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Xbox 360 Production Ends, Microsoft Promises Continued Support

Xbox 360 Production Ends, Microsoft Promises Continued Support

Xbox 360 Production Ends, Microsoft Promises Continued Support

The gaming division at Microsoft is announcing that it is ending production for the Xbox 360 home console, just months after the device reached the 10-year-old milestone, with the company saying that it still plans to support the platform for the foreseeable future.

Existing devices will continue to be sold for the time being, with availability varying based on the country.

Phil Spencer, the executive in charge of the device, explains on the official site that, “The Xbox 360 helped redefine an entire generation of gaming at Microsoft. I am incredibly proud of all of the work and dedication that went into development of the Xbox 360 hardware, services and games portfolio over the last decade. And I’m grateful to the fans for their continued passion and support.”

He mentions that the Xbox 360 allowed the company to create impressive new franchises like Gears of War, which are now getting ready to get the first installment for the Xbox One, and also offered a platform for innovation like the Kinect and the delivery of firmware that contains features that the user community has asked for.

Microsoft says that more than 78 billion hours were spent playing on the older console and that the total gamerscore reached by gamers was bigger than 486 billion with 27 acquired Achievements.

Xbox Live will continue to serve the Xbox 360

The end of manufacturing does not mean future support is disappearing, and Microsoft is committed to delivering online multiplayer for the consoles and will also continue to make sure that apps work on the device and that it delivers unique features like Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.

There are more than 4,000 video games for the Xbox 360 that users can get access to both at retail and via the online store.

At the moment, Microsoft is focusing on finding new ways to boost sales for the Xbox One, which is lagging behind the PlayStation 4 from Sony both in the United States and on a global scale.

Rumors are saying that a new Slim version of the home console is being prepared, set to arrive later in the year with a smaller form factor and lower energy consumption, with the company also planning to introduce a new firmware update when the Anniversary update for Windows 10 launches.

Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

For Microsoft and Sony, the start of a new month means it’s time to share new software updates. Sony’s already had its turn, announcing that Remote Play will soon make its way to PC and Mac, and now Microsoft has confirmed it’s deploying a patch with a number of frequently requested features.

 

Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

One of the most notable additions is improved access to Xbox 360 games. Microsoft has allowed Xbox One gamers to play older titles on their console for a few months now, but finding and launching them can be a pain. With the new update, older-generation games will be listed in a similar way to digital Xbox One titles, making them easier to buy and download to your console.

Party Chat has been given a nice little overhaul too. It can now be used during Twitch broadcasts and there’s now the ability to listen to conversations through your headset and speakers at the same time. The Party Chat limit has been expanded from 12 to 16 people, which is either a blessing or a curse depending on what type of games you play.

Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

Microsoft has also listened to gamers who are frustrated with having to jump between apps to check on their achievements. They’ll now be loaded into the Xbox One guide and videos will now be playable from your Activity Feed. On top of that, Microsoft is scrapping the hard 30 second limit on Game DVR recording and adding a number of new recording lengths. Footage can now be saved in 15 second, 30 second, 45 second, 1 minute, 3 minute or 5 minute clips.

If you’re a member of Microsoft’s Xbox One Preview program, you can download the update today. Everyone else will have to wait for it roll out over the next few weeks.

Kinect Is Not Dead, Microsoft Says

“We are absolutely continuing to support Kinect.”

Microsoft did not talk about its motion-sensing Xbox peripheral Kinect during the company’s E3 briefing this week or at all during the show itself. Some fans might be wondering how committed Microsoft is to the technology considering it didn’t take any time to talk about it at the year’s biggest gaming show.

But now, Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg has spoken out to assure fans that Kinect is here to stay.

“We are absolutely continuing to support Kinect,” Greenberg told GameSpot this week at E3.

He went on to say that Microsoft is “innovating with Kinect in a different way,” pointing out that there are features included with the new Xbox One user interface that will leverage Kinect. One of these is Cortana, Microsoft’s Siri-like digital assistant, that will be available on Xbox One sometime in the future.

“So we’re continuing to support Kinect where it makes sense,” Greenberg added.

When the Xbox One launched in November 2013, all Xbox One bundles came with Kinect. But this changed a year later, when Microsoft released a Kinect-free bundle and offered the camera as an optional add-on. Greenberg stressed that consumers having a choice is an important part of the overall Xbox One strategy.

“We really want Kinect to be a choice for customers. For me, I love it; I turn my Xbox One with Kinect; I use it for entertainment; I use it to do screenshots and all that,” he said. “I like to be able to have my hands on the controller and use voice commands. But, frankly, a lot of people also want a better value and don’t want to have to pay for it. So we’re not going to force people to do that. We give people the choice.”

You can watch our full interview with Greenberg below.

Draft the Ultimate Team in FIFA 16

Draft the Ultimate Team in FIFA 16

Draft the Ultimate Team in FIFA 16

 As with several of EA’s other sports franchises, FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode has become one of the most popular game modes available. Whether you’re a hardcore, stat-obsessed fan or someone who’s looking for a group-friendly way of enjoying of the series, it’s a fantastic way to interact with the sport. With FIFA 16, in an effort to build on Ultimate Team’s popularity and draw new fans in the process, EA has doubled down with the FUT Draft.

Fans of “the other football” are perhaps familiar with Madden NFL 16’s newest mode, called Draft Champions. And despite the name change, this mode is a pretty accurate picture of what you can expect from the latest FIFA. Initially, FUT tests the player’s ability to build a team of players who play a similar scheme; once they’ve drafted a team of the best players available (based on FUT trading cards), they’ll have the option of setting them against CPU-controlled teams with a random set of FUT cards, or challenging other human-controlled squads online.

FIFA players are faced with interesting team building challenges: Do you grab the best, highest-rated player in a given position, for instance… or focus on maximizing team chemistry? The objective is to win four matches in a row; if successful, you’ll earn the title of champion and reap the FUT rewards.

Unlike Madden’s Draft Champions, FUT Draft requires players to choose a captain early in the process. This selection will be your team’s best player, though that itself is subjective: You’ll get the opportunity to choose between five superstar options. The choices are randomized, and different each and every time you play.

FUT Draft and Draft Champions take place within the Ultimate Team universe, and both modes give players with an opportunity to compete with the best players, without having to earn them by virtue of pack purchases. Among various other gameplay advances, FIFA 16’s Career Mode features a new training system to help upgrade your young players, along with improvements to the various management features.

FUT Draft showcases some excellent mechanics as you attempt to win four matches in a row with your hand-picked squad. You can check it out now in FIFA 16, available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.



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