Microsoft announced that Minecraft has officially sold 176 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling video game of all time.
Previous record was held by Tetris, with 170 million sales.
Windows Central, which claims to have information from inner source, reported that Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is arriving in May.
With no indication of price or hardware specifics, report claims that pre-order is scheduled at mid-April and official release in early May, 2019. And it will have “near-global simultaneous launch for almost all existing Xbox markets”.
According to Direct-Feed Games, Xbox Game Pass library might arrive to Nintendo Switch via streaming service and even some titles will be released to Switch, in the form of actual ports.
French site Jeux Video reported that Microsoft will reveal code-named Lockhart and Anaconda at it’s E3 2019 press conference.
As reported, Lockhart is a disc-less console which will be cheaper than the regular Xbox One. And Anaconda is a slimmer, newer version of the Xbox One X. And both console will be launch in fall of 2020.
Rumor posted on Reddit – which is now deleted – suggest that next generation Xbox will feature 1TB NVMe and DirectX Raytracing. And apparently verified ResetEra forums user, hmqgg, confirmed that this is true.
We have to take this with a grain of salt but leak also suggest that it will be officially revealed at GDC 2019, so we have to wait and see.
Obsidian announced that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is getting turn-based mode in January 24.
But since two modes – Real Time with Pause and Turn-Based – are dramatically different, players only can chose the mode when starting new game, and can’t toggle it on setting.
Tesla‘s latest software update includes USB controller support for it’s built-in – easter egg – game emulator.
Obsidian Entertainment revealed their plan to announce new title at The Game Awards by tweeting “anyone else getting those ads on https://www.obsidian.net ???”.
Of course, it is not an “ads” so it won’t get blocked by adblockers.
Project xCloud is Microsoft‘s new streaming technology which will allow players to play their Xbox games on mobile devices. The service currently supports 4G/5G cellular networks as connection and Xbox Wireless Controller and customized touch input as control input.
Project xCloud will enter public beta in 2019.