A number of things weren’t mentioned at today’s Xbox One reveal, these include no backwards compatibility and the fact that the console can restrict used games. Microsoft has a new system in place with their next console that requires all games to be installed to the hard drive before they can be played, afterwards requiring no disc. Wired has discovered during their analysis of the the Xbox One that each game will be linked to your Xbox Live account, and if someone else tries to play that game on their system they will have to pay a fee.
While the just announced Xbox One is an impressive machine, don’t expect it to be able to play your current games on it. This is according to an interview with Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Xbox Live Marc Whitten by The Verge. Apparently the Xbox One’s new architecture is such a significant departure from its predecessor, that Xbox 360 games will not work at all on the new system.
If you manage to comprehend even a small bit of what happens in the video above, then consider yourself worthy to work on Quantum Break, the next game by Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Max Payne). According to Microsoft, Quantum Break will change the way we interact with video games today.
The next generation of gaming is finally ready to start, as Microsoft today unveiled their next console, the Xbox One. Combining a brand new hardware architecture, operating system, and Kinect integration, Microsoft is creating an “All in One” system that hopes to become the last entertainment device you’ll ever need. The Xbox One was shown off today during Microsoft’s reveal event, along with hardware specs, new Kinect, new apps like Skype, cable TV connectivity, and much more.
Just like the Xbox 360, the Xbox One is already getting a predicted handful of first-party support. Forza Motorsport 5 from Turn 10 Studios will be one of the many launch titles available exclusively when the Xbox One launches this fall. Based on the teaser above, we can expect what we already had in mind, better graphics, better lighting, and better rendering. Forza Motorsport 5 will also take advantage of the Xbox One and its cloud (more details coming soon).
Fresh off the one hour press conference where Microsoft unveiled (sort of) its gaming giant, Xbox One, comes this demo video unveiling slew of EA Sports games running on EA’s Ignite Engine.
Sony still isn’t ready to unveil the PlayStation 4 console itself, but today they were nice enough to tease us with a brand new video about it. The only problem is that it consists of 39 seconds of fast cuts and… a blurry black box? Yeah, I’m just as disappointed as everyone else, but Sony promises that they will finally pull back the curtain during E3 2013.
It’s a whole new Batman game with plenty of new challenges if this first trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins is anything to go by. Watch as a younger Dark Knight squares off against notable DC baddie Deathstroke, as well as Black Mask and his goons in this almost five-minute long CG trailer. It’s pretty spectacular to watch I must say.
Whether fans like it or not, the Assassin’s Creed movie is a sure thing now. The film has gotten an official release date of May 22, 2015 according to Box Office Mojo, and will be produced by New Regency and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It will star Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Inglourious Basterds) in the lead role and as a producer. Michael Lesslie, whose previous experience is comprised of short films, will take on the daunting task of adapting Ubisoft’s popular franchise to the big screen by writing the script.
Square Enix announced yesterday that they’re re-releasing Final Fantasy VIII on the PC, this time with high resolution graphics. Famitsu reports that the game–which is Japan only for now–will sport better visuals, but there’s no word yet on what other upgrades this version might have. There’s also no release date yet from Square.