That set of games begins with ReCore’s release in September, followed the likes of Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3. Now, after an interview between Tim Sweeney and Eurogamer, it’s apparent that the Epic Games CEO is absolutely thrilled at the idea of a shorter console upgrade cycle. Progress will be saved regardless of which platform you use, so you’ll be able to switch between gaming on the PC and the Xbox One at your leisure. “And I think the configurations for developers are very reasonable”.
Somebody has already managed to get Game Boy emulation app VGA10 to work on their Xbox One, despite the Summer Update not rolling out to users until later this year. The idea of throwing everything out and doing everything from scratch every seven years is completely insane.
It’s not clear when the new Blu-ray app will be released to all users. Sony announced the system in the days before E3, but it didn’t talk about or show off the console at the event.
There’s still some way to go before Microsoft brings to life its vision of running apps right across its platform, but we’re slowly getting there. Now it looks like Microsoft will be picking and choosing titles in order to retain a tight grip on the console exclusive market. This means that Xbox One owners could gain access to a wealth of free games, both new and old, as well as TV shows, movies, and music.
“At any rate every game should be expected to deliver a 3X or better improvement in graphics quality as a result of this new hardware – whether they do it through higher resolution or prettier pixels is a decision for each game, and different games will exploit it in different ways”. Fear not if you won’t be among the selected few as more Preview members will be added to the program over time before it’s eventually launched as final for the general public.
What do you make of what we know so far about Neo and Scorpio?