Microsoft has confirmed that its next big “Showcase” event will be coming on June 11, giving some hope to Forza Motorsport fans that more news of the next instalment in the series may be on the way soon.
Microsoft is set to show off new titles in a special Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on June 12, potentially including more information on the Forza Motorsport reboot and the first expansion pack for Forza Horizon 5.
The potential for virtual racing esports to feature in marquee sporting celebrations is something that has been the subject of substantial attention in recent years. It’s a subject that the International Olympic Committee has discussed, and Japan’s National Sporting Festival now includes Gran Turismo Sport as one of its events annually.
With E3 2019 well and truly in the swing of things, we’ve been so focused on the games (or expansions) that are coming, we almost missed the great deals on ones that are already with us. The latest Xbox sale celebrates the biggest gaming expo of the year with huge price cuts on practically all the major driving titles on the platform.
Microsoft is taking a page from the mobile phone industry. For a set monthly price, gamers will be able to pick up a new Xbox console, plus the Xbox Live and Game Pass services. And at the end of the 24-month period, they own the console.
Like Sony and the PS5, this year’s E3 didn’t bring anything new from the Microsoft camp about its next-gen console. However, the head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer, did take some time during his presentation to tease gamers just a bit.
Now for something completely different. Late last week, Microsoft took the wraps off its latest controller. What you see above is the Adaptive Controller; a wholly ambitious approach to making gaming more accessible.
Xbox players looking forward to the latest 1.14 update for Assetto Corsa will have to wait just a little longer. Since making its way to PS4 players last month, Kunos has been mum on the update coming to the Xbox.
Microsoft’s uber-spec Xbox One console has become something of a hot topic as of late. Last we discussed Project Scorpio the focus was on its 4K/60 FPS game DVR and streaming capabilities, and adopting an internal power supply. As we draw closer to an imminent reveal news continues to surface, this time focusing on which games will properly display what Scorpio is capable of.
Microsoft’s souped-up Xbox One was last discussed at the beginning of the year, with a focus on the machine’s 4K capabilities. The Redmond software giant is likely to remain tight-lipped on the upcoming refresh until this year’s E3, but in the mean time some interesting news has surfaced that not only further confirms the machine’s 4K capabilities, but a revised design choice that’s sure to please many.
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a new feature set to debut later this spring for Xbox One players: the Xbox Game Pass. Functioning similarly to Netflix, the Game Pass will cost $10 USD per month.
Although Black Friday isn’t as synonymous with Thanksgiving as it is with the North American side of the world, that doesn’t mean that we don’t love a good deal at any time of the year. It should surprise nobody then that the UK has welcomed the Black Friday tradition with open arms, bringing with it tech deals across all the major retailers on our little island.