Forza Motorsport 6 Announced

Forza Motorsport 6 Announced

In a post on their blog, Xbox has just announced Forza Motorsport 6 alongside the game’s first trailer.  The game was officially announced earlier today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, featuring a pronounced partnership with Ford. The game will feature a broad lineup of Ford cars including the Shelby GT350 Mustang, the F-150 Raptor and the all new Ford GT which will serve as the game’s cover car.  No […]

Xbox One update gives more CPU power to developers

Xbox One update gives more CPU power to developers

It seems that Microsoft are pushing to give more console power to the developers as a recent update has reserved more CPU power for games then previously, Digital Foundry reports. Both the PS4 and Xbox One have an 8 core CPU where up until recently, both consoles reserved 2 for system operations and 6 for games but the recent update to the Xbox One unlocks a further 50-80% of the 7th CPU […]

Xbox One: Recent update improves eSRAM control and overall performance

Xbox One: Recent update improves eSRAM control and overall performance

A recent Xbox One SDK update, which was released for game developers earlier this month (December 12th, to be exact), has been reported – by Dying Light developer Techland’s Maciej Binkowski to Gaming Bolt – to significantly improve the overall performance of Microsoft’s current-generation console. Binkowski, the lead game designer on Dying Light, stated that in addition to the advantages of the Xbox One’s update, the most prominent one is the improved […]

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after more than 17 years

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after more than 17 years

Boyd Multerer, the engineer who led development on Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, as well as its XNA game development tools, has recently announced his departure from Microsoft after more than 17 years of employment at the gaming and technology giant. Multerer publicly revealed his departure from the Xbox team via his Twitter just today, December 29th, stating: “Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run. Xbox was Great! Time to do […]

30fps: Xbox software engineer on why it isn’t enough for gaming

30fps: Xbox software engineer on why it isn’t enough for gaming

Simon Cooke, a software engineer working for Microsoft in its Xbox Advanced Technology Group department, has recently explained why he believes 30fps isn’t enough for gaming. As most gamers know, there is a constant back-and-forth battle between both console and PC gamers over whether 30 or 60fps is acceptable/optimal (respectively) for gaming. The general consensus is that framerates above 30fps make digital media appear more realistic (but can sometimes lead […]

Respawn Working on New Non-Titanfall Game

Respawn Working on New Non-Titanfall Game

Respawn Entertainment, best known for the first person shooter Titanfall has revealed that they have a smaller team working on a new title that is not related to the shooter. Respawn has revealed that the second development team is being lead by Stig Asmussen who worked on the God of War series. Respawn’s main development team is currently working on a possible sequel to their first person shooter, Titanfall which was both a […]

Microsoft VR Headset to be revealed at E3 2015

Microsoft VR Headset to be revealed at E3 2015

According to a recent report from VR Focus, Microsoft is set to reveal their VR Headset in 2015, most likely being an E3 2015 reveal which is scheduled in June. According to the report, multiple developers have received early developer kits of Microsoft’s VR and with both Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus being showcased this past year, Virtual Reality could become the next “gimmick” in video games.  Microsoft’s VR […]

Grand Theft Auto Online Holiday Gift Revealed

Grand Theft Auto Online Holiday Gift Revealed

Rockstar Games has revealed what their holiday gift to all Grand Theft Auto Online players is. Rockstar Games had teased yesterday that they would be giving out a holiday gift to all GTA Online players in order to hold off the wait for the newly detailed Heist jobs.  The holiday gift was revealed to be the Festive Surprise update that adds many new features to GTA Online. Some of the […]

New Interactive Dying Light Trailer Released

New Interactive Dying Light Trailer Released

How good are your survival skills? That’s what Dying Light’s latest trailer wants to discover. The new trailer is nearly 25 minutes long and is completely interactive, you make the decisions for what the character does. How long can you survive? You can check out the full trailer below. Make sure you watch the trailer on a computer, as the interactive choices may not work on a mobile device. Dying […]

Microsoft’s game-streaming service, “Arcadia,” reportedly making progress

Microsoft’s game-streaming service, “Arcadia,” reportedly making progress

Microsoft’s mysterious game-streaming service is reportedly making good progress. Recently codenamed “Arcadia” (the name of the United Earth Government Colony in the Halo universe), the project is current in development at Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. In various job postings for Microsoft, the company appears to be touting Arcadia as “the next big thing.” The technology was previously hinted at by Microsoft during an internal showcase of Halo 4 in 2013, with the company calling the […]