Microsoft Teased The New Xbox At E3 Confirmed A New Console Is On Its Way

Microsoft Teased The New Xbox At E3 & Confirmed A New Console Is On Its Way

No one expected to see any hardware at any of the big conferences at E3 this year, however, Microsoft went ahead and told us something nobody expected. The conference didn’t really showcase the console, however, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased the new console regardless.

According to Spencer, Microsoft is working hard to build the new console and the company is already gearing up for the new generation of consoles. 

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Spencer didn’t detail the console any further and kept it brief. “The same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming,” Spencer said.

That was about it. Even though there’s not much to work with over here but the knowledge that Microsoft is working on a new console is enough for Xbox gamers to know about the future. Microsoft will not reveal the console anytime soon, however, fans are relieved to know that they can expect something in the future.

Spencer also talked about a game streaming service that is currently under development and there is no doubt that the new service will be a marquee feature on the upcoming consoles. The new service will let Microsoft support backward compatibility where gamers can play older games on their new consoles. 

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Even though the new console was teased, it was apparent that Microsoft’s focus was on exclusive games for its current generation.

The Xbox One X is barely a year old and support for exclusive titles is currently slim, which Microsoft plans to tackle by acquiring five new studios. Sony may also be in the console race, however, the company is not expected to reveal the new PlayStation until 2021.

We can make a wild guess that the new Xbox will not be revealed before 2020, so we may hear more about it at E3 2019. One never knows how the gaming industry works and we’re often left surprised by companies at each E3.

Now that Microsoft has detailed its future plans, will Sony also try to step their game at their conference tomorrow? We will know more as Sony hosts its press conference at 6:30 AM on 12th June 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news from E3 2018!

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    Ubisoft Reveals How Star Fox Ended Up In Starlink On Nintendo Switch

    Ubisoft: How did this partnership begin?

    Laurent Malville: It actually all started at E3 last year. It was a really exciting time for us, we were so thrilled to show off the game and what we’re trying to do with Starlink. We just had one private room to demo the game, and a few representatives from Nintendo came by. It was a real show highlight to show them the game, and they seemed to really like it. Then Nintendo came back again, with a different group of people to play the game. I remember one of them asking me, “Is it OK if I come back with a group of higher executives?” and I just said, “Yes! Yes, absolutely.”

    So they came a third and fourth time to check out the demo, to the point where we were finally showing it off to the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé. I’ll never forget when he grabbed the controller and said, “This is a neat concept you have here.” It felt like something was happening, but we weren’t exactly sure what.

    Fast forward, and we were invited to go to Nintendo HQ in Japan to present the game to Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto and the entire original Star Fox team. We travelled to Japan and presented the game, and it was an unbelievable moment – it was incredibly humbling. Not only did we present the game, but we pitched what we thought we could do with a Star Fox integration in Starlink. We told them that Fox could be fully integrated into the game and have his own special abilities and his own skill tree, like any of the other pilots. We also pitched the Arwing as a modular ship, just like all the other Starlink ships. We had 3D printed the Arwing that we gave to Mr. Miyamoto, and when we gave it to him he immediately started playing with it, removing a wing and placing the wing of another ship on it. It was something that had never been done before with such an iconic ship, so we were a bit nervous about the reaction. But he told us that it was a great thing for players to be able to do

    After the presentation and conversation, we returned to Toronto to await word from Nintendo on the partnership. Obviously, they thought it was a good fit, and once we received the greenlight, we started integrating Fox McCloud into Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

    BioWare’s Anthem is Releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22, 2019

    At their EA Play presentation moments ago, EA announced that Anthem, the latest game from BioWare, will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22nd, 2019. They also hosted a deep-dive discussion with several developers of the game and released some new trailers.

    In the discussion, the developers stated that the game will take place in a living, shared world. Dynamic weather, time of day, and seasons will change the game world for everyone playing the game. They also talked about the game’s story, which takes place in a world that was left unfinished by the gods; the gods’ tools are still present in the world, however, which factors in to much of the game’s conflict.

    You play as a freelancer piloting a Javelin exosuit, which come in four different styles: Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor, and Storm. The Ranger is an all-purpose class of suit which excels at up-close, one-on-one combat, whereas the Colossus is a heavier suit with more devastating weapons. The developers did not discuss any specifics of the other two classes of Javelin, but they did state that they will be highly customizable. Players will be able to customize their suits by changing the paint job (including what looks like a Mass Effect-inspired one), or even the geometry of the suit itself.

    The developers also talked about the game’s monetization strategy, confirming that there would be cosmetic and vanity items available for purchase through microtransactions, but there will not be loot boxes or gameplay-enhancing purchases in the game. They stated that the game will be an “ongoing service” but did not elaborate on whether this would include new content (free or paid) after launch.

    What do you guys think about Anthem? You can let us know by posting in the comments, and check out the new trailers for the game below!

    Source:EA Play 2018

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    You Can Play Fallout Shelter on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Right Now

    During Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference, company figurehead Todd Howard talked a lot about Fallout, but not just Fallout 76. This year is the ten year anniversary of the franchise, but it’s also the three year anniversary of Fallout Shelter. The game has since garnered massive success, and it’s been ported to the Xbox One last year, but where are the ports to other consoles?

    If you’ve been asking that question, you’re in luck. Fallout Shelter is available for free on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch right now. A special bonus in the Nintendo Switch version is the ability to use touch controls in addition to a traditional control scheme.

    Are you going to be playing these new ports? What do you think about Fallout Shelter?

    Source:Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference

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