News tagged: Xbox One
GameStop was close to running out of the Xbox One X after just one day. SVP of merchandising Bob Puzon says the retailer "sold through most of [its] initial allotment" of consoles on the first day of availability. It's working with Microsoft to receive more units.
The Xbox One X was released today and a large selection of enhanced games will already be available for the system within a week. 160 games are currently being enhanced to offer 4K support on the higher-spec console. 70 of those will be available by the end of the first week.
As promised earlier, Microsoft has officially launched its latest gaming console worldwide today. The "world's most powerful console" is now available for purchase in a total of 35 markets worldwide, with pricing to vary depending on local taxes in each region.
Microsoft intends to grow the Xbox video game market by coming out with more of its own software. Xbox chief Phil Spencer says the company will open more of its own studios or it'll acquire them. It had previously moved towards closing studios and cancelling games.
The Xbox One X will play nice resolutions above 1080p that aren't 4K. Microsoft has confirmed the console is going to support 2560 x 1440 (1440p) displays. Although the focus is on 4K when it comes to developing higher-res games, many gaming monitors are 1440p.
Amazon's video streaming service is now available on Xbox consoles all around the world and the app will support 4K streaming on the Xbox One X beginning November 7. A staggered launch of Amazon Prime Video started in 2016 and the app has only now become available globally.
Xbox One will get Playerunknown's Battlegrounds on December 12, developer Bluehole announced during the Paris Games Week. PUBG has turned out to be one of the most popular games on PC and its concurrent player record is higher than any other game on Steam.
Brendan Greene, creator of the popular online shooter Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), talked about his plans for the title during a panel at PAX Aus. Even though he's previously discussed exploring a single-player campaign, the resources and time don't exist for one.
Microsoft wasn't able to report particularly high Xbox One sales during fiscal Q1 2018, but it partly made up for that lack of revenue with Game Pass, a subscription service for video games. Revenue from gaming software and services grew 21%. Overall revenue was up 1%.
The Kinect is no more. Microsoft launched the motion-sensing device seven years ago and it has sold 35 million units since then. Now, the company has confirmed all manufacturing is over and the Kinect will no longer be sold. Its technology will persist in other products.
The first set of original Xbox games to work on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility will become available tomorrow. Microsoft has released a list of the titles that you'll be able to play in 1080p on your modern console. Some of the titles also feature widescreen support.
The Xbox One is still going to receive backwards compatibility support for the original Xbox and that feature is set to arrive this year. Microsoft announced Xbox support was coming during E3 this summer, but it hasn't said much since then. Phil Spencer confirmed it's on track.
If you preorder the Xbox One X right now from Currys PC World in the UK you'll be able to get three free games alongside the console. The retailer is offering Forza Motorsport 7, Halo 5 Guardians, and Quantum Break with the system at no extra cost. The bundle costs £449.99.
The Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta has been extended and will now be accessible until Wednesday. EA announced the extension of the public beta on Monday. People with a preorder for the upcoming title were able to access the beta beginning last Wednesday.
Game gifting is rolling out on the Xbox One, with it initially becoming available for some members of the Xbox Insider program. With this feature, users can gift any title from the Microsoft Store to another player via Xbox Live. Microsoft didn't announce its availability.
The list of backwards compatible games for the Xbox One has grown with the addition of four Halo titles. Microsoft announced on Thursday that Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 are now available through that compatibility program.
An update bringing cross-platform support to Minecraft is now available for Xbox, PC, and mobile. The "Better Together" update lets people play the same version of the game with each other across systems. All of the aforementioned versions run on the Bedrock Engine.
The Xbox One's built-in gameplay capture feature is going to receive an upgrade to 1080p. Since the console was released, players have been stuck with 720p 30 fps recordings, though the more recent Xbox One X offers 4K recording. The update is currently limited to Insiders.
Within hours of its servers coming online, Destiny 2 has already amassed "millions" of players, says Bungie. The game became available on September 6 and it didn't take long for people to pile in. Early reviews have been positive, stating it builds upon the successes of Destiny.
Four platforms, including virtual reality, are set to receive Rockstar Games' detective action-adventure title LA Noire. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and VR. 4K support will be available on the higher-end PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.