Mar 13, 2017 10:43 AM EDT
Microsoft Shares Latest Xbox One Update, To Look For Unique Gaming Experience
At last week's PAX East event, Xbox Live Director Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) with Digital Storytelling Lead Jeff Rubenstein and Microsoft HoloLens Executive Producer Laura Massey has made some good conversation, sharing new details about Xbox Project Scorpio and Xbox games. The three also responded to a string of questions that being asked about Xbox One and the company's next game console Xbox Project Scorpio.
According to Dual Shockers, the Xbox Live director has talked lots about the Xbox Play Anywhere program, mentioning that Xbox chief Phil Spencer for having a great job and also promised to talk more about them at E3 in June. Speaking about the Xbox Play Anywhere program, Hryb mentioned in the Q&A session that Microsoft still trying to figure out how to bring the games on the devices that customers want.
Meanwhile, Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass has just got even bigger this weekend as four new games were added to the already announced subscription-based service, the Daily Star reported. The website added that seven more games from publisher 2k have been added to the Xbox Game Pass program. These include basketball simulation game "NBA 2K16," wrestling simulation game "WWE 2K16," the turn-based tactical game "XCOM: Enemy Within," action RPG "Borderlands" and more. Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass program is set for launch later this year and will include both Xbox One games and Xbox 360 titles.
In addition to the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is also celebrating its month-long ID@Xbox Game Fest, which said to feature lots of discounted Xbox games. In the GameFest, many smaller games are being made available through the Xbox Store but the company has specifically discounted Xbox Game Preview titles. For those who still new in the program, Xbox Game Preview is like Steam Early Access but it provides the player a chance to try the game first before purchasing it.
Some of the titles that will be receiving the discounts are the following: Studio Wildcard's survival game "Ark: Survival Evolved," System Era's adventure game "Astroneer," Hinterland's open world survival game "The Long Dark," The Behemoth's role-playing strategy game "Pit People," Dan Fornance's "Rivals of Aether," Monomi Park's open world first-person life simulation game "Slime Rancher," and survival game "Subnautica." Additionally, the Redmond-based company has also made a promise that all Xbox Game Preview titles will make it to a proper release.
In other Xbox-related news, Microsoft has just also revealed to the world that the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio will have access to an exclusive group of games along with the older console, Xbox One, according to The Express. Additionally, Microsoft has also announced their new ambitious mixed reality gaming program that will be powered by the Acer developer edition headset. It seems that Microsoft are looking to build a unique gaming experience for its range of devices and addition of the Xbox Scorpio would take this even further.
The moves follow a recent news about a major PS4 Pro games boost feature, which Sony has recently launched through the PS4 4.50 update. That update feature Boost Mode for PS4 Pro and an improved 2D visual for PS VR. The Boost Mode feature, according to Sony, has been designed specifically to provide a better gaming experience for legacy titles that have not been patched.
Sony is said to be keen on updating its console to better compete with Xbox One and the upcoming Microsoft's game console, Xbox Project Scorpio. When launched in the market later this year, the Xbox Project Scorpio will be the most powerful game console ever created, according to Microsoft.