Earlier this year, Microsoft attended GDC 2017 in which they announced its Xbox Live Creators Program, meaning that developers can incorporate Xbox live functionality such as achievements and multiplayer into their already-existing games that are across Windows devices. With that, to make it easier to port across these games to Xbox, Microsoft announced today at Build 2017 that keyboard and mouse support functionality will come to Xbox One. The news that hardcore gamers have been waiting for. Microsoft's senior program manager for games developers Andrew Parsons did say at the conference however, that initially only a handful of mice will ... Read More »
The guys up at Microsoft HQ must’ve sat around the boardroom table at some point and just said, ‘You know what, why can’t everyone get along?’ And so Microsoft’s harmonious ‘Windows Family’ approach was born. Probably. We’ve seen it with the ability to stream from console to PC, and the total obliteration of the Kinect-inspired Xbox dashboard (Kin-what?), which was replaced with a Windows 10-style UI. By this point, the romance between Xbox and Windows 10 is somewhere around third base; on their way but not quite there. But now Jason Ronald, Xbox Product Manager, has confirmed that the two ... Read More »
What will you be doing on March 9th? If you answered, ‘Playing Teslagrad on the Xbox One,’ well said. Indie developer Rain Games has announced that, a mere two-and-a-half years after its initial release, their 2D puzzle-platformer will be bolting to the console at the beginning of March. Lauded by critics for its nostalgic nods, hand-drawn artwork, and complex brain-teasers, the game itself could be described as the thinking man’s Super Mario – or the foolish man’s Portal – as players use electromagnetic powers to solve increasingly difficult puzzles. Teslagrad has previously been released on pretty much every console going ... Read More »
One of the more atypical ID@Xbox published titles revealed at GDC this week was the 4-player Gauntlet style game called Super Dungeon Bros. Created by React Games; it is given a unique identity with its metal-themed soundtrack and aesthetic. In Super Dungeon Bros, a band of four mighty bros raid the endless dungeons of Rökheim, a giant scar of godforsaken earth, where wars are waged in underground crypts built by the gods themselves. Teams of up to four players will control hard rocking warrior bros in ever-changing dungeons that combine rock and fantasy with dangerous foes, deadly obstacles and hazardous puzzles. Fans are encouraged ... Read More »
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