It seemed inevitable that Gears of War 4 would feature cross-play across all game modes – a fact that was confirmed by Microsoft during their E3 2016 press conference. Only, it turns out that’s not entirely true. With the arrival of the first Play Anywhere title to feature competitive multiplayer, gamers were gearing up to play with and against others on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. After all, cross-platform play is one of the most requested additions in console gaming, with everyone from Rocket League to Final Fantasy getting in on the action. Pictured: Xbox One and PC ... Read More »
Xbox One gamers still waiting for the next Ark: Survival Evolved update are going to have to keep waiting (and surviving). While their PC-gaming cousins got fresh content last week, it seems that players on console have yet to find out when the promised content will drop. Chief among the updates Xboxers are waiting for is the PrimitivePlus mod, which adds tons of new crafting items – and that’s the reason for the current delay in getting it shipped out. Jeremy Stieglitz, Lead Developer on the game, discussed the upcoming update in the SurvivetheArk forum. According to the man in ... Read More »
Play Anywhere, the Microsoft initiative that allows gamers to buy one copy of a game that plays on both Xbox and PC, has finally been given a release date. The feature, first announced at this year’s E3, further pushes Microsoft’s plan to bridge the gap between the two platforms. Mark the date in your calendar – Play Anywhere launches on 13th September 2016. The cross-buy plan also had a major boost after the Redmond tech heads announced that all games published by Microsoft will be Play Anywhere-compatible. That announcement came courtesy of Yusuf Medhi, who drew attention to the long-term ... Read More »
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, has confirmed that keyboard and mouse support will be arriving on Xbox One – but gamers will have to wait a few months before it’s ready. The revelation can during an interview with gaming site PCGamesN, where Spencer spoke about how close the Xbox team are to bringing keyboard and mouse support: I keep talking about it in the press and my platform team keeps shaking their head, because they… Truthfully in our dev kit modes now keyboard works, mouse support is a little bit further away. I say it because I know it’s not ... Read More »
Xbox chief Phil Spencer has been a busy guy lately. First, he stated that Microsoft are committed to making the absolute best TV gaming console experience, and now he’s been chatting to fans on his Twitter feed about, well, everything. The cheerful regular Joe gamer told one fan that he, too, was devastated gutted sad about Fable Legends’ cancellation after months in Beta… @JenniferRHurni I really wish every game we started ended successfully. Regretfully doesn't always happen. I'm sad as well, I love Fable. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 11, 2016 …Before going on to reaffirm the Redmond studio’s commitment ... Read More »
It's time to nail our colours to the mast here at the Xbox One UK Castle (yes, our castle has a mast. Deal with it.) We love our Xbox Ones. We really do. Some of us only play on the Xbox - but most of us play on other consoles too, and on PC. So what you won't find here is rabid fanboy reaction to every piece of news. We're Xbox first, sure, but this is a big, wide world and there's room for everyone. So when Head of Xbox and indie-t-shirt-loving good guy Phil Spencer speaks, we take note ... Read More »
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