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Retailers to offer Xbox One Scorpio trade-in programs

Original Xbox One owners will be able to trade-in their old console for the new Project Scorpio one when it launches. Speaking to The Daily Star, head of Xbox operations Dave McCarthy confirmed that Microsoft is in talks with retailers to offer trade-in programs. "Some of our retail partners today …

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What does Xbox’s Project Scorpio mean for developers?

The biggest news out of this year’s E3 was almost certainly Microsoft’s reveal that it has been working on an improved Xbox One, which it claims will be the ‘most powerful console ever made’. But is better hardware actually a draw for devs? We ask a crowd of triple-A and indie studios for their thoughts

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Sweeney is ‘thrilled’ with PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio upgrades

Gamers may remain split on the potential benefits of the dawn of a new console cycle, but Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney is certainly enthusiastic about the prospect. "I’m absolutely thrilled," Sweeney told Eurogamer. "It gives you the best of both worlds, the upgrade cycle of the PC which ensures that …

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Wheelchair option coming to Xbox avatars

Microsoft has revealed that Xbox users will soon have the option to have their avatars use a wheelchair. The confirmation came first from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who replied to a Twitter user to state that the company was working on the idea. Fellow Xbox exec Mike Ybarra then chipped …

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All new Microsoft Studios games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox Play Anywhere program will apply to all future titles it publishes. Xbox Play Anywhere was unveiled at E3. Although the exact terms vary by title, in general XPA games will be available on both Xbox and PC and boast cloud-based achievements and game saves …

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Xbox has shipped 1m Elite controllers

Microsoft’s premium, pricey and customisable Xbox One Elite gamepad appears to be doing well for itself. Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted (below) that the company has shipped one million of these controllers. While, of course, this does not mean that Microsoft has sold one million of the Elite gamepads, it …

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