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Falconer / May 11, 2017


Square-Enix has just announced that they are splitting their partnership with IO Interactive putting the future of the Hitman series in doubt. In 2009, Square-Enix took control of IO & is currently has begun negotiations with potential new investors to keep it going.

Square-Enix is keeping the IP for Hitman while discarding IO. This is what happened to the great Sleeping Dogs game which since has been dead as a series.

Square-Enix Statment
Falconer / Apr 06, 2017


THIS IS BAD! A LOT of people on Twitter & Reddit are turning on Gearbox Software. Also they are financially in trouble. If they dont break their contract they could go bust and there will be no more Borderlands 3.

Gearbox Draws Controversy After G2A Partnership With Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBakPg6x63Q

https://twitter.com/TheFourSeven/status/849899240100950017

UPDATE:
Gearbox partners with G2A, then vows to back out unless G2A takes steps to fight fraud
Masiv / Mar 01, 2017


Microsoft joins PlayStation Now and EA Access in offering a Netflix style subscription service for games on Xbox One. 
Xbox Game Pass will allow Xbox One owners to download an unlimited amount of games from a rolling catalogue of over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in exchange for a £7.99/$9.99 monthly subscription fee. Much like Netflix's content, games will cycle in and out of the service, with players given the opportunity to purchase games they particularly like from within the service. And also like similar services, the catalogue will be made up of slightly older games rather than the newest titles. Early games confirmed for the service include Halo 5: Guardians, Saints Row IV, Mad Max, Lego Batman and Fable III.



Unlike Netflix and PlayStation Now, however, you will download  games to your console rather than streaming. In a post on Xbox Wire announcing the service, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said "One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues." 

Spencer also confirmed that several third party publishers are on board with the service including 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco,  Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver,  SEGA, and Warner Bros. Notable absentees are EA, which has its own similar download service in the form of EA Access, and Activision.

The service is planned to launch for Windows 10 eventually too, but will roll out on Xbox One first. Members of the Xbox Insider preview program already have access to an early build with a limited catalogue, while the full service will launch for Xbox One in late Spring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZoHUI5aY9E

The service will be completely separate from the Xbox Live Gold subscription and will not affect the Games with Gold offers that roll around each month.
Falconer / Oct 18, 2016
They have just announced on twitter that RDR2 is coming Fall 2017!



Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. - http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

Masiv / Jun 25, 2016
Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere program was announced during the company's E3 2016 press conference and, as reports suggested, aims to bridge the gap between its console and PC audiences. Play Anywhere grants anyone who purchases a game on either Xbox One or PC a free copy for the other platform at no additional cost. So if you buy Gears of War 4 on Xbox One, you automatically have it on PC, and vice versa.



Xbox boss Phil Spencer said during the conference, "We are hard work on a rich portfolio of new games ... These games will all be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. That means the next time you're in the middle of that crucial level but have to hit the road, your game goes with you. Save it on your console, pick it up again on your Windows 10 PC".

During the press conference, Gears of War 4 was announced as the first Xbox Play Anywhere title, and The Coalition's Rod Fergusson appeared on stage and said game progress and achievements will also travel between both platforms (it has been suggested this will be the case across all supported titles.)

Microsoft indicated that all of its first-party titles shown during the briefing will be included in the Xbox Play Anywhere promotion, and named the first wave of games that will be available. You can see all of the confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere games below.

Confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere Games:
•Gears of War 4
•Sea of Thieves
•Forza Horizon 3
•Scalebound
•State of Decay 2
•Halo Wars 2
•Recore
•Crackdown 3
•Ark: Survival Evolved
•Cuphead
•Phantom Dust
•Killer Instinct: Season 3
•We Happy Few
•Slime Rancher
•The Culling
•Everspace
Masiv / May 27, 2016
It’s been a long time coming, but May 24th, marks the first day that an Xbox One game is able to do cross-platform play with the PC. The game to kick off the new era is none other than Rocket League, with both public and private matches allowing you to go against players on both PC and Xbox One.



Rocket League is being updated to support cross-play between Xbox One and PC, developer Psyonix announced. This is notable ("a historic moment in multiplayer gaming," the developer says) because Rocket League becomes the first Xbox One game to allow cross-play with PC. The PlayStation 4 version of Rocket League already supports cross-play with PC.

Psyonix also announced that almost 2 million people have now played Rocket League on Xbox One since its launch in February. That doesn't necessarily mean the game has sold that many copies on Microsoft's console, however. Whatever the case, cross-play with PC will undoubtedly increase the pool of available players.

"We're really excited to bring Xbox One and PC players closer together," Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham said in a statement. "Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft's new cross-network policies, we're proud to give it to them."

In March, Microsoft made a big announcement when it said it would natively support cross-platform play between Xbox One, Windows 10 and other "online multiplayer networks." The move effectively opens the Xbox Live platform so it can accommodate players on Sony's PlayStation Network, among others.

There have been no Xbox One/PS4 cross-play games yet, but Rocket League could be the first, if it's ever allowed. Psyonix said it's not a technical matter holding it back, but rather it's an issue of politics.

"The only thing we have to do now is sort of find out where we stand politically with everyone, and then it's full steam ahead to finish the solution that we've already started," Dunham said in March.
Masiv / Mar 20, 2016


Microsoft revealed an Xbox One price cut Friday as part of a limited time spring sale from March 20 to March 28. The $299 price, down from $349, is not permanent, but it could hint at the future for Xbox One. The new price affects all bundles, which is a great deal considering it covers games such as "Tom Clancy's The Division," "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" and the upcoming "Quantum Break."

The spring also sale includes a 40 percent to 60 percent discount on new games. "Fallout 4," "Halo 5: Guardians," "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" and "Far Cry Primal" are among the 150 games on sale. Xbox Live Gold members receive an up to 10 percent discount on top of the original deal.

For those waiting to purchase an Xbox One, this is the best deal to date. The Xbox One "Quantum Break" bundle, available April 10, includes a digital copy of "Alan Wake." As part of a cross-platform play by Microsoft, the bundle includes a digital copy of "Quantum Break" for Windows 10. The Name Your Game bundle lets players choose from "Forza Motorsport 6," "Rise of the Tomb Raider," "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" or "Rare Replay."

Considering the gap in sales between the Xbox One and PS4, the former has sold around 19 million consoles worldwide while the later has sold 37.7 million, the price cut could become permanent in the near future. Microsoft previously slashed the price of its console from $399 to $349 for a limited time before the official price cut, according to gaming site Kotaku.

With Sony unveiling the PlayStation VR earlier this week, which will run on the PS4, this could be an attempt by Microsoft to persuade gamers to purchase the cheaper Xbox One.
Masiv / Nov 16, 2015
As part of the New Xbox One Experience, button remapping capability have been added for standard Xbox One controllers through the Xbox Accessories App. This highly-requested feature offers a great alternative to remapping buttons on an individual game basis. Now each user on the console can have their own custom button mapping.



For those who want the ultimate degree of personalization, the Xbox Elite Wireless controller is the best choice for complete control. Here’s how the remapping capabilities compare across the Elite and standard controllers:

Standard controller remapping can be accessed in three ways through the New Xbox One Experience:
  1. Settings / Kinect & Devices / Devices & Accessories
  2. Settings / Ease of access / Button mapping
  3. Launch the Xbox Accessories app directly

For standard controllers, you can now swap button pairs. For example, if you choose to map LB to X, then X is automatically mapped to LB. This maintains that all buttons are always mapped on a standard controller. You can do multiple button swaps in sequence to move button commands to where you want them to be on the controller. When buttons are remapped on a standard controller, the remapping is not transferrable to other consoles. In other words, if you move to another console, you’ll need to go through the remapping process again with that new console. Remapping is available for both first party wireless and third party wired controllers. Remapping for standard controllers is available for Xbox One consoles only, with PC support to be confirmed at a later time.

For the Elite controller, the only required buttons that need to be mapped somewhere on the controller are A and B. Another unique remapping feature for the Elite Controller is that you can have multiple buttons mapped to the same function (e.g. multiple physical buttons or paddles can be mapped to X). Remapped settings are stored directly on Elite controller, so you can bring your custom settings to another console or PC.

On consoles, the Xbox Accessories app notifies users if their controller has an optional or mandatory firmware update. On the PC, the recently updated Xbox Accessories app can now be used to update the firmware on your standard controller, Elite controller, or Chatpad.

For more information about the New Xbox One Experience button remapping feature, check out the following posts at Xbox.com:

Use the Xbox Accessories app to configure your Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Customize a standard Xbox One Wireless Controller with the Xbox Accessories app