 2 will be completely different between the Xbox 360 version and the Xbox One version. The open-world title will be developed on different engines, developers, and it will include different features, although the studio assures the game is still “inspired by the same ideas.”
Halo The Master Chief Collection packs a ton of content in one package. You get Halo 1, 2, 3, and 4 in one package all in 1080p 60fps. 343 Industries did a massive Q&A detailing the game.