Tag Archives: Xbox One

Molyneux: Wii U "lack lustre", MS and Sony "holding their breath"

The freshly unleashed Peter Molyneux has done what we’d all knew he’d do – stir the hornets’ nest. In an announcement that the famed developer will be offering analysis of next month’s E3 on Spike TV, the Lionhead founder and former Microsoft Game Studios Europe boss described Nintendo’s upcoming Wii …

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Lionhead developing Next Xbox MMO

A job ad posted on LinkedIn has revealed that Microsoft-owned UK developer Lionhead is working on an MMO title for the Next Xbox. The ad, spotted by Superannuation, is a new IP. "Opportunity to work on MMO like title for next generation consoles. AAA game and budget!" the ad explains. …

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Crytek wants next-gen pre-owned block

A lead developer at Crytek has publicly supported the concept of console manufacturers blocking access to second-hand games. Rasmus Hjengaard, the Swedish director of creative development at Crytek, said from a business perspective that would be absolutely awesome” if a next-generation Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony console restricted access to games …

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PS4 and Xbox 720 sales won’t match current gen, analyst believes

The PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 and Wii U will fail to match the sales of their immediate predecessors, analyst Piper Jaffray believes. In fact, analysts Michael J. Olson and Andrew D. Connor believe that between them the three machines will see an average software sales decline of 53 per cent …

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And today’s next-gen console rumour is…

Face it – this won’t stop until we finally see the machines at either E3 this June or E3 2013. Today’s report comes from VG247, which claims to have word on the Next Xbox’s specs from an assortment of anonymous sources. Firstly, the site takes great delight in stressing that …

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Microsoft pulls next gen job ads

Behind closed doors, a new Xbox is being developed – but Microsoft is determined to maintain secrecy. This week, the platform holder removed two job ads from Microsoft.com that mentioned the "next generation" of Xbox, according to CVG. One ad called for a software development engineer. The chosen applicant would …

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Guerrilla and Crytek tooling up for next-gen

Leading European studios Guerrilla Games and Crytek are dedicating resources to next generation game technologies, new job vacancy listings show. The Killzone and Crysis creators are just two of many studios across the continent now hiring staff for work on future platforms, according to a series of vacancies posted on …

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Now Microsoft denies new hardware for E3

Microsoft has followed Sony’s lead in declaring that it will show nothing new” in terms of hardware at this year’s E3. Yesterday Sony’s French CEO Phillippe Cardone was quoted as saying that Sony is under less pressure than it’s rivals and will probablybe the last to announce something”. Now another …

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Next Xbox skips optical drive, goes digital only?

The latest rumours concerning Microsoft’s next Xbox console suggest that the company may launch an entry-level machine that is not compatible with disc-based games. As it has done with Xbox 360, DigitalFoundry reports that Microsoft will look to launch its new machine in two iterations. However, the distinction between the …

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