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EA confirmed today that Battlefield 4 is out on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 on October 29th. They also announced China Rising, the first piece of BF4 DLC.
Yes, seriously. They’re announcing DLC already. It’s a pre-order bonus. But it’s still DLC.
From the makers of Alan Wake comes Quantum Break. Only on Xbox One.
This is the new EA Sports engine for the Xbox One and PS4. Holy fuck.
ZOMG. They’re going to give us a puppy to play with!
Microsoft just unveiled the new Xbox. It’s called Xbox One. Here’s a detail summary.
- Xbox One will be available for purchase by the end of 2013. No word on price.
- Xbox One comes equipped with a 500GB hard drive, 8GB of RAM, a Blu-ray disc drive, at least two USB 3.0 ports, WiFi, and HDMI in/out for pass-through operation.
- The system is completely silent when it’s in operation. (Passive cooling?)
- It will function as both a video game console and a set-top cable box.
- Xbox One is voice-activated via Kinect 2.0. You can even turn the power on by voice.
- Kinect 2.0 is an integral part of the Xbox One. The console won’t function without it.
- Skype voice and video calling is fully integrated.
- SmartGlass will be a native part of the Xbox One platform.
- Xbox Live will be vastly expanded and improved. The current version runs on a network of about 15,000 servers. Xbox One will increase that number to over 300,000.
- The new Kinect is so sensitive that it can read your heartbeat.
- Xbox One does not require an always-on Internet connection but it will need to connect to XBL at least once a day, so you do need an Internet connection of some sort.
- Microsoft is being evasive on the topic of used games and the Xbox One.
- All games on the Xbox One must be installed before you can play them.
- Microsoft Studios plans to release a total of 15 games in the first year of the Xbox One, 8 of which will be brand new – and exclusive – franchises.
- Steven Spielberg is working on a live-action Halo TV series for Xbox Live.
- Xbox One will not be backward compatible with Xbox 360 titles.
- The Xbox One will allow gamers to “trade games online”, whatever that means.
We’ll continue to post more details as they become available!
I have extraordinarily high hopes for this game. Here’s hoping that it doesn’t disappoint.
I’d really like to see this happen, personally. I thought Kingdoms of Amalur had potential.
This looks like it’s going to be all kinds of awesome.