Microsoft via Major Nelson’s have announced that they will be starting a special summer sale tomorrow for one week only on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Game developers and publishers love summer sales maybe because they don’t release many new games during these months.
The Xbox One was announced on Tuesday so to summarise everything that was mentioned in the conference I have put together this post. I have intentionally waited a few days so the facts and much more information could be released about the console. The Xbox One is an upcoming video game console from Microsoft and is the successor to the Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family of consoles. The Xbox One will directly compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles and currently has as release date of Q4 2013.
Bethesda Softworks have announced that patch 1.8 is now available for download. It doesn’t add much to game and instead adds a few bug fixes. It is currently only available for PC and Xbox 360 with PlayStation 3 players having to wait.
Microsoft said on Tuesday that the new dashboard update for Xbox 360 was being released. The new update which was in beta testing earlier this year, will reach about three million people at the start with additional users being added over the coming weeks.
343 Industries have released some new screenshots for Halo 4. These screenshots feature the game’s many modes. The campaign screens show the Dawn and Infinity missions. There is some from the map called Complex and the new Flood multiplayer mode. Finally the last screenshots show the Spartan Ops mission known as The Challenge.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated that the company has examined the possibility of an Xbox Live style online service which requires a monthly fee, but has said that they don’t think it will be the right choice of action.
Microsoft have announced that the My Xbox Live app for iPhone has been updated. The update will let users “find, learn more about, and control your favorite content from popular entertainment services on Xbox 360. You can control the content on your console with play, pause, fast forward and rewind controls directly from your iPhone.”
A demo of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is now available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The free download is 1.29 GB.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is being produced by Square Enix’s 1st Production Department, with help from external developer tri-Ace. It is a direct sequel to the 2009 role-playing game, Final Fantasy XIII.