Its no secret that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have been prepping its next gen consoles with the Wii U slated for a release later this year. According to reports it appears that Sony or Microsoft’s secret console may not see the light of day until 2014.
There is an interesting development as a by-product of the collapse of OnLive involving Microsoft. Apparently the company will be hosting an event with the specific goal of picking through and hiring select employees laid-off from OnLive.
There’s a new Xbox on the way, and that’s not me gazing into my crystal ball, that’s someone from Microsoft dropping the ball.
It appears that more and more information around the Xbox 720, or code-name Durango is being leaked over time. It has been confirmed that several developers already have the dev units for the Xbox 720 in their hands. Things took an interesting turn this week when a Durango devkit went up for sale at $10,000.
A rumor surfaced earlier today indicating that Microsoft is shutting down its Vancouver Kinect game studio. This was followed by a post from an initiative group called Can We Do It? that focuses on retaining studios and developers in Vancouver amidst massive closures in that area.
In video game drama, Polytron, the studio behind the popular indie game Fez blamed Microsoft for not fixing a game-breaking bug. According to the studio Microsoft is asking Polytron to cough up “tens of thousands of dollars” in order to release a patch to fix the bug.
Microsoft recently revealed that its Entertainment and Devices Division that houses the Xbox 360 saw an increase in revenue of $292 million this past quarter, attributed to fruits of Skype. However, the company as a whole faced its first financial loss in 26 years.
I love it when the mainstream press covers gaming. Especially when the story they deem worthy of public attention clearly has no merit whatsoever.
Last month, reports trickled out indicating that Vivendi was looking to sell off its 61 percent stake in Activision Blizzard. As it turned out that rumor was true and Vivendi is definitely looking for a buyer which amounts to around $8 to 10 billion in value.