Although this could be trouble further down the line, for now I think it's a manageable amount of space, and less of an issue if you're looking for a mix of retro and indie titles. It's another reason why you may want to think carefully about your internet speed, as you'll probably need to rotate your library a little more frequently. In a way, this does align quite well with Game Pass - you can think of the Series S almost like a library card on which you can withdraw a certain number of books at a time, and return ones you're not using or don't like. It's a new approach to consuming games that I've actually quite enjoyed. Rotating through Game Pass has already made me discover that I do like driving games, actually, after trying out Forza Horizon 4 and finding myself hooked. Looking back at my Steam library of shame, perhaps the more limited space on the Series S could push me to play all the games I've installed. Even without a glamorous line-up of new launch titles, exploring … [Read more...] about Xbox Series S impressions: good things come in 364GB packages
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November 10th – Tetris Effect: Connected November 12th – Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and Streets Of Rogue November 17th – Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition and Halo 4 November 19th – River City Girls On top of all that, starting today Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also comes with a free 30-day trial of Disney+. If you wait for the entire second season of The Mandalorian to be available on it (they’re releasing it weekly, boo) you could binge the whole thing for free, which would be great. Watching the first episode the other day reminded me of Nate’s very good piece on how Mando is basically an RPG protagonist that gets caught up in endless side quests. … [Read more...] about Xbox Game Pass adds The Sims and other EA games this December
Still, even if the Xbox Series X’s back-compat features aren’t quite at PC levels just yet, there’s no denying that it’s still one of the most PC-like consoles there’s ever been. I’m all for multiple graphics options in games, especially now there’s a wider array of TVs to cater for (not just in resolution but increasingly high frame rates, too, just like our beloved monitors), and I want to see more of this going forward. Watch Dogs Legion at 4K 30fps is all well and good, for example, but having the choice to knock it down to 1440p 60fps like Yakuza would be extremely welcome, too. And why stop at just just one graphics setting? Why not go the whole hog and have loads like we do on PC while we’re at it? Because as the simple existence of the Series S makes clear, with its lower resolution output (not to mention that same back-compat library), this generation is all about choice. It’s about giving people the freedom to choose when … [Read more...] about Xbox Series X review: should PC gamers buy one?
As you might have noticed, this is actually the release date for every other version of Cyberpunk 2077, across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Google Stadia gets Cyberpunk 2077 on the same day as the three aforementioned platforms, but unlike the other three platforms, you won't need to download the game, and you can get playing it straight away on release day. … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077 hits Google Stadia on the same day as PC, PS4, Xbox One
Elsewhere, Hohl says there'll be "a raw performance improvement across the board" for those playing on the Xbox Series X or Series S, allowing for frame rates of up to 120fps at 4K on the Series X (you'll only get 1080p on Series S). If your setup isn't quite good enough to support all those frames, however, you should get to see some other benefits - "we have also included some graphic enhancements to the game such as increased draw distances within levels and improved split-screen experiences in Campaign and Multiplayer." … [Read more...] about Halo: The Master Chief Collection next-gen upgrade lets Series X players match with Xbox One