When Microsoft announced its Xbox Oneand Xbox 360 consoles had won exclusive rights to the next Tomb Raider game, it was heralded as a lift that may help the firm reel in the PS4’s next-gen lead.
However, it appears Microsoft’s dibs on Rise of the Tomb Raider, expected during the 2015 holiday season, won’t be permanent. So we should see the game heading to PlayStation, and PC.
The upcoming sequel will launch exclusively on Xbox in 2015
Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics have announced.
Crystal Dynamics head of studios Darrell Gallagher, wrote a letter to the Tomb Raider community explaining the exclusivity deal with Microsoft.
Below are some excerpts from the letter.
Respawn Entertainment will officially announce the third and final expansion pack for its multiplayer-themed shooter, Titanfall, during Gamescom this week in Germany.
Another video game series is set to receive the Monopoly treatment, as Assassin’s Creed Monopoly has been unveiled exclusively for Europe.
Pokémon and Legend of Zelda themed Monopoly sets are in the works for later this year as well.
Xbox must be looking a bit red faced at the moment as Konami has revealed a significant sales bias for March release Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. konami’s latest financial report reveals that the game sold three times as many copies on Sony’s PS4 as it did on Xbox One.
Square Enix has officially announced Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will run at 1080p on both PS4, and Xbox One.
Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 10, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will feature a remastered version of the original game running at 1080p. 24 pieces of DLC, including the Year of the Snake and Nightmare in North Point add-ons will also be included. Square Enix has yet to confirm whether the frame rate will be boosted to 60fps or if it will continue to run at the original 30fps.
From later this year Xbox One owners without a cable or satellite box will be able to watch over-the-air digital TV through their consoles.
The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be released in the UK in late October, costing £24.99. It will arrive in Europe at the same time for €29.99.
The peripheral is effectively a USB adapter that allows users to connect a standard TV aerial to their console. It’s compatible with free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards, including HD broadcasts.
There are a few technical issues that European Xbox One owners have to contend with when using their consoles for TV, but it does add new features, such as watching TV and playing games on the same screen via ‘Snap’, OneGuide TV listings, Kinect voice control and assorted PVR functions (as in, pausing and rewinding live TV).
Capcom is developing a HD version of the Resident Evil remake that was first released on Nintendo’s GameCube in 2002.
The game will be released digitally for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in early 2015. It will feature full 1080p visuals as well as support for 5.1 surround sound audio.
Players will be able to pick between playing in the original 4:1 ratio or switching to 16:9. A classic control style, in addition to a style suited to modern games will be available to choose from.
Developed by Capcom Production Studio 4, the 2002 Resident Evil remake took the seminal PlayStation entry and updated gave it a complete visual overhaul as well as introduced new mechanics and systems from later entries in the series, as well puzzle design tweaks. Lets hope a HD version of Resident Evil 2 is also in the pipeline.
Take a look at the screenshots for Resident Evil HD Remastered below:
Capcom’s fighting game is normally priced at £19.99 on Microsoft’s digital marketplace. Grab it while you still can.
Also platforming fighter Charlie Murder Is another free download usually priced at £6.75.
Posted by Craig Bryant
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