In recent days, the developers behind Rocket League and The Witcher 3 have both called for Sony to break down the walls separating PlayStation Network and Xbox Live and allow cross-platform multiplayer.
Microsoft’s announced their lineup for Games With Gold next month, with an excellent strategy game leading the charge.
Today Microsoft announced some much-requested new features for Xbox Live including clubs for organizing with other players, an integrated looking for group tool, and an “Arena” system for multiplayer tournaments.
People keep hoping Red Dead Redemption will show up, but this ain’t bad!
This week, Microsoft will release close to a million Xbox Live gamertags to the public, the company said today. These handles, which Microsoft says have been inactive since the original Xbox era, will start going free on May 18 at 2pm ET.
Xbox fans are getting one hell of a lineup next month.
Gears of War 4 is getting a beta next month. It’ll start on April 18 for those of you who bought the Gears of War Ultimate Edition; for other Xbox Live members, it’ll go live on April 25. More details over on the Xbox Wire.
Rocket League players on Xbox One will soon be able to play against PC players, as well. Microsoft said it’s now possible for developers to connect with “other console and PC networks,” potentially opening up true cross-platform play. Whether Sony would play ball, however, is an open question.
We’ve been getting emails and tweets all week about this, in increasing volume, but this evening Xbox Live seems to have finally dropped out for pretty much everyone trying to access the paid service.
Uno was one of Xbox Live Arcade’s best games in the early years, a fact that’s been somewhat forgotten because all anyone can remember are endless penises.
Not long after Sony announced what’s coming next month, Microsoft has followed suit, with four games that’ll come out across Xbox One and Xbox 360.
With December nearly over—is your shopping done?—it’s time for Microsoft and Sony to reveal their lineups for Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. While we’re still waiting on Sony’s news, here’s what Microsoft’s offering:
With November almost over, both Sony and Microsoft have revealed what games Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members can download next month.
It might not go down that often, but when it does, it goes down: Xbox Live users worldwide have been experiencing a severe outage for hours now, unable to sign into devices or access online features. [Update: it’s back!]
Next month’s Games With Gold lineup has been announced. Valiant Hearts: The Great War and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season are coming to Xbox One, while Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Walking Dead are for Xbox 360. Sony hasn’t announced what’s coming to PS Plus just yet.
Anyone recall Xbox Live Primetime, Microsoft’s push to do game shows on Xbox Live? No? That’s probably because 1 vs. 100, based on the television show of the same name, was the only one Microsoft ever produced.
August PS and Games With Gold lineups are out! On PS Plus, it’s Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Limbo (PS4), Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, Vita), Stealth 2 (PS4, PS3, Vita), God of War Ascension (PS3), CastleStorm (PS3, Vita). On Xbox, it’s MGS: Ground Zeroes (XB1), How To Survive (XB1), Metro 2033 (360), and …