Xbox One : la console de Microsoft à 239€ avec un jeu chez Fnac – Begeek.fr

Le Black Friday, ce n’est que dans six mois, mais à la vue du prix proposé sur les consoles de Microsoft chez Fnac, on se demande s’il n’est pas arrivé plus tôt. Le commerçant propose les packs Xbox One S 500 Go à 239€ (contre 299€ habituellement) et les packs 1 To à 289€ au lieu de 349€. De quoi se faire plaisir sans se ruiner.

Des réductions toujours plus poussées

De réduction en réduction, les marchands en ligne proposent sans cesse des offres qui font de l’ombre à leurs offres précédentes. À ce rythme-là, la Xbox One S devrait être gratuite d’ici 1 an et demi si nos calculs sont exacts (ils ne le sont pas). Chez Fnac aujourd’hui, les 60 euros de réduction sur les packs Xbox One permettent de mettre la main sur trois jeux différents : FIFA 17 pour les amateurs du jeu de simulation footbalistique, Forza Horizon 3 pour les amateurs de simulation automobile et Battlefield 1 pour les amateurs de simulation de Première guerre mondiale fans de FPS hyper dynamiques.

La Xbox One S est aussi disponible nue au même tarif, mais on ne voit pas trop l’intérêt.

Profiter de ces offres

Xbox One Backward Compatibility sees THREE new games released by Microsoft – Express.co.uk

Three new games were announced by the tech giant today, following the release of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 earlier in April.

Black Ops 2 remained extremely popular following its initial launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, managing to retain a dedicated fanbase, while other COD titles were being released every year.

Fans of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program can now add the following to their collection: TimeShift, Assault Heroes 2 and Commanders: Attack.

Timeshift was the most voted for out of the three new titles, earning just under 1500 requests from fans.

As usual fans who own any of the three games listed above can play it on Xbox One at no additional cost.

If they were downloaded, owners should now find TimeShift, Assault Heroes 2 and Commanders: Attack in their games library collection.

Alternatively, anyone who owns a physical copy can also install it on their Xbox One by inserting the disc.

While it hasn’t been the busiest month for Xbox 360 classics, Microsoft still have plenty of time to add more before May.

So far, April has also see the launch of eight Xbox One Backward Compatibility games, including: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, RoboBlitz, Golf: Tee It Up!, Gin Rummy, Contra and 3D Ultra Minigolf.

Microsoft have also confirmed that all of these newly added games will remain available on the Xbox Scorpio and will even receive a slight performance boost over the Xbox One.

However, the best way of expanding your collection of BC titles is by checking the Games with Gold roster each month.

Games with Gold May 2017 is set to include four new titles to download, two on Xbox One and another two on Xbox 360.

And like usual, all four will be available to download as part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program.

This month, Microsoft are offering up Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream’s – Director’s Cut from May 1 – 31, followed by the co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on May 16 – June 15.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility sees THREE new games … – Express.co.uk

Three new games were announced by the tech giant today, following the release of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 earlier in April.

Black Ops 2 remained extremely popular following its initial launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, managing to retain a dedicated fanbase, while other COD titles were being released every year.

Fans of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program can now add the following to their collection: TimeShift, Assault Heroes 2 and Commanders: Attack.

Timeshift was the most voted for out of the three new titles, earning just under 1500 requests from fans.

As usual fans who own any of the three games listed above can play it on Xbox One at no additional cost.

If they were downloaded, owners should now find TimeShift, Assault Heroes 2 and Commanders: Attack in their games library collection.

Alternatively, anyone who owns a physical copy can also install it on their Xbox One by inserting the disc.

While it hasn’t been the busiest month for Xbox 360 classics, Microsoft still have plenty of time to add more before May.

So far, April has also see the launch of eight Xbox One Backward Compatibility games, including: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, RoboBlitz, Golf: Tee It Up!, Gin Rummy, Contra and 3D Ultra Minigolf.

Microsoft have also confirmed that all of these newly added games will remain available on the Xbox Scorpio and will even receive a slight performance boost over the Xbox One.

However, the best way of expanding your collection of BC titles is by checking the Games with Gold roster each month.

Games with Gold May 2017 is set to include four new titles to download, two on Xbox One and another two on Xbox 360.

And like usual, all four will be available to download as part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program.

This month, Microsoft are offering up Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream’s – Director’s Cut from May 1 – 31, followed by the co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on May 16 – June 15.

Xbox Game Pass, o “Netflix de jogos”, chega ao Brasil por R$ 40 no segundo semestre[+nota da Microsoft] – Adrenaline

Update: Após a veiculação da chegada do Xbox Game Pass para os usuários do Xbox Insider no Brasil, a Microsoft emitiu uma nota de esclarecimento sobre a plataforma.

Além de reiterar que o serviço está em período de testes no país, a Microsoft disse que o preço final da mensalidade ainda não está definido e pode ser diferente dos R$ 40 disponíveis atualmente para quem testa a plataforma.

“O Xbox trabalha constantemente para oferecer os melhores serviços aos seus usuários, visando sempre trazer produtos adequados para cada mercado. No momento, o Xbox Game Pass está em período de testes no Brasil, restrito ao programa Xbox Insiders e com assinatura vigente por 14 dias, ainda sem valor oficial definido.”
 – Nota da Microsoft

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O serviço de games on-demand Xbox Game Pass vai chegar ao Brasil no segundo semestre de 2017 custando R$ 40. A Microsoft não anunciou a plataforma oficialmente aqui, mas os membros do Xbox Insider receberam informações sobre o serviço, que disponibiliza um catálogo de games para download por uma assinatura mensal.

Segundo o Uol Jogos, os membros do programa Xbox Insider receberão acesso ao serviço já na semana que vem, com um mês de avaliação gratuita. O catálogo inicial conta com títulos exclusivos do Xbox One, como “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” e “Sunset Overdrive“, e também jogos disponíveis através da retrocompatibilidade com o Xbox 360, incluindo “Gears of War: Judgment“, “Dark Void” e “Banjo-Kazooie“.

O Xbox Game Pass foi anunciado no começo de março nos Estados Unidos com mensalidade de US$ 9.99, cerca de R$ 31. Além da possibilidade de baixar os games do catálogo, os usuários da plataforma também ganham 20% de desconto na compra de qualquer título disponível no programa.

De acordo com a Microsoft, além de jogos exclusivos das plataformas da empresa, o Game Pass contará futuramente com títulos de desenvolvedoras como 2K, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters e Deep Silver.

Preço da mensalidade do Xbox Game Pass não está definido, diz Microsoft – UOL

Anunciado em fevereiro, serviço chegará no segundo semestre

Disponível em versão de teste para membros do programa Insider, o Xbox Game Pass vai dar direito ao assinante acessar uma biblioteca com mais de 100 jogos – no teste, são 17, a maior parte títulos de Xbox 360 – quando for lançado oficialmente em algum momento do segundo semestre.

O serviço será pago através de uma assinatura mensal. Na versão de teste, o usuário é informado que será cobrada a taxa de R$ 39 por mês após o período gratuito. A Microsoft procurou o UOL Jogos para informar que o preço da assinatura ainda não está definido.

Veja a declaração da Microsoft:

“O Xbox trabalha constantemente para oferecer os melhores serviços aos seus usuários, visando sempre trazer produtos adequados para cada mercado. No momento, o Xbox Game Pass está em período de testes no Brasil, restrito ao programa Xbox Insiders e com assinatura vigente por 14 dias, ainda sem valor oficial definido”.

O período de testes do Xbox Game Pass vai até o dia 28 de abril, apenas para membros do programa Insiders do Xbox One.

Xbox Fans Getting Cancellation Emails For E3 2017 FanFest, Microsoft Looking Into It – GamingBolt

Major Nelson on the case.


This year, Microsoft won’t just be planning for its E3 2017 presser taking place on June 11th. It will also host its Xbox Fanfest, allowing lucky players to attend the presser as well receive hands-on time with upcoming games (not to mention Project Scorpio).

However, those who are already locked in for the Xbox Fanfest have been receiving cancellation mails for the same. A Reddit user received a cancellation mail which also came with a three month subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Thankfully, Xbox Live director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb chimed in on the same thread, stating that, “This is unfortunate. The right folks are looking into this. Thanks for bearing with us.”

Whether that means fans who have received cancellation mails will still be able to attend the Xbox Fanfest or not remains to be seen. Have you received such a mail? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for updates.

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Xbox Scorpio: Das technische Limit ist noch nicht erreicht – t-online.de

Konsolenspiele brauchen noch Jahre, um die Technik der Xbox Scorpio voll auszureizen. Davon ist Brad Wardell, CEO der Software- und Spiele-Entwicklungsfirma Stardock, überzeugt. Seiner Meinung nach, ist auch der Arbeitsspeicher mit zwölf Gigabyte großzügig bemessen. Entwickler können aber nur acht Gigabyte davon nutzen. Dies ist deutlich mehr als bei der Playstation 4 Pro, wo nur 5,5 Gigabyte für Spiele-Programmierer nutzbar sind.

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Leistungsfähige Hardware

Microsoft und die Digital Foundry stellten am 6. März das technische Innenleben der Xbox One Project Scorpio vor. In der Konsole arbeitet eine Acht-Kern CPU, das entspricht einer Rechenleistung von sechs Teraflops. Ein starker Grafik-Chip stellt das Geschehen in 4K dar. Die Konsole nutzt üppige zwölf Gigabyte GDDR5 gemeinsamem Grafik- und Arbeitsspeicher, die Speicherbandbreite liegt bei 326 Gigabit pro Sekunde. Das übertrifft die PS4 Pro Pro um fast 50 Prozent. Die Xbox One Scorpio wäre damit laut “computerbild.de” 4,5 Mal so schnell wie die aktuelle Xbox One (S). Die Konsole erscheint Weihnachten 2017, berichtet die offizielle Seite “xbox.com”.

Vorstellung auf der E3 in Los Angeles

Die Xbox One Project Scorpio soll auf der Spielemesse E3 in Los Angeles (11-15 Juni 2017) am 11. Juni um 14 Uhr Ortszeit vorgestellt werden, kündigte Xbox Live Direktor Larry Hryb, auch als “Major Nelson” bekannt, auf Twitter an:

Erscheinen soll sie laut Microsoft Weihnachten 2017. 

Abwärtskompatibel

Gute Nachrichten für Besitzer der Xbox One: Die neue Konsole soll kompatibel zum Vorgängermodell sein, Zubehör und Spiele lassen sich weiter nutzen. Eine Vorbestellung ist noch nicht möglich, aber Interessierte können sich per Email informieren lassen, wann die Konsole Xbox One Project Scorpio erscheinen wird.

2019 soll es laut IHS 25 Prozent 4-K-Fernseher in Deutschland geben (Quelle: IHS)2019 soll es laut IHS 25 Prozent 4-K-Fernseher in Deutschland geben (Quelle: IHS)

Spiele auch in FullHD 

Für das Jahr 2019 erwartet das Meinungsforschungsinstitut IHS Markit einen Marktanteil von 4K-Fernsehern in Deutschland von 25 Prozent, in den USA sollen es rund 35 Prozent sein. In Deutschland beträgt der Anteil derzeit rund zwölf Prozent. Die Konsole kann natürlich auch Spiele in FullHD abspielen, der volle Detailreichtum bleibt Besitzern eines 4K-Fernsehers vorbehalten. Alte Spiele profitieren von der verbesserten Hardware, da die Konsole die Anzeige auf 4K skaliert oder höhere Bildwiederholraten liefert.

Neuer Hardware-König mit VR als Anreiz?

Können Nintendo und Sony bei dieser leistungsstarken Konsole mithalten? Besitzer alter Xbox-One-Spiele können sich auf eine deutlich verbesserte Darstellung freuen. Die neue Konsole soll Virtual Reality (VR) fähig sein und es seien Spiele für VR geplant, verrät Aaron Greenberg (PR-Chef Xbox) in einem Interview mit “engadget”.

Microsoft plant angeblich ein Tauschprogramm, Nutzer können ihre Xbox One beim Kauf einer Xbox One Project Scorpio in Zahlung geben, berichtet Computerbild. Die Höhe der Ersparnis oder des Preises verrät Microsoft allerdings noch nicht. 

「Minecraft」のゲーム内ストアやF2P版「Forza」をリリースした理由など――日本マイクロソフト本社によるXbox事業報告 – IGN JAPAN

日本マイクロソフトは品川本社にて、「Minecraft」と「Forza」に関する最新情報を発表する場を設けた。「Forza」のセッションでは、Microsoft CorporationよりChris Bishop氏が、「Minecraft」のセッションでは「Minecraft」のディレクター Todd Stevens氏が説明してくれた。

「Minecraft」セッション

Minecraftセッションでは、「Minecraft」初の公式ストア「Minecraft Marketplace」についての説明が行われた。「Minecraft Marketplace」は、クリエイターのコンテンツが販売されるストアで、厳選された安心安全なコンテンツが提供されるという。公式お墨付きのMODが販売されると思えば分かりやすい。セッションでは、スキンやテクスチャパックなど小規模なものから、専用のワールドを用意した大規模なコンテンツを確認できた。今春のリリースを予定しており、リリース時には9つのデベロッパーから15個ほどのコンテンツが販売される。残念ながらコンソール版には対応されないが、モバイル版(ios/android)、Win10版、Oculus VR版など“Bedrock Engine”で開発された「Minecraft」に提供される。

左からTodd Stevens 氏、Aubrey Norris氏、「Minecraft Marketplace」に参加する「Noxcrew」チームのクリエイターStefan Panic氏、Joe Aesenault氏

「Forza」セッション

こちらのセッションでは、既に発表されている“ポルシェとForzaフランチャイズのマルチプロジェクト パートナーシップ”を主に「Forza Motorsport 6: Apex」(PC専用のF2P)リリースの目的、Windows 10 Creators Updateのゲームモードについて軽い紹介が行われた。

ポルシェとForzaフランチャイズは6年に及ぶパートナーシップを契約し、今後のForzaフランチャイズのタイトルにはポルシェが収録されると言う。これはライバルが多いレースゲーム界の中で大きなアドバンテージを得たと言っても過言ではないだろう。

「Forza Motorsport 6: Apex」をリリースした理由については2つ説明してくれた。ひとつは、PC向けに自信を持って有料のタイトルをリリース出来るように、基本無料で提供し学びの場にしたこと。二つ目は、Xbox Oneを持っていないPCゲーマーに遊んでみて欲しかったという。今後「Forza Motorsport 6: Apex」に追加コンテンツを収録する予定はないが、アップデートをする予定はあるという。

Windows 10 Creators Updateのゲームモードについては、ミッドレンジのPCでもゲームモードを使うことでフレームレートや解像度を上げることができるという。新たにグラフィックカードをより良いものに変えたりすることなく、そのままのスペックでパフォーマンスを上げられる夢のような機能だ。

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Microsoft: The New Xbox Has The Specs, But Does It Have Game? – Seeking Alpha

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Project Scorpio and Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PS4 Pro are anomalies. Unlike the Xbox One, which succeeded the Xbox 360 and marked Microsoft’s foray into the 8th generation of consoles, Project Scorpio marks the evolution of the 8th generation; all Xbox One games will be compatible with Project Scorpio and vice-versa.

Whilst, the PS2 and Xbox One are backwards compatible, they could run PS1 and Xbox 360 games respectively, neither of their predecessors were able to run games made for them. Consequently, the PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio are best thought of as occupying the 8.5th generation whose main appeal is that they can run games at stunning 4k.

The Story so far

Source: GameSpot

Earlier this year GameSpot reported that the Xbox One has clawed itself to 26 million units in sales since launching in November of 2013. For comparison, the PS4 has sold a stellar 55 million units to date. Whilst the high-level numbers are important, third party videogame publishers are far more interested in tie rate or the number of games sold per console. The PS4 has a tie rate of 7.51 implying that a total of 401 million games have sold on the platform.

Nintendo’s (OTCPK:NTDOY) Wii, one of the most successful consoles of all time, had a tie ratio of 4.64 implying that a total of 464 million games were sold on the platform over its lifetime. The high tie rate coupled with the large installed base in part allowed Sony to score stellar third-party developed exclusives such as Persona 5 and Nioh. Both titles are serious game of the year contenders. Whilst Microsoft’s third-party developed exclusive Scale Bound has been cancelled. Microsoft needs third-party support since Microsoft let its videogame development studios wither.

Microsoft Falls From Grace As Console Exclusives In The 90+ Club Dry Up

Source: Finder.com.au

During Microsoft’s much-maligned E3 Xbox One reveal, the firm focused almost exclusively on video streaming capabilities. The shift to streaming came at the cost of homegrown exclusives as Microsoft deemphasized video games.

Finder.com.au’s analysis of 20 years of Metacritic (think rottentomatoes.com for videogames) scores lends some perspective. The data revealed that the number of 90+ console exclusives have been steadily declining since their heyday in 2001. Sony has bucked the trend thanks to homegrown favorites such as the Uncharted franchise and The Last of Us. Since 2014, Microsoft has published fewer than half the 90+ console exclusives as Sony has. The Xbox One trails the PS4 by the same margin in unit sales.

The few AAA franchises that Microsoft still publishes have lost their cachet. For example, the latest Halo game sold less than any other Halo game to date. Microsoft conceded that they will need to woo publishers back to the Xbox family to reinvigorate sales. There’s only one problem – third party publishers have taken their eye off the ball.

90+ Third Party Games Fall Off a Cliff

Source: Finder.com.au

There were two notable missteps in Sony’s otherwise stellar exclusive offerings, Capcom’s Street Fighter 5 and Hello Games’ No Mans Sky. The common denominator? Both titles were developed by third-party publishers. The aforementioned Nioh and Persona 5 are exceptions. In fact, Sony remains relatively alone in its dogmatic commitment to quality. Most developers have opted to emphasize marketing budgets over quality assurance.

The lion’s share of third-party games published today are not complete when released and require significant patching post launch to bring them up to par. Case in point, Street Fighter 5 launched without a story mode despite retailing at $59.99. BioWare’s woes are another microcosm of the industry’s reliance on patching. The latest entry out of the Mass Effect franchise has a Metacritic score of 70 compared to Mass Effect: Andromeda’s predecessor, Mass Effect 2, which stands at a commanding 94. Facial animations for characters in Andromeda were worse than its predecessors that launched during the 7th console wars.

Horizon Zero Dawn Running On PS4 Pro

Source: PlayStation Blog

Collectively, third party publishers only released eight triple A games in 2016 – Sony released six. Even though the first half of the year is a relatively quiet period for video game releases, Sony has already shipped four games that are serious game of the year contenders. The four titles includes Horizon Zero Dawn, which has sold 2.6 million units making it the most successful new IP launch in Sony’s history and Persona 5 which is currently sitting at a 94/100 on Metacritic. Placing Persona 5 in the same echelon as Super Mario 64 (94), The Last of Us (95), and Halo: Combat Evolved (97), three of the most beloved first party exclusives of all time.

Superior Tech Specifications Are Not A Panacea

Source: Eurogamer.net

When Microsoft revealed Project Scorpio’s impressive tech specs, it debuted zero games. It did, however, feature a Forza tech demo, pictured above, running at stunning 4K at 60 frames per second. Eurogamer.net reports that the demo only utilized 66.19% of the console’s GPU leaving significant headroom for additional visual improvements. Consequently, it is clear that on a purely technical basis, Project Scorpio will eat the PS4 Pro’s lunch (the technical specifications are in the table below).

Project Scorpio Vs. PS4 Tech Comparison

Source: Eurogamer.net

But here’s the rub, why would any third-party developer optimize a game for a console that has less than half the installed base of its less powerful rival? If the PS3’s tribulations are an indicator – they won’t. Despite being technically superior to the Xbox 360, games released on the PS3 either performed on par or lagged the Xbox 360. Bayonetta was a case in point.

It was a game of the year contender on the Xbox, but was critically panned on the PS3 due to a plethora of technical glitches. Sony’s stellar first party exclusives such as The Last of Us picked up the slack. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s in-house development teams are simply not in the same league as Naughty Dog.

Moreover, the most technically superior console has rarely won the console war. For example, both the PS2 and the Wii lagged their counterparts in technical prowess. However, during the 6th console war, the PS2 handily beat out the Xbox. In fact, the PS2 sold over 155+ million units globally versus her technical superior peer that racked up 24 million in sales. Similarly, the Wii trounced (102 million units) both the PS3 and Xbox, which sold ~84 million units a piece.

Finally, those specs are mighty fine, but they will undoubtedly cost a pretty penny. The sweet spot for most consoles is $299. Scorpio’s specs means that the console would cost $499 at launch. However, the PS4 Pro will have been out for a year when it launches and is currently retailing at $399, a full $100 cheaper than Scorpio’s projected launch price.

Sony has got the games and the early mover advantage. Consequently, the party for Sony is far from over. Microsoft’s game division is stuck in neutral.

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