Category: Xbox One

AMD Gonzalo APU with with Zen Cores and Navi Graphics could power PS5 / Xbox Two

We already know that Microsoft are working with AMD on their next generation Xbox. Less information is known about the PS5 but it is believed to also use a custom APU from AMD. A new leak gives us a little information on what may be powering these new consoles. The new APU being developed for consoles is reportedly called Gonzalo, and has been identified online with the following part number: 2G16002CE8JA2_32/10/10_13E9. It's expected that the APU will feature an 8-core Zen 2 CPU with a base clock of 1.6GHz and a boost clock of 3.2GHz. More importantly, this CPU...

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Microsoft “Scarlett Cloud” will be cheaper version of the Xbox Two dedicated to game streaming

We already know that Microsoft is working on the next generation of their console and it has been previously reported that there will be multiple versions.  Microsoft has not confirmed any details, but reports surrounding the follow-up to the Xbox One have begun to spring up online in recent weeks. The new console codenamed Scarlet will come with two distinct devices for its next generation of game consoles. The first will be a traditional box in the vein of the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The second device is the one that may be more interesting, it is believed to...

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Next-Gen Xbox to be released in 2020 – Project Scarlet includes a family of devices. One X2?

Speculation about the next generation of consoles is starting to build up, with a lot of it focussing on the Sony PS5 and it using an AMD built Navi based chip. It has also been said that the hotly anticipated Starfield won't release on the current generation hardware, and Elder Scrolls VI certainly won't. However, Microsoft has official, and stated that they are working on the next Xbox is codenamed Project Scarlet and with an expected release date of 2020 which will include a family of devices rather than just one. It is expected one of the devices will be a  streaming...

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E3 Highlights: Cyberpunk 2077, Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield & Fallout 76

Sadly, I don’t have enough time to cover games very often, but it is hard to ignore the biggest games show of the year, E3. There has been a huge number of press conferences and trailer releases already, with lots of games to get excited about, but I have cherry-picked my top 4. Cyberpunk 2077 For me, Cyberpunk 2077 is the most exciting game out of the bunch. Announced back in 2012 by CD Project Red, the creators of the Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 is a post-apocalyptic action RPG with spectacular visuals and a believable game world rather than what to...

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The Battle Royale Games for 2018: Fortnite vs PUBG & others

The Battle Royale genre has been around for a while now, with Battle Royale style mods developed back in 2012 for Minecraft, then PlayerUnknown a mod for ARMA 2/DayZ being released in 2013 which later evolved into a standalone game we now know as Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG for short. It was the early access release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that exponentially grew the popularity of Battle Royale games with it selling over twenty million units by the end of the year even though the 1.0 release wasn’t until December 2017. In September 2017, the game broke the previous...

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Microsoft finally announce the Xbox One X

Everyone already knew Project Scorpio was in development, which is now named the Xbox One X. Most of the specifications have been leaked too, but now we have firm details on its looks, release date and specifications. Being released November 7th worldwide, priced at $499 or £449, the One X will be the most powerful console on the planet. The new console will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro, with 4.2 teraflops. Microsoft is using a custom GPU engine on Scorpio that runs at 1172MHz, a big increase over the...

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Microsoft Project Scorpio’s official specifications promises true 4K gaming

The Xbox One S was just an interim upgrade for the Xbox with the main upgrade always going to be Project Scorpio. We now have the specifications of this new console and it is looking like a beast (still not as good as a PC though) Inside each system will be a CPU featuring eight custom x86 cores, clocked at 2.3 GHz, a custom GPU with 40 customised compute units clocked at 1172MHz and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Players will also have 1TB, 2.5-inch hard drive to play around with, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. The 12GB of...

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Microsoft Xbox One S Leaks Before E3. Smaller, Faster and 4K

NeoGAF members have posted multiple images of what they say is the Xbox One S, and the leak points to a huge overhaul for the console. It is around 40% smaller than the original with a unique and attractive patterned case, with the power brick being internal. This system will support both 4K video and High Dynamic Range content. It will come with a 2TB hard drive, a streamlined controller and a vertical stand for showing off. No words on pricing or release date, but expect to pay a significant premium on current...

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Microsoft kills off Xbox as we know it. Merges PC/Xbox Platforms

Microsoft have announced that they are effectively killing off the Xbox platform as we know it and instead will be unifying the platform with PC using Universal Windows Applications (UWAs). Universal Windows Applications (UWAs) have been one of Microsoft focusses for a while now and it is a development platform that will allow games to run across PC, Xbox, tablets and smartphones. The main goal will be that all games developed for the PC or console will be fully cross compatible, and that the Xbox console itself will eventually become an upgradable unit. What this could mean is that...

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Microsoft spent $100 million on controller prototypes for Xbox One

The new Xbox One controller is not particularly different from the Xbox 360 controller, but it turns out that Microsoft spent some serious cash on researching new possibilities. GamesBeat has done a series on the new controller and they revealed that MS spent $100 million researching and building prototypes which included a controller that emitted smells! Some of the slightly less weird options included built-in displays and cameras, as well as one that featured a projector. In the end it appears that Microsoft put a lot of emphasis on what they call Golden Hands, which is basically a hard-core...

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Xbox One does not require plugged-in Kinect

Since the launch of the Xbox One it always seemed like it needed to be always on and the Kinect would be watching over your permanently, however Xbox Corporate VP Marc Whitten told IGN that is not the case. It's unclear whether this is a shift in policy or phrasing, but Whitten says that while ditching Kinect may limit the console's capabilities, the sensor isn't a necessary piece of equipment at all times. Instead, you'll only need it for voice- and motion-based navigation features, or to play games like Fantasia: Music Evolved, which rely on the sensor. “Games use...

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