Some are worried recently about Microsoft’s light lineup forecast for the year, with confusion around the lackluster launch of the Xbox One X. New Rumors have led to a persistent belief that Microsoft is currently shopping around IP to invest in to fix that problem. The company is searching for the right partner to create the next Xbox exclusive games through exclusivity contracts which have not been used much this console generation but were a major theme of the PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 console wars.
Currently there’s more than a handful of deals going on in the United States video games market. Everything from games to computer parts and even the consoles themselves have a discount one place or another. Perhaps it’s an after-shock from the New Year and Christmas, or maybe it’s in precedence of upcoming rumored hardware in the next few years. Either way, it’s always a great time to get deeper into gaming, and these deals offer up the chance for gamers to get more bang for their buck now.
Hey there everyone take a seat and listen to me, Josh Ehresmann RGN PR Manager, and our Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe, sit down for a few hours and talk about E3 2017. A roundup and recap of what we saw, what we liked, what we hated, and just our overall thoughts. Hope that you enjoy!
Do not expect to see anything related to Halo 6 “for quite some time.” 343 Industries writer Jeff Easterling made a post on Halo Waypoint discussing the next Halo game and the future of the series. He stated “While there’s little to nothing that can be said on that front, it’s been made clear that we won’t be talking about Halo’s next major title for quite some time,” Easterling then stated. “And no, that doesn’t mean Gamescom. Or PAX. Trust us, when we’re ready to begin pulling back that proverbial curtain, you’ll know. It won’t be soon.” All we know about this title is that it will focus more on Master Chief after the events of Halo 5: Guardians. We are not sure when we will get a first look, maybe E3 2018, but the language is suggesting possibly 2019 at the earliest. Stay tuned at RGN for everything Halo.
Several days ago, Microsoft showed the world the new Xbox One X, which they call “The World’s most powerful console” which is a true statement. Xbox One X features faster processing power compared to the Xbox One, “The 8-core Custom AMD CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz to bring enhanced AI, real world detail, and smoother interactions to your gaming.” The Xbox One X also features 12 GB of GDDR5 of graphical memory allowing for better draw distance, and bigger worlds. A good example of this is the E3 Demo’s of Assassin’s Creed Origins. The 6 Teraflop GPU also also for more detail, more lifelike environments ranging from trees, to water, to faces. Xbox One X uses advanced liquid cooling and the supercharger-style centrifugal fan which allows it stay cool and also maintain a small size, it is the smallest console Microsoft has ever made, being much smaller than the Xbox One and Xbox One S, despite having much better hardware.
The Xbox One X is also capable of playing games at 4K and 60 fps. Now this ranges from game to game, what developers decide to do, and what the system is even capable of. Forza Motorsport 7 is true 4K and 60fps, which is impressive for a console, but nothing new to people on the PC scene. Xbox One X is going back to the roots of consoles being somewhat more on a higher power side. As the Xbox One and PS4 were severely outdated the moment they were announced. It is designed to allow for cheaper 4K gaming for the consumer market to use. It’ll come out on November 7th for $499.99, which is a fair price for what is in the box, any lower and they would be taking a lose. Now if you should buy it, do you have a 4K TV? Do you care if your games look and run better for a few hundred dollars more? It’s up to you, below I link the official Xbox website which contains even more information about the Xbox One X, educate yourself before purchasing. Until next time.