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Project CARS Developer Won’t Hold Back on Scorpio Enhancements Because of PS4 Pro

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Microsoft Confident Xbox Scorpio “Will Be the Very Best Console Version of Games This Year”

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio launches this fall, and Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, is confident that developers will be able to take advantage of the new hardware with their games releasing this year. In response to someone who asked if games like Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII will look better on Xbox Scorpio, Spencer said: @XtremeGaming22 I’m very confident, from what we are seeing and hearing, Scorpio will be the very best console version of games this year.. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 23, 2017 Project Scorpio is set to be fully unveiled at E3 2017. Until it’s released, it looks like Sony will continue to tout the PlayStation 4 Pro as the world’s most powerful console: [embedded content] Asked if he was concerned about all the marketing deals Sony has with third-party games, Spencer said, “It’s all just business. We have a long term vision for Xbox and we are building towards that. Marketing deals are great but not the strategy.” He then added: @BeastFireTimdog Build around gamers and games. Create the best place to play, respect the players, focus on devs, build innovate 1P games — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 23, 2017 Today also saw READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Destiny 2 is Everything the First Game Should Have Been

During an event today in Los Angeles, Bungie gave us all a first look at gameplay from Destiny 2. The hour-long presentation focused on the game’s multiplayer modes, and most importantly, its brand-new single player campaign. Destiny 2 will have players new and old start from scratch. As they progress through the game, they will become more powerful and regain what was lost. Loss is one of the central focuses of the campaign. Players will not only lose their powers but their city. This is all due to the new baddie, Commander Ghaul, and his Red Legion. The game will have new PVP modes, strikes, and a new raid. It will also have three weapon slots instead of two. This will allow players a higher degree of customization with their load outs. Each of the three available player types will have new classes. These include the Dawnblade for Warlocks, a Captain America-esque shield for Titans, and the Arcslider electric staff for Hunters. And there will, of course, be new guns to shoot aliens in the face with. [embedded content] Users will face off against the aforementioned aliens on Earth, IO, Titan, and Nessus. Destiny players will be happy to know…

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Latest Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Trailer Spotlights the Game’s Beautiful New Locales

The summer months are usually dry when it comes to major game releases. Thankfully, we’ll be spared the annual drought this year thanks to Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. Warner Bros. has released some impressive looking trailers in the last few weeks that highlight certain aspects of the upcoming title. They’re keeping that party going today with a new video that focuses on the various locations players will visit. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor took place exclusively within the lands of Mordor. Shadow of War goes beyond the dark lands to include places like the Island of Nurn, Cirith Ungol, Gorgoroth and more. The original game featured a massive open world, but this one promises to be even larger thanks to the additional environments. As you can see from the trailer below, Shadow of War‘s new environments are exceptionally realized. Who could’ve thought such nightmarish locations could look so beautiful? [embedded content] The franchise’s innovative Nemesis system is back with some improvements. Instead of only being able to control a handful of orcs at a time, you’ll now be able to subjugate an entire army of them. This will no doubt be useful when facing off against READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Xbox Scorpio Development Kit Can Display Different Fonts, Videos, and Dolphins

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More People Want a Nintendo Switch Than a PS4 Pro or Scorpio

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio represent the peak of modern console technology. Power doesn’t mean everything, however, as the two systems’ raw horse power doesn’t appear to make them more desirable. According to a recent survey, folks in the United States are more interested in the comparatively weaker console/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch. According to the Nielsen Games 360 Report, 16 percent of gamers aged 13 and above said they would buy a Nintendo Switch. 15 percent said they would buy a PlayStation 4 Pro, while 13 percent said they wanted a Scorpio. These percentages come from a pool of over 2,000 participants. For non-gamers, 12 percent want a Switch, 11 percent a PS4 Pro, and 9 percent a Scorpio (a system, we should note, has yet to be fully unveiled). Things are a bit different when participants were asked about their interest for the standard PS4 and Xbox One. 21 percent of gamers and 15 percent of general audiences want to buy a standard PS4. 17 percent of gamers and 12 percent of non-gamers desired an Xbox One. General audiences seem to have the same level of interest for Xbox One and Switch. READ FULL STORY…

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13% of American Gamers Want to Buy Project Scorpio; 15% Want to Buy PS4 Pro – Nielsen

Statistics firm Nielsen delivers a report revealing purchasing intentions and awareness for Project Scorpio, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and more in the United States. …Read More The post 13% of American Gamers Want to Buy Project Scorpio; 15% Want to Buy PS4 Pro – Nielsen by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Paladins Producer on Scorpio: “Looks Like Great Technology;” No Nintendo Switch Version Considered for Now

Hi-Rez Studio is “scoping effort” on possible Project Scorpio support for Paladins, but no Nintendo Switch port is being considered for the moment. …Read More The post Paladins Producer on Scorpio: “Looks Like Great Technology;” No Nintendo Switch Version Considered for Now by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Dreamfall Chapters Developer on PS4 Pro and Scorpio: It’s the Games That Matter

Red Thread Games, whose most recent release is Dreamfall Chapters for consoles and PC, believes that Project Scorpio‘s power won’t matter more than the lineup it brings. In an interview with Wccftech, studio founder Ragnar Tørnquist was asked his opinion on Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro facing competition from the upcoming Scorpio, to which he said: Well, the PS4 Pro is here now. You can buy it and play some really amazing games on it. Scorpio’s not arriving until the end of the year and will, according to reports, be a more powerful platform — but at the end of the day, it’s the games that matter, and us gamers win regardless of which platform is ‘better’. Although Scorpio’s specs are higher than PS4 Pro’s, Tørnquist’s comment only echoes what many have already said about Xbox’s existing lineup. All eyes are now on Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference, when the company is expected to unveil upcoming titles. [Source: Wccftech] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Back to Scorpio, Phil Spencer Says All Engines Running

Whether Scorpio Will Be Shown before E3 Is up in the Air We go back to our main Xbox man and his communications to us via Twitter. In a new series of tweets, Phil Spencer does his best to ease fan curiosities and sorrow. Following the cancellation of Scalebound, it’s no wonder gamers look for news to fill the dragon-sized hole in their hearts. Particularly, they look for good tiding from Scorpio, whether it will get a pre-E3 showing. @Sn4kee @BeastFireTimdog Honestly not sure yet but I know people want this. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 11, 2017 Yes, people want to see Scorpio. We need to see Scorpio. And although Phil Spencer could not confirm any showing before E3, he gave us a positive heads up on development. @BeastFireTimdog Absolutely, great that our 1st party teams are getting engines up and tuned, great progress across studios, platform and hw — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 11, 2017 Since Phil Spencer has a hype-inducing head on his shoulders, he may have other surprises in store at E3. He all but confirmed new treats for the gamers in his next tweet. Although much of the Xbox hype this year has revolved around Scorpio, nearly all of it,…

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Halo Franchise Development Director Says Project Scorpio Specs Are Beefier Than He Expected

As you may know, Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s next console, is scheduled to release sometime during Holiday 2017, and is being touted by Microsoft as the most powerful console ever made. And while there have been many rumors …Read More The post Halo Franchise Development Director Says Project Scorpio Specs Are Beefier Than He Expected by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Microsoft Marketing VP Lays Out Xbox Accomplishments during 2016

And  There Are So Many, Many Hours of Xbox Gameplay After hailing 2016 as a “milestone” year for Xbox, Microsoft Marketing VP Mike Nichols was happy to celebrate the new year through recognition of the last. “What made 2016 most special,” he began, “was laying out our vision for gaming at E3 2016.” And Nichols wanted to highlight how widely accessible Xbox titles have become since. This was evidenced in the 3.9 billion hours of Xbox Live playtime during the months of November and December, “up 23% compared to the prior Year.” So for logging so many hours of game time, he expressed his heartfelt thanks to fans. But he also wanted to show Xbox’s success through a comprehensive list of accomplishments. It was an exceptional year for Xbox One exclusives like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, but other assets like the Xbox Play anywhere program and backwards compatibility kept many players invested. Moreover, the Xbox One S brought something new to the table via 4K upscaling, HDR, and blu-ray: Xbox One owners enjoyed nearly 400 new games to play in 2016, including critically-acclaimed console exclusives likeGears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. Forza Horizon 3became the best-selling, highest-rated racing game in 2016 and the biggest Forza launch to date. The Forza…

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Ark Dev Suggests Project Scorpio Can Help VR Reach Its Potential

And Makes Plans for Ark: Survival Evolved to Appear on the Scorpio Studio Wildcard’s popular game, Ark: Survival Evolved, is open to expansion, and the devs are looking into more creative content. Apparently, that also means the game will see support for Microsoft’s Project Scorpio. While some developers await more news for the Scorpio, Wildcard co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz commented on its potential: “It looks plenty powerful enough (for VR) to support it and have it look really good, it’s just a matter of getting our hands on the console and seeing what we can achieve with it. Right now, Studio Wildcard is one of the most ‘call and response’ developers, in that they prolifically respond to feedback. In many ways, they are building the game alongside their fans. This is especially the case ever since they added mod support for the PC. Thus, because they are still building, they are looking into all their options for a better game. And right now, Scorpio is showing promise: “For us we’re still very experimental with Virtual Reality in ARK,” Stieglitz continued. “I do not think the VR support we have now is anywhere near the final implementation. “It’s quite basic and is something us to…

Microsoft Celebrates a “Milestone” 2016 for Xbox; Teases “Exceptional” 2017 with Project Scorpio

Today, Microsoft published a post on its official news site, describing a “milestone year” in 2016, and promising an “exceptional year ahead” for gamers. …Read More The post Microsoft Celebrates a “Milestone” 2016 for Xbox; Teases “Exceptional” 2017 with Project Scorpio by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.