I thought March was one of the best months gaming has ever seen, but now its looking like October could blow even that month out of the water. Microsoft has revealed that Project Spark will be joining the Halloween-time madness when it releases on October 7th for Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version still does not have a release date.
You can download the game completely free when it releases, but to get all of the bells and whistles you’ll probably want to go with the $40 retail version. The retail version of the game comes with the Galaxies: First Contact expansion, the Sir Haakon “Hawk” character, the Champions Quest: Void Storm and more.
Talking about the Xbox 360 version of the game, Microsoft told GameSpot the following:
“Our team is focused on creating a great experience on Xbox One and Windows 8.1 first, and will then bring that to Xbox 360. We don’t have a timeline to share right now, but it’s certainly on our roadmap.”
For those who simply cannot wait to find out what trophies / achievements they will be sinking countless hours towards getting, Bungie has gone ahead and revealed the full list via the new Weekly Update on their website.
The game will have 40 trophies / achievements across all platforms, and appear to be pretty standard fare as far as trophy / achievements go. Some of them ask the player to do things like kill 5 enemies in 3 seconds, while others require you to achieve the maximum crucible score.
Below is the full pic of the trophy / achievement list, so scroll on down to see every single on the game has to offer.
Destiny is being developed by Bungie for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and will be released on September 9th, 2014.
The Xbox One is bringing Snap Skype to the fray, thanks to the latest update that was released yesterday. Now gamers can use skype while they are playing a game.
This was a feature that people were hoping for from the beginning, as this means that you are able to talk and see your friends while playing with them.
This should make the whole multiplayer experience that much more fun, as actually being able to see someone’s reaction while destroying them in a match is priceless. The fact that this feature wasn’t available from the get go makes me scratch the dome, but I guess ol’ Microsoft have never been a company that is known for punctuality.
343 Industries has pulled the curtain back and revealed that the next Halo game will be called Halo 5: Guardians and will release in the Fall of next year.
Bonnie Ross, who is the general manager of 343 Industries, made the announcement in a blog post on xbox.com. Ross said the following:
Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4. That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”
Much more information is planned to be revealed at this year’s E3.
The future of the Halo series has been a confusing topic as of late, not so much in regards to their being any doubt that their will be a next game in the series so much as wondering what the hell that game will be. Last year a game simply titled Halo was teased at E3 (which confused a lot of people) and since then there have been several rumors suggesting that a remake of the classic Halo 2 is in the works.
Now, thanks to a job listing on the Microsoft careers website, it’s sounding more like the next game could be Halo 5. In the description, one of the responsibilities of the position is “balancing and tuning existing competitive experiences, creating, developing, and delivering all new Halo MP game modes.”
I would expect that the developers would be focusing more on just recreating what was so great about Halo 2’s multiplayer rather than needlessly adding to it, so I’m inclined to believe that this regards Halo 5. Due to the fact that each new installment attempts to bring something new and exciting to the table, this is probably just a push to ensure that does in fact happen in the next chronological installment in the franchise.
Microsoft has made the announcement that they have acquired all of the rights to the hugely popular Gears of War franchise from Epic Games. Their new outfit Black Tusk Studios will be developing future installments in the franchise, and will be using Epic’s Unreal Engine. Continue reading →