Xbox Exec: Microsoft Believes In Supporting Past Console Generations

Xbox Exec: Microsoft Believes In Supporting Past Console Generations

The Xbox Series X is shaping up to be a powerhouse system when it launches this holiday season, but Microsoft is taking a very different approach than Sony is regarding game exclusivity and the concept of console generations. If you want to stick with your Xbox One for now, you can, and you’ll be able to take past generations of games with you to the new console.In a tweet on May 29, Xbox games marketing GM Aaron Greenberg stressed that “generations of games” will play on the latest hardware and that it would offer value and choice that we haven’t seen from a console launch before. Because next-generation upgrades for Xbox Game Studios titles are free, you’ll be able to get them later if you can’t get the Xbox Series X immediately.Xbox believes in generations. Generations of games that play on latest HW taking advantage of next-gen innovation offering more choice, value & variety than any console launch ever. All our Studios titles launch into Game Pass & you get those next-gen game upgrades for free. — Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼‍♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) May 29, 2020Microsoft is supporting the games currently playable on Xbox One for Xbox Series X, including not only Xbox One games but Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. This lineup will likely not contain every game for the older systems, as some of them aren’t backward compatible on Xbox One today, but it should ensure you don’t need to also keep an Xbox One system plugged in if you need the space.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Play (Part Of) Halo 3 On PC Starting Next Month

Play (Part Of) Halo 3 On PC Starting Next Month

Halo 3 is the next game coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC and those in the Halo Insiders program will be able to play it, or at least a piece of it, very soon. 343 Industries is planning to do a test flight for a selection of campaign missions and multiplayer content, and you’ll even get to “Finish the Fight.”Starting in the first half of June, Halo: The Master Chief Collection players in the Halo Insiders program can access Halo 3’s content, regardless of whether they’re playing via the Microsoft Store or Steam. The following campaign missions are included:Sierra 117The StormThe ArkThe CovenantHaloThe titular Halo mission is the final mission in Halo 3, so we don’t suggest playing through these quite yet if you haven’t already beaten the game on Xbox 360 or Xbox One. Multiplayer options include custom, social, and competitive games, Team Hardcore, Team Slayer, and Team Doubles modes, and several different maps. Classics like Guardian, The Pit, and Valhalla are included in the test flight, and both Forge and the theater will be available for creative-minded players.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Chris Evans Thinks a Captain America Return Would Be Too 'Risky'

Chris Evans Thinks a Captain America Return Would Be Too 'Risky'

As the MCU’s Phase 4 finds itself a bit delayed – with Black Widow being postponed until November and Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier still needing to finish production — Chris Evans recently nixed the idea of possibly returning to his role as Captain America after the character was given a grand send-off in Avengers: Endgame. Appearing on the U.K.’s The Graham Norton Show, Evans was asked if his time as Cap was truly over. “Yes, I think it is,” Evans responded. “It was a great run and we went out on such a high note that it would be risky to revisit it in my opinion,” he continued. “It was such a good experience and I think it’s better left that way.” Obviously, it would be difficult to bring Steve Rogers back to the MCU at this point given how the character opted, at the finish of Endgame, to travel back in time to live a life with Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter. Difficult, but not impossible. This is why “never say never” is often the prevailing message when it comes to Hollywood. “It’s not a hard no,” Evans added, “but it’s not an eager yes either. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/07/mcu-phase-4-theory-black-widow-is-setting-up-an-avengers-level-villain-ign-now”] If you’re looking for a deeper dive into Black Widow, here’s a closer look at Florence Pugh’s character Yelena Belova and our theory about how the film might be setting up a new Avengers-level villain that’s not Taskmaster. Also, if you’re trying to keep track of everything, check out the new MCU: Phase 4 release schedule. Meanwhile, a superfan mapped out every scene in the MCU’s first three phases in chronological order. https://www.ign.com/articles/marvel-superfan-chronological-order-mcu-scenes [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-plot-thread-the-mcu-abandoned&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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