Tag Archives: Xbox One

Xbox 720 specs will be "aligned" with PS4, Ubisoft dev claims

With its potential reveal now just three weeks away, the veil of secrecy surrounding Xbox 360’s successor is slowly – very, very slowly – beginning to lift. Although he understandably would not be drawn on specifics, Ubisoft Montreal’s Yanis Mallet has told Eurogamer that Microsoft’s new machine "aligned with what …

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Xbox 720 controller largely unchanged; GameStop boss says new machine is "very hot"

The controller used with Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is nearly identical to the model that ships with Xbox 360. That’s according to Kotaku, which has word from sources that both the new console and its controllers are currently in the hands of developers. The only noticeable difference is said to be …

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OPINION: Xbox absence tells us nothing about next-gen

If you’re from this part of the industry – and pretty much almost everyone at GDC last week was or had been at some point in their life – the most asked and unanswered question of the show was around next-gen consoles. While Sony was there and shared somemore detail …

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Is ‘free’ the future of console games?

It seems inevitable that free-to-play will play a big part in the next generation of consoles. Last year Xbox launched Happy Wars, its first freemium game. And that game now boasts a player base of over 2m. PS4 allows for free-to-play titles and even Nintendo is eyeing micro-transactions for Wii …

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Ubisoft: "Innovation is not necessarily driven by teraflops alone"

Ubisoft exec Jade Raymond says that the games industry doesn’t necessarily need new consoles to create new ideas. Raymond, one of the minds behind the Assassin’s Creed series, hails the indie development scene for creating some of the market’s most exciting new concepts on less powerful platforms. Speaking about the …

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation is next-gen bound after Stainless secures more funds

Stainless Games has confirmed intentions to bring Carmageddon: Reincarnation to next-gen consoles. The game had already been confirmed for PC after successfully raising in excess of $625k on Kickstarter, but now an additional round of funding totalling $3.5m has seen plans expanded. "We are delighted to have fully funded Carmageddon: …

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New ‘Xbox 720 leak’ says it is "Always On, Always Connected" – will only install from optical discs

Does a new report confirm that Xbox 720’s always-on web connection will eventually lock-out second hand games? VGLeaks has taken a look at the Durango-codenamed device’s purported software development kit (called an XDK – Xbox Development Kit by Microsoft). The Hardware Overview in the device’s documentation details summarises both the …

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Braid dev concerned by Microsoft’s next-gen strategy

The creator of indie hit Braid admits that the idea of working with Microsoft on its new Xbox console fills him with a certain amount of dread”. Jonathan Blow’s experiences with PS4, on the other hand, have been overwhelmingly positive. That’s why his next game, The Witness, is scheduled to …

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NPD: Only 29 per cent of core gamers plan on buying a next-gen console

The traditional games industry needs PS4 and Xbox 720 to be a big hit, so these new stats from NPD make for grim reading. TechSpot reveals that a poll by the research firm suggests just 29 per cent of core gamers are currently planning on buying a next-generation machine as …

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Microsoft to spill Xbox 720 beans this week?

The press could get its first look at the Xbox 720 this Wednesday, it is being claimed. Wait, select press are going to be at the Microsoft fiscal year 2014 event this week?” Superannuation Tweeted. I thought that it was MS partners only. Hmm. There are a bunch of invite-only …

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