The one person benefitting from ‘price wars’ is you, the end consumer, which is why we are happy to report that both Walmart and Best Buy are reportedly selling Microsoft’s Xbox One and Titanfall for $450; a nifty $50 slashed off the combined price of both these individually purchased products. Yes, the bundle is sweet but may not give Sony’s PlayStation 4 sleepless nights; read more to find out why.
It should be seen as no mistake that the Xbox One-exclusive game Titanfall is being promoted with a fervor more intense than essentially any other game in this generation of gaming consoles so far. This week the third of three 8-bit games for the Titanfall "8-BIT IS BETTER WITH A TITAN" collection is released, there’s free magazines and contests being held at Wal-mart, and a price-matching war is being waged at Best Buy. Do you think Microsoft wants this game to be a hero for their system?
It’s not long now before the next generation in a never-ending line of Ubisoft releases in the Assassin’s Creed family hits the public. Today amid leaks earlier this week, Ubisoft released their first teaser for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. This is also known as Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity, and it’s based in Paris, France, during the French Revolution.
Though we’d originally been informed that the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall would be pushed at the same time as the Xbox One version, then that it’d come a bit later in March, now it’s headed for April. This change has been made due to the Bluepoint Games development of the game not being entirely perfect before launch, moving the launch from March 25th now to April 8th. The PC (through Origin) and Xbox One versions of Titanfall have been available since March 11th, 2014.
Microsoft is working hard to get independent games on the Xbox game platform for gamers to enjoy. One of the ways it is doing this is via the ID@Xbox program that has over 250 developers with dev kits for the Xbox One in hand and at work on bringing new games to the console. With GDC starting in San Francisco, Microsoft is offering up some details on 25 games that are coming through the program.
Microsoft has detailed what gamers can expect from the April Xbox One update set to arrive in the near future, the brunt of which revolves around improvements to already established features and functionality. Among the improvements will also be an expansion of the early tester numbers.
Gamers in the UK that haven't got their hands on the Xbox One just yet and have been thinking about buying the new Microsoft console might want to check out a promotion coming this week. A game retailer in the UK called GameSeek has announced a special discount on a new Xbox One console and one of its most popular games.
Xbox's Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten will be leaving the company to take roost over at Sonos, it has been announced. According to the company's statement on Xbox Wire today, Whitten will become the Chief Product Officer for Sonos, leaving behind the company he has worked at for the last fourteen years.
A rumor has been spreading over the past few days that a new Xbox One controller would be released with compatibility specifically for the PC running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This morning, these rumors have been doused by Microsoft’s director of product management Albert Penello. He suggests that not only will there be no new controller for this purpose, there will be driver support later this year.