Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox One, bringing the console down to £399.99 in the UK as of the end of this month. The new price leaves the Xbox One just £50 more than the PlayStation 4 in the UK, and will be timed alongside the launch of hotly-anticipated game Titanfall which saw a wildly popular beta earlier this month.
Microsoft has put a new Xbox One bundle which includes a free copy of Titanfall up for preorder, with the new limited-edition deal due for release on March 11. The package - which includes an Xbox One, one wireless controller and Chat Headset, and a digital download code for Titanfall - will be priced at $499.99 in the US.
The latest Xbox One accessory has been revealed, Microsoft's Xbox One Media Remote, better integrating the console into the living room as an multimedia system not just one for gaming. Set to go on sale in March across all markets Xbox One is available, the remote has backlit buttons which automatically light up when you pick it up.
This week as the Titanfall Beta gameplay comes to a close, the one group of users not able to play the game thus far comes to the forefront: Xbox 360 users. These ravenous users of the past generation’s Microsoft-made console have been rumbling about the release date for the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall being later than the Xbox One / PC - that date is March 25th, mind you, while the Xbox One and PC will see the game released on the 11th. Turns out Respawn Entertainment (behind Titanfall for PC and Xbox One) are working closely with Bluepoint Games (developers behind Xbox 360 version) to make certain the game is delivered at top-notch quality.
One of the most popular Beta runs for a game in recent history will be coming to an end tonight. Titanfall Beta codes are no more - only hands-on gameplay videos will remain until the 11th of March. For those of you that got the opportunity to play the game on Xbox One or PC over the past several days - time to get in your last shots over the next several hours.
If you found the Titanfall Beta exciting, the full game promises to take everything up an extra notch, at least according to The Art of Titanfall book that is slated to launch next Tuesday. The folks over at IGN got their hands on the book ahead of it hitting shelves, and inside it is revealed the game will have, among other things, monsters.
Microsoft’s Xbox One has received more than its fair share of bad press due to the few games released with 1080p on PS4 while their console rolled with 720p. Now we’re seeing word from Rebellion Games’ Jean-Baptiste Bolcato that an upcoming SDK (software development package) that’ll allow easier development for the Xbox One in 1080p. Also via NeoGAF we’re finding that Microsoft’s Sharpening Filter is now gone.
Tonight the decision to stress test Titanfall Beta has been made - codes will not be needed and all players will be able to try the game until the end of the Beta period. At the moment this means users will immediately, if not soon, be able to access Titanfall Beta so that the creators of the game are able to test how much the servers that keep the game active online are able to take.
It would appear that the Titanfall servers bug was a big enough issue over the past 24 hours or so to warrant an extension of the Beta time for users in the long run. In other words - if you were bummed that you'd not be getting as much Titanfall Beta time as possible due to the down-time this weekend, have no fear! The Titanfall Beta has been extended "at least a day".
UPDATE: Respawn Entertainment has decided to make this an OPEN Beta!