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Just when we thought that Microsoft had forgotten all about Crackdown 3, they’ve confirmed that the game is due ‘holiday 2017 or earlier.’ That’s the buzz from Dave Johnson, art director at Microsoft Studios, who confirmed the intended release date during an Extra Life livestream. Not only that, but Johnson also mentioned that Crackdown 3 will run 4K resolution on the upcoming Project Scorpio. That jives with Microsoft’s commitment to ensure all first-party games run at native 4K on the new console. Crackdown 3 has been a bit up in the air since its impressive E3 reveal – it sank … Read More »

It was just a matter of time – now for the six people who bought ReCore, prepare to for a HDR update. The announcement came – where else? – on Twitter, where both Microsoft Studios’ Shannon Loftis and Xbox’s Mike Ybarra both confirmed that the game will get a graphical upgrade when played on Xbox One S. ReCore with HDR? Yes, it's coming. https://t.co/Ku07ZBj3MD — Mike Ybarra 💎 (@XboxQwik) November 28, 2016 HDR – high dynamic range – gives greater colour and contrast to images, essentially making them a whole lot richer and pleasing on the eye. The downside? You’ll … Read More »

Microsoft aims to regain control of the technological high ground with Project Scorpio and Mark Williams, Technical Director of VooFoo Studios’ believes that all that extra power will help developers achieve native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. VooFoo Studios’, developers of top down racing title Mantis Burn Racing, have already taken advantage of the increased graphical capabilities of the PS4 Pro, and in a recent interview, he welcomes the change that Project Scorpio will bring in Microsoft’s mid-generation console refresh saying; “It has generally been more difficult to reach 60fps on Xbox One than on PS4, so Scorpio … Read More »

Days after the release of rival console PS4 Pro, Microsoft execs have been discussing their own upcoming games machine, Project Scorpio. The console may not be due to arrive until this time next year, but that hasn’t stopped Aaron Greenberg, Head of Xbox Games Marketing, from declaring that Scorpio will be capable of delivering ‘really true 4K’. Which is a technical term, we assume. He made the statement at Mexico City’s Xbox FanFest, where he said: This will really bring the most powerful console you’ve ever seen. It will bring these really true 4K, really incredible visual games that we’ve … Read More »

By now, you may be aware that Project Scorpio is a ‘codename’ for the next iteration of the family of  Xbox One consoles surrounding their idea of one Univeral Windows Platform (UWP). Due to be unveiled next year, Project Scorpio keeps impressing us the more we learn about it. Phil Spencer once described how Project Scorpio is designed with 4K in mind, and the ability to power high-fidelity VR. We already know that Gears of War 4 is ready to be played in native 4K when Project Scorpio releases. In fact, if you have a 4K monitor for your PC system, you can … Read More »

We’re at a very strange phase in this console generation, with the mid-cycle Scorpio and PS4 Pro upgrades dropping shortly. But that doesn’t mean it’s game over for the Xbox One. That’s according to Forza Horizon 3’s creative director, Ralph Fulton, who told the highly respected video games journal tabloid newspaper The Daily Star that there’s life in the original Xbox One yet. He said: How much more can you push out of it [The Xbox One]? I would probably just say don’t give up on Xbox One, just yet. It may be easy to consider the original Xbox One … Read More »

The Xbox One S is a pretty cool console, but it seems there’s a slight problem under the bonnet when it comes to movie playback – light-bleeding when playing 4K UHD discs with HDR turned on. You can check out the image below, for an example, courtesy of AV Forums: The issue, which doesn’t appear to affect streaming, but is limited to physical media playback, was first caught by a poster on Reddit. Others joined to say they’d suffered the same issues – particularly on Sony, LG and Vizio TVs. According to one poster there: There seems to be a … Read More »

Console wars are thing among fans of games.  I don’t really see a point because I believe it should be play what makes you happy for whatever reason.  Hardware developers strive to be the best selling console manufacturers on the market but don’t ten to let things like mud slinging get into the mix.  Microsoft however seems to be taking a more direct and vocal approach to take down Sony’s console sales lead. Over the last month, Microsoft and Sony have announced and/or launched new consoles with additional features.  Microsoft launched the new Xbox One S and back at E3 … Read More »

The closer the release to PS4 Neo, the more news and rumours about Project Scorpio start creeping up from all corners of the internet. And, to no surprise, one of these rumours was that Project Scorpio will run native 4K visuals on all their games, rather than simply upscaling 1080p. Shannon Loftis, Publishing General Manager for Microsoft has confirmed in a recent interview with USA Today, that Project Scorpio will natively run all first party games in 4K. Any game made by Microsoft Studios that is. “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render … Read More »

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