Tag Archives: Microsoft

Bioware’s new IP Anthem looks like Mass Effect meets Destiny

Bioware has a brand-new IP named Anthem, and it looks to be a cross between Mass Effect’s epic space opera and Destiny’s sci-fi co-op play. The game was first teased yesterday during EA’s Play event in Los Angeles, but it was Microsoft who presented the game in full, closing out …

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2m ‘disengaged Xbox One owners’ ripe for Scorpio, says Kantar Worldpanel

Project Scorpio is due to be unveiled tonight at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, but while its specs point toward a 4K powerhouse targeted at the Microsoft super fan, there are lingering questions over whether the console will be able to break through to a wider audience. After all, if the …

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IHS predicts Project Scorpio price will be £429 in the UK

Project Scorpio will finally get its first public showing at tonight’s Microsoft E3 press conference, and market research firm IHS Markit has predicted that Microsoft’s new machine will cost 429 in the UK. So far, other estimates have pegged the 4K console at around 499, making IHS’ estimation a little …

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Watch Microsoft’s E3 presentation and Scorpio reveal right here

In just eight hours time, Microsoft will be unveiling its new Project Scorpio console to the worldwide games industry, and you can watch the action right here at MCV. Due to kick off at 10pm in the UK, Microsoft’s E3 press conference is set to be one of the highlights …

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Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility has always been a headline winner, but the extent to which it is actually used has always been a point of contention. New data from Ars Technica about Xbox Live usage suggests that, in Xbox One’s case at least, very little time is spent taking advantage of the …

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E3 of the Dead: our pre-show analysis

The Los Angeles Convention Centre has always been a place of peril as well as profit. Attending is something of a survival course: high-pressure meetings, late-late-late-night networking, cross-floor appointment dashes or the grinding endurance test of simply standing and smiling on the stand. But forget everything you think you know …

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Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

The PS4 has sold three times the amount of the Xbox One in Europe, according to Sony exec Jim Ryan. "It’s been pleasing that in North America, we’ve been 2-to-1 against Xbox," he told Time. "But in Europe, it’s really been fortress PlayStation by at least 3-to-1 in unit sales. …

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Chris Lee takes over FPS titles at 343 Industries

Microsoft veteran Chris Lee is the new man in charge of FPS titles at Halo developer 343 Industries. The move comes following the recent departure of studio head of strategy games Dan Ayoub, who had been working on the series since Halo: Reach back in 2009. He has been moved …

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