New consoles from Sony and Microsoft will be released in 2020″

Microsoft in the face of the head of the gaming division Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) said bluntly during E3 2018, which is working on the next-gen Xbox (let’s call the console for simplicity, the Xbox Next). When we can expect the release of this gaming platform on the market? This was recently told by a reputable blogger Paul Thurrot (Paul Thurrott), citing its sources.


Новые консоли от Sony и Microsoft выйдут в 2020 году"

According to him, the next-generation Xbox is code name Scarlett, and Microsoft plans to release it in 2020. While Microsoft describes Scarlett in internal documents as a collection of devices, so can get several products. The date may seem relatively close, because Xbox One X was released only last year, but Microsoft supposedly set up firmly and going to shake the industry.

Mr. Thurrot suggests that the Next Xbox will be fully compatible with all games available today, but it will offer opportunities and services next generation (like streaming games). Considering how much Microsoft spends on backward compatibility today, it is a logical assumption. In addition, surely the Xbox Next will be still based on the x86 architecture.

Новые консоли от Sony и Microsoft выйдут в 2020 году"

Sony, in turn, says nothing about their game system next generation (let’s call it the PlayStation 5), but rumors of its development appeared long ago, so the launch of the device should also be in the offing. Last message touch used by the Japanese core components and continue a fruitful cooperation with AMD.

Новые консоли от Sony и Microsoft выйдут в 2020 году"

Resource Forbes, citing anonymous industry sources, said that the PS5 will use the graphics accelerator architecture of AMD Navi, supplemented by the CPU on the basis of Zen+ (strangely, not Zen 2). However, more detailed information is not available, so it is not clear whether it is still on a powerful single chip system by analogy with the PS4 and PS4 Pro (it saves), or Sony decided to use the individual components CPU and GPU Ryzen Navi for maximum performance.

Graphics architecture AMD Navi will be made subject to the 7-nm technological standards, and, according to sources, this accelerator is the result of close collaboration with AMD to Sony. Most of the work on a new architecture was allegedly conducted under the leadership of Raja Koduri (Raja Koduri), who led Radeon Technologies Group and recently left AMD to work for Intel.

Новые консоли от Sony и Microsoft выйдут в 2020 году"

It is argued that the collaboration with Sony was carried out at the expense of work on Radeon RX Vega and other current projects AMD: Mr. Koduri was forced against his will to transfer up to 2/3 of the engineering team exclusively for the Navi. Because of this, supposedly the Manager was very unhappy with the amount of resources and engineering hours spent on Board accelerators RX Vega, and products like Frontier Edition turned out worse than expected.

Citing sources, Forbes also reports that the version of the Navi for desktops will be primarily focused on the mass market and will not compete with the expensive and high-class accelerators NVIDIA GeForce. This is logical, given the console roots of the Navi, but it does not mean that after the mass products will come and more powerful solutions on the same architecture.

Новые консоли от Sony и Microsoft выйдут в 2020 году"

It is curious that, according to Forbes, the accelerator Navi did not mention in connection with Microsoft Scarlett. Journalists suggest that Xbox Next will not use a Navi or a accelerator created by AMD and Microsoft on the basis of the Vega. In General, all the informants talk about Navi was carried out in the past tense, as if the work on the accelerator has been completed — maybe PS5 will come out before the Xbox Next, by analogy with the PS4 and Xbox One Pro X?

Новые консоли от Sony и Microsoft выйдут в 2020 году"

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Adapter for Nintendo Switch promises to support Bluetooth headsets”

Nintendo console Switch is the perfect companion for travel or a rural getaway, but it desperately lacks one key feature: support wireless headphones. In November last year, Nintendo added support for the wireless headphone via USB thumbdrives, but only if the user uses a USB Type-A to USB-C, to connect the FOB to the headphone port on the console.


Адаптер для Nintendo Switch обещает поддержку Bluetooth-гарнитур"

While the Switch does not support Bluetooth accessories. But the team called Human Things launched a campaign on Kickstarter mikronizirovanne designed to rectify the situation with a new device Genki. We are talking about a simple key-plug to Switch, which promises the Bluetooth 5.0 and multiplayer sound: can simultaneously connect two audio devices.

It uses the USB-C port and requires no batteries, and the Genki team argues that the extra consumption console power in a handheld mode minimum: +0,02 W. The adapter also can connect to external Switch ports in a stationary mode or mounted on the back panel, if the user acquires extra dock adapter for $10.

Адаптер для Nintendo Switch обещает поддержку Bluetooth-гарнитур"

Besides the fact that it is possible to use most of wireless headphones in conjunction with Switch, Genki can also work as transmitter for external speakers Bluetooth if you want a louder sound system — for example, when playing in the backyard. Human Things asking for $40 and promises to deliver the device in November (option $30 dollars no longer available).

Campaign to raise funds ends in a few days, and her goal is $30 000.

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Xbox One’s and Xbox One X got support for Dolby Vision to view Netflix”

If you use Xbox One Xbox One S or X as your main multimedia device for watching movies or TV series, then you will be interested to know that soon the console will be even more interesting. In 1810 the system update Preview for insiders, Microsoft has included support for Dolby Vision for Netflix.


Xbox One S и Xbox One X получили поддержку технологии Dolby Vision для просмотра Netflix"

The Dolby Vision HDR makes more accurate and precise depending on the scene, whereas with the standard settings mode applies to the entire film.

To take advantage of the added support for Dolby Vision, you must be an insider Xbox owner’s Xbox One or Xbox One X — original Xbox One is not supported to have a premium subscription to Netflix and a TV that supports Dolby Vision.

Xbox One S и Xbox One X получили поддержку технологии Dolby Vision для просмотра Netflix"

The latest update also adds support for new avatars for all Xbox system, so you can see men: in user profiles, blocks friends from the main menu, when you compare Gamerscore, messaging, community, notifications, and other places. All of this — is that only for insiders Xbox. Regular users will receive the update in the coming months.

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The popularity of the Nintendo 3DS over the years only grows: “For children it becomes a gateway to Nintendo Switch””

The President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime (Reggie Fils-Aime) discussed with Game Informer destiny Nintendo 3DS, the hugely popular portable console, which, it turns out, is still very good odds in the United States.


Популярность Nintendo 3DS с годами только растёт: «Для детей она становится вратами к Nintendo Switch»"

“The life expectancy of the 3DS is impressive. More than eight years, said Reggie. — Incredibly. In December we had 27% growth compared to last year. Here in the U.S., according to may sales of the system increased by 10 % year on year”.

According to Reggie Fils-Aime, the reason for the lifespan of the Nintendo 3DS and its growth in the US lies in the fact that it is a great first device for kids from five to eight years. And the target audience of the system — parents with children. Portability, the ability of the device to remain functional after damage and falls, over thousands of games, including new — also, according to the President of Nintendo of America, the secret of success Nintendo 3DS. “It becomes a gateway for those children who turn ten, eleven and twelve years, to then go to Nintendo Switch. It’s a strategy that works, and we will continue to support this platform. For she will make more games, and, of course, in 2019, we consider the system as a key part of our business,” he said.

Популярность Nintendo 3DS с годами только растёт: «Для детей она становится вратами к Nintendo Switch»"

Reggie Fils-Aime also said that the company still relies on the sale of more than one Nintendo device Switch family, as previously planned. “[We hold that] here in America, and that’s why they sell the second dock. USA is a developed country, we have a large house with multiple TVs, — explained the President of Nintendo of America. The first step is to ensure that the consumer understood: “I want [to play on the Nintendo Switch] on this and on the TV, so will take a second docking station.” The next case is when the device is already one of the family members, but someone also wants to play, so I will say to myself: “it’s time for a second console””.

Популярность Nintendo 3DS с годами только растёт: «Для детей она становится вратами к Nintendo Switch»"

He believes that Nintendo will have at least two games that have the potential to sell well to the console during the upcoming holiday period. One of them is a Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu and the Pokémon Let’s Go, Eve. “[In this case] I see family members wanting to take the game with you and play it all the time,” said Reggie. The second is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. According to Reggie Fils-Aime, people will want to create your own multiplayer events, and this aspect will push to purchase more devices.

In addition, at a recent investor meeting Nintendo said that not all the games coming out in 2018 for the Switch was announced. Perhaps the company will soon hold a Nintendo Direct where they will be presented.

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Sets X PUBG Xbox One and Xbox One’s Minecraft will be on sale in Russia this summer”

Microsoft has announced that in the shops of Russian networks will be available in two new Xbox One bundle: Xbox One X PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds and Xbox One’s Minecraft.


Комплекты Xbox One X PUBG и Xbox One S Minecraft появятся в продаже в России этим летом"

PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds came out on Xbox One within the preview program, aka early access, and achieved a very high success rate — for the period from 12 December to present the game was over 8 million users.

Комплекты Xbox One X PUBG и Xbox One S Minecraft появятся в продаже в России этим летом"

In this regard, Microsoft has decided to release a new set with a king battle, which includes:

  • Xbox One X hard disk 1 TB;
  • Xbox One wireless controller;
  • digital version PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds;
  • a trial subscription to the network service Xbox Live Gold for 1 month;
  • trial subscription for a library of games Xbox Game Pass for 1 month.

At the end of July, the kit can be purchased in the retail network the DNS. The estimated cost is 39 990 rubles.

Комплекты Xbox One X PUBG и Xbox One S Minecraft появятся в продаже в России этим летом"

In addition, for fans PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds Rainbo company produces custom Xbox One wireless controller in the style of the game in limited quantities. Edition controller will also contain a digital copy of the game. The controller is available in electronics stores from 6 to 13 July, and its estimated cost is 6190 rubles. All were made of 299 copies.

Комплекты Xbox One X PUBG и Xbox One S Minecraft появятся в продаже в России этим летом"

In addition to the Xbox One, Microsoft is continuing to support the Xbox One S. In early August in the Russian shops of electronics will go on sale the kits of Xbox One’s with the famous “sandbox” Minecraft, you can play with your friends on almost all platforms (Xbox, Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android).

Комплекты Xbox One X PUBG и Xbox One S Minecraft появятся в продаже в России этим летом"

Kit includes:

  • the Xbox One’s hard drive 1Тбайт;
  • Xbox One wireless controller;
  • the first season of Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure;
  • full digital version of Minecraft update Aquatic and kit Explorer’s Pack;
  • trial 14-day subscription Xbox Live Gold;
  • trial subscription for a library of games Xbox Game Pass for 1 month.

Set Minecraft’s Xbox One will be sold at an estimated cost of 23 990 rubles.

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Nintendo and Microsoft have released a joint is Minecraft, without Sony”

Hardly the first such case in the modern gaming industry has become the Bedrock is-update Minecraft, released on June 21, and the opening cross-platform game on the Nintendo Switch with the owners of consoles Microsoft, PC, Android and iOS. Unusual to see the Xbox logos, and the Switch next to the official YouTube channel of Nintendo. Players can also continue the game on another console, keeping their achievements.

In this regard, the decision of Sony not to allow cross-platform play with other consoles looks worse. During the last E3 a debate has been raging about the inability to use the accounts of Epic Games on the consoles Switch and the Xbox One, if the players Fortnite already launched it on PS4. In its response, Sony has recognized the problem, noting that the support mikesolo game there is no need, since only one PlayStation Network has 80 million active players per month, and in addition supported cooperative play with PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

Nintendo и Microsoft выпустили совместную рекламу Minecraft, без Sony"

Fresh is Minecraft aims to show you how to attract users, rather than demonstrating a competing console, and at the same time makes a call to the recalcitrant Sony. At the same time Twitter is a division of Nintendo of America came to the Xbox with a proposal to build something in Minecraft.

Aubrey Norris (Aubrey Norris), head of PR-Department Minecraft already talked about the desire of the team to bring cross-platform game on PS4. Expressed misunderstanding of the position of Sony and head of Xbox Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer): “I think the players have no doubt that will be better for them to have a common online environment between platforms. In this case, I don’t understand why we should not move in this direction, especially when trying to make the gaming business a large, grow it, get more games, to create new opportunities?”.

Nintendo и Microsoft выпустили совместную рекламу Minecraft, без Sony"

He thanked Nintendo for openness (which, by the way, Japanese companies until recently it was extremely unusual) in relation to Minecraft and Rocket League. By the way, and its developer Studio, Psyonix, have reported on the readiness of cross-platform features that Sony just does not allow.

Before Sony explained the closed nature of its platform that the interests of the shareholders, by care of children, whose security company says it can provide within their ecosystem. But the last argument after the opening of the play together with the users of computers and mobile devices had lost all credibility.

At GDC 2018, the head of Epic Games Tim Sweeney (Tim Sweeney) expressed the belief that after the appearance of Fortnite on all consoles and even the accounting of purchases on different platforms, the next logical and inevitable step will be the introduction of full cross-platform play. Given that the main participants of the gaming industry ready to work together, Sony risks being left behind.

Nintendo и Microsoft выпустили совместную рекламу Minecraft, без Sony"

Now publisher Square Enix is negotiating with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony that its MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has got the support of crossplatforming between Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. Possible under the General head of the samurai Sony still soften its position?

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Friendship Nintendo and Microsoft continued with the release of the New 2DS in the style of Minecraft”

Nintendo and Microsoft seem to be going actively to make friends in the play area against the mighty Sony. At least recently Minecraft for Nintendo Switch received support cross-platform play with the Xbox One, thanks to a new “better Together”, and now Nintendo has decided to pay even more attention to the popular game owned by Microsoft.


Дружба Nintendo и Microsoft продолжилась выпуском New 2DS в стиле Minecraft"

This summer in Japan (the release in the markets of other countries yet nothing is said) there will be three new performance gaming system Nintendo 2DS XL, and the highlight of the program definitely speaks Minecraft Creeper Edition. This is a beautifully made console with a dedicated green blocks on the body and the image of the mascot of Minecraft. Judging by the box, the design has a hand in Microsoft Mojang.

Дружба Nintendo и Microsoft продолжилась выпуском New 2DS в стиле Minecraft"

Although Minecraft for Nintendo 3DS has the capabilities of cross-platform play with the Xbox One, unlike the version for the Switch, a special edition handheld system emphasizes the partnership of Microsoft and Nintendo. And were previously issued a special version of the portable Nintendo consoles, in the style of third-party games, but still similar cooperation with other platformtarget was not.

Дружба Nintendo и Microsoft продолжилась выпуском New 2DS в стиле Minecraft"

In addition to the special editions in the spirit of Minecraft the Japanese had developed two more versions of Nintendo 2DS XL to choose from. The first is the red-black in the style of Mario Kart 7 will be released in July:

Дружба Nintendo и Microsoft продолжилась выпуском New 2DS в стиле Minecraft"

Finally, the third edition of made in the spirit of Animal Crossing and includes the reliefs on the building in the style of the game. This console will be sold with pre-installed copy of the updated version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf support Amiibo.

Дружба Nintendo и Microsoft продолжилась выпуском New 2DS в стиле Minecraft"

By the way, Microsoft almost simultaneously announced an Xbox One bundle S in a special box Minecraft. In addition to the console in white it includes the full version of Minecraft update Aquatic and complement the Explorer’s Pack, the entire first season of Minecraft: Story Mode, free month of Xbox Game Pass and 14-day subscription Xbox Live Gold. The kit will be available in some countries (in USA it will cost $300).

Дружба Nintendo и Microsoft продолжилась выпуском New 2DS в стиле Minecraft"

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In PUBG on Xbox One played already 8 million people, Microsoft has released a special edition console”

Microsoft said that currently PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds on Xbox One play more than 8 million people, and since the launch of the Xbox Preview program Game this Thriller has consistently been one of the most popular on the platform. Such an achievement is impossible not to celebrate, so Microsoft decided to release a special edition Xbox One X for fans of the Royal battle.


В PUBG на Xbox One играют уже 8 млн людей, Microsoft выпустила особое издание консоли"

The kit Xbox One X PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds Bundle includes:

  • Xbox One X 1-TB hard disk drive;
  • wireless Xbox controller;
  • downloadable version PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds, so that you can Xbox One X;
  • free month of Xbox Game Pass;
  • free month of Xbox Live Gold subscription.

В PUBG на Xbox One играют уже 8 млн людей, Microsoft выпустила особое издание консоли"

Xbox One edition X PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds Bundle, as Microsoft promises, will appear in most major retailers around the world (worth US $500).

В PUBG на Xbox One играют уже 8 млн людей, Microsoft выпустила особое издание консоли"

At the same time with the release of this publication, Microsoft has shared fresh statistics on the Xbox One. Currently, this platform is available in more than 1,300 different games including over 200 of the console exclusives and more than 400 classic projects (the old generation performed in the framework of backward compatibility).

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The Chapter discussed the next Xbox console from Microsoft and work with Japanese publishers”

During the press conference of Microsoft at E3 2018, head of Xbox and Executive Vice President of Microsoft Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) has announced that the next console Redmond Corporation is already in development. In the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu Spencer gave a few comments about it.

Глава Xbox обсудил следующую консоль Microsoft и работу с японскими издательствами"

2018 at E3 Phil Spencer stated that on the next Xbox game console works the same team that has provided high performance Xbox One X. currently, she is studying the architecture of the new device and experimenting with it. Speaking with Famitsu, Spencer explained that the project is primarily targeted at gamers and putting them in entertainment center. Currently, two billion people in the world are addicted to games on different devices, but the head of Xbox would like to give users the experience of using the most powerful and the best iron in the consoles sector. He understands the Microsoft Xbox One and have already made against her step with the Xbox One X, but would like to go a little further.

Today, Microsoft is communicating with several companies on the design of the equipment. According to Phil Spencer, they began to discuss what innovations are expected in the architecture of the iron in the future. Looking ahead, he knows that the game resolution is an important aspect and frame rate. “The journey to create the new device has already begun, and [Phil Spencer] always thinking about the possibilities,” wrote a journalist of Famitsu.

Глава Xbox обсудил следующую консоль Microsoft и работу с японскими издательствами"

But Phil Spencer has visited Japan not only to give an interview to a local magazine. Over the past few years many times he went to the land of the rising sun, to meet with representatives of the publishers. Executive Vice President at Microsoft works closely with many Japanese developers. According to him, they allow him to look at their projects until the release, and the creators of the games talking with him about your goals, Phil Spencer understands that communication is built on relationships between the platform holder and publishers.

The head of Xbox also believes that investments in artificial intelligence will be very useful to make the worlds of games and their characters more vivid. It is also useful for debugging your projects, as AI can simulate user actions during the passage.

Глава Xbox обсудил следующую консоль Microsoft и работу с японскими издательствами"

In conclusion, Spencer mentioned that he was pleased that Japanese developers support Xbox, and the local players will be able to enjoy even more content from their favorite publishers in the future.

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Mechanical keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 will cost 190 Euro”

The company Razer has introduced a new version of the popular gaming keyboard BlackWidow Chroma BlackWidow Chroma modification V2, which sales will start before the end of January.


Механическая клавиатура Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 обойдётся в 190 евро"

The novelty is equipped with a removable palm rest, designed to provide maximum comfort during long gaming sessions.

Механическая клавиатура Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 обойдётся в 190 евро"

Buyers can choose between three options mechanical switches Razer Green Switch (“trigger” switch with reverse tactile communication, a pressing force of 50 g), Razer Orange Switch (reverse tactile communication, but silent pressing force 45 g) and Razer Yellow Switch (silent pressing force 45 g). Claimed the life of a minimum of 80 million clicks.

Механическая клавиатура Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 обойдётся в 190 евро"

Keyboard backlight endowed with support for 16.8 million colors and the ability to customize each button. There are five additional custom keys.

Механическая клавиатура Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 обойдётся в 190 евро"

To connect to the computer, use USB interface; polling frequency is 1000 Hz. Supports 10 Key Roll-Over Anti-Ghosting (anti-ghosting while you press the 10 keys). Refers to fully-programmable keys with the ability to record macros on the fly. Dimensions are 475 x 171 x 39 mm, weight 1500 g.

Buy the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 will be 190 euros.

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