Tag: Xbox One

Playstation 4 convincingly beats Xbox One for ‘IGN’s Peoples Choice Award’

IGN, one of the web’s most viewed videogames publications, has been hosting a ‘People’s Choice Awards’ over the last month, pitting the Xbox One against the Playstation 4 in various categories. The poll received over a million views and 600 000 votes over the period which resulted in some surprising results: First off the controller – the people have spoken,…

Playstation 4 ahead of Xbox One worldwide sales

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has reached 4.2 million* units sold as of December 28, 2013. Eurogamer report that Microsoft has accumulated 3 million Xbox One units worldwide. “The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn’t be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and…

Microsoft promising to “refine” Xbox One according to user feedback

Microsoft is pledging to take user feedback into consideration to refine the Xbox One over time. Director of programming and one of Microsoft’s most recognized voices, Larry Hyrb, told Canada.com that Microsoft “want to continue to adapt the system to what gamers want.” “The team that works on Xbox are gamers themselves. We want to build the system that we…

Microsoft spent $100m on R&D for Xbox One controller

Microsoft reportedly spent $100m on research and development for the Xbox One controller. Xbox GM for accessories Zulfi Alam explained to VentureBeat that Microsoft invested the said figure in “the tooling of the device, investments made in process technology and the engineering work that went into the controller.” Microsoft “invested a lot to get this thing right,” claimed Alam. “It’s…

Microsoft executive claims Xbox One could “conservatively last you a decade”

Microsoft Canada’s marketing head has revealed to GamesIndustry that the Xbox One is outpacing Xbox 360 preorders 2-to-1. “I’ve been here for the launch of Xbox 360. I was here for the launch of Kinect. This is far and away the biggest launch we’ve ever done,” Flannagan said. “It’s the most hardware we’ve ever produced. It’s the most we’ve ever…

Microsoft executive says Xbox One rumours are “clouding logic and reason”

Microsoft Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello took to NeoGAF and Reddit to address the Xbox One rumours that have surfaced of late, claiming: “There is a really bizarre phenomenon going on right now where the frenzy for news, drama, and behind-the-scenes dealings is clouding logic and reason.” The latest spate of rumours which did the rounds recently are…

Xbox One multiplayer games will all have option of ‘dedicated servers’

Microsoft previously announced that the Xbox One would be allocated with over 300 000 dedicated servers, but now it’s confirmed that all multiplayer titles will have the option of dedicated servers. A Microsoft representative confirmed the news to Polygon, who report that the servers are part of ‘Xbox Live Compute,’ which will be the console’s cloud. Microsoft director of marketing,…

Xbox One enjoying “unprecedented level of pre-orders” says Microsoft

Speaking to MCV, Microsoft Corporate VP Phil Harrison says Microsoft’s Xbox One is enjoying “unprecedented levels of pre-orders” coming out of E3 and Gamescom. The Xbox One got off to a shaky start at its reveal, receiving quite some criticism over some of its policies. Microsoft has since made some adjustments to its strategies. Harrison says Microsoft has changed their…