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"Our new studios are going to have things to show" "Some new things that nobody has seen before"

Obviously Ninja Theory are one of them, I wonder who else.

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First news on new Forza Motorsport game coming on May 7

Recently, Turn 10 confirmed that the bulk of the development team is being moved over to the development of the next Forza Motorsport title, a game which as yet remains unannounced.

On today's edition of Forza Monthly, the studio's own Brian Ekberg confirmed that the first news of the project will be coming on May 7 in the next edition of the show.

In past years, the Motorsport franchise has run in alternate years to the Horizon games, and we'd be expecting a grand reveal at E3 ahead of a launch before the holidays. We're not expecting that in 2019, as Turn 10 has previously confirmed that there will be no new launch this year.

So why are we hearing about the new game so soon? For the first time, the community is being involved in the concept stage of the game. Instead of Turn 10 making the game, then using community feedback to make it better, the process is being somewhat flipped on its head for the new title.

How much we'll hear we don't know, only that the first news will come from May's Forza Monthly. It goes down at 11am Pacific on May 7 on the official Forza channels on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube.

https://www.windowscentral.com/first-news-new-forza-motorsport-game-coming-may-7

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Lots of good news for Xbox today. Anaconda is more powerful than PS5, new studios will have stuff to show at E3 is great too. Gamepass Ultimate is kinda eh. I got excited this morning when I saw the Forza Stree trailer, then I clicked it and saw it was a mobile game and left a dislike on the video.



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So...help me understand this about these early Anaconda/PS5 rumored comparisons. Shouldn't we have more attention on Xbox's rumored lower-level next-gen console (which was Lockhart, right?) if Sony just goes the 1 PS5 starting model route? Devs will have to use that for their baseline first.

Or am I missing something? Because this sounds like OG XOne/S/X situation at launch (if the rumors are true): despite the X's greater power for devs to use the OG's tech stats still have to be in mind for the game they're crafting.



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coolbeans said:

So...help me understand this about these early Anaconda/PS5 rumored comparisons. Shouldn't we have more attention on Xbox's rumored lower-level next-gen console (which was Lockhart, right?) if Sony just goes the 1 PS5 starting model route? Devs will have to use that for their baseline first.

Or am I missing something? Because this sounds like OG XOne/S/X situation at launch (if the rumors are true): despite the X's greater power for devs to use the OG's tech stats still have to be in mind for the game they're crafting.

Yeah, Lockhart is definitely going to hold back next-gen development a good bit if the rumored specs are true. The rumors said that the GPU was close to XB1 X's 6 tflops, and now we have rumors of PS5 possibly going as high as 14 tflops (I'm expecting more like 10-11 though) and Anaconda being even more powerful than PS5. If they aim for 1080p on Lockhart instead of 4k it won't hold back development nearly as much though. On PC at least, you can hit 1080p max settings with a GPU that is like 3x weaker than a GPU that is able to hit 4K max settings, so 1080p on Lockhart won't hold back graphics. 



Ryuu96 said:

I may be reading in to it, but that sounds to me like evidence they're gearing up for a Fable showing at E3. Again, likely just a teaser.



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starcraft said:
Ryuu96 said:

I may be reading in to it, but that sounds to me like evidence they're gearing up for a Fable showing at E3. Again, likely just a teaser.

Tbh that's what I was thinking too. I was saying the other day that Playground should port Fable Anniversary to Xbox One and remaster Fable II for 2020, I liked what The Coalition did by remastering a Gears title before making a Gears of their own because Rod made them replay Gears over and over to understand Gears fully, though I completely forgot about X Enhanced, either way I think it could be a hint/lead up to Fable IV.



Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Today, on our April episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about a brand-new Xbox One console, revealed some major news regarding Xbox Game Pass, unveiled some new features coming to Game Bar, shared info on new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available.

Introducing the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

The big news coming out of today’s show was our reveal of The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games – Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves. It also comes with a special offer to get started with Xbox Game Pass. Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward. Read more here.

Get the Best of Both Worlds with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. A top request fans have shared from day one is to provide an option to get Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in a single membership. We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass. That means the full Xbox Game Pass library of over 100 high quality games, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer, in one convenient membership for $14.99 a month. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers will be able to play together on the most-advanced multiplayer network and discover their next favorite game. Read more here.

Brand-new Features are Coming to Game bar

A few weeks ago, we shared that Game bar on Windows 10 was getting a major overhaul. From Spotify integration to improved social experiences that enable you to see what your friends are playing, quickly text or voice chat, and create memes to share via Twitter, there are a number of ways that the team is making this the best version of Game bar yet based on community feedback. Game bar is an overlay built into Windows so it works over any PC game. In order to make the overlay your own, we added the ability to customize Game bar. Choose which widgets to show/hide, where you want them located, and even pin specific widgets. Find your own favorite Game bar layout to enhance your gaming experience. In addition to all of those improvements, today we shared that our Looking for Group (LFG) feature will also be added to Game bar, allowing you to quickly and easily find people to bring into battle with you (or, if you prefer, battle against). To try out these features, launch the Xbox Insider Hub on your Windows 10 PC. Read more here.

New Competitive Game Mode and Story-Rich Quests are Coming to Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate made an appearance on this week’s show to share more on the updates the Rare team announced this morning. First there’s The Arena, a brand-new competitive game mode that offers all the best bits of Sea of Thieves concentrated into fast-paced and fun 24-minute matches. For players looking for rich and immersive new quests, there are Tall Tales. These are epic story-driven quests that play out in the shared world, with the first collection – Shores of Gold – taking players across the seas to experience a story of love, honor and betrayal in search of the mythical Shores of Gold. Finally, there’s a brand-new Trading Company, The Hunter’s Call. This will offer players new ways to play and progress and includes a raft of new features including fishing (with 50 different types of fish to catch), cooking and hunting. Watch the new trailer here.

Go Behind the Scenes of Gears Esports with the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series

In partnership with ELEAGUE, Xbox announced the ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood – a six-part event series and live tournament focused on the stories and players behind the world of Gears Esports with the first episode debuting on TBS, Friday, June 14, at 11 pm ET/PT. ELEAGUE will also feature the worldwide debut of Gears 5 Versus multiplayer, culminating in The Invitational at the end of the season, within ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta from Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14. Read more here.

Six Beloved Titles Join Xbox One Backward Compatibility with Xbox One X Enhancements

Announcing new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility is always exciting, but it’s even better when we can reveal that said titles are being enhanced for Xbox One X. Today, we were happy to share that Ninja Gaiden 2, Fable 2, Fable 3, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent are all enhanced for Xbox One X. Best of all, they’re all available starting today! Remember, Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. Today’s additions join our existing catalog for a total of 62 Xbox One X Enhanced Backward Compatible games.

Exploring Some Exciting New Games on the Horizon

During the show, we took a closer look at some games that’ll be hitting Xbox One in the coming months. First up was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the new Star Wars game from Respawn Entertainment that was revealed this weekend at Star Wars Celebration. Next, got up close and personal with Rage 2, the upcoming shooter from Bethesda that offers up one of the wildest post-apocalyptic settings we’ve ever seen. Finally, we shared that Warhammer Chaosbane is set to launch on June 4th. If you love the warhammer universe or some good old-fashioned dungeon crawling, then this game is for you. Best of all, the next closed beta is about to start in just two days. That’s right: On April 18th, you’ll be able to jump into the action as Bragi Axebiter, the Dwarf-killer and Elessa the Wood Elf, who will be joining the soldier and high elf classes from the first beta. This means that all four classes will be playable at once, and in a whole new region!

Announcing Details for Xbox FanFest: E3 2019

On today’s episode, FanFest Lead Chris Munson shared that this marks the 5th year of FanFest, which explains why he was so excited to reveal brand-new details on Xbox FanFest at E3 2019 during his segment. With E3 2019 marking our biggest E3 presence ever, we’re thrilled to share that 700 tickets will be available for E3 FanFest, which will include experiencing the Xbox Briefing, a FanFest Showcase, and much more. Chris broke down some of the details on things like the ticketing process and how you can bring a guest along with you, as well as what you’ll get with your ticket. There’s a lot of goodness this year, so be sure to check out our full FanFest post for the complete details! Read more here.

Phil Spencer Talks E3 2019, Xbox Studios, and More

To close out today’s show, we had a special guest appearance by the Head of Xbox himself, Phil Spencer. During his segment, he talked Project xCloud and how we at Xbox put the gamer at the center of how we build our strategy and services, driven by the idea that as a gamer you should be able to play the games you want to play, on the devices you want to play them on with your friends, anywhere you go.  Spencer also talked about his excitement to be representing the broader gaming community at E3 2019. We recently announced plans for our biggest presence ever, including Xbox E3 FanFest, and the diversity of the content across Xbox and PC that we’ll be highlighting in the briefing from both Xbox Game Studios and third-party partners from around the world.

We hope you enjoyed the show, and we’ll see you next month!

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