Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 has said that all of their future games will be coming to both the PC through Windows 10, and Xbox.
This means that all future Forza games will be on Windows 10 and Xbox, which will have Forza fans more than pleased. In a video, Turn 10 said: "Moving forward, all of our games are going to be shipping on Windows 10 (PC) and Xbox".
The developer is knee deep in the development of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for the PC, which will be a free game that will include new race modes that are designed to show off the excitement of Forza Motorsport 6, with 4K resolution support. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is coming to Windows 10 later this year.
Well, 2K Games has just revealed the PC requirements for its upcoming game Battleborn - where 4K is an afterthought and won't be supported at launch. Neither will off-sized displays.
In a blog post, 2K explained the features on Battleborn, and that it'll include a repeatable story mode, that can be enjoyed on your own or with friends in cooperative mode. Hardcore mode will be available for those who don't like it easy, and there'll also be multiple competitive multiplayer modes. As for the PC requirements:
Gamepads: Not using a keyboard and mouse on a PC? Battleborn supports general gamepads, PS4 and Xbox One controllers, with Steam controller support coming after launch.
4K and Different Displays: There will not be support for either 4K or off-sized displays at launch, though we're actively investigating both.
Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
CPU: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Drive: 30 GB free
Video Memory: 1 GB
Minimum Required Video Card: AMD HD 6870/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better, PhysX support
Sound: DirectX 11
Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gameplay
Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
CPU: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Drive: 50 GB free
Video Memory: 2 GB
Recommended Video Card: AMD HD 7850/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or better, PhysX support
Every Final Fantasy game has to have an airship--it's a significant staple of the series that allows players to navigate the map. But Square Enix has something special in store for Final Fantasy 15 fans.
As it turns out, the airship in Final Fantasy 15 isn't really an airship--it's actually Noctis' car. That's right, Noctis' svelte black speedster transforms into a fully-functioning sky-flier right before our eyes. Although I'm a huge fan of those majestic floating skyships that Square Enix cooks up, I think this is absolutely awesome.
Game director Hajime Tabata said that once we saw the airship, we'd think "this is the kind of airship that should be in Final Fantasy 15". I have to agree with him on this one. Let's just hope Noctis' jet-car isn't just limited to low flying zones, and we can soar in the heavens above the clouds. Also, I hope that we can actually drive the car once it's airborne, as the in-game footage seemed to show driving as an on-rails experience.
Ubisoft has just detailed its new update for Far Cry Primal, which is a free update that adds the awesome Survival Mode and 4K textures to the PC version of the game - which will be released on April 12. The company has confirmed the upcoming free update will also include 4K textures for the PC, which is exciting. We'll report back when the update has been pushed back to see what differences we've noticed.
Ubisoft explains the new Survival Mode as: "The biggest such option is the addition of permadeath. If you felt the stakes weren't high enough before, you can now turn on full permadeath, which means your game is over the first time you die (except in vision missions, which aren't "real"). If that seems too abrupt, there's also a second-chance option that gives you one backup life, which is then replenished at certain completion points".
"Permadeath is only the beginning. Survivor mode adds a stamina gauge, making protagonist Takkar slower and weaker when it runs out, and forcing him to sleep in order to replenish it", continues Ubisoft. Finishing off Survival Mode, the developer adds: "The minimap is now turned off by default, pushing you to pay more attention to your surroundings, and the fog of war has been strengthened, lessening the amount of the map you reveal as you explore. You'll encounter humans and animals less often as you explore, which means hunting takes a little more patience. Even fast travel is a little tougher, as it now consumes stamina and food".
Square Enix just announced that Final Fantasy 15 is getting its own full-length CGI movie and anime series.
During its official FInal Fantasy Uncovered event, Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy 15 is getting extra content outside of the game--including an anime series and a full CGI movie. The movie will be called Kingsglaive, and gives important backstory on King Regis and the events that led up to the game. Kingsglaive features major actors like Aaron Paul and Sean Bean and has been in production for the past three years.
The anime series is called Brotherhood, and consists of five 10-minute episodes. Brotherhood sheds important light on the friendship between Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis. The first episode of Brotherhood will be available soon on the official FF15 YouTube channel, and Kingsglaive will be out before Final Fantasy 15's official release.
Microsoft's new desktop app converter ensures that tons of legacy programs will now be folded into the Windows 10 UWP platform.
At its Build 2016 conference, Microsoft unveiled a new tool that will change everything. The "Project Centennial" app converter allows developers to easily convert legacy Win32 programs into Windows 10 compatible apps. This means that .exe and even .msi files used on older OS like Windows 7 can be seamlessly transformed into the AppX format used by Windows 10, and then be put on the Windows Store.
This is Microsoft's answer to essentially bringing over existing apps to the Windows Store, ensuring the storefront continues to grow. It's also a means of building up the Universal Windows Platform and solidifying Redmond's plan for a unified ecosystem. Microsoft didn't reveal an official release date for the Centennial App Converter, but it'll be available soon to members of the Windows Developer Preview Program.
After nearly a decade of waiting, Final Fantasy 15 is finally ready for its big event. Check out the official Final Fantasy Uncovered event with the stream below.
The Final Fantasy Uncovered event is already underway in Los Angeles, but there's just a bit of filler going on right now and the main event isn't yet live. Expect Square Enix to unveil lots of new tidbits on Noctis and co.'s new adventure, including fresh footage, official release date announcements, and a bunch of nifty surprises.
iFixit revealed that the Oculus Rift CV1 headset has 2 x 90mm OLED displays with 456PPI - and that the screen needs to be 8 inches away from your eyes for the pixels to be indistinguishable. The outfit reported that Oculus have used a single set of non-removable fresnel lenses in the Rift.
Oculus manufactured hybrid fresnel lenses, with an extra sloping layer at the back of the lens, which iFixit says "creating a shape that mimics a traditional curb lens to vary along the vertical axis of the lens". Impressive stuff, Oculus. iFixit gave the Oculus Rift CV1 a repairability score of 7/10, which isn't too bad at all. iFixit praised the cable management improvements from the DK1 and DK2 units, added that the earpiece speakers are "super easily removed" and that the face pad is held in with plastic clips, and pulls out easily.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and Apple have signed a collaborative agreement that will see the iPad Pro become the device of choice for on-field usage. More, the league's new MLB Dugout app -- which was developed alongside Apple and offers stat reports of all kinds, data visualization, and scouting videos, as based on club feedback -- will take full advantage of it.
The Pro and Dugout app will be used league-wide, and will be customized for each team. Security shouldn't be a concern, as reports and video will be loaded onto a private network infrastructure to be installed this offseason in each ballpark. As you'd expect, the devices won't be able to access Internet in the dugout or bullpen.
MLB and Apple will continue to work on the app together; as of now, Apple Pencil and video annotation functionality are in the pipeline.