Tuesday, July 15

Xbox One: the early access also mentioned by Microsoft

Steam and Early Access program clearly emulated. According to Sony, it is the turn of Microsoft to declare interested in the concept. 

The Early Access program Steam allows players against financial participation, access to securities whose development is far from complete. And as shown by the success DayZ, gamers are willing to put their hands in the pocket to play ahead securities they expect more. 

Microsoft is aware and is currently considering the possibility of offering something similar on its consoles. In any case it was stated Chris Charla, the program manager at Microsoft Xbox @ ID, the website Develop: 

For now, you can offer betas One Xbox and Xbox 360. Many games benefit and some tracks even offer private betas. 

When it is a question of early access, this usually means a game you buy will evolve over time to eventually reach the stage 1.0. So you buy it before it reaches the stage 1.0. Minecraft PC is the perfect example. 

This is something that developers have requested, and we listen carefully to the developers, but I have nothing to announce about it yet. 

When the opportunity is given to studios to market games that are not yet completed, a risk that the market is flooded with titles found very poor or suffering from deep design flaws appear. Microsoft wants to logically avoid putting its platform in this situation: 

This is a very interesting problem related to digital markets. This is a subject which our teams dedicated to the store and think the market continuously. 

There are a lot of great thinkers, experts, doctoral student working every day to solve these problems with Xbox. And not just for the Xbox Store for the Windows Store and Windows Phone as well. Our goal is to provide a rational market, where good games are visible and are selling well. 

The wording used by Chris Charla leads him to believe that the Xbox will soon have their early access program. Players are generally very eager to try out the titles they want most, it does not seem impossible that it is a huge success once implemented. 

Simply Hopefully this will not lead to abuse by publishers and developers. Risk would be for example a studio uses this system as a sort of Kickstarter concealed without the player has a guaranteed to receive the finished product. For Microsoft to remain vigilant and properly supervise its partners.

Wednesday, July 9

Microsoft offers $ 75 for fans who want to go to the One

Some Xbox 360 users housed in the United States had a funny surprise today turning their old console this morning. 

A message inviting them to spend the Xbox One has indeed displayed on their screens as you can see in looking at the screen above. With bonus $ 75 gift to spend on the Xbox store. According Polygon site, only some players have yet access to this message. Microsoft has not yet announced on the selection criteria, or if the transaction exceeds the Atlantic to arrive in our country. However, this is possible, the Redmond company has already done this type of operation before the arrival of the Xbox One home, offering games some fans with big Gamer Score. 

If new information arrives, we will notify you here even through well-chosen up-to-date.

Xbox One: updated July happen very soon

The update is now being rolled out. It should arrive shortly to all consoles connected to the internet. Given the installed base of several million units, this can take a few hours. It will therefore be patient if you have not yet received anything. 

Not to change the Xbox One is entitled to some regular updates bringing many new friendly. For the month of July, users will enjoy mainly Overlay mode. For more details, please read our previous article. For now, Major Nelson, brains at Microsoft, tickle the mob on his blog. 

We are in July, it means that we will begin deployment of the next update for the Xbox One worldwide in the coming days. 
Of course we will keep you informed when it will be available. So stay tuned!