This past 2017 it became clear that Microsoft in this generation of consoles lost Sony. There is little that can be done with a lag of 30 million units, which is believed to exist between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The exact gap is difficult to call, because Microsoft stopped sharing sales of its system.
But it is clear that Microsoft is working to slightly change the situation: the Xbox One X looks more attractive from the performance point of view, preparing exclusives like a Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3. But is this enough to withstand the pressure of PlayStation? Can Microsoft rely on its relatively poor set of exclusives in 2018?
“Yeah, they don’t have much of a choice. I think that the list of exclusives would be good, as far as can be judged in 2018, said the head of researches IDC in the field of games and virtual reality Lewis ward (Lewis Ward) in an exclusive interview with GamingBolt. For example, I am convinced that in 2018 on Xbox One will be a major project in the Halo universe. As for the fight in the eighth generation gaming systems, the primacy has clearly owned by Sony. Microsoft will not catch Sony in this generation. The company’s goal is to make the gaming ecosystem on Windows 10 as wide as possible and profitable. The larger problem for Microsoft is that somehow unifying your computer and console business in the platform like Windows 10 on the terminal side and the server side with Azure. They also kept their strong position in the PC as a growth opportunity in the field of games and this strongly distinguishes them from Sony, which more or less left the PC market.”
According to Mr. ward, the most interesting now to observe the competition between the Xbox One and PS4 Pro X: “In the short term, in the confrontation between Sony and Microsoft the most curious question is whether Xbox One X to get around in terms of sales PS4 Pro in 2018 in the US market? This is feasible and could be a big step forward for Microsoft, because now the second half of the life cycle of gaming systems 8th generation.”
Microsoft has traditionally strong positions in their home U.S. market, Xbox One X is more powerful and can offer backward compatibility with hundreds of projects-generation Xbox 360 and Xbox (sometimes with a significant increase in image quality). But Sony PlayStation 4 Pro’s had a whole year to Express themselves and prepare, and it advanced the console much cheaper, so Microsoft will have to try hard to win the audience over even in the USA.
The creators of the online shooter Insurgency, which in recent months have persistently offered at a discount of 90%, has abandoned plans to create a single, story-driven campaign.
Originally the game was supposed to get a single mode or cooperative transmission called the Sand Storm, but it did not happen. If you read between the lines veiled apology developers, it can be concluded that the campaign was abandoned for lack of money. When it became clear that the development funds is not enough, the game began to sell with an impressive discount, and only after the winter holidays ventured to say about the refusal of Suzette.
Specifically, the developers have stated that “the single story had become interesting and new opportunity, but in the end we had to make a choice. We felt it more important to provide the best experience for multiplayer”. The developers in its appeal added that im sorry to disappoint his fans, but such a move was asking for a long time.
Saw one of the latest commercials Playerunknown”s Battlegrounds, where gameplay footage interspersed with shots of real actors who fly the plane and get nervous before landing? Many then thought that it would be nice to watch a movie. And, among these many was the Executive Director of Bluehole Studios, Chang Han Kim, who expressed the hope that “Playerunknown”s Battlegrounds will become a universal media franchise”.
Further direct speech: “We want to participate in a variety of industries, including e-sports, films, theatre, cartoons, etc. moreover, we have already received a few intimate calls from Netflix and from someone from Hollywood. So our dream is not just to create a new gaming culture, but also become a leader.”
Maybe you don’t know, but in 2000, the year saw a Japanese film called Battle Royal, whose heroes were in the game, where it could only survive one. The film became so popular that in the future it embodied in the animated series, published in five years, in a series of comic books in the Hunger Games with Jennifer Lawrence with a bow in the title role.
Fans of the online shooter Overwatch is not necessary to complain of boredom. To Jeff Kaplan will sit for 10 hours by the fireplace, as if hinting that all will be well, the new comic will be released, there will be rumors about the upcoming film adaptation of the game, the rumors that it will be cars and the single player campaign. And now, this time it’s official, Blizzard announced the imminent arrival of a new, 27-second hero.
What he will be is unknown, but it is already tested, and you need to put in the debut presentation of the fighter will be held in the coming weeks, if not days. Separately pleased with the confusion: the news about the 27th character sounded convoluted, which many thought we are talking about adding a new 27 characters, which would be cool even for Blizzard.
Overwatch is a web-based shooter from Blizzard, earned a bunch of awards, and became in several categories and competitions of the games of 2016. The effect was so great that Overwatch was nominated for the role of official eSports discipline in future Olympic games, but did not work: in the Olympic Committee said about avoiding games where, someone, kill someone. No violence. And even Overwatch looks very positive from this point of view, as a bloody Thriller.
Rumors that Nintendo Switch broke, Kolobrodov Network for a long time, but now you can say officially, because in a recently held event under the auspices of Nintendo, where investors discussed the 15 new games, upcoming release, focused on cracking console, recognizing this fact, and promised to provide the console with a future firmware update new protection.
Perhaps the reason for this was the recent so-called conference of hackers, where three participants reported on the successful hacking of the console and was told how to do it, to not buy a pricey game cartridges and download them for free from pirate resources. However, all of the secrets of hackers to share needs, and hacked files decided to leave, perhaps in order to sell the most Nintendo.
However, the new Zelda can be successfully downloaded and played on PC via an emulator. Similar steps can be done with other exclusives Switch, so to some extent, this console has been hacked for a long time.
Former soccer legend Poland, Zbigniew kempes, now the head coach of the national team, the Chairman of the Polish Football Union, and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, criticized eSports by calling in your address strong criticism of gamers.
Specifically, ban kempes said: “of course, I understand that eSports are spinning a lot of money, but the fact that it wants to make an official sport discipline – evidence of a specific pathology. To sit for hours and Bang on the joystick – what is a sport?”.
He, of course, immediately spoke about the difficulties confronting the professional eSports, that he is not in the subject, and that the joystick – it is also very difficult, and much more.
Mr. Boneka you a hundred times not to agree, but you have to understand that it’s not just him, but other European sports officials, therefore, are unlikely in the coming years we will see at the Olympics guys chopping in Counter-Strike or FIFA.
In the US, Jack swift changing media landscape. Donald trump, which threatened during the elections to force Apple to move manufacturing from China to America, creating new jobs, which for Apple could be like death, is not only not fulfilled their threats and signed a new law on tax reform, so that the Apple was formed 250 billion of free money that the company seems to have plans to invest in the new deal of the century, buying either Netflix, or Disney, or both at once.
So those who were dissatisfied with the transition of Star Wars, Predator and Alien under the protection of Mickey mouse, have a chance to become even nedovolna for, perhaps these brands will command the “Apple” company. For, before the end of the year we may witness another transaction, after which the world of show business again never be the same.
According to experts of analytical company Citi, the chances that Apple will buy Nerflix to the end of the year, estimated at 40%. The chances of a takeover of Disney – less, because this piece may be too big even for a huge fish like the company from Cupertino.
The incredible adventures of LawBreakers continue. Continuous online game continues to be at the level of statistical error. And her publisher in the face of the South Korean company Nexon have not found anything better than to blame all their troubles PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds, which intercepted all potential buyers.
First, I remember the chief for development, cliff Bleszinski, complained of Overwatch, because of which its a perfect game is not appreciated. And now the virus is a bad dancer took over and the company is the publisher. Briefly, in the third quarter of last year, Nexon because LawBreakers have lost nearly $ 33 million. Well, it is not surprising to invest several million dollars in the game, whose online PC version is on average 56 people – the achievement is questionable.
LawBreakers – online shooter, which was initially positioned as shareware. But then the developers announced that they do not want to trade characters, so the game will have to pay immediately. And this seems to have been their biggest mistake.
It seems that the developers of Fallout 4: New Vegas really intend to put the game in sharing to the end of the year, even in the alpha version.
As evidence was published first gameplay of this project, which looks great. However, it is likely that the team of modders disingenuous, and that in fact the game will do for many more years, and what is shown in the trailer is the finished piece, because the boys collect donations, and they blood from a nose need to look good. But hope, of course, be for the best.
Fallout 4: New Vegas – global mod, perestavnymi Fallout 3: New Vegas on the engine of the fourth part, borrowing thus its technical capabilities, resulting in interesting, but very dated looking already New Vegas suddenly becomes like, something like a modern AAA. And everything would be fine, but, most likely, very soon, the stage is Bethesda, which suddenly will force modders to stop developing, and they agree, pre-collecting money from the fans.