Xbox 720

Xbox 720 ditching optical drive tip partners

Xbox 720 ditching optical drive tip partners

Microsoft is warning partners that the next-gen Xbox will not include an optical drive, it's reported, with downloads and an unspecified "interchangeable solid-state card storage" the only way to access games on the console. The decision comes with apparent confirmation of a 2013 launch of the console unofficially dubbed the "Xbox 720", amid what sources tell MCV have been "the strictest NDA" encountered from the Xbox team.

Continue Reading...

Microsoft Xbox 360 will be strongest ever in 2012, company says

Microsoft Xbox 360 will be strongest ever in 2012, company says

Console gaming enthusiasts are starting to get restless. With the Xbox 360 launching six and a half years ago, and the PS3 just one year later, gamers are starting to dream more and more about their current devices' successors. But Microsoft says to hold on, because even though the console is getting old, this could be its biggest and most exciting year yet.

Continue Reading...

Bethesda job ad points to DirectX 11 in Xbox 720 or PS4

Bethesda job ad points to DirectX 11 in Xbox 720 or PS4

Game studio Bethesda has posted a new job listing for a next-generation console programmer, which gives us insight into what Bethesda's insights are for the Xbox 720 and potentially the PS4. There are some surprisingly specific details about what the position will entail. The job is titled "Future Generation Console Programmer," something we expect will be changed before any business cards are printed.

Continue Reading...

Xbox 720 reportedly codenamed Durango

Xbox 720 reportedly codenamed Durango

There have been rumors that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox console, which some term the Xbox 720, is codenamed "Durango." The report first surfaced on Kotaku, which claimed to have heard the name from multiple sources close to the project. But today, a now-pulled Tweet from a Crytek game developer inadvertently confirmed the codename and revealed a secret developer summit underway in London for the new console.

Continue Reading...

Microsoft job ad hints at 3D in Xbox 720

Microsoft job ad hints at 3D in Xbox 720

A new job listing on Microsoft's website suggests the company is working on implementing 3D technology in an Xbox product. Although the ad didn't specify what product in the Xbox line the work specifically entails, we can probably guess with a fair amount of certainty that it's the Xbox 720 or whatever the next iteration will be called. This is the latest hint at what we can expect when Microsoft finally pushed out the next chapter in its gaming division.

Continue Reading...

Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

After what seemed to be a flurry of developer support over rumors that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console might prevent used games from being played, a second major developer has come forward objecting that idea. And it's a big one - Saber Interactive, the current developer of the Halo franchise. This comes after CD Projekt, developer of The Witcher 2, also slammed the anti-consumer idea.

Continue Reading...

Microsoft’s Xbox 720 will have a touch-screen controller: report

Microsoft’s Xbox 720 will have a touch-screen controller: report

At last year's E3 trade show, Nintendo admittedly bungled the debut of its Wii U console. But if you were actually in the crowd when the company showed off the revolutionary new controller, which looks and feels more like an iPad than a bunch of joysticks and buttons, you would have seen a lot of excitement among the gaming establishment. Now it looks like Microsoft might be trying to tap into that excitement as well.

Continue Reading...

CD Projekt is not optimistic about Xbox 720′s used game ban

CD Projekt is not optimistic about Xbox 720′s used game ban

There have been a lot of game developers coming forward in support of speculation that Microsoft's next-generation console will prevent players from buying used games and will register each game disc to one and only one system. From their perspective, it's a way to ensure anyone who buys the game is fattening their paycheck. But at least one major developer has said it could be a big can of worms.

Continue Reading...

THQ developer approves of Xbox 720 banning pre-owned games

THQ developer approves of Xbox 720 banning pre-owned games

There is a growing amount of speculation that the next generation of Xbox consoles will know if a game is pre-owned and will prevent it from being played. This is causing a lot of anger from the gaming community at large, as you might imagine. But for the people who make games, it is seen as a boon to the industry, especially one Jameson Durall.

Continue Reading...

Why Microsoft’s Kinect Is the Next Big Thing In Gaming

Why Microsoft’s Kinect Is the Next Big Thing In Gaming

As I’ve said numerous times on these pages before, I’m deeply concerned by motion gaming. I think it’s holding the gaming business back and helps to make the space seem “gimmicky” -- something I thought we were trying to move away from.

My issues with motion gaming have prompted me to turn my back on the Wii. In fact, I haven’t even seen my Wii in well over a year, since it’s been sitting in my closet with the rest of the obsolete and boring consoles I’ve bought over the years.

Continue Reading...

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12