Battlefield 5 builds on the Frostbite technology in some exciting ways, and this week's beta gives us our first look at how the new DICE game presents and performs on console hardware. In the wake of the recent Battlefield 1 Xbox One X update, can the developer follow up that excellent rendering showcase with another solid work-out for the Scorpio Engine - and just how closely can PS4 Pro match it?Content-wise, what we get in the beta is fairly straightforward. There's a conquest mode supporting up to 64 players - giving us a full stress test of the engine and netcode - across the canals of Rotterdam and the snowy slopes of Narvik. But while each map looks beautiful in its own way, it's hard to shake the sense this is still early, unoptimised code - as you'll soon see.Map design is the real highlight here. These two beautifully designed areas build on Frostbite's ability to push tessellated detail on buildings, many of which are destructible with the right vehicle. Parallax occlusion … [Read more...] about Stress-testing the Battlefield 5 beta on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
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Microsoft has already started talking about the consoles that are coming after the Xbox One family. Although the Xbox One X hasn't even been out a year, Microsoft is already thinking - and designing - the future of Xbox gaming, and according to the reports and rumours, the future is called Xbox Project Scarlett. Of course, although Microsoft is starting to drop tiny teasers for what the next Xbox console will be, we're not going to get any official information any time soon. We predict that we'll get another official sliver at E3 2019 next June, but don't expect anything before then. After all, the Xbox Project Scarlett is expected to drop sometime in 2020, so we're in for a bit of a wait. Until there, here's everything we know so far about Xbox Project Scarlett. What is Xbox Project Scarlett?Xbox Project Scarlett is the purported codename for Microsoft's next console. Like with Project Scorpio, this won't be the final name for Xbox's next console, but just what we're calling … [Read more...] about Xbox Project Scarlett release date, specs, price and everything we know so far
It was the E3 where we half-expected Sony to break cover with its plans for the next generation of PlayStation hardware, but come the hour, it was actually Microsoft that confirmed that its hardware engineers are hard at work architecting what Phil Spencer called "the next Xbox consoles". Implying that more than one new Xbox is in development right now is an interesting - and dare we suggest, deliberate - choice of words.This was swiftly followed up by a report from Microsoft/Windows-focused website thurrott.com, reporting on internal MS roadmaps describing a 'family of devices' currently in development under the 'Scarlett' codename, set to arrive in 2020. Thurrott's insider stories along these lines are typically well-sourced and the timelines tie-in with the arrival of the technological building blocks that will enable next-gen hardware. But with Spencer talking about new hardware in the plural and the Scarlett project reported as more than just a single console release, we have to … [Read more...] about In Theory: Will there be more than one next-gen Xbox?
What did you think of the E3? Good? Okay? Notice anything unusual? While some great games were announced - some new things and fantastic looking titles - something was lacking. Mainly, the megaton, holy shit, I can’t believe this happening moments. The E3 2018 games we saw were good, solid stuff but oddly lacking the explosions of past years. And that’s because the next generation is coming and everyone’s holding back the big guns. We know the next generation is coming, both PlayStation and Xbox has said as much. In an investment call this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO John Kodera mentioned the PS4 is "finally entering the final phase of its console life cycle." While at this year’s Xbox conference head of Xbox Phil spencer talked about how Microsoft is “deep into architecting the next generation of Xbox consoles.” But to watch E3 this year was to actually see the end begin: there were no really, truly massive … [Read more...] about E3 2018 was all logo reveals and promises because PlayStation and Xbox are already focused on the next generation
Now is the time to pick up an Xbox One X. There are some great bundles out there, and some sweet deals on Microsoft's new, all-powerful console. And let's not forget that the X makes many of the best Xbox One games look even better. So, whether you're looking for the best Xbox One X deals, the best Xbox One X bundles, or just want to replace your old Xbox One S... you've come to the right place. See, while you can grab the X for a reasonable price and enjoy some ace 4K gaming, the appearance of the console has pushed down the cost of Xbox One S to bargain levels, meaning you can grab one - usually with a game or two - for less than $230 or £205, depending on whether you're in the US or UK. With games like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2 coming up... you'll want a shiny new Xbox to play them on. To help you make the right choice when buying an Xbox One (X or S) we've rounded up the cheapest deals and the ones that offer the most value, and … [Read more...] about The best Xbox One bundle deals in February 2018