With the announcement that Halo Wars 2 was coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and following recent confirmation that games like Killer Instinct and Gears of War: Unlimited Edition are both heading to PC and console alike, it’s clear that Microsoft is taking the platform seriously. The software giant pulled out Xbox One from the Tokyo Game Show this year, as according to a message posted on the official Xbox Japan website, it plans to host two new events in the country now. This is a way to extend the beta experience and also support development a little in the process.
Like Steam Early Access, Game Preview lets developers sell a beta version of their games, which they update with new features until release.
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Titles now available on via Xbox Game Preview include The Long Dark, Elite: unsafe and Sheltered. “Our fans absolutely love it, there’s been a huge amount of uptake in the service itself”.
When we announced the pilot program it was really just to see if it was a viable approach to game development. Though, the internal storage gets filled very quickly if you’re an avid game and install a few heavy duty games. We have a lot of different ways of engaging with developers. And then we have third-party publishing, Which is George Peckham’s organisation, we have ID at Xbox.
After delivering an fantastic press conference during Gamescom earlier this week, Phil Spencer the man behind all things Xbox has shared his thoughts on upcoming games and technologies in this interview published by the official Xbox Youtube channel. Once your Xbox One is set up for over-the-air TV, it’s as easy as plugging a USB hard drive into your Xbox One console and recording your content. And by recording content to an external drive, there’s no impact on your gameplay activities or ability to save to the console.